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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Creative or Insane, you decide!

So much fun stuff this past week with the challenges and dares!  I love this - even if I did get a bit out of control this time. 
    Let's set the stage for my mental wobbling - I get paid the first of every month.  Our printer is out of ink and won't print.  It isn't the first.  Get the picture?  I am out of school for this week so I have NO access to a printer.  Friday night I began hoping (okay, praying) for an "easy" template from the Bright Owl.  One I could duplicate by drawing.  At least to some degree.  Hide the wobbly lines with tangles . . . Oh Erin, it was not to be!  This template was intense.  Beautiful, if I could have printed it.
   So I began to devise plans.  Creative ones.  My very best - I would bring it up on my tablet, Ray would hold it up to a mirror while I traced with marker on the mirror.  Then I would put tracing paper over it, copy it and transfer it to a "real" piece of paper!  Genius!  (or nuts).  Ray just looked at me - I am sure it was an admiring glance, not matching his words of "have you gone crazy?"  Thinking he might not cooperate fully, I thought about putting a piece of paper on the computer screen to trace it.  This sent him around the bend with words of admiration.  Leading him to suggest we go to the library to print me a copy when it opened on Monday.  Okay, that was plan C.  I would have thought of it.
   After all that I got to pull out the pen and grab some zen for myself!  I love this template - it is so frilly and delicate (if you are not considering ways to copy it).
     Judy - over at Creative Doodling (see side bar) - had a really great template this week.  It was built on interlocking boxes stacked.  Remember the no ink?  Still a problem, but she said we could do our own and I can duplicate boxes without damage to any personal property.  I had some serious fun with this one!  I got all caught up in the scenes and the little stick people.  What a blast!
       After the library visit on Monday, I went off to check out the Diva's challenge.  This week we had to use a new tangle called "Zingers".  Cute little filler type tangle.  I really love the work of fellow tangler, Helen Williams, and had loved what she did with randomizing "bloom" on her video.  So this gave me a chance to try out both tangles.  If you have not checked out her gorgeous style of tangling head over to A Little Lime.  Her work takes my breath away.  Seriously.
     It has been a great vacation so far.  Tomorrow, I plan on pulling out the cricut and working on December birthday cards and Christmas cards . . .
  For now, I need to step outside to my yard and see what that man with the strange white jacket in his hand is saying about "coming with him peacefully".  Odd.
                                  Happy Thanksgiving and have a great week!!


16 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! The zendala is gorgeous, and the frames with stick men are great! - Aliyaran

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  2. Your work is great. And I absolutely love the boxes one. That is brilliant. I don't usually think to use squares in my tangling. But it totally works

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  3. All of your zentangle works are fantastic!

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  4. I really like your stack Cathy. Very interesting and imaginative.

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  5. All great, I don't know wich one to chose (if I had to).

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  6. Love your bottom one, I agree with you about Helen's work!! Also the drawing with the stick people is totally cute and gorgeous.

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  7. All three are wonderful, but the one that made me stop and look harder was the boxes and stick people. Bravo for you determination as it created super tangles!!

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  8. A very lovely and creative zendala tile.

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  9. All of these are lovely, I especially like the celtic boxes

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  10. Love your challenge entry, but like everyone else, I think the boxes are an amazing idea and beautifully done. Also love the sunflower that emerged in your zendala.

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  11. All three tiles are just gorgeous. The stacked squares are amazing. Gravity defying, lol.

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  12. I think you hit it "out of the park" with your stacks. Ingenious, and lovely work. I love your challenge tile for zinger, as well. Your work is beautiful.

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  13. Wow! I especially love your boxes, or frames with the little people running around! LOVE!

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  14. Socc-ing it to the Zinger! Fabulous works! I saw Judy's challenge just yesterday - hopefully I'll have some time this week :)

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  15. It is horrible to be out of ink in your printer, I know! You are creative, inventive, and these are all great. A+ for extra effort. :)

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  16. Loving your zingers with bloom it makes a great tile.

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