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Zentangle Diva Challenge #325 – More Brigantine Flowers Edition

by Suzanne Fluhr on July 20, 2017 · 12 comments

Brigantine Flower

If you’re wondering what this Zentangle thing is, you should start here.

Jessica Davies was our guest Zentangle Diva again this week. She forced us to eat lima beans asked us to produce a tile using another “Mother Ship” tangle by Molly Hollibaugh, namely Peanuckle. I’m not gonna lie because I don’t want to be disbarred, Peanuckle is still not my friend. My first Peanuckle effort looks a lot like Jessica’s first try when she wasn’t a big Peanuckle fan.

Zentangle Peanuckle

Zentangle Peanuckle
The problem is that my second attempt isn’t much better. I think I made it a very little more interesting by curving the lines on the “slugs”, but they still look like slugs.

I’ll never say never because although I started with a bad attitude about Aquafleur, I became an Aquafleur junkie devotee after being forced to use it in Diva challenge #232 a few weeks ago. So, although I’m not quite willing to leap on the “Peanuckle is a mac n’ cheese” tangle bandwagon, I’ll continue to see if I can develop a taste for it. (P.S.: I do like lima beans, so maybe there’s hope.)

Despite the 103 Fahrenheit “feel like” temperature here today, I still had to take the dog for a walk and I found some more flowers to use as tangle inspirations.

Brigantine plate hibiscus

This large plate hibiscus (bigger than my hand outstretched) is a stunner here in Brigantine, New Jersey.

Cone flower Echinacea.

I had to crowd source the name of this flower. My Facebook friends tell me its an Echinacea., but since I don’t know how to pronounce that, I’ll go with its nickname, Cone Flower.

Brigantine Flower

I think this would make a nice tangle. Does anyone know the name of this flower?

Finally, since it’s still summer and maybe some of you are history geeks like me still thinking about a place to go for vacation, I’ll share my latest travel blog post which is about the very new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

To my Zentangle peeps: What’s your verdict on Peanuckle–yea, nay or maybe? Everyone else, I hope you enjoyed the flower photos. Please chime in if you know the name of the last one.

PS: Shameless begging: I have inched my way up to 995 Instagram followers. If you want to help me crack the elusive 1,000, you can follow me on Instagram here. I promise there are more pretty flower photos there.

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HeidiSue July 20, 2017 at 9:03 pm

Oooh, the flowers! Loverly. The only one I know of the lot is the echinacea (ek-in-ay’-sha) even the hibiscus I wouldn’t have known if you didn’t mention the name.

as for Peanuckle…I didn’t like it at first, but the way it sort of morphs, from a line of S’s into this sort of flowing wrap around thing…now I like it. And I’m not partial to lima beans hahahaha


Donald Wilka July 20, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Sorry you do not like this tangle. I do. I think that you handled it well. Like your gold perfs in the first one. Surprised that those flowers look that good with the heat you indicated. Someone must be doing a good job of watering.


Suzanne Fluhr July 21, 2017 at 2:01 am

They look best in the morning. By the afternoon, they’re drooping.


Annemarie July 21, 2017 at 1:40 am

Your Peanuckle ‘slugs’ are OK I think.


1Art Lady Kate July 21, 2017 at 2:00 am

Fun post and tiles. Lovely photos…the last one is a zinnia!


Suzanne Fluhr July 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm

I think those little yellow flowers in the center threw me off. Maybe I’ve must never been that up close and personal with a zinia before. You know, sneaking up on someone’s lawn to hover over their flower bed.


Susie Ng July 21, 2017 at 4:25 am

I see “pea”nuts, lots of them, where peanuts usually cuddle: between thin strands of “nuckles”. I love BOTH your tiles!


Anita A Westin July 21, 2017 at 9:02 am

Whatever you may think about Peanuckle, I do like what you have done with it. I like how you used the orbs with it! It all looks playful!


Suzanne Fluhr July 21, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Thank you. I wasn’t feeling “playful”, but I’m glad I managed to convey a positive vibe. It’s hard to produce “art” while scowling.


Jean Chaney July 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm

I really like that second tile you did, Suzanne, using Peanuckle. It kind of reminds me of a futuristic abacus. Those flowers are so beautiful and would be so much fun to draw.


Suzanne Fluhr July 21, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Now that you mention it, it does indeed look like a futuristic abacus. In fact, that’s what I was trying to draw. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 😉


Nan Loyd July 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

I think they look like delicious squiggles of icing piped out of a bag!! Those flowers are so beautiful. I think someone said it already but Zinnia! Leland used to grow me picking flowers at our other house and the many types of Zinnia’s were a favorite, along with the cone flower. I miss that garden – it was half veggies and half flowers!


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