Monday, November 30, 2015

Zentangle® a Tree, Steps, and an Inchie

Over at I am the Diva, guest blogger Dilip Patel, CZT, shares the reasoning behind this week's challenge - monotangle a tree. I chose Henna Drum and used Prima watercolor pencils, an orange and cream fine line Sharpie, and a charcoal pencil in white, all on a Renaissance tile.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle from Helen Williams (I want to be Helen when I grow up!) called Steps. I added some Inapod.
The prompt word at Every Inchie Monday is "Tea". I could not get the song "Tea for Two" out of my head, so I went with that.

 Thanks so much for stopping by. I truly enjoy reading your comments.

52 comments:

  1. What brilliant ideas you have. I love the Henna Drum tree and that interpretation of Steps is fabulous.

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    1. Margaret, you really made me smile. Growing up, my best friend was a straight A student. I, sadly, was not. I have always felt myself lacking because I could never compete with her. Brilliant ideas, wow. I have heard clever, unique, and original, but never brilliant. I like it :) Thank you!

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  2. Great pieces, the tree reminds me of wallpaper designs somehow, & tea for two is a regular in our house :-)

    Sally

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    1. Oh, yes, I remember that wallpaper. I think it was at my grandma's house LOL!

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  3. Love your tree, the coloring and the shading is wonderful. You've inspired me to check out the Facebook group, love the Steps tile, and when you've got a song in your head that's precisely what you need to go with. I'd love to have tea with you sometime.

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    1. Wouldn't that be lovely to have tea someday? It isn't impossible as I recently met up with some online friends that I never thought I'd get to meet. I even got to meet Zoe (Make it Crafty) here all the way from Australia!

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  4. Great tree, I wouldn't have thought of Henna Drum and yet it is so suitable. Great Facebook tile, Helen Williams is one of my idols too.

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    1. Someone did Henna Drum on a tile recently that reminded me of how much I used to love, and use, it. So, it was the first tangle that popped into my head. I think you could really get just about any tangle to work this way though. Thank you :)

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  5. I love your tree! I've never used Henna Drum. Looks like that's one tangle I'm going to have to learn now. (LOL) I just finally got to the Diva Challenge (it's been a long day). I'll have to do this challenge tomorrow. And I really like what you did with Helen Williams Steps. The Inapod works perfectly with it. What fun! And the Every Inchie Monday pattern is always so much fun too. I'm going to have to go there and check it out. Your Tea for Two is so perfect. Thanks for sharing all your creativeness with us.

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    1. I think Henna Drum was one of my favorites for a long time. I just kind of forgot about it for a while and was happy that it came back into my pen. Thank you for your very kind comments, and do come over to see what's going on over at Every Inchie Monday, Melena!

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  6. love the tree! I also love that you got 2 tea cups in your inchie! Bravo

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    1. Thanks, Freebird. Don't you just hate it though when a song just drives you crazy? Especially since I can't remember the rest of the words (I know I can look it up) and I make up silly things instead LOL!

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  7. I love your Henna Drum tree! The other two are lovely too :)

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  8. Very pretty and 'soft' this tree of yours.

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  9. Beautiful tree, wonderful coloured!

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  10. I also thought to use henna drum first, then decided for Tagh.(Only to see on flickr this week). Your tree looks wonderful and the colors are great!

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised to see more Henna Drum show up, Christiane. It is a pretty tangle. Thank you :)

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    1. Thanks, Dilip. Great challenge this week!

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  12. This is so cute - I do enjoy using the Henna Drum tangle anytime.

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    1. Thank you, Chrissie. It is a pretty tangle and I should think to use it more myself!

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  13. Really super tangling this week, Jean. Your Steps and Inapod is wonderful - and wouldn't we all like to be Helen when we grow up! (Although I did hear that if you get to 50 and you haven't grown up, you don't have to!! How good is that?)
    Axxx

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    1. Wow! I'm really happy to hear that wonderful news, Annie. I'm going right for my crayons LOL! (Actually, I do love my crayons!)

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  14. Jean, your tree is beautiful - the color makes it sparkle. I love your Square One ... I want to be Helen when I grow up too :) :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/11/my-diva-monotangle-tree-challenge-entry

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    1. I think many of use really admire the artistic talent that Helen has. Sigh... I guess we just have to settle for who we are LOL!

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  15. Henna Drum makes such a great tree! Love your Steps tile as well.

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  16. Jean, I really like your response to the Diva tree challenge. Henna drum is a new tangle for me and I really appreciate how you share with us the media and techniques you use. I don't do the Square One challenge usually, but I definitely want to add Steps to my Zentangle tangle repertoire.

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    1. I always appreciate it when people really detail out their materials if they are using something different, so I try to remember to do the same. I think it comes from my card making blog where that is really required as we all have so many different materials that we use to create. Even if you don't have the time to participate, it is nice to see what others come up with each week over at Square One, Suzanne.

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  17. Oh - I love your tree! Henna Drum is one of my favourite and I like what you did with it :-)
    Your inchie is also very nice.

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  18. Stunning artwork and a lovely idea for your inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  19. Love your tangles and inchie, you did well to get two cups on the inch.

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  20. Beautiful work! The Henna Drum tree is fantastic and I really love those "Steps".

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  21. I can hear Doris Day singing Tea for Two from the movie in my head. Nice idea for your inchie

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  22. Just me and you..... la, la, la....... Gorgeous tree and a seriously beautiful Square 1 tile. D'you know, Helen lives only about 5 hours drive from me.

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    1. So sorry that I had to make everyone crazy with that song HaHa! Oh, you MUST arrange to meet her someday.

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  23. I love your Henna Drum tree. It makes me think of being in some warm, exotic setting! Gin and tonic, anyone?

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  24. Your Henna Drum tree is lovely! Very nice. Love your Steps tile too.

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  25. Lovely tree - I love Henna Drum and it's perfect here on a Renaissance Tile!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I think that working on Renaissance Tiles are my favorite, at the moment in any case :)

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