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Monday, June 2, 2014

Day 2

      I think this 30 day create challenge is very cool!  If you are interested head over to Whimsey and Zen and join us.  The really  nice thing about this challenge is that any type of creativity counts - knitting, painting, you name it!  So that means when I pull out my Cricut and scrapbook or make cards that counts!  Nice!
      Today I worked on the inchie for Every Inchie Monday.  The word was "khaki".   I pulled out any paper I had that resembled that color and went to town collaging.  It is not spectacular, but it suffices.  Actually the colors are among my favorites.

      Then I worked on the challenge for Diva.  Hard to believe it is challenge #170.   Be had to do a Use My Tangle piece using the tangle "bugles".  While I had put this tangle in my notebook, I have to say I have never used it - or been tempted to.  It is a pretty tangle, I just don't seem to have made it work for me.  All that said, when I finished the whole tile, I was rather pleased with it.  I probably won't run to this tangle but then again I won't avoid it either.   These two things are all I got finished for today's challenge - the rest was done last week.

      For Christmas I got the book The Beauty of Zentangle.  It has tons of inspiring pieces in it and my plans this summer are to "borrow" some those inspirations and play with them.   I will try to remember to post the original artist's name when I share those pieces.  One of the pages by Angie Vangalis made me want to pull out my watercolors and see what I could do.  I decided to stay within one color family for mine.  I can't decide whether to tangle over the colored areas or not.   Any suggestions?

       Journal 52 catch up time!  I am sooooo far behind.  My summer goal is to get caught up with the current week.  Of course I realize the moment school starts, I will be soooo far behind yet again!   Hey, I can dream, right?
      Week 17 was the "refresh" prompt.  What refreshes you?  I had lots of thoughts - summertime is my refreshing time.  However the last few days of school I had some really bad leg pains and so I decided to go with what was making me feel refreshed at the moment - a long hot soak.

      For week 18, we were to explore the idea of creative hands.  I traced my hand and then added some things I enjoy with my hands.  I also put one of my absolute favorite quotes on this page.   It sort of sums up how I feel about creating.

      I skipped a few weeks and went over to week 21.  I will go back and do the others I am just waiting for some grand idea to hit me.   Since I enjoy doing zendalas, this page, "making mandalas", was right up my creative alley!

     Whew!  Long winded post.   Thanks for bearing with me.  Please leave me a comment if you can.

15 comments:

  1. How gorgeous - a micro collage, a collaged inchie! So beautifully done! Stunning journalling! Love 'refresh' :)

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  2. They're all lovely; I particularly like the Diva and zendalas.

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  3. You have been so very, very busy with all kinds of beautiful stuff. Your challenge piece is really gorgeous, I like the way Sandswirl comes out of Bugles.
    For your watercolor piece, I think there are no more tangles needed, it's beautiful as it is.

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  4. You have been so busy, I m jealous! LOL I adore all you did you are so talented! I love that you made a cowboy hat for your inchie! So cool!

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  5. Love the creative flow in your life.... it is ALL wonderful... I love YOU in the tub... so wonderful to feel that way... should try it today.. I need to refresh NOW... thanks for all your sharing... Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie

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  6. Always love to see your work and your inchie for this week is terrific

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Love your inchie. Your are very creative at the moment. Beautiful art.

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  8. You've been busy!!!! Nice job!

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  9. You must really be enjoying the opportunity to be able to play more now that school's out. Your work is all great but I really LOVED the "refresh" one. It made me smile.

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  10. Great inchie, and love your other work.

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  11. Fun post - especially like the quite in creative hands thanks for sharing that. Bugles had me stumped for a bit - didn't feel a vibe with it and not sure how to work it in but eventually I found a way - thought yours worked well as composed.

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  12. Thank you for using my Tangle, Bugles. I like how it flows into other tangles.

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  13. Love the variety of your art! I am about to refresh myself with a bath and I really enjoyed your illustration of the bath. Your Zendalas are beautiful and I totally recommend tangling over watercolor. I am becoming obsessed with it. Isn't this a lovely challenge!

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  14. Fabulous collage - I sat looking at it for quite some time as it has the illusion of extra dimension. Brilliant!

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  15. Refresh is great, and the name suits it perfectly :) I love the "blues" drawing. You asked whether to fill the color areas with drawing, and my feeling is to either leave it as is, or add some very general and clean shapes that will take advantage of the color changes.

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