Monday, September 21, 2015

Zentangle® a Pepper, Meringue and an Inchie

Last week, when we did stripes, I wondered if I would ever do them again. I was surprised to find myself grabbing this magazine photo to tangle for this week's challenge, "tangle something unexpected" from Laura at The Diva Challenge. Stacked again LOL!
I used, top to bottom, Cadent, Printemps, 'Nzepple, Hibred, Nekton, and Poke Root. Because the paper was glossy, I only added a bit of shading using a Fabrico cool gray marker. The tangling was done with a green, fine line, sharpie.

Square One focus tangle this week is Meringue by Kelley Kelly.
And, the prompt word for Every Inchi Monday is Myth. I'll bet you can guess which myth this one is based on.
Yup, it's Nessie. I love myths and think there has to be at least a smidgen of truth in them, but that's the dreamer in me :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I love reading your comments!


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  1. Love your stacked pepper work :-) Very nice idea to use this photo for this challenge.
    Your inchie is cute, and your Meringue looks very pretty too!

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    1. Thank you, Ilse. I started working on a popcorn bag first but it just wasn't doing anything for me. Then, I saw this stacked in my art journal pile. I may turn this into an art journal page anyway.

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  2. That stacked pepper is brilliant. (I admit I had to look twice to be sure you hadn't actually drawn on a pepper.) I love Meringue, the pattern, I mean, but it often defeats me, whereas you seem to have nailed it perfectly. As for Nessie, I fear you may have got it utterly wrong, I mean myth? Come on, it has to be true, doesn't it?

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    1. I agree, Margaret. If the Internet says it could be real, well then it MUST be so LOL! From what I read on Facebook, my Meringue is not done correctly. Mistake? No mistakes in Zentangle :)

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  3. Woah! That is beyond amazing. Speechless! Sarah.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! You are so very sweet!

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  4. Love all of them! Beautiful mag capsicum idea, gorgeous Square One tile and the very real Nessie :)

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    1. Well, Zoe, you made me look up capsicum. Never heard a pepper called that, but the sites that did call it by that name were from Australia. So much to learn; love doing these inchies!

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  5. Love the tangles, at first glance I thought you tangled the first one on something, not a picture, great job. I also love the meringue tangle, it looks awesome. Seems many of us had the same idea for the inchie

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    1. Thank you, Freebird. I think Nessie was well represented. Guess we all have a bit of wonderment about such a creature.

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  6. Love your magazine page, I didn't get the stripes fitted in last week so was thinking of incorporating them this week. I love myths also, oh to be a special dreamer, makes life so much easier.

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    1. I don't think I would enjoy life half as much, Beverly, if I weren't a bit of a storyteller and dreamer. I actually look forward to sleeping because I never know what kind of adventure I might have during the night. I don't even mind nightmares. I am usually quite pleased that my mind could actually make something that terrifying up LOL!

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    2. Great picture you chose looks great 😊

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  7. great drawing/tangling this week - love the pepper. I agree, Mythology reveals truths, but not too sure Nessie does! great inchie

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    1. Thanks, Kia. I guess we'll just have to see what Nessie has to say whenever someone catches her LOL!

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  8. Very nice stacked magazine picture. I had to look close to see if it was something real that you tangled on!

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    1. I'm finding other people who tangled on pictures that look very real as well. They're fun to look at, Susan. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I like your stacked zia, Jean. And Nessie......so very cute!

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  10. Wow Jean!! For a moment, I thought it was a real pepper!! :P Saw your lovely Meringue piece on the FB group - once again, I just LOVE the angel wings in the lower left corner <3

    _https://goo.gl/onMjNv

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie. Maybe I should do that for real one of these days. I wonder what you could use that would be food safe. But, maybe you just wouldn't eat it!

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  11. Brilliant! I was initially convinced that this was a tangle on a pepper, not a photo of a pepper but it works really well either way.
    Lovely Meringue...and as for Nessie, well of course she exists and looks exactly like your picture. Axxx

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    1. When I was very young, I used to watch a cartoon, Beany and Cecil. Cecil was a sea monster that went on adventures with the little boy, Beany. I guess I have always hoped that there was a sweet sea creature like Cecil out there, Annie :)

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  12. Yes Brilliant, its realy Art work. Beautiful!

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  13. Ok, I had to read this 2x to understand that is NOT a real pepper. What fun!

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  14. Ha ha ha! that is perfect !!! I just love the look of the green Sharpie on there! :0) Annette See ya' around!!!

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    1. I loved yours as well. I really liked that a lot of people let the tangles be funny this time. We can be way too serious at times! Thank you, Annette!

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  15. Looks like you had a lot of fun this week, Jean. The pepper is very interesting; I don't know as I would have picked a green pen for the pepper, but it's just the right color for that drawing. Makes for a lively composition. And what's not to like about Nessie? Just a big, lovable dragon. We have to believe in the fantastic--it makes for very interesting living. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. I did have fun, Cheryl, and it sure looks like a lot of other people did with this week's challenge too. I used green because I usually think of green for peppers LOL!

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  16. Yeay! Great art this week - the pepper is a really cool idea :-). I failed to get beyond matching words to the letters!

    Sally

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  17. I first thought it was a real pepper :-) It looks great zengtangled! Love Nessie so I love your inchie, I want to believe too :-)

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    1. That's the greatest thing about beliefs, everybody has different ones and that's okay. (Unless beliefs lead someone to think it's okay to hurt a person or pet, then it's not okay! Gee, didn't mean to go there!) So, imagine and believe in the fun things of the world.

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  18. Love the pepper - what a fun idea! Very effective - looks as though it was meant to be that way from the start. Nicely done!

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    1. I was just lucky, Laurel, that it was in my pile of colorful items to add to art journal pages. I like it too. Thank you.

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  19. You would think I would learn - I have just seen a photo of tangled cornflakes that I thought was real cornflakes, and now I too thought you had tangled on real peppers and built it up. What a fun challenge this is.

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    1. I know, right? I saw those corn flakes and was amazed. I loved how real a lot of the photos looked this week. Fun challenge for sure!

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  20. Jean, everything you do is unexpected, so this challenge is right up your alley! Peppers! Love it! I love your Meringue tile too. Nessie is real, right? No myth!!! I love it - so cute!

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    1. I do appreciate that you know me so well, Antonine. Yes, right up my ally LOL!

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  21. Love the way you did your pepper photo! Great work Jean!

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  22. Nicely done pepper, but I especially like your Nessie! I'm a dreamer too, I guess.

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    1. Good for you, Donna. The world needs more dreamers!

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  23. Just love your Nessie, and the pepper is great, what a brilliant idea.

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  24. Oh, I like your funny tangles on the magazine photo! Good idea :-)
    Your Nessie is cute. Years ago I went to Loch Ness but I couldn't found Nessie... ;-)

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    1. How rude of Nessie for you to all that way and not even show up for you LOL! What a fun place to go in any case. I'm sure Nessie makes a lot of money for them in any case :)

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  25. Great pieces Jean! I love that pepper photo. Thanks so much for your regular visits to my blog and for all of the thoughtful and generous comments;-)

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    1. Thanks, Michele. I just wish I had the time to visit everyone every week. Even being retired, there seems to be so much to do every day. Better than the alternative though :)

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  26. That pepper looks so 3 dimensional, I thought you had tangled on an artificial vegetable until I read your narrative. Inspired! Speaking of Nessie, we may make it to Scotland next Spring although I'm pretty sure I won't go looking for Nessie further than your inchie. :)

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    1. Do take at least a little look, just for me? How lucky you are, Suzanne! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. On a pepper! ha! and I love your meringue...it looks like wings. Very pretty.

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  28. Jean, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Unexpected Tangle!! WOW!! Cool that I stumped you with mine. Thank you for commenting even tho I got behind!! :) :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/09/my-diva-tangle-unexpected-challenge-entry

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    1. Thank you, Diane. You always amaze me how you go back and look even late. Once I miss a week, I can't ever catch up enough to go back. LOL!

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