Fresh from the video camera to Youtube…..
It’s been bitterly cold here in the Northeast and while we haven’t gotten as much snow as those north of us, we are still having quite the snowy winter. We haven’t had a Monday in school since January 5th! And today is a holiday, so we are home again – not that I’m complaining. I’m getting used to the shorter work weeks.
Stay warm and safe out there!
I’ve had a few requests to demonstrate how I shade my Doodles, Zentangles etc. I finally sat down and made the video but keep in mind, this is how I do it….there are plenty of tutorials and books out there and you should definitely check them all out – tools in the toolbox, you can never have too many.
In other news, I’ve been jumping around my knitting projects – had a little disheartening experience with a pattern I purchased and subsequently, the shine has worn off the project for now. Since I purchased not just the pattern but the yarn as well, I will probably make it, but really, when you pay for a pattern and find an error (it happens, right?) the least I would expect is to have the designer make the correction. We all make mistakes, but to insist that your project IS right, when clearly several people have asked the same question and made the same corrections FOR YOU….sheesh is all I can say. Moving on, I’m knitting a quick shawly/poncho-y wonderfully warm doo-dad and since we’ve had a bit of snow, it will surely come in handy now.
Speaking of snow – all the hub-bub over the feet of snow we were supposed to get – well, even those weather forecasters can’t get it right all the time – I’m happy to have a snow day and not so much for my hubby to clean up – winning in my book. There are still those who got buried under the snow, but thankfully, not the blizzard conditions they were predicting. Stay safe and warm everyone!
I’ve just posted a new video for a variation on my pattern Cirque called Cirque-Flake. I guess the cold weather we’ve been having has been inspiring in some way.
Hope you enjoy it, thanks for watching, thumbs up and subscribing! I have more videos planned so stay tuned.
What a week! Getting back into the swing of things after the Holidays was just not that easy this year. Back to work, Back to “normal” just isn’t what it used to be. I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy to see a Friday arrive – I hope next week is a little better, but I suspect it’s going to be just as hectic and crazy!
With all the crazy, stressfulness of the week, I was making a point of tangling each day – such a great stress reliever and it doesn’t take a lot of time – a few minutes here and there add up and pretty soon, you have a finished piece.
Patterns – Featherfall, Indy-Rella and my Cirque with a twist to it – Cirque-Flake.
This was done in my little 5.5 x 5.5 inch Global Arts Handbook, Sketchbook of Strings that I talk about in one of my video. I love that little book and recently ordered a rectangular version to start working in. Global Arts Handbook are wonderful quality sketchbooks, I highly recommend them. Quality paper, very well made and they will lay flat, which makes it easier for me to work in them. This little 5.5×5.5 is easy to tuck into my bag, so I take it everywhere with me. I used my new Derwent Graphik Line Maker pens which are just amazing. I love these pens and they are wonderful to work with – they come in a set of 6, different size nibs and are so smooth going on the paper. They nibs seem a bit sturdier than the Sakura Microns, though I still love my Microns. The also come in a pretty carrying case, so you can easily tuck them into your back and have a nice set of pens to take with.
I’m approaching a milestone on my Youtube channel – so close to 100 subscribers! I’m at 98 right now….so, so close! I appreciate the support and all those who’ve taken the time to watch my videos and leave me comments – you’re all so kind and encouraging! This weekend I’ll be making a few more videos and I hope you’ll check in – even better, subscribe and you’ll get notice when new videos come out.
This weekend there is nothing I HAVE to do…well, except the food shopping – you need food. But nothing else. Over the Christmas Break I received three DVD’s from Tiffany Lovering - I was a winner in her giveaway! This weekend I think I’ll finally get to watch them and play around with what I’m sure I’ll be learning.
What are you doing this weekend?
Roseanne, Carol McNab and Joanne Smith! Thanks everyone for participating! I’ve emailed the winners and I’ll be mailing their Tangled Art out as soon as I hear back from them. This was a lot of fun, I definitely should have more give-aways :)
I’ve put another video together, this one is demonstrating my tangle pattern O-Cee. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.
I’d love it if you would subscribe to my channel and give a thumbs up – comments are always appreciated as well. I’m trying to establish my channel in advance of my CZT seminar in June – I’d love to be able to point students to the channel to help them out after classes.
I hope your Holidays were Merry and the New Year brings you much Health, Happiness and Creativity. My house was hit with the silly flu/thingermabob that was going around, be we still managed to enjoy ourselves. I’m busy planning, tangling, doodling and knitting. Work starts back up on Monday for me. I’m hoping to keep up with my Tangle-a-Day Calendar as well – my plan is to take one tangle a day alphabetically from Tanglepatterns.com….but plans always change and evolve so who knows where that’s going to take me. What are your plans?
I had two more sheep to make to complete the calendar for 2015 (not to mention ideas for the next calendar, but they’ll happen in 2015) and one of them was this Happy New Year to Ewe.
There is a very faint background of fireworks around her….this is of course, January’s Sheep ;) She is available singly and in the Calendar at Redbubble.
I’m glad I was able to get them done – the last one was a St. Patrick’s Day sheep….stay tuned for that post. Of course it didn’t help that I came down sick on Sunday – fever, cough and now a doctors visit today. I know if I don’t go, I’ll be wishing I did around Christmas morning. I hear this is going around like crazy, whatever “IT” is, but I’m just hoping to start feeling better as quickly as it came up on me. This just goes to show – no matter how much I take vitamins, how much I wash my hands, those sneaky little germs get through. Grrrrr!
I hope you have a lovely, healthy, happy, Merry Christmas!
ETA: Just had my first rude comment since I started this here blog, so I guess I’ve been quite fortunate. For those of you who enjoy reading, seeing the art work – thanks for sticking around. If you don’t, just move on. I don’t tolerate rude, non-constructive comments. You’re basically just saying something for the sake of being mean. You don’t have to like the blog, my art or anything I do. And you certainly don’t have to stick around and see anymore. Carry on and Happy Holidays.
Feeling a bit under the weather – cough, fever and general ick. But I’m trying to carry on…. I made a goal and I really, really wanted to reach it. Not only is the Tangled Sheep 2015 Calendar available now…..
Tangled Sheep Calendar 2015
But I also made a Tangled ART 2015 Calendar as well…you know, for all of you who say Sheep? Eh.
Tangled Art Calendar 2015
Both Calendars are available on Redbubble now. You can scroll through the months and see what art is on each month, too. Just click on the link and thanks for looking!