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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Zentangle Audio Meditation #2 and a little Jonqal

It has been a beautiful weekend. Temperatures in the 80's... We've spent the afternoon floating in the pool and relaxing. A wonderful little preview of summer. I feel spoiled!

I spent part of the afternoon (not while floating in the pool) finishing up this tile from the "Shades of Gray" Zentangle® class I taught late last month. It was such a wonderful class. I wish I had remembered to take photos of the tiles. Everyone created such beautiful art! (Hopefully at the next Beyond the Basics class I can photograph the tiles from this class, if everyone remembers to bring their tiles back!) We spent a portion of the class working on a variety of shading techniques. So.much.fun! I wanted to demonstrate what a HUGE difference shading can make to a tangle. You can make one pattern look like something completely different all with where you lay down your graphite or add a sparkle (highlight). This tile is an example of one of the tangles (Jonqal) we worked on in this class. It shows the tangle unshaded, and shaded two different ways. Isn’t it amazing to see the difference?!  There are sooo many ways to shade this! Jonqal was a tangle that gave me that AH...HA... moment in shading when I first started tangling. I held back my tile at arm's length after adding shading, and realized that the combination of sparkles and shading had created an illusion of a coil on a striped background... it BLEW MY MIND!! I was hooked on experimenting with shading from that moment! 

Zentangle® Inspired Art : Jonqual : Shading Class
Jonqual : 3 ways

It has been way too long since I've had a chance to participate in the Diva Challenge...  This week's challenge #208 is to use the tangles Cubine and Poke Root. You can see all the details of the challenge here. I am so happy to have a piece to submit. Thanks, Laura, for another fabulous challenge! I had so.much.fun!


Zentangle® Inspired Art : Weekly Challenge #208 DuoTangle Cubine & Poke Root : "Reflections"
Diva Challenge #208 : Cubine & Poke Root : "Reflections"

I have had such a lovely, kind response to my first Zentangle Audio Meditation Challenge. I appreciate all those kind Zentangle enthusiasts who have left me comments here, on Facebook, or emailed me. Each message was treasured. Thank you! 

So... let's try it again! Here is the SECOND Zentangle Audio Meditation Challenge. (Didn't have a chance to try the FIRST one? It's here!) You will need the following:

Bijou Tile (2 inch by 2 inch paper tile) 
or original Zentangle (3 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch) tile, if you prefer
Micron 01 pen
Pencil (HB or softer)
Tortillion or Stump for blending
....and a nice quiet place :)

This challenge will take approximately 25 minutes. Please remember that you can pause the audio at any time if you need a little longer to complete the instructions.  Listen... and draw... there are no mistakes. 



I would love to read comments from all those who participate. If you would like, please post a photo of your tile on your blog/instagram/flickr, etc. and post the link in your comment. This will allow others to view your version of the challenge. It's so much fun to see everyone's artistic interpretation! DON'T PEEK UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE! NO CHEATING!    {Finished? You can see mine here.}
 
Thank you again for stopping by for a little relaxed focus... Enjoy!



25 comments:

  1. I just realized I didn't post this here!!! http://whimsyandzen.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_10.html

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    1. Thanks for posting your link, Kelly! Your tile turned out beautifully! It was also fun to see your diva and square one challenges!

      I really appreciate you participating! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kate! I sure enjoyed looking at your lovely tiles! Beautiful work, as always!

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    2. Also am going to try out your meditation tile. It is something that I can use these days. I'll let you know how it turns out! :)

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    3. Kate! YAY! I can't wait to hear how you like it AND see your tile! I hope it brings you some relaxation...

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  3. I love the design of your challenge tile!!! And you are right, shading changes a tangle!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne! I so appreciate you leaving me a comment.

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  4. Tolles Design und die Schattierung ist genial geworden

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    1. Danke schon, Lieschen! Sorry... that's about all the German I recall... except for a tiny spattering of words. I so enjoyed seeing your lovely tile for this challenge!

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  5. Ah...very lovely work. Your diva challenge is very clever...really cool how the cubine is embraced in the structure of the pokeroot.

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    1. Lynell... thank you so much for you super kind comment. It was so fun viewing your versions... I loved the blue addition!

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    1. Sherry, I really appreciate that... Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

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  7. I agree totally about shading. I think that is really my favorite part of doing tangles. Everything really just comes to life. I love your rendition of Cubine inside of Pokeroot, and that shadow just is amazing!

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    1. Hi Jean!

      It's so lovely to see you here! I agree... It is TOTALLY my favorite part. Thank you for your kind comments... As always, I loved seeing your art AND all the challenges you participate it. I hope you give my audio meditation a try!

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  8. Thanks again Holly for your beautiful audio meditation.
    You can see what I drew here at http://thetangledway.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/zentangle-audio-meditation-2.html

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    1. Lianne... I am so happy that you participated again in my audio meditation. Your tile turned out so nicely... I love the shading! Beautiful!

      I hope to see you again when I post the next one!

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  9. Holly, I like the audio challenge, but whenever I play the link only 6 min. Plays and I cann't complete my bijou! :(

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Didisch! I have just sent a message to my audio host and hope they will be able to respond on Monday with a fix. It was working properly so I don't know what happened. I hope it will be fixed shortly! Thanks again for letting me know!

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    2. Didisch... It appears to be working again... When you press play you should see that the audio length is over 22 minutes long... Please let me know if you have any more issues. So sorry there was a problem.

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  10. Hello Holly,

    I had a very creative day on Tuesday thanks in part to you. ;) I've been wanting to do your second audio meditation for a while now but hadn't taken the time to do so. Tuesday I finally did it.

    I wrote about it with my tile for the Diva Challenge this week on my blog.
    http://lifeofjoy.me/zentangles-of-the-day/

    Thanks for this. It is good practice for me to really focus and follow directions instead of doing what I think comes next or what I think you say or mean. ;)

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    1. I have since deleted the pictures of my results on that blog post and have created a hidden page, like we discussed. You can find it here:
      http://lifeofjoy.me/audio-zentangle-2/

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    2. Michele!

      I love the hidden pages! What a great idea! Thanks so much for your support and for completing all the audios I have created thus far! :)

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