Monday, August 28, 2017

Zentangle® a Petoskey Stone, Ballenchain, and a Mosaic

So delighted to have Jane Reiter join in at I am the Diva as guest blogger this week. She introduced me to a fossil that I had never seen, the Petoskey Stone. Amazing. Do pop over and follow her links to learn more. Since I have a faux riverbed in my front yard, I went hunting for a suitable flat stone to tangle. This is what I came up with:
I washed the stone then I used Sharpie paint pens. The centers are Printemps.



Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of Ballenchain by CZT Sandy Steen Bartholomew.

And, for those of you who asked, I finished the mosaic/plate building on last week's 3Z tile that I started.

Thanks to all of you that came to visit, and a special thanks to those who leave me such nice comments each week. I so enjoy reading them. 



25 comments:

  1. So neat Jean you made your very own petroskey Stone! Neat idea. I'm so impressed you finished the 3Z tiles from last week's Challenge lovely.

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    1. Trudy, I doubt if I will be the only one to come up with that idea. I really had to push myself to finish the tiles, but I'm glad I did!

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  2. Love that you did the challenge on the river rock!

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    1. I've done rock tangling before, Vonnie. My hubby worries that I will exhaust our supply of rocks, LOL!

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  3. Great idea Jean, to tangle on those rocks!!! I also like the finished plate.

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I really had to push myself to finish that plate. Not a good "zen" attitude, LOL!

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  4. Your works are beautiful - I did not succeed with the 3Z tiles :-(

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    1. Do remember that this is all in fun, Gudrun. We can't really fail :) You always do such beautiful tangling!

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  5. Thanks for going back to share your completed "plate" from last week's challenge. I like it a lot. I'm also impressed that you did your Petoskey inspired tangling on an actual rock. It rocks! ;-)

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    1. I'm glad that I finished the plate, Suzanne. I was feeling like quite the slacker, LOL!

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  6. How brilliant is that to make your own stone;-) I love it. Your other work is fab too. I love your 3Z plate ensemble. The colors are so delightful.

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    1. I'm just lucky to have a yard full of those stones that are perfect for tangling, Michele. Thanks for your kindness :)

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  7. Shall I say it again? Your Petosky Stone rocks! LOL I love that you did it on a stone from your own riverbed. ;-) I didn't go that far, but mine is definitely a stone. I really like your Ballenchain. I think I've seen that one around but have never used it. Looks like a fun one to do. And last, but not at all least, your 3z Zentangle Plate turned out wonderful. You really shouldn't push yourself over the edge to accommodate us, but I'm glad you did it. I've had a really bad head cold over the weekend and am still under the weather. I'm just happy I got my Petosky Stone done at all. Don't get a summer cold, they're miserable (I've heard from the people at the pharmacy that it's going around right now - ugh). Stay well and have a great week.

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    1. Yes, you should say it again 'cause it's funny, Melena! And, yes, easy for me to do with lots of those rocks in my yard. Sandy has a lot of interesting tangles that are worth playing around with. I don't think I'd ever done Ballenchain before. I usually push myself but just didn't feel motivated until I read all those comments. I'm really glad that I finished it as I can use it as a sample for students in the future.
      I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Do take care and I hope your back to your old self very quickly!

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    1. How nice to see you here again, Lily. Thanks!

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  9. Ha Jean! I love your real Petoskey stone! I love your colourful plate mandala too!

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    1. Thank you, Deanne. I really would like to see and authentic stone some day!

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  10. What a great idea to use a real stone for this challenge! It looks so lovely!
    I´m impressed by your finished plate! So colourful and cheerful!

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    1. Thank you, Annette. I'm kind of impressed that I finished the plate myself, LOL!

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  11. You make me wish I had an appropriate stone! Wonderful job tangling on it! I love your interpretation of the Petoskey pattern!

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