Monday, May 29, 2017

Zentangle® a Diptych, Dreamdex, Spinz, and Teaching

Laura, over at I am the Diva, challenged us to do a Diptych. Since I do not have the app, I did some of my own research to see some examples. I adapted an arch, cut with a Die-namics die, to make a split tangle that I applied to a card base.
The center, cut is flat and the edges are raised with foam tape and centered in the stitched border.

Square One, on Facebook, has a focus tangle of Dreamdex by CZT, Debbie New.
I added my newest tangle, Spinz, to the lovely tangle that Debbie created.

I always enjoy seeing photos from my Online friends. I seldom post them, but I had such a great time teaching a fun group of "real life" friends some Zentangle, that I decided to share a photo of me actually teaching and some of the completed tiles. As you can see, one of the ladies is really interested in ZIA, Zentangle Inspired Art!
Teaching Zentangle

Beginner Class

Thanks for stopping by. Comments are always welcome and appreciated!

30 comments:

  1. I loved the stitched line surrounding your Tangle, it really set it off! What lovely Tangles from your beginner's class, very nice.

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    1. Thanks, Trudi. It's always a joy to teach, especially to a group of friends! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment!

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  2. oooooh! your diptych is fantastic and I love that arched tile;-) Spinz is delightful. Thanks for sharing that.

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    1. Thank you, Michele. As soon as I saw some of the ideas on Google, I knew that I wanted to do an arch. And, then I remembered that I had a die that would cut out a perfect one for me.

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  3. Fabulous idea for your triptych! Love it! Thank you for sharing your tangling experience by teaching! :)

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    1. Thanks, Deanne. I was thinking how much I like to see photos of our members so I can put a face to the person I have created in my mind. Of course, they never match, LOL! I wonder if I do?

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  4. I love the simplicity of your Diva tile. I'll have to try out Dreamdex too.

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    1. Miss L, I had seen the tangle before but had not gotten around to trying it. I should have. Dreamdex is really pretty and easy to do.

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  5. Love your diptych! The stitching really frames it so nicely! Looks like your class had a great teacher! ;)

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    1. I love that frame too, Kate. And, I started teaching when I was about four. My dolls sat in rows facing my chalkboard and were also very good students. My dog, however, often had to be reminded to pay attention :)

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  6. Beautiful tiles, as always ;-)) Great idea of the border from Dyptich.

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    1. You are so kind, Carmela. Thank you!

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  7. I love the simplicity of your Diptych, Jean, and your minimal use of 3 basic tangles. You did that mirroring effect very well. I had to look up Diptych too and found lots of interesting pictures. I ended up doing something different that i haven't seen anyone else do for this Challenge yet. It's so much fun to try new things. I like your Dreamdex too, and how you have some flying off he grid like that. Makes it look so diaphanous. I haven't had a chance to really use it yet, but now that I've seen yours I'll be trying it out soon. And there you are - Jean the Teacher. :-) And you've got "platinum" hair too! LOL I like that photo. Yes, it is nice to see pictures of our online Zentangle friends. I'll try to get a more recent picture of me up somewhere. Those tiles done by your students are really nice. They have a good teacher. ;-) Have great week!

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    1. I had that open space on the sides and was pondering which tangle to add or if I should continue with one of them. Then, I decided to just leave some breathing room. I do like the more minimal look too sometimes, Melena. Platinum, huh? I like that. People pay a lot of money to get platinum hair, LOL!

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  8. I do like that Diptych of yours! Nice photo of you teaching!

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    1. After seeing the photo of Kees a few weeks ago on your blog, Annemarie, I realized how nice it is to really get to know our Online fiends better with photos. Thanks.

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  9. What a pleasant surprise to see our class creations on your blog...and YES we did have a fantastic and enthusiastic teacher and so patient to put up with us, or me in particular. We had a great time and YES I am the one with the ZIA, and looking forward to more tangles that I can screw around with. Thanks Jean for your time.

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    1. Sue, it is also a pleasant surprise to see you here on my Zentangle blog! I so enjoyed working with our crop group on Sunday, and I always enjoy having a rebel in class! Seriously, your creativity with the tangle patterns just makes me smile.

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  10. So beautiful and elegant your diptych with the stitched edge. You look so happy teaching ... thank you Jean for sharing :-) Best wishes from Cologne, nadine

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    1. Hi, Nadine, and thanks for the nice comment. Yes, I am happiest when I am teaching.

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  11. Great post and it is lovely to see a photograph of you!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Jeanette!

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  12. This really shows how much beauty can be created with just a few simple, basic tangles. Breathtaking!

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I always think Mooka is so graceful and enhances any tile.

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  13. Wonderful tiles! I really like the stitched edge on your diptych.

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  14. That diptych is stunning! Love the stitched border! Thanks for sharing the picture, too! You are radiant--truly glad to be a CZT!!!

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    1. Yes, Jennifer. It was the best thing I did for myself. We spend our whole lives doing for others, and I think this was the first thing that I did just for me!

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