Monday, January 25, 2016

Zentangle® Hollibaugh/Hollibaugh, Pepper, Mooka, and an Inchie

The challenge this week from I am the Diva, is to use a tangle inside of a tangle. I suggest this to my students all the time and I always point out how much fun it would be to tangle Hollibaugh inside of Hollibaugh. So, I finally decided to do it myself. I got four layers going. If you've never held a hand mirror up to a mirror, do try it. It's the same thing. I added some partial Meer, some orbs and specific shading to try to show some of the layering.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus word of Pepper. I combined a Pepper with Mooka.
And, finally for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was village. I really looked to find something different and finally gave up. This is not my favorite inchie because I couldn't find any way to be creative. So, I give you a simply drawn village.

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy reading each of your comments!

48 comments:

  1. Always a lot going on in your blog for us to feast our eyes :-). That's a lot you managed to fit our inch this week!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks, Sally. You are so kind. I wish I could say that I drew better on larger paper, but what you see is what you get LOL!

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  2. I like your inchie with the sunset in the background. Your diva tile with Hollibaugh is also really great and funny.

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    1. Thank you, Trixie. The Hollibaugh was a lot of fun to do this way.

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  3. Nice Hollibaugh in Hollibaugh!! And I think the Pepper frame is just stunning!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Bhamathi. This is one that I could see in my mind and it actually turned out to be what I was thinking. That doesn't happen very often LOL!

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  4. I've never thought to do Hollibaugh inside Hollibaugh. Based on your composition, it obviously works very well and I will have to "borrow" it. Pepper is a new tangle for me. I'm anxious about adding any more "must dos"to my list, but I think I should probably bite the bullet and add the weekly Square One challenge.

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    1. Ah, I understand completely. I just want to do everything, but there just aren't enough hours in the day. I just added a watercolor class to my plate, because evidently, I don't have enough to do LOL!

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  5. Great idea, now I must go and try a Hollibaugh Inception. I love your little village.

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    1. Thanks, YT. I feel like I have accomplished something if some of you go off and play with Hollibaugh :)

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  6. Lovely tiles! I like them both.

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  7. My first thought was Cadent, then Hollibaugh and .... I used ING :-)
    I like your tiles Jean, especially the Square one!

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    1. My first thought was Cadent too, Annemarie. I almost didn't do Hollibaugh because I thought a lot of people might do it. But then, I really did want to try doing the layering so I did it anyway. I will pop over soon to see how you did the Ing.

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  8. Love your sunny village and the tangles of course.

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  9. Hollibaugh in Hollibaugh is very special for me, I have never thought about it but I really like it (I' ve learned something new today, thank you Jean) In the second tile, you have made the pepper very well with the white accents and the shadow arround.

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    1. You know the saying, Ria. Those who can do and those who can't teach. Well, there are often things that I suggest to my students that I have never actually done myself. I figured it was about time on this one LOL!

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  10. You think your inchie isn't creative? I do. I love the colors and the sun behind the buildings.

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    1. You are so kind, Trillian. I guess I really like to hear the "whatever was she thinking?" gasp that some previous inchies have produced. It makes up for my lack of skills LOL!

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  11. Beautiful work, Jean! Love your choice of Hollibaugh for the tangle in tangle tile :-)

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  12. Beautiful tangles. I also like your colors in the village drawing

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  13. I love your tangles! But I do see a ton of creativity in your inchie. I love the sky in your village!

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words, Freebird. I will try to find some way to make this years, a bit more literal, words as creatively as I can :)

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  14. Love your Diva tangles - Hollibaugh inside Hollibaugh. Who'd have thought! And also your pepper!

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    1. Thanks, Pat. Who'd have thought? Well, me of course LOL! Always trying to keep tangling creative :)

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  15. Great minds think alike ;) I did a Hollibaugh in Hollibaugh too! But that's where the similarity ends, I believe. Well done!

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    1. Oh, Donna, I am heading right over to see yours. I really thought a lot of people would use Hollibaugh this way. Thanks, great mind LOL!

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  16. It is hard to come up with great ideas every week for 52 weeks isn't it! Your little village is lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Kia. Yes, I'm having difficulty finding something that I can learn or teach from the words this year :(

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  17. Jean, love the Hollibaugh in Hollibaugh! It gives so much depth. Your pepper shading is awesome! Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Kate. I now feel bad because I forgot to mention it to my student this morning. Maybe she will read my blog though LOL!

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  18. Lovely work Jean! That Diva tile is very cool and the Square One tile is so well composed~the shading is fantastic. I have to say I'm most impressed by your inchie, such lovely little scene in that tiny canvas;-)

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    1. Thank you, Michele. I love shading. I think it is the most fun part of the Zentangle process.

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  19. Like your Hollibaugh/Meer frame with other variations of Hollibaugh inside.

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    1. Thank you, Donald. I always think of you when I do Meer as one time you mentioned that it was a favorite of yours LOL!

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  20. Amazing artwork with wonderful 3D effects and a fab inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  21. Love how you've built your Hollibaugh. What a great teaching illustration of your beautiful work.

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    1. Thanks, Daniele. I do love to have my students "push" tangles. I would rather that they have a limited "vocabulary" of tangles and learn to really see the potential in them instead of chasing after new tangles all the time.

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  22. Great tile Jean. I'm in the middle of doing one for this challenge right now. I'm just checking some others to see if I'm on the right track. lol I am. I'll get it posted soon. I've got a pot of soup on the stove that I have to keep checking while I'm doing this. Multi tasking again. Hee hee!

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    1. Thank you, Melena. Soup sounds wonderful. I'll be over in a bit LOL!

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  23. Looks good Jean. I love the Hollibaugh. I always have liked Hollibaugh, but never know what to do with it. Yours looks great!

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    1. Hollibaugh is so much fun to "mess" with. I love to change the shapes of the boards too, or fill them. Lots of fun, Lezli!

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