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15% off SiteWIDE….

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Redbubble is having a 15% off sitewide sale!  Now’s the time to order those cards, prints, tote bags and gifts you’ve been holding off on…..

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Sheep and more in my Redbubble Shop

Get started on that holiday shopping – it’s really not that far away!

Sale on Blythe Doll Items

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I’ve obviously gone off in a new direction, so I’ve marked all the Blythe Items in my etsy shop down 50%….no coupon code, no fuss just a flat out Sale.  I’d really appreciate you’re taking a look – my goal is to sell out and be done with all but my Blythe sweater pattern – I’ll keep that going as it’s so inexpensive and people seem to really like making their own little Blythe Doll Sweater.

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So come on over and see if there is anything you’re interested in.  Thanks!

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!

Sheep Zen

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Thursday’s Sheep is a little “Zen”…..

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Tangled Yoga Ewe, Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

This one came to me on our motorcycle ride on Sunday….I don’t know why I think of things like this.

Hard to believe we are almost celebrating the 4th of July!  The humidity is oppressive and thunderstorms were all around us yesterday.  Today’s weather is supposed to be much of the same.  There is Hurricane Arthur making his way up the coast towards North Carolina – be safe!

 

Tuesday’s Tangled Sheep

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There are some talented Sheep around here…..this Ewe can Spin!!!

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Tangled Spinning Ewe, Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

It is so nice to be able to incorporate my favorite things to do into these Tangles.  I would love to be able to somehow have a sheep weaving, too.  I do have a  preliminary sketch of a “zen” sheep meditating….and another of a Mama Ewe watching over her sleeping lamb.

I’m fortunate to have the time to give to this project and I’m going to try to use every moment wisely.  These summers off fly by so fast.

I’ve gotten a lot of new followers and likes but no comments…..please don’t forget I’m having a contest and I think I’d be really embarrassed if I didn’t have any participants.  Go.  Comment…..Please?

Tangled Trio

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Today’s Sheepy thing is this little Trio…

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Tangled Trio on Redbubble.  Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

These sheep are sort of taking on a life of their own…..just when I think I’m running out of ideas, I have another….so I’ll keep going until I run out of ideas!

Managed to get out for a walk this morning before the heat and humidity of the day.  Tomorrow I think we’ll head out even earlier – the dogs were a little tired, if by tired they are just sleeping on the couch next to me right now.  Seems like a mile walk translates into more for those little legs.

Have a Great Monday!

Do Ewe Knit?

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Do Ewe Knit?

 

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Tangled Ewe Knits.   She is actually the 5th in this series….my fourth one is a little bit lazy…

Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

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Tangled Sweet Dreams.

Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

Needless to say, I guess I have a flock of these now.  I’ve got a few more drawn and ready to tangle and I probably should start the framing process.  Both of these are available over on Redbubble.  I just thought I’d pass on what a friend did – she order the greeting cards of several of my designs …the 5 x7 are only $3.00 and this weekend is Free shipping using WEEKENDBLAST…..she plans on framing the set and displaying them.  I thought it was a great idea – 5 x7 is a pretty good size to frame and have a little themed wall.  I love when people pass along things like this.

Not much time for tangling today…..Red Knights State Picnic is on the agenda!  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

 

New Sheep In Town

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There’s a new Sleepy Sheep in town….

 

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Tangled Sleepy Sheep.

Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

 

Apparently, I’m working on a series of Sheep now.  I love how these projects evolve.  My DH mentioned I should probably do some tangles fiber related, sheep of course would be fiber related.  I started drawing and so far we have two in the series.  I’m pleased with how they’re coming out and I hope you like them too.

 

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Tangled Sheep

Copyright © Christianne Gerstner 2014

 

To me, they are perfect for Fiber Lovers of any kind….I’ll be hanging mine up in my studio.  But a friend is thinking of getting them for her baby’s nursery and I can also see these in a child’s room.  Right now, they are both available in Prints, Shirts, Pillows and Tote Bags (the tote bags are so cute, I think I might end up with a collection) BUT redbubble is have a FREE SHIPPING promotion right now.  Just use the code WEEKENDBLAST.  Shipping adds up, so now is the time to shop!

Shameless Self-promotion out!