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.
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!