Wednesday, September 24, 2014

STRING THEORY: LEAVES, LEAVES, LEAVES and INCHIE, SALMON


Weekly Challenge #186
'String Theory, Leaves, Leaves, Leaves'

   I was so excited when I saw what the weekly challenge was this week! One year ago, when I discovered Zentangle, I had a vision of tangling all over real leaves. As I would take my kids to school and see beautiful leaves all over the ground, big ones, little ones, and most of them brown. I thought to myself, these would be just amazing to tangle all over! So I put them in a book and let them get pressed and nice and flat, for a whole year! Laura's challenge, reminded me that I had these leaves all pressed and ready to be transformed! So here is one of them,....the Sycamore leaf! (The other two little ones I just found today and thought that they would look cute next to the big one. They are not pressed.)
(before pic)  The canvas that this leaf is laying on is 10"x10".

Tangles used: Fandango, Ansu, Betweed, Birds on a Wire, Angel Fish

After doing this, one leaf, I now want to make a collage of these. I will keep you posted if I do.


   Fall is my favorite season of the year, even though here in Southern CA, we don't really get a true fall! (It is also, a very special day for me because my middle child was born on the first day of fall, 7 years ago!!! He always asks me to make my famous sugar cookies in the shape of leaves, for his birthday! So I had quite a lot of fun Tangling all over leaf cookies today too! So fitting for this weeks challenge!) 
Anyway, enjoy the colors and,.............. hope you get to,.....Fall into your Zen!!! 


Weekly Challenge
'Salmon'

   I wasn't quite sure, again, what I was going to do for this one but then it came to me. Years ago, I visited my cousin in Juno, Alaska, and he prepared an awesome grilled salmon! It is still one of my favorites. Quite simple, and full of garlic!!!! So I present to you the recipe for Grilled Salmon. Minus the directions, because it wouldn't fit on an Inch. If you'd like to know the rest of this recipe, just leave me a message and I will do so! (Heeheehee) 
Enjoy!!!
Have an awesome rest of the week!! And Happy Fall!!!

   Thank you to all who leave such friendly messages on my posts! You bring a smile to my face! I always like to return the favor! Last couple of weeks have been busy, so I hope to do better at that this week.

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21 comments:

freebird7100 said...

I am in love with your leaves!!! I would have never thought to do something like that. Totally blown me away!!! Also I adore the cookies (I mean who doesnt love cookies!) Congrats on the little ones birthday! And your inchie is a great one, neat idea I would have not thought bout. Love how creative your week has been. Have a great week!

Susan said...

Your cookies make me hungry! Love, love, love your leaf. Such a clever idea!

Didisch said...

Beautiful, your leaves are so gorgeous, the brown color is great to tangle on?

David Hunter said...

What a wonderful piece. Love what you accomplished on such a delicate surface. Beautiful Patterns. The finished piece is just amazing. Your Tangled cookies are way too tasty looking. Wonderful Post, Annette.

Tinas-Welt said...

Incredibly, your tangle looks really great

HeidiSue said...

Oh! I want to tangle right on a leaf, too! This is so well done, I just love the colors and the balance you've achieved.

Kia said...

Wow! tangling on actual leaves - you must have had to be so delicate with your touch. The results are magnificent.

I think your inchie idea is great. Now if I could only afford the salmon - and then it's not the same if it's just out of the river. well done all.

J L Johnson said...

I did a recipe inchie also. Yours sounds delicious. I like your leaf. If you do your collage would love to see it. How will you preserve it?

LonettA said...

Your tangled leaf is fantastic! What a lovely idea ... and wonderful your choice of tangles and coloring! I love it!

Anne's tangle blog said...

This is amazing!!!! So delicate, so well done.
Your son will always remember this special cookies for his birthday, that's a huge 'gift'.

Zoe Brener said...

Oh Annette! What beautiful artwork on the leaf! Happy burthday to your son! Yummy cookies. And that inchie is excellent. Have you been to Alaska? So lucky, I'd love to go. Mmmmmmm, salmon from cold waters, mmmmmmm.....

Lily M. said...

Beautiful :)

Antonine Koval said...

Oh, clever girl! What fun to tangle right on the leaves! I'm looking away from the cookies, though, as my doctor visit today ended with his admonition to lose some weight and see him in six weeks. Sigh...

Donald Wilka said...

Great job tangling on the leaves. Really looks stunning with the highlights.

Helen Williams said...

terrific idea! Looks great :)

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Oh wow, I love your leaf! I am going to have to try that myself! The cookies look great too!

Omer said...

What an excellent idea ! A true manifestation of this challenge :)

The cookies also look great

Betsy Wilson said...

That leaf is beautiful. Will you do anything to preserve it? Those cookies look delish!

Jean Chaney said...

I can't even imagine trying to draw on a leaf. I would think it would rip to pieces. Amazing and beautiful. Yes, you should do a collage and use glass over it to keep it together over the years. Those cookies look so yummy. Aren't traditions wonderful? Lucky number two!

cstocks said...

Annette, you did a fabulous job of tangling the leaf! Such a lovely surface with a nice neutral tone to work on; so delicate and very nicely tangled. Have a brilliant day! c

Claire Crook said...

Beautiful work.