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Zentangle Diva Challenge #293 – Philadelphia Windows Edition

by Suzanne Fluhr on November 15, 2016 · 19 comments

(New to Zentangle, start here.)

I’m very grateful I learned about Zentangle before Donald Trump became the president elect of the United States. It’s a place I can go when the real world just seems to be too much.

This week, Laura Harms (the Zentangle Diva) asked us to use the tangle Keeko. Keeko is one of the first tangles I learned. It looks like a basket weave and relies only on lines. I’ve done this monotangle just to show the uninitiated what Keeko looks like. It is particularly useful as a background tangle.

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I also used Keeko in this Zentangle Inspired Art. Can you find it?

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To add some color to your day, I thought I’d share these photos of Philadelphia fall window boxes adorning 19th century homes in the Rittenhouse Square area of the city. We’ve had some lovely warmish days even this late into the fall. We walk through this neighborhood on our way to the dog park.

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And, finally, here’s a photo of charming little Fitler Square, in the neighborhood adjacent to the Schuylkill River.

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For folks in the Northern Hemisphere, has your fall also been unseasonably warm? Have you ever planted your own window boxes?

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avatar Roz Warren November 15, 2016 at 10:43 am

I too am enjoying the lovely Philadelphia weather and NOT enjoying the election results.

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avatar Karen Lynn November 15, 2016 at 10:51 am

Two great tiles! And I love your photographs.

Tangling really is a blessing at a time when the world seems to be going crazy!

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avatar Laurel Regan, CZT November 15, 2016 at 11:15 am

Gorgeous tiles AND photos! I too am grateful for Zentangle during these tumultuous times.

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avatar Gudrun S. November 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

Your tiles are beautiful and the photos banish the “Winterblues” 🙂

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avatar Deanne B November 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Love your Keeko monotangle. The shading is great! Your beautiful photos are so joyous! I agree… Zentangle creates peace and calm to difficult times and situations. 🙂

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avatar Melena November 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Your Keeko monotangle is wonderful Suzanne. I love how the smaller pieces puff up and make pillows on top of the bottom piece. And I did find the Keeko in your other tile. I like how you filled all those parts in with different tangles. Looks like a garden in itself.

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avatar ria matheussen November 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm

I love the autumn pics. Fall is my favorite season. Our summer was cold and rainy but we have had a beautiful warm and dry september and october…
The Zia with a little piece of Keeko is very nice but also your Keeko tile is wonderful with such great shadowing!

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avatar Leslie in Oregon November 16, 2016 at 3:12 am

Until tonight, our autumn has been warmer than usual, but we have a record-setting amount of rainfall in October (usually a gorgeous month in the Willamette Valley). Thank you for the lovely photographs and the Zentangle Inspired Art. Do you think David Brooks is accurate (or serious) in recently writing (in a column printed in the New York Times on 11-11-16) that DT will either resign or be impeached within a year of taking office?

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Suzanne Fluhr Suzanne Fluhr November 20, 2016 at 2:00 am

Our temperature dropped 30 degrees in the hour my husband and I were out to dinner tonight along with a very brisk wind. We’ve had such a lovely fall with the fall foliage lasting much longer than usual although I think the 2 days of high winds that are predicted might put a serious dent in that. Not sure about DT. He has managed to defy every prediction so far—I’m sorry to say.

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avatar CCOURTOIS November 16, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Beautiful layout!

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avatar Annemarie November 17, 2016 at 2:24 am

Love that Keeko tile.

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avatar Jean Chaney November 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Nice tiles. I particularly like the way you developed shapes with the change of direction and the excellent shading!

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avatar 1 Art Lady Kate Tangles November 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Great Keeko tile. I loved seeing the window boxes. So pretty. I have also been enjoying the warm for Minnesota weather this fall! Sounds like that is going to shortly change for us.

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avatar nan @ lbddiaries November 17, 2016 at 5:49 pm

I love window boxes and try to have them in any house I live in! Those you showed are so beautiful and have given me great ideas! I LOVE Keeko – that is just amazing (the first pix) – wow!! Our weather here in the mid-west is really weird. In late November we usually have very cold days – it’s been mostly in lower 70’s upper 60’s and IT IS RUINING MY CHRISTMAS SNOW. I want snow for Christmas and I demand it NOW! OK OK I’m back. It’s just too strange – last year was a warm Christmas, too. YUCK!

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avatar Michele Wynne November 18, 2016 at 11:37 am

Great tile and post;-) I need my Zentangle more than ever as well. Your ZIA is gorgeous and those window pics are lovely.

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avatar Jeanette November 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Great tangles and photos! Really nice depth on the Keeko tile and your ZIA is so fun!

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avatar Annette P. November 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

Wonderful monotangle with Keeko! I like the 3D effect because of your wonderful shading!
I love you beautiful ZIA as well! Thank you for sharing those lovely photos, too!

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avatar Nic November 20, 2016 at 1:45 am

Love your ZIA, it took a few seconds, but I found the Keeko within the work. 😀

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avatar Annie Taylor November 20, 2016 at 5:16 am

Love your monotangle Keeko! And so enjoy your photographs that I see on Facebook. I seem to have more limited time these days and checking blogposts online is a pain with my not-overly-smart phone as it always makes a hash of me leaving comments. But I’ve been with you all through the past few weeks – in spirit and solidarity. Big hugs. Axxx

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