Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Zentangle Twinchie

Hello everyone, I'm finding my mind is going back to those tiny pieces of artwork called Twinchies.   I can see this could be come a habit-forming :)   I thought it would be fun to do a teeny tiny Zentangle and since the current challege is Anything Goes at Show us your Twinchies Challenge Blog now is the time to try !  
   
  
The background was cut from a piece of leftover watercolour using Tombow markers, water & salt .  I can't part with any of the leftovers.      I doodled a flower and then drew some Zentangle to fill it in and doodled the sentiment.  I used a 005 pigment pen as the image is quite small.   I layered the watercolour paper onto the black mat to give it a frame.

Below I show the measurement in Metric.      Twinchies are a 2 inch or 5 centimetre square.  It's SMALL !   One of my blogger friends tells me there are Inchies...oh my, that would be even more challenging.


I still intend to get back to creating cards and will be back soon.  Thanks for your visits and kind comments, they are appreciated.

Shirley

24 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

O soooo pretty, I'm just drooling over all your fabulous cards you've been posting recently....
love love love it..
Enjoy your evening and your holiday!

Eileen said...

This is great Shirley. I knew you would find it fun to produce a work of art on the Twinchie .. being small it's not always easy! BTW I am buying some stamps from Ryn and went to her FB page and saw all your beautiful work! ... I left her a comment saying ... I know this ladies blog!! Her stamps are fabulous... I am going to get more!
Thank you for joining us in this weeks PanPastel Challenge.
Eileen xx

cparsons said...

How pretty for such a tee tiny little thing! A friend of mine told me she had a whole box of one inch squares and asked if I knew what to do with them. I told about your small creations:) So thanks to you I may have some ideas for little squares.

maria's knutselplezier said...

such a beauty, so small and every detail like it should be, marvellous shirley,!!

Greetings
Maria

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous piece, love all the details.

caroline spice said...

Wow ..Beautiful . I love that orange colour . Good luck xxx

Barbara said...

What a lovely twinchie, I think it's fab x Barbara x

Karin said...

ohh its lovely and so tiny!!

Zoe said...

What a lovely twinchie love the colours xx good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering Zoe xx

Alie said...

Wow this is a twinchie?....great job to zentangle on such a small paper :-)

greetings, Alie :-)

Sophie said...

Oh, wie süß, das sieht total niedlich aus...

ALIX said...

Hi Shirely!
This is a beautiful little art-work! me too, I love to zentangle, it's giving me peace and quite when my head is full with worries..
Indeed, there are inchies. In fact: I have them too.
I will try to put a card on my blog, IF I have a photo of it, I. m not sure...
I love the background that you made, wonderful colours!
Warm greetings, ALix

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

How lovely is this creation, love what you made.
xox Anja

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Oh yes! I love your gorgeous zentangled twinchie, I've been bitten by the bug and will be posting soon LOL Keep up the great work :0) Gay xxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Really marvelous work Shirley. It is so nice to tangle.
Lovely greet and hug
Marja

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, now, talk about inspiring. I don't think I dare try the Zentangle because it feels intuitively like something that would suck me in, mentally, like literally. (Which probably makes no sense to anyone but me!) But this little twinchie/inchie thing does look intriguing. On the other hand, it must be really hard to hold it down and do such intricate work. And I do have that tremor ... In any case, yours is really, really beautiful!

P.S. Thanks for your birthday wishes!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is great Shirley, I have just started Zentangling, and I find it very relaxing. Love your coloured background. I did a tag for the CB Alpha swap uaing inchies, they are small!

Judith xx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Hope your poor knee and finger is getting better!
Do I ever love these twinchies! Wow so interesting! You have made a beautiful one here, and with your own doodle! It is a very very beautiful flower! Very special as well with the zentangles drawn in yourself as well! Absolutely well done! My compliments!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I love your doodles! They always look like they were so much fun to make :) It's a good idea to save the watercolor backgrounds and reuse them in other work!

Craftystamper said...

Gotta love those twinchies. I have never heard of them but the idea is intriguing. A great way to use up scraps and leftovers from other projects.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Such an arty twinchie! Love it. Really must have a go at zentangling! It's so effective xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Super colours & so effective. I'm finding it so interesting to see other people's approach to Zentangle, especially with respect to the Twinchie art form.
Thanks for this & your lovely encouraging comment. I'd not seen this when I entered.
Paula (PEP)

GinaA said...

very nice background and love the tangle.

Linda said...

Great twinchie. Love the flower and the zentangling. great job! xx