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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Challenge #82

     Yahoo!  This week is off to such a great start!  Seriously.  I took part in a blog hop about Kass Hall's  new book, Zentangle Untangled.  There were several different give-a-ways.  Of course, loving prizes, I entered all.  I won not once, but twice!!  I got a really neat rubber stamp that can be used as a tangle string  and a beautiful piece of art work (a tangled map) by Jill Berry.  Wow!
     Then to make the week even sweeter - I just read an e-mail from my last year's student teacher.  She has a job! I am so thankful because she is a dynamite person.  Hope you are reading this, my friend and lots of luck.  There is a lucky bunch of fourth graders out there!
      The Diva this week asked us to use the tangle Brayd for our challenge.  Not one I have spent much time with after putting it into my tangle notebook.  So I pulled out my sketchpad to play a bit with it.  It looked okay, but not quite right.  So I went back to Michelle Beauchamp's site to see the directions again.  I read it a bit more carefully and saw that she compared the strokes to Yincut.  I had an "aha" moment and things came together.
      My first tile was to keep it simple.  I pulled out a piece of paper I had watercolored on and just focused on getting it right.  I added some mysst, pokeleaf, and twistee.  It became a rainforest.
Rainforest
     On the next tile, I played around with trying to vary Brayd using some other tangles.  Then when it all got tangled up, I connected everything with some hollibaugh-like lines.
     I wasn't sure about this tangle at first, but after much playing, decided it is really a lot of fun.  I love these challenges because they force me to try some different things.  Helps me grow.  I think before my summertime leisure runs out, I am going back to the Diva's first challenges and work my way to where I started.  That should be fun!
     Hope your week is going great and filled with lots of blessings!  Also good luck to you, Alice, on becoming a CZT this week-end.  I am very envious and want you to post all about it!

11 comments:

  1. Both so lovely....you have a very beautiful style when you take your pen in hand!

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  2. Both tiles are so nice, but I love the rainforest.
    Great idea to start with the first challenge and go in. I already did this with Erin's dare.

    Annemarie Huijts

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  3. These are both fantastic--I LOVE the delicate blue and how soft the pokeleaf is--gorgeous! And congrats on your wins--that map is cool!! I've thought about going back and working through all of Laura's challenges, now Annemarie has me thinking of doing all the zendalas, too--think how much we'll learn and grow!! Beautiful work this week!

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  4. full of wonder - I love the serenity of the first one.

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  5. Oh, a very creative idea, turning brayd into roped vines! Such fun!

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  6. The first one is my favorite! I adore the colors.

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  7. Lovely. Your watercolor rainforest is beautiful and your second tangleations works beautifully. These challenges do help us out of our comfort zone!

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  8. These are both lovely; but I'm particularly partial to the delicacy of the watercolor. It's awesome. I went back and did Erin's dares, but I only had 5 to catch up. On the challenges, I'm thinking about it; because they are so much fun, and I learn so much, but I have at least 50 to catch up. Yikes! I'm going to CZT training in September, and I can hardly wait. I'm learning as many official ZT tangles as I can before I get there.

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  9. Both your Tangles are just super! I especially, like the first one. Love the muted coloring and your treatment of Brayd - it almost looks like a tree. Great work!

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  10. Really lovely. The first one really caught me eye. The colors are so soft and soothing. Great work!

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  11. I love both, but actually the second is my favorite because of the intricacies.

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