Monday, October 27, 2014

Betwixt and Betweed Challenge

The challenge from the Diva this week is to just use the pattern "B'tweed." Immediately I figured it would be a zendala on a bar coaster. I'm itching to drop random acts of bar coasters, but only have a few so far. I'm fairly certain that bar coasters and Zen don't really mix, philosophically speaking, but I like working in the round.
The examples of official Zentangles for b'tweed all show the pebbly 'tipple' pattern, so even though this is supposed to be a monotangle, I've included some orbs. Actually, a lot of little bubbles.


The mandala is to be for focus and the object of the designs is to return focus to the center; I think this succeeds in that manner. I look forward to dropping this one into the environment and to see where it goes!

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    1. Thank you, Lady Kate! I think it'll be fun to have anonymous acts of art out there. Have a brilliant day! c

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  2. You gave me a chuckle with your comment about bars and tangles. I like the star shape you used for your Betweed, and a little Tipple is always a nice addition to any tangle.

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    1. Well, Jean, it just boggles the mind. It's one thing to mull over some cider...quite another to combine Zen thought with well, you get the point. And yes, Tipple goes everywhere! Have a brilliant day! c

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  3. I think a little tipple is fine - especially on a bar coaster....:-)
    And yes, I was definitely drawn back to the centre of this lovely Betweed. Great job. Axxx

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    1. Annie, I wasn't even thinking about tippling and well, that's funny! Glad you liked my interpretation. Have a brilliant day! c

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  4. lovely zendala. how was the drawing on a bar coaster? is the paper good enough?
    now I imagine bringing my pen whenever I go to a bar and zentangle away. it's just that the only times I go to a bar is to meet my knitting group, so I'm already knitting or crocheting there.

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    1. Thank you, Cobi! I don't go to a bar to tangle--I got a big batch of coasters from Amazon delivered to my door! I should do a product review as they are an interesting medium. They are absorbent (as they should be), so you don't want to leave your pen on the paper or the ink gets blobby. But even a Sharpie is permanent. I thought they may bleed but they don't. More product testing is in order. Enjoy the knitting group; that's much more Zen. Have a brilliant day! c

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  5. Nice Zendala. Your Betweeds created a wonderful pattern in the round, Well done.

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    1. Thank you, David! I thought it might get a little wonky as I just hand drew the lines, but all was swell. It's a neat pattern to work with. Have a brilliant day! c

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  6. It's almost paradox-wish. Really nice coaster.

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    1. I thank you, Duchess! I do much better with this than Paradox. Glad you liked this. Have a brilliant royal day! c

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    1. Thank you, Anne! Many blessings for a brilliant day! c

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  8. Great betweed star. And the tipple is just great to betweed, or to any tangle to m opinion. I always love to do tipple as enchancer to my tangles.

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    1. Thanks so much, Didisch! I find a little tippling enhances everything. HA! There may be wine involved, but seriously, I, too, like the pattern with my tangles. Have a brilliant day! c

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  9. i love that Betweed star! Great!

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    1. Thank you, Anoeska! May you have a brilliant day! c

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  10. I like the way you 'spun' the star shape. I had to really look at it to figure out where your string was!

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Glad you like the movement within my zendala. Like they say, the string should disappear, but even knowing where they are doesn't make them any easier to see! Have a brilliant day! c

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  11. This is a beautiful RAK for someone to receive!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! It'll be neat to see where this and some others end up; if they find a happy home...or what happens next! Have a brilliant day! c

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  12. So pretty bar coaster! Wonderful use of Betweed!

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  13. Danke, LonettA ! Ich kann nicht warten , um es in der Kneipe Umwelt freisetzen und sehen , was passiert! Haben Sie ein genialer Tag! I hope all that says good things translated into German. c

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    1. Thank you, Christine, I'm glad you like this idea; I'm excited to put them out into the wild! Have a brilliant day! c

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