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The Year of the Sheep

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According to the Chinese Zodiac, starting February 19, 2015 will the The Year of the Sheep(goat/ram).  So, you still have plenty of time to order and receive your very own Tangled Sheep 2015 Calendar!Tangled Sheep web

Tangled Sheep 2015 on Redbubble.  Click through to see what each months sheep is.  Thanks!

One of the Last Sheep of the Year

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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.

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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.

Do Ewe Like Camping?

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I’ve mentioned we just came back from a three week trip camping out West, seeing our Amazing Country.

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Ewe Love Camping

I couldn’t help it.  I had to draw this.  And I have another in the works for those sheep who don’t want the hassle of towing a trailer 🙂

A New Spinner in the Flock

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There’s a new Spinner in the Flock

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Tangled Spinner in the Flock, Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

This is the twelfth sheep in this series…..I’m sure I will do more and probably work towards doing a calendar.  I would like to add some Holiday sheep in, and some occasions as well.  But I’ve done a sheep a day for the last little while, and I have some other commissioned work I want to get done, my Derwent Academy classes to finish and some tutorials on colorwork I want to study.  I’d like to add some colored pieces to the collection.  As it is, I have a decent amount of original work done for the show in September, so anything I add now will be a bonus.  As with anything you see here or on Redbubble, the originals are for sale.  Just contact me and we will work out the details.

Peace

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Someone said “if you make a sheep with a peace sign, I’m so buying that”….

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Tangled Peaceful Sheep, Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

That was actually not even a thought in my mind, but once she mentioned it, I had to draw it out.  I was nervous about it, wondering if I had got it right for her and was thrilled when she liked it so much she purchased a few things from the redbubble shop with this design!  That really is a confidence boost for me.

We had a quiet Fourth – ran some errands, caught up on stuff around here, had a de-licious dinner together.  We are usually traveling by the time the Fourth of July rolls around, so this was different for us.

Just in case all you think I do is Sheep now…..

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Tangled Peacock, from a Ben Kwok Template.

I loved working on this as it was challenging and fun at the same time.  I might do another in color after I make my way through the Derwent Academy Master Class – there is a class on colored pencil that I think will unlock some doors for me.  By the way, if you take this free course, which consists of 6 classes, you get to pick your choice of Derwent pencils for FREE and a certificate.    Did I say this was all FREE….you submit your class work at the end of each class and then you’ll hear back from them when you can go on to the next.  I’m on the second class and I’m waiting to hear back – they seem to be fairly quick about it.   From their main page you click on the “Art Academy” circle at the top and go from there.

Enjoy the weekend!

Tangled Fourth Of July!

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Tangled Patriotic Sheep, Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

I hope you have a wonderful day, whatever you may be doing.  Thank you to our Son and Daughter-in-law and  all the Brave, who keep this this Land of the Free.

We had some nasty weather yesterday, wicked thunderstorms and a tornado  passed by us and just a few minutes away from us, people are without power, trees down, property damage.  We had some good sized hail as it was going by, but other than our canopy moving a few feet,  and losing power for about 5 minutes, we were very lucky.  Stay safe out there!

I’ll Watch Over Ewe

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That’s the name of Wednesday’s Sheepy Thing…..

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Tangled I’ll Watch Over Ewe, Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

This would be number 8 in this series. A Devoted Mama keeping watch over her little one sleeping.  I think this one would make a perfect Baby Gift, especially in a pillow to decorate a chair in  Baby’s room…..Which one is your favorite?

I have a few templates I’d like to catch up on and a commissioned piece I’m pondering the design of.  I love when I get a commission to do because I really enjoy the process of making what someone is talking about  into something tangible, visible on paper.

I’d also like to give a new book, Pattern Play, A Zentangle Creativity Booster by Cris Letourneau and Sonya Yencer a thorough look-through and review.  So far, I’m liking what I see.  It is  presented like a workbook with a good amount of patterns and their variations  with “idea starters” to get you going.    I really love Cris’s other book, Made in the Shade – excellent book to learn shading techniques.  I bought both of my books through Amazon, so that’s the links I’ve given.

Have a Great Day and Keep on Tangling!