Monday, October 26, 2015

Joey's Weekly Challenge- Undu

Great tangle by a great young artist. Always enjoy this tangle. After my artistic meltdown I've been letting myself create on whatever size paper feels right. This is 6x8 I think. Just trying to find my stride again. Thanks!  

That's New to Me- 'U' and artist.

I downloaded an interesting app of tangle patterns and found some odd balls. One being U-Bend. And I chose Intwine by the artist. In a blue mood. How can you not have blue in your day and not have a good one?  :)

Tangle Me Three Challenge-Shattuck

I love Shattuck. No two ways about it. Thanks Suzy!  Done on the gray tiles...  :)

I am the Diva Challenge - 'Cairns'

Today's challenge really resonated with me because of the rocks. I mean, cairns are an incredible thing, but a bit overwhelming for me. So I picked out a memory of using rocks that brings peace of mind. Buddhists build 'stupas' to house memories or spirits. I remember one day in autumn I sat on a peninsula at Old Mission on Lake Michigan in the midst of the lake on either side,building a stupa-like pile of rocks like I'd seen in pictures. I remember the light of the day, the shimmering fields in the distance at shore, and the feel of putting together this marker saying I had been there and existed that day, and the mystery of how long my stupa would stand. Would it be years? A week? Would it fall down? I shall never know and that is a beautiful God given moment of being in the moment. I have been struggling with my artistic pursuits and what I'm doing, and today's challenge was such a peaceful release. Thanks for all of your kind words everyone. Because of your kindness I stopped being so hard on myself and just be me. Thank you. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tackle it Tuesday- 'R'

Roscoe is the tangle. New one for me. I like the idea though. See ya!

I am the Diva Challenge- nature

I'm not sure what to say. I can't offer imaginative things in my tangles, I can't think outside the box, but I can give you color. That is all I have in this flat, one dimension without depth I draw in. I cannot shade, twist or bend to make tangles amazing and my own. I've been needing to say this out loud and if I rid myself of it perhaps I'll be more productive. Just needed to put it down on 'paper'. Tired of it dogging me. 
Last week's:

Monday, October 19, 2015

Two by Tuesday- 'Is'

Nature and everything in it is such a gift. 

Tangle Me Three Challenge- Dex

Here it is. Grid, triangle and circle shape. Using a lovely glaze pen. 

That's New to Me- 'P' and artist.

I chose plumes and pots and pans by the artist. Used Glaze pens and a glittery one. Good tangles!

Joeys Weekly Challenge-Ta-Da

A favorite tangle. I'm still working on a bit of a creative block in my head. But I'm happy with this one today. I am at all times too hard on myself. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

String Thing- 'Noodle Day'

I loved the idea of this challenge. So I made some rogue noodles and had a great time. Thanks!  Great tangles this week!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Joey's Weekly Challenge- Rosewood

Rosewood is a great tangle by Sandra Strait. One of my favorite artists!  I played around with it on a larger piece of paper that doesn't hurt my wrist with small and fine motor movements. So it's a 7x4 but I got to do two attempts with a great tangle. Thanks!


A lovely tangle that felt very strong and graphic-like. So I used a bigger piece of paper(my wrist agrees with larger movements rather than small ones on tiny 3.5"x3.5") and a bold pen. On colored inked paper. Fall colors. Somewhat aiming for the Japanese Chrysanthemum look. Happy autumn!

For the artist in all of us...

I just read this quote by Ray Bradbury. It is so perfect! 

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tangle Me Three- Organza

I might do this one again as there are so many things one could do with this tangle!  I enjoyed it!

That's New to Me- K 'Kyiv'

Kyiv is the name and this is an unintended tangle me three I made it into for you Suzy!  Added some sparkle too. 
Happy autumn!

Friday, October 2, 2015

String Thing #112 heart day

I used all three tangles, and had fun with doing them on a gray tile with bright pigment pens. Thought it went with the heart day theme!

Thursday, October 1, 2015