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Monday, July 22, 2013

Long Post . . . Sorry!

     Seriously.  I am sorry this is going to be such a long post, but most of the length is artwork, so maybe it won't be too bad.   I meant to break this into a few posts, however that little thing called time.  I have been trying very hard to get my tangle notebook fixed before school starts and that has taken a lot of my time.  Fortunately, it is fun and I don't mind it.  I will tell you more about that and share some pics when the post isn't so long already.

     Dare #66

     Bright Owl's template comes from one made with Genevieve Crabe's stencils.  I have been playing with those some this summer (will share those in another post).  They are amazingly fun and if you haven't bought them - rush out and do so.  I won my set last summer and was so afraid I wouldn't be able to use them.  Not so.  They are really easy and produce a cool zendala.  Anyway, this template was beautiful.  I love the large open areas and the flow.
Dare #66

     I had been looking for a place to play with a new tangle I came up with and this template provided the space.  I have the steps to the tangle later on in the post.   The last one has tangles that are more "alphabet related", hence the name.
Dare #66 - Zanzee

Alphabet Soup

Every Inchie Monday

     I had great plans.  My first thought was to draw a hobbit home.  I had just finished watching the movie and that was fresh on my mind.  The drawing didn't work.  Then there was the idea of a unicorn.  Uh, no.  Finally I used a sticker and enhanced it with my gel pens.  The song "When You Wish Upon A Star" keeps going through my head.  Sort of fantasy, I suppose.
fantasy

Challenge #128 - Two Pencil String

      I love these.  They are lots of fun.  This gave me another chance to try my new tangle and see how it works with being a border.  I also decided on some parchment looking scrapbook paper and brown pens.  I just love brown tones.  You need to head over to Diva's site to check out the other artist's work.  But you need to go to see her photos of her adorable little boys.  They are so precious and her photos this week are priceless.
Breeze

"Zanzee"

   While roaming around on Pinterest (I will NOT confess to how many hours I can waste spend doing that) I found an interesting pattern on a piece of architecture from Zanzibar.  I am not sure whether I can post the picture without infringing on copyrights.  Anyway this simple but striking pattern intrigued me and I have been playing with it on lots of things.  I hope this isn't a tangle that someone else has done and if it is I apologize.  I am calling it zanzee.  I would love to know what you think!

      Okay.  I'm through.  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  I am so enjoying all this free time to tangle, make cards and just relax.  I think summer spoils me.  Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!

25 comments:

  1. Yes it was a tricky topic with so many option, I think you did a great job!

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  2. Well, it was not that long afterall :-)
    You made some beautiful art works and I like them a lot!

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  3. What a cute inchie. And the alphabet soup is really good. I admire your patience with the tangles.

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  4. I like your Zanzee. It looks great in all your art. Love your little inchie too!

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  5. love your fantasy bear! how adorable. Your zentagles always blow me away, what patience you have!!!

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  6. Your new tangle looks great in all your ZIAs. I love grid patterns and look forward to using it soon. All of the Zendalas you created are awesome. You have been a busy, busy artistic lady! Your post was not too long at all. I enjoyed reading what you shared. Have a great week.

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  7. Love your two pencil string tile. It has such a soft feeling to it. Your flux reminds me of butterflies!

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  8. you did a lovely job on the Zendalas and the 2 pencil tile. Your new tangle looks like a fun one. Will have to try it very soon. Thanks for sharing your "long" post and your art work.

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  9. Oh, so wonderful artworks! I love your zendalas very much. My favorite is "Alphabet Soup". It´s fantastic! Your challenge tile is absolutely brilliant. Very nice colors. And the fantasy bear is very pretty! Also I like your "Zanzee" very much! Great job!

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  10. WOW....You have been busy!
    Love what you did with the template.
    And Zanzee is a great new tangle, I will try it out soon :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great Zendalas and your other work is wonderful, too! Thanks for the inspiration. :) Now I've got to get going on learning
    "Zanzee." :)

    Be creative and catch some Happy!

    Jacque Solomon
    www.tanglebright.com

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  12. What a feast for the eyes to devour! I love each and every line!

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  13. wow so very nice, I should say so also you must have been busy nice work

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  14. So many delights and treats to see!

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  15. A fabulous inchie and a great take on the theme.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Thank you for the instructions how to create the Zanzee tangle.

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  17. Gorgeous Inchie, and beautiful pattern, can't wait to use it. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Nice new tangle! I've seen things with similar elements, but nothing just like this.

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  19. Love Zanzee, I am using this one today

    Cheers,
    Judy

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  20. Wow! Zanzee is "souper". Thinking of your "Alphabet Soup" ZIA. There is a tangle in it that I havent seen before. Looks somewhat like a cursive, capital "A". Maybe you have steps for it in an ealier post? This is my first time hearing about / seeing your blog. I'll search for steps for the "A" tangle. You are now on my "favorites" list.

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    1. I found this tangle and added it to my notebook - it is by Judy Murphy (don't have a site link, sorry) and it is called "Aa's". Sorry I took so long to reply.

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  21. Great jobs, pretty.... Glad you enjoyed the Summer!

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  22. thank you for sharing.I use your creativity at my work,a nursinghome in Holland

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  24. I love this pattern. Thanks for sharing it. Jane, CZT9 too!

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