Tuesday, May 23, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, TANGLE BLOG.......WHERE ZENTANGLES LIVE...

 (only 24 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

This is today's Diva Challenge #317, using a cut-out picture of something as the string and drawing around it.  In mine I chose to reveal my other passion...that of building scale models of ships.  Here is my scaled down version of USS Crockett (PG-88)  This was a Gun Boat used in the Viet Nam War of which I am a veteran of.  I saw this ship in and around the harbors on the rivers.  I served in an LST (USS Hickman County LST-825) and we hauled cargo up and down the rivers of Viet Nam supplying the Army troops with needed supplies.  I found this copy of the Crockett online at a Radio Control ship building hobby store.  I ordered it and built it over a period of about 1 1/2 years.  I have all the necessary details and people aboard.  I belong to a boating club here in Tualatin, Oregon and am a pretty avid radio control (RC) hobbist.  I have several other ships I have built, as well.  I will include a better picture of this ship under this one.  I realize this can't be seen very well.
Tangles used here are Angelfish, Andante, CO2, and Agua.
This was taken by me of my "baby" at the lake with our boat club at a get-together a few days ago.  One of our guys in the Club has a replica of the USS Missouri (BB-63) and it was here that day, just not in this picture.
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Deanne, take a look at this drawing I did and let me know if this measures up to the tree that you drew.  I used yours as a guide to do this one.  Hope I did it justice and I hope you don't mind me doing it.

15 comments:

  1. I think it is very nice to be a member of a boating club in your neigbourhood,another wonderful hobby Duane. It is very good to be busy and I like the combination you have made of the two things you like, well done. I wish you a wonderful trip to Providence, have fun and enjoy!!!

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  2. A boat just calls for waves doesn't it? Looks great.

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  3. I love the way your pattern choices reflect the sea and sky around the boat(ship?).

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  4. Terrific tile Duane! Love the tangles you used together! And I love that you call your wife "baby"!

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    1. Deanne, I do call my wife baby, but my wife is not in this picture....my ship that I built is what I am calling "baby" here.

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    2. Ha, totally understand Duane.... my sewing machine gets called baby.... especially when I'm quilting and I need it to be forgiving!
      I love your tangled tree! I like the spiral of vines coming out of the leaves. And the ground has such movement. Excellent! :)

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  5. Olá Duane,
    A introdução de um elemento externo para interagir com o desenho é muito interessante, gostei muito,principalmente de se tratar de uma outra paixão e a árvore ficou simplesmente linda!!
    Aqui encontro lindas inspirações.
    beijos
    Joelma

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  6. Wow, what patience and skill to build such a boat! Super tangles this week, I love your aqua theme.

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  7. Wonderful boat, and I like the tangles you've illustrated your tile with. I love seeing and hearing what else is going on in peoples interesting lives!

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  8. Wonderful. Love the tangles you chose. Thanks for serving!

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  9. Clever and meaningful tile, Duane. My hubby did two voluntary tours of Vietnam and served our country for 30 years. Where would we be without those of you who risked everything? Thank you for your service.

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  10. Jean, tell your husband something for me...."Welcome Home". That is something we did not get back in the '70's when we came home. Most of us vets got spit on and called "baby killers" for our service. So now all Vietnam vets have that saying to each other..."Welcome Home Brother".

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  11. I like that tile and the tree is gorgeous!!!

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  12. Anne said what I wanted to say :-))

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