Monday, March 27, 2017

Zentangle®, Noom, Pico, and My New Tangle, Puffin

I was happy to see Noom show up as the challenge on I am the Diva this morning. I have never felt such a need to try a tangle in the round, what fun it was too. (I admit to having drawn a circle in pencil as a string to work on. Otherwise this would not have wound up in the round!) This is a great tangle to separate other tangles on a tile as well.
I added my newest tangle, Puffin, in the middle. As you can see, this can be worked grid/dot style or totally free form.
The focus tangle on Square One on Facebook is to use Pico by Staub Korn (step-outs only available on Facebook). This is a great tangle that has so many possibilities. I squeezed three into this busy looking tile.
And, just to make sure you're still awake, for fun and color, here's Aquafleur worked over a stencil with Sandy Steen Bartholomew's tangle Buttercup all done in Copic markers.
Thanks so much for stopping by I always enjoy reading your comments. Actually, that's the main reason I do a blog. How about you?


30 comments:

  1. LOVE your Puffin, and plan on using it a lot. Thank you for sharing it.

    Joyce

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    1. Joyce, I would really love to see your finished Puffin. I named it after that cute little fat bird because I thougt the shape resembled it, LOL!

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  2. Hi Jean. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, appreciate what you thought of it and how to help it. Now, about your Zendala-like presentation: nice boarder with Noom and I see you like to make variations too, like me. Yours is very nice. I like it.

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    1. Yes, Duane, I so enjoy seeing what tangles can do besides the obvious. I always enjoy seeing others do that as well. I don't usually have success in trying to push tangles into the round, but I think this one is very easy to use that way.

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  3. Love the variety of tiles you are showing this week. Hard to pick a favourite. Maybe the last because of the wonderful colour.

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    1. Some days, soft colors appeal to me, Miss L, but I must have been in a joyfully bold mood when I colored that one :)

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  4. Love your wonderful Diva Zendala with a well drawn Noom and a beautiful new tangle (I have added Puffin already on my personal legend)
    The other Zendala is also a real little jewel. Absolutely fabulous colored!

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    1. Thanks, Ria. I have come up with other tangles before, but I love the feel and look of this one more than any of the others. I hope you enjoy using it too!

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  5. Love your Tangle and thanks so much for sharing Puffin with us I've put it into my pattern book :)

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  6. As usual, I like all the tiles you've shared. As you know, I also did Noom in the round and after much trial and error, realized that the line is key---it even makes it much easier in a straighter line orientation. Thanks for sharing Puffin. It looks like a very versatile tangle. Thank you also for the thoughtful comment you left on my Noom "navel gazing" blog post. :)

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    1. Suzanne, I consider you a friend, and we're all in this together. Sending hugs.

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  7. All of your work is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern Puffin 😀

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  8. Wow, Jean, how wonderful tiles. The tile done with Copic Markers is gorgeous - thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. I have a student, Gudrun, who is interested in Zentangle Inspired Art, and so I spend a lot of time finding ways to combine color with tangles. Fortunately, that's my favorite thing to do anyway :)

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  9. I love that use of Aquafleur, what imagination. I like the new pattern too and you have made it so even - how did you do that? Lovely work, Jean, always a pleasure to see.

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    1. Margaret, I used a grid in pencil to keep it even.

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  10. Jean, I love your wonderful Noom circle. I'd call it a Full Noom. :-D And your Puffin fits in the middle really well, making it a really Full Noom. ;-) I don't know Pico at all, and I'm not on Facebook. But your tile is very interesting with all those variations. And I always like your color work. Your Aquafleur is beatuiful with the circle of Buttercup. Hmmm. I see a pattern here - Circles LOL. The green ribbon in the background really makes the circle stand out. Beautiful tiles all.

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    1. LOL, Melena. I love that "A full Noom circle"! It's funny that you should notice circles. I just realized that the cards I am working on this week, my other obsession, are all based on circles! I wonder what that means? Maybe I feel like I'm going in circles?

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  11. Noom and your Puffin go so well together! Thank you for sharing the step outs, this is definitely something I'm going to try. I also like your other tiles but, as always, your coloured work is unbelievable.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Heike!

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  12. Nice use of Noom. I have used as a frame and a string but not in the round like this. Puffin reminds me of Assunta. It is made differently but has a similar look. To answer your questions about the eggs, they are not a glossy plastic so the Microns work well on them. It is similar to working on paper. That is why can use colored pencils also. Believe it or not, I got them at ----- Walmart.

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    1. Thanks for the info on the eggs, Donald. Your egg was amazing!

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  13. Lovely tiles with such a variety. Noom looks great with your new tangle. I am looking forward to using it.

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  14. such a happy little noom wreath. nice how it is so puffy. appropriate to surround puffin!

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  15. Noom and Puffin were meant to be together!

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say, Jennifer! Thank you!

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