Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Tangling Here, There, and Everywhere: WOYWW 170

 Are you here from the Stamping Ground for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? Thanks for visiting! Even if you're not, scroll down to find out what is on my workdesk this week!

I had a hankering to tangle between classes, and I chose to sit in this fabulous desk/chair. I think this is a Zentangle throne, the ideal tangling seat. First of all, that desk platform rotates forward and back, so you can pull it right up to you. I always seem to be skooting (Yes, that is a technical term. Skooting is pulling your chair towards a table, skootching is pushing a chair away from a table. Yes, I just made that up.) my chair closer to the table, and still can't get close enough. There's just enough space for tangling supplies, but not too much space. Then there's the lighting! The wall behind the chair is entirely glass, providing ample illumination. It's rather comfy - and look! Is that 'Nzeppel? I believe it is, right there on the armrests! This chair was clearly designed with tangling in mind. I wish I could bring one home!

I've got your basic tile and pen, my trusty iPod Touch (for looking up tangle patterns and such), my strawberry/blueberry snack leftovers, my Camelbak Groove filtered water bottle (excellent for removing that nasty water fountain taste from the water), and my homemade Zentangle kit.
Here's what's inside that little tin of goodness. The tin was originally for CDs, but it's perfect for Zentangle supplies. You can see two sizes of Pigma Microns and one Graphic One marker, a tortillion (for shading),  multiple pencils (each one of these have been my favorite for shading at one point, with the most recent being the one from Zentangle.com), a white Gelly Roll gel pen with a white Prismacolor pencil (for black tiles, of course), a pile of tiles (a mixture of completed, blank, regular, ATC, and black), a pencil sharpener, a piece of scratch paper for testing pens, and (Gasp!) a kneaded eraser. I know, I know, there's no eraser in Zentangle, but my perfectionist side demands an eraser. And I don't use it that often. Just a little here, there, and, okay, everywhere (on a side note, I think that was my first Beatles reference on the blog! Score one for me!).
Everything. Plus my shoe.
And of course, to be all artsy and have a sense of continuity and identity to my WOYWW, I had to do the obligatory effect picture. It's all about the tile and pen, coming together in their enchanting dance. Sigh. How beautiful. I'll let them waltz away (okay, so it may be more of a Foxtrot) to "Here, There, and Everywhere" in peace. 

21 comments:

  1. Cool chair. Looks like you found just the right spot with all that great light!! Brigita #52

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  2. Fab chair Zach - nice juxtaposition of you working in black white & greytones - in a chair that is an explosion of colour !! Great place to work & no qonder you want to bring one home !! Clever art kit you have packed up for Art On The Go ! Have a fun tangled week ! Ali #57

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    1. You're right - I hadn't noticed that! Great observation. Yeah, that tin is super handy, and goes anywhere - I've even tried bringing it to church to tangle, but the pens clanging against the metal were just a bit too loud :-)

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  3. That chair looks brilliant and what a place to sit too, wouldnt get any work done if I sat in that sunny spot.
    Have a good week

    Jan S 129

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    1. It's a little difficult to stay on track in these chairs sometimes...but it's all good :-)

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  4. great chair and looks perfect for all kind of finishing.

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    1. The college has great taste in chairs, I think!

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  5. Love the retro chair. S #131

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    1. It does feel rather retro, doesn't it? Thanks for the comment!

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  6. That has to be one of the nicest place to sit, watch the world go by and do your thang!! I'm struggling with the shock of discovering that you can get a water bottle with a filter...and then the shock that fresh, provided water has a nasty taste to it..man, I'm getting old and you young man are such a product of the first world!! Happy 'tangling.

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    1. Well, the buildings at my college campus are pretty old, and the pipes may not quite be up to snuff, but I guess that is a first world problem. Thanks for the comment!

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  7. That is one magnificent chair!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #70

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    1. Magnificent is the perfect word to describe it! Happy WOYWW to you, too!

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  8. I love that chair! Love it! Love it! Have fun tangling this week :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    ~Katie (37)

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  9. Fantastic chair - clearly set up for maximum creativity... love your great CD tin, and your photos are fab! Belated happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #92

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  10. That certainly is one comfy looking chair, with a little desk built in too, what could be better. Great little tangling box, very handy. Have fun tangling, enjoy your week.
    Von #58

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  11. That chair is a work of art in it's own right.. Love that big window too...perfectly inspiring place to doodle. #49

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  12. It does look like a great place to relax and tangle! We have similar chairs at my school, but nowhere near a wonderful windowed wall like this one, and not so artsily upholstered. Enjoy your oasis of peaceful penwork! And thanks for the nice comments on my new granddaughter! :)

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  13. I love that chair! I think skootching is probably in the Urban dictionary!

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  14. I want that chair. Am searching the whole web empire until a delivery truck pulls up to my front door with one. Love your tangle, too. LOL

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