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Monday, June 10, 2013

All Sorts of Fun

     I have been on a creative busy streak!  I started out vacation by pulling out my Gypsy and designing a whole group of cards to use for birthdays next year.  I haven't put them together, but I plan on a day to do that this week.  Then of course, there is time to tangle! 
     I started out with an ATC for a new online swap that Judy over at Creative Doodling has posted.  If you are interested in ATCs check out her site.  I painted the background with watercolors first and then when that dried, I tangled over top of it.  The theme was wavy lines.  The title is "Good Day Sunshine", the title of a Beatle's song and also the theme for our field day at school this past year.
Good Day Sunshine
     The next thing on my "busy" agenda was to get my inchie done.  I love, love, love inchie Mondays.  The challenge for me is to take the word of the week and try to come up with a (off the wall) totally different take on it.  Sometimes I can, sometimes it doesn't happen.  I usually throw out the word to my brother and we sit and brainstorm.  This week the word was "bed".  The first thought was of course, a bed.  Then we started calling out other ideas - truck bed, flower bed, bed of roses, a bed of nails - you get the idea.  At last my favorite - bedrock - Fred Flintstone's home! 
Yabba Dabba Do
      Check out the other awesome inchie artists by hitting on the sidebar button.  They are always so interesting and beautiful!
      Time for Diva's Monday challenge.   We were supposed to play with tangles in a grid.  I first went over to the official Zentangle site to look at the ideas for using the grid.  This was going to be fun.  Once I got started, the ideas came rolling.  For the first one I played with several grid patterns from the chart and altered some of them slightly.  I also "forgot" a few pieces. 
Missing Pieces
      Unable to stop, I also tangled in my calendar and then did another tile.  For the second one, I used my new inchie punch and traced around the inchie overlapping the images.  Then again I just played with the grid patterns.
Spilled Grid
      I am really enjoying the time to get into the book I got for Christmas this past year, One Zentangle A Day.  I hate I missed the book study using this book a while back, but I did get lots of ideas from the posts.  The book is fantastic and I am learning a lot.  So each day, I read the lesson and then work through the exercises.  One exercise was to use amaze, flux, and mooka.  I played around with several ideas, but this one is my favorite.
      This has been a creative few days - but so much fun!  I hope you are having some creative fun this week.  Thank you for dropping by and of course, thanks for leaving me some comment-sunshine.  I love hearing from you.  Now let's link up all this fun and get to commenting myself!

26 comments:

  1. Cathy, you really are on a creative streak. Your watercolor ATC is luscious. Fred Flinstone is so cute. And your grid unlocked pieces are amazing. I really like the idea of the inchie grids. I have the zentangle a day book also, have looked through it but never tried to do the exercise. What day are you on?

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    1. Beginning week 2 today. This is really fun. I am learning a lot just exploring the tangles.

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  2. Awww....it looks like you have been having a lot of fun! I love all your tiles. Lovely work!

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  3. Great work! Especially the "spilled grid". :D

    I tried to use J1 to create a flower, too. But it looks way better in your work. ;o) I think it's your stripe of four squares that makes it pop.

    I bet you had a LOT of fun creating all those wonderful pieces.

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  4. Nice work! "Missing Pieces" is lovely, and a clever idea! I have been thinking about doing Inchies, but think that the 2 inch "Twinchies" might work better for me.

    I also have "One Zentangle a Day", and I think this book is a great one for anyone who wants to explore the ZIA side in depth.

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  5. Bedrock! Awesome! I LOVE your inchie! (The top tangle is cool too.)

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  6. A fabulous take on the bed theme and your tangles are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. All your tiles are awesome. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  8. Cathy your inner gypsy has been dancing and making magic!

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    1. I am sure you must see your wonderful influence in the last tile! Your work is my very favorite and this was inspired by your work. As always, it inspires!

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  9. Great idea for your inchie, love the tangles as well.

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  10. So interesting job and very beautiful and great zentangles, I love them all!

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  11. You have been busy this week! I like all of them, but especially the 'spilled grid'. That one is sooo gorgeous!

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  12. Me oh my! You have been extra busy and I wish I had only 1/2 of your energy! Love all of your work and your writing, too. Thanks for the inspiration! :) Love Fred Flintstone, too! Hey - where's Wilma?

    Be creative and catch some Happy!

    Jacque Solomon
    www.tanglebright.com

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  13. Love all your pieces especially the Grid (un)locked. You have wonderful line work and shading. Great job!

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  14. I love your tumbling tiles, what a great idea.

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  15. you are so talented! Love them all

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  16. Very creative. Like both the missing grid and the spilled grid.

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  17. Some amazing examples of zentangled beauty!

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  18. what pretty art work & a great take on the Bed theme for the inchie! well done

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  19. I love your spilled grid effect, very clever Cathy - great tangles!

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  20. On my blog you ask me how far I am with 'One zentangle a day'. Well, I just strated and only did the first two days.
    Of course a bit of old stuff now, but I'm sure that will change. Do you like it?

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  21. Loving all your doodles! Thanks for stopping by :)

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