Monday, January 18, 2010

Zentangle!


Zentangle
design by Kirsten Schmitt and Elke Reiss for the Marquoir Yahoo Group
Zentangle was stitched with permission by the designers in the
Marquoir-Gruppe.
Rainbow Gallery's Bravo A56 and Weeks Confetti
on 32 ct. white lugana

Yay! I finished Zentangle last night - I do love this design. I'd planned to start the second Zentangle, but I'm debating how. Do I stitch this one in the same color thread and fabric, or change it up? Originally, I'd hoped to stitch them identically and frame them in a double mat. However, the size of the second one is too large. Decisions, decisions. :)


It's actually a beautiful day here. We did have thunder several times yesterday; hmmm, wonder if it will bring snow? Too bad the forecast shows 50 degree weather for the next ten days!

75 comments:

Bea said...

Wunderschön deine beiden Werke,

liebe grüße Beate

Shari said...

that is pretty Carolyn! I don't know if I could do that second one thou. WOW! That is big!!!

Karen said...

WOW!!! Great finish!! Such a vibrant piece! I don't know if I could do a 2nd one, either :)

J Rae said...

I love your Zentangle! Such a wild, fun design!

Parsley said...

Wild colors. Wow!

Emily said...

WOW, that is beautiful. If you want do the next one in complimentary colors and put them next to each other after framing.

Sherry said...

What a great finish! I love the colors.

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

What a beautiful design! I love it.

Gillie said...

That is wild, I love it!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish! My grandma was saying that after first thunder there is a spring coming.

Sunshine said...

Love it! It would be hard for me not to do a second one. I would continue the same threads it you plan to hang them on the same wall.
It's hitting 60degrees in the Upstate, SC. Love this Sunshine!

silentsgirl said...

How fun! Congrats on the finish!

Vicki in CO said...

What a great finish! Love the bright colors.

Mzplcdokie said...

Stunning! Such an eye catcher! Great job

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Carolyn said...

Carolyn,
That is so beautiful! You did a great job. Congratulations on your finish.

stitchinfiend said...

Congratulations on finishing Zentangle it looks great.

Karen said...

Very pretty Carolyn! Love the bright colors. Wish it would snow here just for a day! Oh well...maybe in February.

Deborah said...

Fabulous!! Wonderful colors!!

Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Lisa said...

A lovely finish Carolyn, congrats. The colours are fabulous. Look forward to seeing what you decide on on the next one.

Daffycat said...

Very colorful and cheery, Carolyn! Well done!

Mel said...

Lovely! :)

Nancy M said...

That's a great piece! I love all the little different stitches inside the design. I'm however no help on trying to figure out what to do with a bigger piece that you want to mat side by side!

Sharon said...

Wonderful finish Carolyn! Love it!

AFwife99 said...

Looks really good!

Chars said...

Oh what a beautiful piece :) Congratulations on the finish.

Carissa said...

Carolyn, it's beautiful!

Kristy said...

Never seen anything quite like this but I absolutely love it..Great finish!!

Anonymous said...

Great finish. Hope you decide what colours you want to stitch your next picture with.

Marl

nima said...

wow..that looks pretty

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful!

Von said...

Ooo, there's that color that I'm needing these days! What a fun stitch!

DUSTY said...

WOW !!! Your Zentangle finish is spectacular. I love the colors !!!! Enjoy your Happy Dance.

Sadie said...

Congratulations Carolyn! Beautiful finish x

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Kelly said...

I love this piece, it is so colourful. Well done Carolyn!

Tracey said...

Great finish! Not sure what to tell you on the second one though.. maybe change it up since you can't frame them together like you'd hoped..

Michelle said...

Wow looks great hun well done, gd luck with the 2nd one xxx

Robin said...

Carolyn, that is beautiful!

Xstitcher said...

that is beautiful i love the colors

Charlene ♥ SC said...

That is too cool. Fantastic finish! My thought would be to use the same colors, with similar mat, and frame to make a collage - you know there will be more! OK - is there something hiding in the first that I don't see other than the flower? I see the scissors prominently in the second.

Threads and thoughts said...

How beautiful! I've never seen such a design.
Edith

Patricia Cecilia said...

Congratulations on finishing it, Carolyn! It and its companion make me think of Mardi Gras...

Hazel said...

Oh wow what amazing designs and colours! Well done. x

Angel said...

WOW! Zentangle is beautiful!! Great Job!

Zentangle 2, how about stitching the scissors in gold or silver and the rest in the same color as #1? I do like the monotone example too... Glad it's not me having to make the final decision!LOL
Good Luck!

CameoRoze (Margaret) said...

Congrats on the finish, Carolyn. That's a lively, colorful piece.

Marian said...

These are WONDERFUL!

htimcj said...

What a great pattern. It reminds me of the Mardi Gras decorations we have up at school right now.
Heidi-ILCS

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Carolyn.

Gabi said...

Gorgeous finish Carolyn. Love your colors. I still have to start mine...lol.

DJ said...

All I can say is WOW!! I love them both, but the one done with the scissors in the middle is my favorite. I love the colors of the other one. You did a lovely job, really, it must have been a lot of counting to make it look just right! Well done! *Hugs*

Carol said...

What a vibrant finish, Carolyn--really brightens my day :)

Sandy In Montana said...

Congratulations on a very colorful finish.

Azzie said...

I love that it's so different and colourful!

Kathy A. said...

Love, love, love that one. The colors are wonderful.
Like the scissors in the center of the next one. You could do it over one?

Felicity said...

Really gorgeous!

Felicity said...

Really gorgeous!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful! Congrats on your finish. How about pic one of the colours from the awesome floss colour you used and stitch it in that to at least compliment it!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Carolyn,
Thank you for your lovely comment and telling me about your mother recovery. It gives me much hope that my mother will recover too.
Congrats on your wonderful finish, I just love these cheerful colors!

Always smiling said...

Hi Carolyn,
It is beautiful I had never heard of a Zenatngle till I saw it on your blog, how I wish I had more hours in the day and more days to stitch because that Zentangke would be on my list of 'to-dos' !!
Waiting to see it framed.
And looks like spring is with you there, milder here in Coventry UK but no snowdrops flowering yet which I think heralds the spring.
Love and Blessings

Chris x

Always smiling said...

Hi again
Is there a prize for the number of times a comment mistypes Zentangle?
If there is can I claim it please???LOL
Hugs
Chris x

Sophos said...

Quelle beauté, ce Zentangle !!!

Et j'aime particulièrement les deux derniers modèles de ton article !
J'aime les couleurs douce de ta lectrice ;-)

Bonne journée !

Sophos

Carol's Stitching said...

the colors are beautiful. what a wonderful stitcher you are!!!

Katrien said...

That's gorgeous!
Katrien - ILCS

Sharon said...

That is gorgeous, Carolyn. I love it. Congrats on such a great finish.

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

The Zentangle is so pretty. I love the colors.

Cathy said...

Beautiful finish. Can't wait to see how you decided to do the new one.

Carol said...

Zentangles looks gorgeous. Love all the different colors.
You could always design a small one of your own and turn the whole project into a triptych (sp?)

Chris said...

WooHoo, the Zentangle is done. It's so vibrant, love the colors.

Shelley said...

Fabulous colors. Congrats on the finish!!

Wendy said...

Congrats on your finish!! Nice done and lovely colors as well.

hugs,
Wendy

Suzie said...

That is SO cool, Carolyn! I've started doing Zentangles with pen (supposed to relieve stress) Doing one with threads would be a lot of fun too! (although I don't know if it would be as relaxing! lol)

Thanks for sharing this with us, and for introducing to me, an new way for me to do them! What fun!!

Vikki said...

Great job on the stitching. Hey, we have about 18" of snow here if you want to make more of that snow cream LOL

Shelley said...

I love your blog and love all your stitching works. I saw your Zentangle and fell in love with it. I was excited about the group you posted but am afraid to try and join not sure they'll allow newcomers who aren't french or french speaking. Congratulations on your DD's upcoming wedding.
Take care, Michelle

Debbie said...

Carolyn, this is beautiful! I love the bright colors that you used.
Can you tell me who the designer is, or where the pattern can be located? I would love to try stitching a Zentangle!