Monday, November 16, 2015

Zentangle® Tripoli, Paradox, and an Inchie

The Diva Challenge this week was to use Tripoli. I thought I would play with more of the Sharpie pens and added some colored pencils and Stabilo Carbothello soft pencils.
Square One on Facebook had a focus tangle of Paradox to which I added Lichen by Jennifer Hohensteiner.
And, over at Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was Exotic. Exotic means not native or out of the ordinary. My research led me to find out more about how dangerous it is to the environment when non-native species of plants or animals are added where they don't belong. They can truly disrupt the systems, like the invasion of garlic mustard!

Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy reading your comments!

45 comments:

  1. Love all three of your pieces. Your diva tile feels very rumbly tumbly to me this morning I guess because that's how I feel today. You reminded me to snap out of it and get busy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly. Well, I had to go look back at what I did and I now see the wheels and the motion LOL!

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  2. Gosh you have been so busy and it is only the first day of the week. A very unusual tile with Tripoli, clever use of the tangle.

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    1. If I don't get Monday's challenges done on Monday, then I really fall behind for the other ones that follow LOL! Tripoli isn't a favorite so I thought I would play with it. I like it better this way than smaller and more precise.

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  3. Love your colour experiments on tan backgrounds. Fantastic thinking behind the inchie. I tell you, though, nature will get its own back. Last time it wasn't happy, it chucked the ice age on us. Love all your work this week as always.

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    1. I love you, Zoe! You always make me laugh!

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  4. good reminder of how dangerous it can be to transport species. lovely inchie

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    1. I learn so many interesting things, Kia, each week as I research the current inchie. I have heard of this before but it is actually worse than I thought.

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I find the "normal" Tripoli tedious rather than relaxing. That is always a sign to me that it isn't a tangle that I will use too much!

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  6. love the tangles and the inchie is great. Funny here in Arkansas a few years ago we had an over abundance of wild turkeys and so 1000 were rounded up and taken to another state. But federal law states that if you take one native animal from 1 state you must replace it with another animal. So the state that we sent the turkeys to sent us 1000 animals in return. The animal? Rattlesnakes! So sometimes going against what mother nature wants isnt always "exotic" it is kinda stupid, lol. I dont like rattlesnakes!

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    1. Well now, Freebird, what an exchange! Was it Arizona? We have those critters here. Not my favorite either LOL!

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    2. Not sure what state it was actually.

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  7. LOVE your inchie! Interesting (and pretty) interpretation of Tripoli.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. A bit impressionistic maybe, but it's sometimes to show everything you would like in one little inch!

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  8. Somehow the Inchie is my favourite this week :-) The other work is beautiful too, though ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. A bit different from my usual style I suppose. I kind of like it myself :)

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  9. Terrific inchie and I marvel at your artwork every time I see it

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. You are just so very kind, Chrissie. Thank you :)

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  10. Took me a little bit to figure out the Tripoli---a good thing. Keep 'em guessing. :)

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    1. Yes, Tripoli really does require Zen like concentration. It is a lot easier if you focus on the spaces rather than the shapes though, I think:)

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  11. Ha, ha! Just read Jenny's comments about your 'trippy' Tripoli - that's it exactly! Love it! And a wonderful Paradox. Rather like the look of garlic mustard too, though I've never heard of it or seen it before. Axxx

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    1. I haven't seen it either. I have watched Kudzu take over many states already though. Pretty and green, but it suffocates all the other growing things, even the trees!

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  12. I have never heard of garlic mustard, must look it up. These inchies really do get us thinking. Lovely tiles again, love the second one.

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    1. It is fun, Wendy, isn't it? I'd never heard of it before either. Thank you for your kind comments :)

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  13. Unique work with the Tripoli. Am looking forward to seeing the different ways that people will fill the triangles.

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    1. I have really enjoyed that too, Donald. It is so much fun to see the variations that can be made with one tangle. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Those colors really pop! Great composition, too!

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  15. You really looked up the word. That is brilliant. Love your inchie and the idea which is behind it.

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    1. I do enjoy the "challenge" part of the Inchie prompt. Thank you, Trillian!

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  16. Jean, your colorful Tripoli is fun. Glad you agree about using this tangle ... not so much fun!! :) :)

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

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