My newest video goes over how I make some of the intricate looking woven patterns, such as W2 and Huggins.
This is the first video with the new camera – that annoying little spodge of dust was really bothering me and it was time for an upgrade. Next I’ll be working on improving the lighting and then I think I’ll have my making-videos set up complete. If there is anything you want to see demonstrated, comment and I’ll see what I can do to help.
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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
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!
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?
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 2015 on Redbubble. Click through to see what each months sheep is. Thanks!
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?
Upon checking my archives today, I realized that I’ve had this blog for Ten years! That’s amazing! I simply can’t believe it. In appreciation for the support, I’m having a little Give-away. My way of saying thank you to the readers who’ve stuck by me, who humor me, who might scroll through when they don’t find too much of interest – thanks. You’ve been wonderful to me over these Ten years.
So, for putting up with me for TEN! YEARS! I’ll be choosing 3 winners via random number generator. Leave a comment and I’ll put your name in the hat. Share it on your blog, Facebook, etc and let me know and I’ll throw your name in again. The winners will get their choice of an 8 x 10 print from my Tangled Art – you can view them on Redbubble. The Give-away will run from now until this blogs Anniversary date – January 1, 2015. I’ll announce the winners January 2nd. Thanks so much – I know I can switch gears with my obsessions, but I truly appreciate each and every one of you.
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.