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Diva Challenge #86 - Break Free

I stayed up last night to check out this week's diva challenge before I went to bed (it comes up around 11pm my time). The challenge is to break free of the edges of your border/string, etc, and since I am a naughty, undisciplined, unrestrained person who never starts with a border, and very rarely a string I decided I needed to think about it for a little bit, so headed off to bed to read. About half an hour later, it came to me that I should take the challenge very literally and, well, draw a box and have my design pushing out of it. Fortunately, I found a pencil in my bedside cupboard so that I could scribble down the idea, and didn't have to drag myself out of bed - 'cause, you know, that wasn't going to happen, we are just out of winter and it's still pretty cold of a night here. I stuck with daisies, because........I LOVE them :) I am still also feeling the mooka from the challenge a few weeks ago - just love the flowy, viney look of it.
As I've been working on this post, I've had another idea for this challenge & don't know whether to go with that, or back to the piece I was working on last night that I am pretty excited about.......the agony of indecision! Luckily I am not working this week and may be able to do both! hx

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  1. This is wonderful! Literally "out of the box" I was looking at your gallery and all your tangles are so lovely, delicate and elegant. I love that you put a design in the back of the box, too. Thank you for your comment on my tangle.

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  2. This is by far the very best and creative one thus far. You do think outside the box. Congratulations.

    Janie

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  3. WOW Helen, this is PERFECT.
    Breaking free out of the box, so very creative!

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  4. Oh wow! I am loving this! Blooming mooka! Great idea.

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  5. Absolutely wonderful! I love your literal breaking free; great daisy's, great mooka, and the holes in your box and background are just perfect!

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  6. As always, just great. I always wonder how you come up with those great ideas you create. Great breaking free out of the box thinking.

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  7. Hee-hee! love this, brings a smile to my face. Such lovely work!

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  8. What a fantastic creative design!

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  9. I love the way your mind works and the art it creates is perfection!

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  10. Helen, you darling girl! Where have you been all my Zentangle life? I just discovered you a couple of weeks ago, and every email update I get makes my heart go pitter pat. I adore your free, flowy style and LOVE everything you do. This one is perfect. What a talent. Almost everything you draw is dimensional - I wish you could teach me how to do it. ♥

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    1. Hello, Ann! I am still really new to using zentangle patterns/designs and am just soaking it all in and drawing like mad at the moment. Thankyou for taking the time to post your lovely comment - I read it when I woke up this morning - what a great way to start the day! I love the sharing aspect almost as much as the drawing and it is so nice to hear that your are enjoying what I am putting out there :)

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  11. Amazing!!! I love it.
    Joyce

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  12. Wow! So you are Papernstuff. I borrowed one of your ideas for some of my challenge pieces, and I appreciated your comments. On yours you took the challenge quite literally and drew a box to "go outside of". Brilliant concept and a lovely tile. The delicacy of your line work always inspires and amazes me. You must be using either a very light hand or a very narrow pen, or both! All your art is lovely.

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    1. hi linda. thankyou :) Your challenge pieces were lovely :) And, yes, papernstuff is my alter ego - it's too hard to get a configuration of Helen Williams that does not end in about 10 numbers (ah, the curse of having a common surname!).

      Unfortunately,I have a really heavy hand and destroy far too many pens - I do generally use an 005, or sometimes 01 pen, though. I have been trying out a few different brands to see which ones can stand up to my torture!

      Thanks for your lovely comments :)

      Helen

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  13. thanks, all for the lovely comments on this challenge piece :)

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  14. So beautiful and light--I just love what you do with Mooka, and I adore daisies, too, so I really love this piece! Gorgeous! Delicious eye candy!! =0)

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  15. This is a lovely and literal interpretation of breaking free of that box. :-) I love how you're using Mooka too.

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  16. Fantastic, so delicate and pretty.

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  17. Dear Helen, sorry about my poor english, I´m from Brazil, and new in zentangle´s world. Every week I enjoy "I´m the diva weekly challenge". But yours entries are the first I´m looking for, because I love everything you do. This week was the better, congratulations... Graciela.

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    1. Hi Graciela :) Thank you for the lovely comments - so nice to know that you are enjoying my drawings.

      I just discovered zentangle online a few months ago myself - exciting isn't it? I am really loving incorporating zentangle patterns with my drawings.
      hx
      PS. Your english is wonderful!

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  18. Love your take on this challenge! Beautiful work, absolutely stunning!

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  19. Everything you draw is just beautiful. I do enjoy seeing what you create every week. =)

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