Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Diva Challenge #326, Made by Joey Challenge #175 etc.....


Diva Challenge #326
Guest blogger Elisa Murphy
"Nzeppel Monotangle"
I was done...

then decided I wasn't...
I shouldn't have done that

"Nzeppel" is one of my Top 20 faves so I was anxious to jump right into this one as the perfect motivator to monotangle the crap out of it. I grabbed one of the extra rope string tiles I'd started for the Joey Challenge I guest hosted a couple of weeks ago and got going. Somewhere midway I was not gelling with the tile at all. The sections were too similar and I wasn't getting the contrast I wanted. I sat it aside after I got all the line work down and thought I could fix it in the shading and mucked it up even more. But, that's ok. It's all part of the journey.
I started again.

"Nzeppel" Monotangle
take 2



Made by Joey Challenge #175
Guest blogger Stephanie Jennifer
"Naida"


I've been following Joey's challenges for a couple of years. Very early on in this pursuit I decided to make ATC's my format for these challenges and I've been known to tweak the prompt to fit.

Here's the latest in my Eco-print Series:




I got a little behind with my "92 Days" prompts last week:



I had a little more play with "Peanuckle" after last weeks Diva Challenge. 
It's growing on me;-)



One of the challenges with this project is dealing with the bleed through from some of the various mediums that I use. I learned a long time ago not to be fussy or precious with my art. So instead of limiting my tools to avoid the bleed, I try to embrace it. It's not easy sometimes.

...and on the Travelling Tangles Project front:

I sent this ATC to Sue Bailey in Australia...

...Sue's gorgeous finish
I need to amp up my Betweed game
this is lovely

me: "Aimee! You better not be on Chewy.com again!!!" πŸΎπŸ’ž
Aimee: "What. Ever."

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me πŸ˜‰




34 comments:

  1. I love the highlights on your perfs in your Naida tile. Your eco dye series is gorgeous! And your Peanuckle is wonderful. The flow and colours are lovely.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I was very happy with the little Peanuckle. I love when I finally "get" a pattern that once baffled me;-)

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  2. I'm a Diva Challenge person. Call me misguided, but I really like the second one where you think you went too far. It "feels" really textural. (I wasn't sure "textural" was a word, but spellcheck thinks it is.) Do I get extra points for anthropromorphizing spell check? The rest of your work is also very elegant.

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    1. thanks so much Suzanne! I guess I was undone, or to borrow your word, unhinged, by the small scale nzepple and heavy line of the white gel pen. I truly appreciate your kind words;-)

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  3. I agree with Suzanne, me too loves the second Diva's tile. 'N Zeppel looks great on this compositon with the ropestring.
    It is always a delight to open your posts, so much beautiful work and I like to see Aimee in different poses. I like all tiles but for this week, my fave is the work with at gorgeous Featherfall.

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    1. Thanks Ria! It's funny because I almost did not post that first tile at all, but that would go against all that is Zen about this...and in retrospect, it's not as bad as I first thought. Your kind words are most appreciated;-)

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  4. I looked at both again and again. At first, I was blown away by the second. The very next second I noticed they are the same, before and after. Then I read your comment and I agreed with you. Then I scrolled down, took all those amazing, amazing tiles in, went up again and now it is final! The second one is still the best of the 2. Yeap!!!

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks so much Susie;-) Your comments always delight me.

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  5. Your Nzeppel tile in two variations is fantastic! I like both, but the depth in the second is wonderful. The shadings of grey and blue look so colorful and lifely. Your other tiles all are gorgeous in your colors of the nature. I enjoy the visits on your site since about three years. Greetings from Germany, Margarete

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  6. You always have so many nice things to look at on your blog. The colors always captivate me and all those wonderful tangles call to me. This week, the Bubbles caught my eye. I haven't done that one yet and I love the way it looks with those overlaps. I can see using Copics to really draw out the overlap.

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    1. Many thanks Jean! Yes, those bubbles are fun aren't they. I'd forgotten about it.

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  7. Oh, Michele, these are just lovely. For some reason, I'm always especially drawn to your journal entries. I just love those and often feel inspired to do the same. I just let my worry about not getting to it every day hinder me. I should just dive in and if I don't get to it as often as I'd like, so be it.
    Thank you for being a source of inspiration. Oh!, and I have 2 little feline friends for Aimee to play with!

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    1. Thanks so much Roseanne! You are so sweet;-) The journal prompts are a revelation and really fun. Just jump in and do what you can. All of the prompts are archived so you can do whatever you feel like whenever you feel like. I don't get to them every day and sometimes do little marathons on my days off.

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  8. Ohhhhh….. love the 'NZeppels!

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  9. How busy you are... and how creative once more. So much things to look at and to love!
    I agree with you , I also like the first DC tile more, the second one is a bit overloaded, but still great !!
    I am a great supporter of your journal- I love it!! Possibly you could publish it completely, when finished, what do you think?

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    1. Thank you so much Simone! I'm going to try scanning the journal and possibly do a gallery page when it's done. There's a significant amount of bleed through so the pages are a little murky but I like that. I do appreciate your kind words;-)

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  10. Wow, what a lot of beautiful tiles and colors :-))

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  11. Where are your 92 Day Prompts from, Michele?

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    1. Duh (hitting forehead with palm)!! I just remembered it's from the FB page. It's Friday is all I can say. 🀣🀣🀣

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    2. Hahaha...welcome to my world;-)

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  12. Just imagine me saying really nice things because they are so beautiful I don't know what to say!

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  13. So much art, soooo much gorgeous to look at. I do like those Nzeppel tiles.

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  14. Your work is always so interesting and varied. I like your first one as well, not necessarily better. When I first saw it I thought of a tree trunk. Doing a class soon on trees using tangles. May have to experiment with that one.

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  15. All these tiles are awesome, beautiful colors and design! I love Nzeppel with Rope string !

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  16. It is so fun to visit your blog! So much inspiration you share! I love your takes on `NZeppel!

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  17. 'Nzeppel is also one of my favorite tangles, and I'm fascinated by all the contrasts in shape and tone you found in the original version of your first 'nzeppel tile. And your two eco-prints, especially their colors, are luscious, although with my traveling tangles-oriented eyes, I found myself looking for the starts -- what the particular tile looked like before you started tangling.

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  18. It's very exciting being featured in your blog Michele, I really enjoyed doing your starts. You are one of my favourite tanglers so it was a bit scary to start with!
    Love your work as always!

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