Saturday, November 29, 2014

OUT with the OLD AND IN with the NEW

Thanks be to God

Weekly Challenge #195
"Turning Old Into New" by Sandy Hunter, CZT

   Thank you Sandy for standing in for Laura with her weekly challenge! (I think it would be a great challenge for all of us,.....if we had no challenge....so thank you!) So with all of that aside, My lil' family went on vacation these last 5 days so I'm late in getting my entry in. 
  I really didn't get to get totally into my Zen with tangling, because I was Zenning (don't know if that could even be a word) with all of the wonderment and new surroundings that I was immersed in. So my apologies for my entry being a quicky! (Don't get me wrong, I did quite a bit of tangling, and most of it turned into Random Acts of Zentangles that I left everywhere on our trip.)
When we were visiting Solvang, there were the most beautiful and huge leaves everywhere. I was going crazy, I wanted to pick them all up and bring them home! (My family was ready to leave me there, because they had to restrain me from grabbing every leaf I passed)  :0!

They got brittle pretty quick so it was a challenge to tangle on them. Not too much detail, because the best marker I had with me was a Sharpie.

   On with the challenge!!! Two of my go to favorite tangles are Mooka and Wud!!! Love, love, love them! So Mooka is always free form and all different sizes and not much uniformity when used on a tile. So I boxed it!!!!! And then, when I used Wud, I usually have it as a border and in a pretty uniformed pattern. So I tried it in a circle and I let it get a little wonky! (A new word I learned from blogging, that I have been waiting to use!!! I love it, "wonky", 'WONKY', and WOnkY! It's just all around a fun word) So here we go....
Don't look too close, because you will see my 'oops' with Mooka.  (down at the bottom......)  Anyway, it was hard to do exactly the same and on a circular space, so I got a little confused!!
   This really was an enjoyable challenge, and now that I'm back home, I'm hoping to play some more with this Old into New concept!!! (first I have to tend to all the WonKy work of unpacking and laundry!! YUCKY)

   I didn't have a chance to put thought into my Inchie for the week, so that will be postponed til next week!!
   In the meantime, I hope all of you who are celebrating Thanksgiving, had a wonderful one! And even if you are in another country, I hope that you may reflect and find something you can say that you are Thankful for!!!
GIVE THANKS
and 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
(gobble, gobble)

Thank you to all who leave niceness on my blog!!
;0)

Go put some  
Zen 
into this 
Tangled 
world
!

12 comments:

Zoe Brener said...

This is some touching art, Annette! What you have done is beautiful. I'm sure you've had a nice Thanksgiving celebration. You're beautiful!

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

Love the challenge piece and the the leaf that you did, Great!

Donald Wilka said...

The leaves look great. Have never tried to tangle on leaves, though I have seen others do it. Like your challenge piece. Did not think about doing something in a circle.

Anne's tangle blog said...

A lovely zendala you created!! Great leaves too.

Christine Frampton said...
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Christine Frampton said...

I love your leaves, one year I will have a go at doing that. People have used a lot of tangles this week that I haven't thought of using, so, I have a list of tangles to look up and try out. Wud is one of them.

(apologies, I deleted my last comment as it needed editing)

Nat Wout said...

Lovely and playful pieces. Well done with the leaf.

David Hunter said...

A wonderful Tile, Annette. You've created a delightful design and I love how you Tangleated the Mooka's and the Wud patterns. Your leaf is awesome.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

That is so wonderful directly on the leaves! We have some of those trees near us and the leaves are GIANT! Very neat!

Jean Chaney said...

Those leaves are really beautiful and I see why you wanted to take them all home. My friend just brought me a whole box of gourds to tangle on, but I have to wait for them to dry out. Tangling on odd objects is fun. I did Mooka in a box too. Interesting challenge and I think I learned a lot from it. Yours is fabulous!

J L Johnson said...

Love the leaves and the round tile with Mooka and Wud.

LonettA said...

Lovely zendala with the Mooka border! Beautiful your pieces with the leaves, too!