Monday, April 10, 2017

Zentangle® Paradox, Puffin and Joki

This week, over at I am the Diva, we were challenged to use "Circle Square String Theory". Fun. I'm certain that I will not be the only one to immediately think of this.
Like looking in a mirror, the circles and squares just repeat until I couldn't anymore. A curved version of Paradox filled in the corners created. I used a Renaissance tile, Stabilo CarbOthello in sepia, and a white colored pencil.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Joki by Kim Aarts-Bruins. Certainly one worth knowing.
And, for your "wake-up" dash of color:
I used my own tangle, Puffin, and Copic markers, I created a tangled card.

Thanks for stopping by. I do enjoy appreciate that you took the time to stop by and leave a comment!


36 comments:

  1. So simple but so effective in the Diva Circle square challenge. Your puffin in colour is fun!!

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    1. Sometimes simple just works out best, Lorna! Thank you for your kindness!

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  2. Ingenious design Jean, for your circle-square challenge! You Smarty Pants! Yes, I love Joki too! I think it's become one of my go-to tangles. And thank you for the colours....it's raining where I am today. :)

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    1. Either smarty pants or just what everyone else was thinking, Deanne. We'll see as the week goes on. I know I never look at anyone's challenge until I have completed my own. I'm always afraid it will stop me from doing my own thing. Glad you were cheered by some colors. Always nice on a rainy day (as is a cup of tea and a good book!).

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  3. Such a creative interpretation of the Diva challenge! I love your Joki tile as well.

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. Joki looks like it will have a lot of ways to vary its look!

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  4. I don't know if others will think of your Circles in squares, what seems obvious to one person so often isn't to others. I really like how you did your tile.

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    1. Trudi, I usually toss out my first idea thinking it might be too common. However, since I do tend to think outside of the box now and then, I suppose I should just go with it in the future. Thanks!

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  5. Love the way you did the challenge this week. Your Joki is great too, and what a fun card!

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    1. Some weeks, I find it hard to think of what to do when it comes to challenges, Kate. This week though, I found it very easy :)

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  6. Love your Diva tile! Very da Vinci-ish.

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    1. Well, that is quite the comparison, Miss Nadjezdah. I feel honored to be mentioned on the same page as da Vinci, LOL! Thanks for sharing that thought :)

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  7. My Diva entry (posting tomorrow) started much the same way! I like the direction you went with yours.

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    1. I will be anxious to see it, Laurel.

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  8. I don't think lots of us will have the same idea. I think it's just you, having this brilliant idea!!! I LOVE it.

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. I really thought there would be many similar ones.

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  9. Jean, quite creative, actually. Looks like a circular mine shaft with square frame supports every so often. OR, maybe it's a bottomless hot tub.

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    1. When you go to Providence, Duane, do find time to go to the Providence Hotel where my CZT (11) training was held. Find the staircase and go all the way to the top. You will see the most amazing Paradox ever!

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  10. Love your circles and squares! That way of doing the string wasn't anything I would have thought of, but to be sure, I will be giving it a try! Nicely done!

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    1. I hope you do. Just think of the possibilities for making each one totally different looking depending on how you filled or accented areas. My own mind is boggled!

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  11. Great idea, exactly what the challenges said ;-))) Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carmela! Nice to follow directions now and then :)

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  12. Great tiles, Jean. I love your Circles in squares in circles. I ended up using Vitruvius, which is a little different but with that same circle in square in circle idea. I particularly like your Joki - it's one of my favorites too. But your colors are always so wonderful. Great little card. Your little Puffin works so well in those colors too. Have a good week, from here in wet, rainy Northern California.

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    1. I always look forward to your comments, Melena! Yes, I was thinking about Vitruvius for a bit myself! Hope you don't send your rain here. I love my heat and sunshine :)

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  13. Nice bright colours, Jean. I've been playing with your new tangle, but literally just doodles so far. Your Diva is quite the masterpiece. c

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  14. Great Diva tile. It's very simple yet so mesmerizing;-) Your Joki is lovely and the card is just delightful;-)

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    1. Michele, I truly appreciate your kind words!

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  15. A beautiful and very original DIva tile. I agree, Joki is so lovely and pleasant to draw but your card is absolutely my favorite this week, I love your tangle and the colors!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ria. One of my students is interested in using tangle patterns to make colorful ZIA cards. This is why you're seeing these bright colors these days :)

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  16. Beautiful tiles! My favorite is your "wake me up" tile. Amazing! That's fun!!!
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks so much, Anja. And, Happy Easter to you!

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  17. nice tiles! I especially like that mirror effect!

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  18. Wonderful tiles, indeed! Especially I like your diva-challenge-tile with teh mirror effect! Great idea!

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    1. Thank you, Annette. I really enjoyed doing this one!

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