Author Archives: Christianne

About Christianne

Fibernut, Metal/Jewelry Artisan, Mom, Wife, Para, You Name It!

Drifts, a new Tangle

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Yesterday, we were on the receiving end of over two feet of snow from the Blizzard that pretty much blanketed most of the east coast with snow.  I’m guessing I had snow on my mind when I went to sleep Friday night, because when I woke up, I had this tangle floating around my head.

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I really had a lot of fun with this one, and there are quite a few “tanglelations” that I’ve tried already…including adding some Gemmy aspects….

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In this tile, I have three variations of it among Hollibaugh.  I hope you give it a try!

Happy New Year!

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I would like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year!  I hope you have a wonderful 2016, filled with Health, Happiness, and Love!  Thanks for sticking around my  blog, commenting and just encouraging me to keep going with it.

To celebrate welcoming 2016 I’m having a Sale at the Etsy shop – use coupon code “NY2016” for 10% any purchase $5 or more.  So go on, start your New Year off with some stress relieving coloring pages, instantly available for download or stock up on some Sheepy Goodness.

This year I’ll be working on my Art – I’m taking a Jane Davenport Workshop on Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces….I’m so enjoying branching out to using color and incorporating Zentangle with it.  If you have always wanted to unlock  your talent for drawing, Jane’s workshops are amazing!

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I’m also hoping to be able to put together a schedule with Zentangle classes.  It’s been hard to plan too far ahead lately.   My Youtube channel has grown significantly since I posted my  How to Make Gems for Zentangle Video, so thank you for taking the time to watch!

The end of this year has seen me getting back to my Midori Travelers Notebook, and incorporating Art Journaling – All those scrapbook supplies that I have and finally I have a way to incorporate it into my daily journaling.  I’m super excited to add a Chic Sparrow Creme Brulee to my notebooks this year and I can’t wait till it arrives!  I’m thinking I’ll do a video flip through of my December insert with all the tip-in’s and photos – this opened a whole new world of journaling for me and has become part of my daily practice.   The end of 2015 I’ve not only added a Canon Selphy to my artjournaling equipment, but I was given a little Polaroid Zip for Christmas – which is awesome, portable and I love it!  You can follow my Art Journal and other adventures over on Instagram.  I’ve discovered a few very talented women over on Youtube that have really inspired me this year.  Ali Brown, who has a wonderful channel with so much inspiration and enthusiasm for journaling, art and photography – her videos are just so much fun to watch.   Jennifer Harvey aka Chic Sparrow has some amazing video’s showcasing her gorgeous notebooks and her love of art – check out her watercolor blending video.  And last, but certainly not least, my Daughter-in-law, Jesscrafts, has a Channel chock full of all you’d ever need to know about cardmaking, stamping, copics, a multitude of techniques and crafty amazingness.

Go check them all out – I dare you not to be inspired!  Tell me what you inspired you in 2015!

Gems Video

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gems and beadsgems zentangle

 

There are all these beautiful Zentangle Inspired works appearing in the groups on FB and it’s all about these wonderful “Gems”  I first saw the gems made by Kae Yoshino, and the tutorials on that blog.  A few members of my Facebook group were asking for a video – I searched and just couldn’t find one so….I made a quick one.  Keep in mind that how I make the gems is just one of the techniques out there and there are many.   I hope it helps.   There is also a new ebook from Eni Oken – you can find it on her blog.

 

So Much Happening.

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So it’s been a really busy summer.  We traveled for almost a month, seeing more of the Beautiful U.S.A.  I think we were home for 4 days when we had to quickly travel down to Florida for a family members health emergency.  10 days later, back home for a two weeks and now….in the home stretch since school starts for me next Monday.  So sad to see summer go, but looking forward to the new school year.

So while all this was going on…the Collaborative Coloring Book I participated in was published!!!

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Global Doodle Gems, Volume 2, available on Amazon!

I’m pretty excited to be in the midst of some wonderful artists – it’s quite a thrill seeing my own work out there in a book!

I’m also making my pages available for Instant Digital download in my etsy shop and the first one is up today

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Paisley Coloring page from Global Doodle Gems, Vol. 2

I’ll be listing the other pages over the course of the next few weeks, so stick with me.  I’m looking forward to getting back to work on my own collection of coloring pages as well.  And just to make things a little more interesting, we’re also gearing up for the NJ Sheep Breeders show in just a few, short weeks.

Did I forget to mention I need to get a class schedule together for some Zentangle classes as well?  Yes, there is that, too.

So tell me, what did you do over your summer vacation?