Monthly Archives: November 2014

I’m Not Procrastinating Anymore

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Keeping a to-do list has really helped with my big problem – Procrastination.  I was able to get not one…but three sheep drawings done yesterday, along with etching some ornaments, getting the guest rooms ready for holiday guests – yay!  You saw the Thanksgiving Sheep yesterday, but I had two more I needed to get done before the Art show December 6th…because it’s a Christmas show.

First up – Merry Christmas to Ewe

Merry Christmas to Ewe Web

And lastly…for now...Let It Snow –

Let It Snow web

These are also available on Redbubble – and I was quite excited to see some sales already this morning!  Thank you, whomever you are – you made my day!  These designs are all available as Prints, Cards, Stickers, Pillows, Tote bags.  I didn’t enable phone covers, mugs and travel cups, but drop me a note if you would like them available that way.  I’m working very hard to try to get the last few designs I have in mind done and uploaded so I can get a Calendar available – I’ve had a few requests for that, so I’m going to give it a try.  Thanks again – the support means so much!

Getting Ready for the Holidays

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First, I’d like to say thanks for sticking with me on the ole blog here….I know through the years I’ve been through many facets of creativity…and some of you have taken the ride with me – thanks for taking the time to read, to comment, to follow, to like….it’s much appreciated.

I still knit…that has been my constant for longer than anything else.  Right now, I”m focused on my art.  One reason is….I’ve spent a great deal of time telling myself that I’m not possibly talented enough to DO art.  To call myself an artist.  But I always wanted to BE an artist.  Well, darn it….I’m calling myself one now.  Maybe it’s age, maybe it’s getting a little self confidence, or maybe it’s just realizing you can BE anything you want to be.  Someone, somewhere out there is probably going to see what you wanted them to see and like it.  The other reason…..I’ve got a goal.  Something I’m working towards.

I’ve had some of my work actually sell.  That’s a biggie for me.  First…it’s hard for me to let go of things.  And second….it’s hard for me to let go of things.  I am used to people buying my jewelry but the artwork…..that is just so personal to me.  I’m getting better at it and really, it’s kind of a necessity if you want people to have your art, right?

That being said….I’ve put a lot of my work out there.  On Redbubble…you can find all my drawings and some of my photography.  On my Etsy shop, you’ll find my sheep, my Tangled Whorls and odds and ends…..I’m putting it all out there.  I’m doing an art show in a few weeks time.  All this is working towards the goal of attending and becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher – yep, as soon as the class registrations open I’m signing up.  It’s a bunch of money, but I’m putting nearly everything I make towards it.  So when I say thank you, it’s not just for reading this blog, commenting, liking.  It’s because you’ve been nice enough to take the time and look at my work, possibly buying a card or a print or a tote bag.  You’re getting ready for the Holidays and if something you give someone is something I made – well…..I couldn’t be more honored.  And appreciative.  And so very, very thankful for your help!  It’s you taking the time to shop and look at my work that’s allowing me to realize my Goal….a dream really, and that is to teach all that I’ve been lucky enough to be doing in the world of Zentangle…..I can’t wait!Tangled Sheep 002 refined

Do Ewe Love Fall?

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I do…it’s my favorite time of year.  Today was the perfect day to sit down and complete this lastest Sheep in the Flock…

Do Ewe Love Fall web

Do you Love Fall, available on Redbubble in prints, cards, totes, stickers etc…go on and have a look.

I’ve wanted to get to this for a bit now – the sketch has been done for a while, but I’ve been busily preparing for that Christmas show.  I have two winter sheep ready to ink – one for the Holidays and one representing winter.  I’m hoping to get a Calendar done by mid-November.  Fingers crossed.

And a little public service announcement.  You know you’ve seen me mention Tanglepatterns.com….well it’s that time of year – the Annual Request for Assistance.  It’s a much loved  resource for many, many people and Linda needs our help to keep it going.  You know, she runs that place by herself!  So go on over and see what you can do to help out – and spread the word –  I know it’s the first place I recommend to anyone who wants to get started in Zentangle and I know others do the same – lets keep it going.  Every bit counts!

Cirque

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While I was working on a new ornament the other day, I was in such a zone……and when I snapped to, I had a new pattern.  Which is really a favorite pattern of mine to do, these little plumy type leaves.  You’ll see them in lots of my work, but this one evolved into this…

Cirque for submission to tangle patterns

I’m really pleased with this – and I think I’ve finally found my feature tangle that I’ll be putting on some more ornaments soon…I’d love to see what you do with it!

I’ve been steadily working to get ready for my first art show in December…I think I’m moving along at a good pace and I hope I won’t be too frantic as we get closer.  Once I finish my ornaments, I’ll be doing the final drawings on some more Sheep…yes, there are more and I’m hoping to get a Calendar in the works before December – I might be cutting that close.

Some of my ceramic ornaments – these are very bisque-like…

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And I’ve finished one gourd so far….

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Today is a rainy, blustery day here in the Northeast, so I’ll be hunkering down and getting more done.  Enjoy the weekend!