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Shading with Pen….or what I do with those Old Microns

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A lot of us that Zentangle or Doodle use Micron pens.  And if you do use Micron pens, you know how easy it is for those nibs to get crushed if you exert too much pressure on them.  And if you’re as addicted to this art form as many of us are….you know we go through a lot of pens.  Don’t throw out those pens that are a little past their prime – there is still some life left in them!

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It’s another snowy day in the Northeast, and I’m perfectly fine with it.  I don’t mind the snow and I know I’ll look back on the winter fondly when the heat of the summer sets in.  Today was not only make a video day, but I did finish a project I had been working on, too

watermarked March

I did this piece on Rendr No Show Thru paper and I’m not a fan.  First, this paper has a weird grayish cast to it.  It does indeed not bleed thru, but the paper is on the thin side.  It hasn’t won me over from my Strathmore Bristol Vellum at all.  I’m happy with the way the actual work came out – I just wish it was on Bristol.

I don’t think Winter is really done with us yet, March is certainly sweeping in here like a Lion!

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Shading Your Doodles

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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!