Monday, August 8, 2016

Zentangle® Auraknot and Meer, Abeko, and an Inchie

Laura, from I am the Diva, has challenged us to use Auraknot and Meer as a duotangle. Trying to come up with something unique for this one wasn't easy as Auraknot is quite distinctive in nature. I decided to go huge with Meer and let it hug the Auraknot. Still playing with black. I used a Slicci silver and a Prismacolor metallic purple and silver.







The focus pattern from Square One, Facebook, is to use Abeko, a tangle from Lynn Shelton Meed. I really got to push this one quite a bit.




And finally, for Every Inchie Monday the prompt word is whale. Whatever you are doing today, I hope you are having a whale of a good time!
Whale





Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your comments!

44 comments:

  1. All tree are nice, lovely whale, Nice Abeko and smart to make the Diva this way.;-))

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    1. Thank you, Carmela. It was a tricky one to work with this week :)

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  2. Terrific artwork. Always great to see your projects and the inchie made me smile

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. I just got back from your blog where I thoroughly enjoyed the journey you took!

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  3. Hi, Jean,

    I like both your tiles, especially the way you drew Abeko. Gave me some inspiration, as I haven't done the Square One challenge yet. Also love the cute little whale!!

    Joyce

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    1. Thank you, Joyce. I appreciate your sweet words!

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  4. That is one seriously cute whale!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks, Sally. He kind of makes me smile too :)

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  5. Love your inchie, it made me smile.

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  6. jean, great color combo for your Diva Challenge. Black tile was a plus! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Diva challenge tile is charming and I love the metallic pen work:) Adorable whale and the Inchie tile looks like it could be a beautiful ocean creature too!

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    1. I am enjoying those metallics too Jill. Thanks.

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  8. I really like how you're using the black tiles. Worked great for the Diva Challenge, and I love those colors. Okay, time for more black tiles. I just went to check out Abeko. A very intriguing tangle for sure. I will have to add that to my tangle stash. I love the whale - it is so cute. I have to admit I had a "Whale of a Good Time" this weekend - went to my 50 Year High School Reunion - What? did I say 50? Oh my. Yes, it has been that long. But today I'm resting and relaxing. I don't do those 4 hour one way drives very often any more, especially I80, I5 and Hwy 99. Ugh. :-D

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    1. Shhhh, I'm really using a black notebook, Melena. I got one for $4.00 and then got 40% off that too. I just take a photo and crop it to look like a tile, LOL! I know what you mean. Mine was last year...horrors! I didn't go though since mine was across the country.

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  9. Meer that hugs the Auraknot is an original idea, the metallic colored pens used on a black tile give a very nice result. I love the pattern Abeko, it is drawn very pretty with this subtile shadow, like that very much and your inchie Jean; it is always funny to see (I'm fond of whales and I am a lucky person to have seen them a few times in real life on the Azores)

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    1. Thank you, Ria. I got to see whales a few times on trips to see a friend in Oregon. They certainly are magnificent animals!

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  10. as always funny and very creative solution to the challenges.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Didish. It is always nice to hear from you!

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  11. Oh the wale is so cute! I love the combination of the Duotangle, it is so unique and artistic. And again a black one! Maybe now I really will try one, too:)

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    1. Kind of on a black kick right now, Simone. I just got back from the store where I purchased some Derwent Metallic pencils, so I'll bet you'll see even more!

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  12. Three really different styles and ideas this week. I love those colours on the Diva tile. I don't know the Square 1 focus pattern but I feel I want to try it now.

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    1. You know, it's funny you say that, Magrat. I kind of thought that they looked so similar and thought I really need to broaden my scope. I like having new tangles, or old ones I have ignored, pushed on me sometimes. There are just so many and yet I seem to fall back on the old and comfortable ones a lot.

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  13. I like the black--it always looks so crisp and classy and Abeko popped up on the "It's a String Thing," I'll be playing with that this week, too. Looks like you're the one having a whale of a good time, Jean! c

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    1. I always have fun, Cheryl. I have had so much fun with my classes lately since I have some advanced students that love to experiment as well. I also had a large group of coloring book enthusiasts come to a local craft store last week for National Coloring Book day. That was really fun!

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  14. I like the rounded corners of the auraknot, and the purple and black, with white highlights is very cool

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  15. i love the whale, the catch phrase is great!

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    1. I haven't heard that saying for years, but it was fun to dust it off this week, Freebird!

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  16. Lovely work! I love your play with Abeko;-)

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  17. I like the way you Auraknot is surrounded by Meer, Jean!!!!

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  18. That inchie is so cute, and your diva challenge is thinking outside the square. Good work!

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    1. Thank you, Suse. Your comment put a smile on my face :)

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  19. Love both tiles! And your little whale is so cute!

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  20. What a fun Diva tile....such a unique take on the challenge! Love how you have tangled Abeko too. I look at some of the tangles that you do and marvel at how you are able to make them your own. Your whale is adorable too!

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    1. Thank you, Lezli. No one will ever accuse me of doing "beautiful" work, but I do always strive to be a bit unique to make up for that LOL! I do appreciate that you recognize that I do challenge myself (and my students) in that way.

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  21. Your challenge piece has an airy lace-like feel to it, you really pushed Abeko and your inchie is sooo sweet!

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  22. Your take on Abeko is really unique and distinctive!

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