Monday, August 8, 2016

I Am The Diva Challenge- 'duotangle'

Meer and Auraknot. The first-eh, while Auraknot-yay!
So this was a good challenge. Combining a tangle I liked with one I wasn't so hot about ever. I now see the various uses where Meer can be of benefit. Plus I cheered myself up by motivating myself to draw with a brand new, ice cream smooth, GellyRoll pen!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I AmThe Diva Challenge-something

I couldn't hack that geometric stuff with this week's umt so I did something totally opposite. No grid, nothing precise and more flowing. 
Just wanted to still take part. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

I Am The Diva Challenge- circle

I painted circles with my fingers onto a sheet of 6x6" paper, tangled and used distress stain. I'm quite pleased after trying this challenge out 4 times!  I just got it finally. You'll recognize Purk, Btweed, or whatever it's called, and Pepper, Sixes, and two I forgot. See ya later!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Diane and Carolien's challenge-u#x

I used sixes, Zulu, and up and down, and Abundies, and Printemps. I'm missing something. Forgive me. Hmm...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Diane and Carolien's Challenge- BHT

Bellaposa, Hibred, and Tortuca. And a bit of Distress Markers. 
Thanks ladies!!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

I Am The Diva Challenge-PEACE

I too have been disturbed and saddened by what is going on in our nation. I can't find the words but this spoke to me:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge-Girdy

My brain feels like it has been in a vice after drawing this. I'm off for a nap. Fell off my longboard and screwed up my wrists so this tile is sadly as good as it gets for me. At least I can draw still!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

I am the Diva- Holiday/flag

Here is my ode to our country. 50 Printemps and 13 Mr. E's. 
Have a great holiday all!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Diane and Carolien's Challenge -RVI

Ripple ,Inbloom, and  Vigne, and yes I remembered them all this week!!!!! Yay!
Thanks ladies!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge-Circle string and Maryhill

I accomplished the part about not putting Maryhill in the center. Hope it's ok that I pieced it together on the edges. I quit there as I didn't want to over do it. 
Thanks for another great week!

I Am The Diva Challenge- Red White and Black

I chose a tangle everyone knows, N'Zeppel, and used Distress Ink as my string, Red GellyRoll, Red colored Pencil, and black micron pen. 
Had a lovely morning doing this. Relaxing and fun. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Joeys Weekly Challenge 'tri-circle'

Another fun circle but I loved learning this tangle!  Socc is a lot of fun. Kinda reminds me a bit of Mr. E. :)

IAST 'DAD' string

Good tangles and good challenging string this week. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Diane and Carolien's Challenge-DCA

Drupe of course.  Caviar, and a couple of others. 
It's been a bad week. I can't remember the others. But I enjoyed drawing for you ladies. As I sit here and wonder what I did wrong in this world to be so miserable. Drawing and my dog are all I've got. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge- circle string 1

Just when I thought that Joey couldn't top her last idea she came up with a great idea for the challenges. Circular strings. I think it will be a great focus. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Diane and Carolien's Challenge-MHS

I used Man o Man, Mooka, Sprigs, and it wouldn't be a post from me if I didn't forget one tangle right?  H tangle escapes me. Ugh. 
Onto the next!

Joey's Weekly Challenge- XV

Sad to see this set of strings will be coming to an end, but looking forward to the next adventure. Thanks!

IAST flower-picture


Used only two tangles on this one. Shading is impossible to pick up on camera. It's just pretty I suppose. 

Corgi Nation, unite!

Monday, May 30, 2016

I Am the Diva Challenge-Skye

I tried this to tangle this to the point of tears two weeks ago. But after having a break and just drawing it in pencil we've come to meet in the middle, this tangle and I. I'm exhausted. Skye burns my brains out. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's a String Thing #146 'C'

Let them eat Cayke. 
That's about all I've got folks!

I am the Diva Challenge- 'Ellish '.

Thank goodness this is not a Celtic knot kind of tangle. After trying out Skye it's going to be awhile before I get into those knotted things!  
This is a nice tangle and I'm sure I'll use it sometime again. 
With stepouts. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge-14 XIV

I used all tangles except for cheesecloth. 
Good choices for tangles. I've been working on a book that has a lesson each day in it and it's really helped with my focus. I think we all know what one it is. But I had a great time and colored with ink and colored pencils. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

IAST-#145 Skye

I had given up and beat myself up over my 'failure' on the first tile. But a new day came and I knew I had to try to make a go of this tangle if not for me, but Ms. Bruno who leads us along each week on an adventure of strings and mix of creativity. 
So here is a tile finished with pride,-- for you Ms. Bruno. 

Diane and Carolien's Challenge-'#, F, O'

Here is 4 Mom, Opus, and Fassett. In spring happy colors. 
Later ladies!

Diane and Carolien's Challenge- 'G J L'

I used La Bel and Jax and one I didn't write down. Onto the next!  

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Two by Tuesday: Echo

I tangled Opus, which reminds me of a musical score to a symphonic piece or just in its form as a tangle how it undulates and repeats. 
Thanks Ms. Cheryl for your kind words, birthday card and wishes, and gently including me in your challenge again. 
A true artist and friend!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge-13 XIII

Eh. It's ok. I did the string though. But it's still a bit blah. 
Oh well 

I Am The Diva Challenge- 'a bit of black'

I tried. But it was interesting trying to vary tones. Darned Wink of Stella pen got a bit wild on me but in someways it saved my but by creating contrast. Love the Wink brushes, just not the flow...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Diane and Carolien's Challenge-VEY

Vigne, Ennies, and Yful-Power is what I chose. Please ignore the grid drawn in pen by my idiot self on the yful. Oops. 

It's a String Thing 'Mom'

Here is my entry for the week. Kind of ended up in a duotangle thing. Hollyhock will take some time to perfect, and my lines on 4Mom aren't great as usual but I like the contrast. I shall leave it without color!  Thanks

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge-Twelve 'XII'

This tile proved to be more therapeutic than a stunning work of art, but I needed this today. I'm just worn out from everything going on around me and this was a good break. Thanks for another great string idea!

Monday, May 9, 2016

I am the Diva challenge- Drupe and Poke Root

I don't mind these duotangle challenges since I was introduced to the idea years ago. Here's what you do. Draw it. 
Sometimes it's that simple. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Diane and Carolien's Challenge- Q M G

I forget the one tangle-g, Gneiss? And Mumsy and Quabog.
Pencil ink and pen. 
See ya later!

It's a String Thing- door

Here is my sand swirled tonal door. Simple. 

Joey's Weekly challenge-eleven XI

This week had another challenging string but it worked out ok. I used a bit of Shon and the tangles Vache and Susa. Love the Neil Burley tangles!  Great picks!

Monday, May 2, 2016

I Am The Diva-UMT -Crux

Today's tangle to put it simply was a flashback to geometry class in sophomore year of high school. I tried to understand the idea but felt like I couldn't get much farther beyond the shape being just what it was. A great tangle now that I know it, but putting it into practice with something else is too much of a jump in the deep end. I tried hard not to belly flop this week...
Two tiles tonal and color

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tackle It Tuesday- S U N

Sad to hear we won't have challenges for a month, but glad that things will be back in June. Looking forward to June!
I used Showgirl, Upholstered, and Nami. 
Thanks!  Have a great vacation!