Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Diva Challenge #314, Made by Joey #163, Travelling Tangles and Art for Lily

Use My Tangle Monday
"Scallamps" by Sarah Uram
Plus some of my usual suspects ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week we're using a pattern submitted to The Diva by one of her fellow CZT's. I've been continuing on with my personal challenge to work on mastering my top 20. The idea is to reign in my inclination to procrastinate on Pinterest or Mosaic and trust my own instincts. I created this tile on a recycled cat litter box I had stowed behind a door in my hallway prompted by last week's Earth/Amanda Day challenge. Laura had created a tile using a cardboard box. I went on to do something different as I'd forgotten about the box. I'm not supposed to have an animal in my apartment so I didn't want to leave any evidence in the recycling bin downstairs.
It turned out to be perfect. Heavy duty, smooth and a dream to draw on. The gel pen loved it.

Earth Day Challenge
Interrupted...

...Aimee getting all up in my business
It's a good thing she's so darned cute๐Ÿ˜˜

Finish my Tile Alphabet Series: "R"
Featuring: "Rysa"
Additionally: "Raddox"

This series is on Bijou tiles.

Next up, Travelling Tangles I finished this week. Jem Miller aka The Ragged Ray, sent me a gorgeous trio of tiles for last month's​ "Look to the Sky" swap.

My finish...

...to Jem's super cool start

My finish...

To another of Jem's inspiring beginnings


Yet one more
Jem's work is so amazing

Square One Purely Zentangle
Love for Lily Moon

Lily Moon and her family are struggling right now. This is Lily's recent post. The Zentangle community has been reaching out in support. I created this using 2 of Lily's tangles, Amphora and Lealad.
There is so much amazing Zentangle talent out there, but Lily's remarkable art stands out among a handful of super stars. She's been a major influence in the development of my art. I'm wishing her and her family Peace, Love and Light.
I sent this tile to Square One's admin to send along to Lily.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me ๐Ÿ˜




36 comments:

  1. It's always so nice to visit your blog! I love your usual suspects in the Diva tile and your R-tile is very creative. But I must say that your sweet Aimee steals the show :-)

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    1. Thanks Ilse! yes, Aimee is such love. She's good at making me take breaks��

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  2. I always enjoy seeing what you, and Aimee, have been up to. I also decided to cut myself a stack of recycled tiles as I enjoyed working on them so much last week.

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    1. Thanks Jean! I have several cardboard tiles to enjoy too. Who knew? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Jem's work is amazing, but yours also, all the finished traveling tiles are gorgeous.
    I love the R and the DIva's tile but your work for Lily is my favorite of the week. I hope she can see it and it is very nice of you to mention Lily's recent post.
    I wrote a mistake, again, the star of the post is Aimee.

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    1. Thank you Ria! I love how Lily's tile turned out. I'm fairly certain that Lily will be receiving many, many pieces of art that I hope will bring her some comfort.

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  4. I enjoy your work so much, the R is neat but the way you finish other people's tiles constantly amaze me. I too admire Lily's work and am praying for her and her family.

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    1. Thank you Trudi! I was really inspired by The Diva's streams. Watching her complete some of her travelling Tangles helped me to keep it simple ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. As always, so much beautiful work to look at. I love the Scallamps tile!!!

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    1. Thank you Annemarie! Scallamps is such a fun pattern isn't it?

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  6. Great tile for the challenge, and the travelling tangles are so interesting. Big pats to Aimee.

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  7. Your R and DIVA tile are super, but you are definitely the Zen-Mistress of Traveling Tiles. Your over-the-top finishing makes each and every one a little masterpiece. A big heart for Lily, well done!

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  8. So many beautiful pieces of art that meets me every time I come here! Thank´s Michele for sharing! You are a great inspiration! The one you made for Lily is breathtaking!

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  9. Beautiful tiles! Thank you so much for your lovely words ❤️

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  10. What a lovely collection of Zentangle® goodness!

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  11. Such lovely tiles full of inspirations!
    And what a great idea to draw a tile for Lily Moon. I also read about the difficult times in Lily's life and I love the idea that a huge group of people who share the same art act like a family and try to give Lily the feeling not to be alone with her sadness. Did you see that Adele Bruno had the same idea for this week's IAST Challenge? I drew a tile for Lily yesterday and my thoughts were with her. Hugs, Simone

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    1. Many thanks Simone! Yes I saw Adele's challenge this week. I believe that all of the art created for Lily will surely help lift her spirits. I just finished my IAST piece for her๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. Your work is so beautiful, dear Michele! It's always a pleasure reading your posts!

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  13. Wow, stunning work! And what stealth with the litter carton! Smart and talented, what a combo!

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    1. Thank you Lorna! I was a little late out of the gate with the recycling challenge. I'd had that box stashed for weeks ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. Love it! And amazing how you recycled the litter box! Thanks for trying my tangle :D

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I love Scallamp๐Ÿ˜

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  15. Very beautiful work here, Michele. I have a little helper sometimes too. You and Jem make a great creative team. Axxx

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