Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Diva Bijou Challenge 179

There's a new snail in town...Bijou....and a welcome one at that! I've always been rather partial to snails and all things swirly and spirally, so I warmed to Bijou immediately.

Bijou - like the name - does things small but perfectly formed. And Zentangle tiles are now available in 2" by 2" squares - also known as Twinchies, which is also a lovely name.

I haven't done one of these before and don't have paper cut to size, so for the Diva's Challenge this week, I drew three small squares to the requisite size and tangled them. It was definitely a different experience - it felt different and my compositions are different too. Great idea - I'll do it again for sure!


Top left, Meer and Mooka, plus a little fringe of Locar, I think
Top left, Bales.
Bottom centre, Unme and Purk.

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    1. Aren't they just? Thank you so much. Axxx

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  2. Really nice. I love the black Mooka one with the Meer best. It's very dramatic!

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    1. Thank you Jean - the Mooka one I was least happy with but I like it better now. Axxx

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    1. The top left one makes me want to eat cherries.

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    2. We are surrounded by cherries here in Andalucia....an unconscious inspiration perhaps! Hope you can get your hands on some. Axxx

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  4. Lovely tiles! Your Purf looks so interesting. I too really love the dark tile with Mooka and Meer. I also like how you shaded your tile.

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    1. Thank you Black Scorpio. I do enjoy the shading and I'm glad you like the dark Mooka. Axxx

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  5. I too love how your mooka looks in black! Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda. I like doing black Mookas but this tile wasn't my favourite at the time but it has the thumbs up from you so maybe it's not too bad! Axxx

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  6. Great job on these tiles. Like your choice of tangles.

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    1. Thanks Donald. It was quite liberating to have limited space...Axxx

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  7. Very beautiful tiles and great shading. Funny, we had the same idea in the way we glued them on a larger paper!

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    1. I've just been to look at your lovely tiles, Annemarie, and we did chose the same layout! I cheated a bit because I drew the 'tiles, rather than cut them but maybe I'll try that next time. Thank you,Axxx

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  8. Very lovely Bijou tiles! Wonderful shading, too!

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    1. Thank you so much,LonettA - I do appreciate your comments! Axxx

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  9. Annie... I always love looking at your art! Your line work and shading is always so nice! Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving a comment on my entry... That was just so kind!

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    1. Always a pleasure to enjoy your work too, Holly! Thank you for visiting and thanks for commenting - hope the holiday is as good as it looks! Axxx

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I read everyone's comments and am delighted that you took the time to share your views. Thank you! Ax