Monday, November 21, 2016

Zentangle® Reticula, Fragments, Moowa, and an Inchie

Over at I am the Diva, the challenge was to use Reticula (grids) and Fragments (repeating inner patterns). I dunked a Zentangle tile into some watered down Distress Inks and then had to play with my new gel pens. Wish you could see the sparkle, but sparkle seldom shows up nicely in photos or scans. The grid, wonky, and the pattern are both just ones that came out of my pen.
The focus tangle this week on Square One, Facebook, is to use Moowa by Anya Ipsen. Very interesting layering of a Mooka shape. I added Jax from Vera Giesbrech
And, my tiny one inch square idea comes from Every Inchie Monday where the prompt word is lighting. Be kind you your eyes and always have appropriate lighting to do your work.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments!

43 comments:

  1. Good choice for ligting - I always love your takes on the word

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    1. Thanks, Kia. I'm not sure I can be clever with next year's words though and that has been my joy in doing the inchies. I'll bet everyone else will be happier with such easy words.

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  2. Such wonderful artwork great coloured background and a wonderful idea for your inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Isn't it fun to get new pens?! Great tiles and you inchie is cute.

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    1. Oh, Kate, yes! Nothing better than new supplies :)

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  4. Nice artwork as ever....I almost thought those were the glasses that have the tiny beams of torchlight coming out at the sides...are they?

    Sally

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    1. Sally, I put some Glossy Accents over the lenses and it was hard to get a good scan that way. However, we can pretend LOL!

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  5. Beautiful colors on the Diva's tile and a nice and original composition.
    Moova is a lovely pattern and you have made a gorgeous tile by using this pattern, very contrasts and cheerful highlights.
    Your Inchie gives me every time a smile on my face, thank you Jean.

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    1. It took me a few minutes to grasp Moowa, and of course I still had to push it a bit, but I really like it, Ria.

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  6. Beautiful work and color! Love them both!

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  7. Lovely tiles, i didnt understand the Diva challenge .

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    1. I would agree, Carmela, that this would not be easy to understand if you did not read the book. To break it down, draw a grid and add more of a "doodle" (small and easy design) that repeats in each segment, and you will be good to go.

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  8. I love the stuff that "just comes out" of your pen! I'm glad you used the grid you used. I was thinking that the grid had to be squares... and this is so much more interesting! Lovely color too!

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    1. Well, Carol, I'm sure there are some purest out there that would say that a grid must be square. However, once you start adding color, you have changed over to a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) and the rules don't apply anymore :)

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    1. You are so kind, Gudrun. Thank you :)

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  10. I love wonky grids, so My eyes were drawn to the wonky reticula you made. The background color reminds me of warm summer days, something I long for, now we have here an all day rain day :)

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  11. Love your wonky grid tile! Such happy colours!

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    1. Thank you, Deanne. You never quite know what you will get with that color smooshing technique, but I like the way this one turned out too.

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  12. I like what you did coloring the tile! And indeed, a pity you never see the sparkles :-(

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    1. Oh, so true, Annemarie. This set of pens is the sparkliest ever!

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  13. love the idea for lighting and I love the work on the tangles, the 2nd one reminds me of Jack Skelington, great work!

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    1. LOL, Freebird. I had quite forgotten about Jack Skelington, but you're right :)

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  14. That's such a creative interpretation of the Diva challenge, great!

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. An irregular grid kind of opens up so many possibilities.

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  15. Love the lace-like quality of your reticula/fragment creation. Great color too.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. Sometimes it's good to remember that you don't have to fill everything in completely :)

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  16. Wonderful work this week, dear Jean! I like your colourful tile with the wonky gride a lot. The tile with MooWa is wonderful! I like the great contrast. Wonderful idea to create that lovely variation of MooWa!

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    1. Annette, thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments :)

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  17. Fabulous tiles and inchie, I really like the second tile.

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  18. So much fun! I especially love your inchie! These always make me smile!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. Debating with myself about continuing the inchies in the new year. The new prompts are animals and I'm not too sure how creative I can be with something so specific.

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  19. Yep lighting is really important! Love your Inchie portrayal and your tiles are great

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