joey's weekly tangle challenge #45

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
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Welcome to Week 45!
To tell you the truth when this idea came to me it made me laugh but I think it will be fun!
This week I want you to 

try your hand at tangling

Yes, you read that right, now let me explain further:
place your hand on your paper,
trace around it
now fill it with tangles!

You choose which hand and which tangles fit your style.
 For tangle patterns visit tanglepatterns.com

Won't it be interesting to see if there are more righties or lefties?!
Now let's have some fun!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly challenge #44

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 

Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
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Week #44:

My son turns 10 years old this week!
So to celebrate his special day,
and the past 10 years of joy that he has brought us,
let's use
 String 10 and the tangle Joy

Click on the words above to see String 10 and the tangle Joy.

Later in the week I will be sharing photos of the party that we held on the weekend,
it was a creative adventure to say the least!  Phew!

Have a wonderful week!
~ joey ~
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#43: tangling 4 tiles

I am so glad that you all had fun with this challenge!
I too enjoyed it and am eager to share my simple design.

This is my "tile" using Mooka and a little Shattuck in the corners.

Anyways, I too only wanted to draw one tile (no one cheated!) and was so happy to learn from Tanglicious Connections that I can use Microsoft Powerpoint to duplicate and flip images around and save them as a .jpg file!  Cool!  I thought I was going to have to flip it in MS Word, print it out, then scan it again, which I figured would look so messy by the end.
I should get some good editing software, any suggestions?

Ok, sorry, enough blabbing...
Here are my "4 tiles" combinations:


The corners didn't line up very well and I didn't colour them in, which was hard for me as I really wanted to throw some bright rainbow colours in there, but I do like them in black and white too.

Thank you again for all of your enthusiastic comments and emails!
I love it when I come up with an idea that really gets your creativity flowing.
I hope you will join us next week!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #43

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.
Click here to see past challenges.
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 Welcome back!
And a warm welcome to our new participants!
 For this week's challenge I thought it would be fun to
tangle a group of "tiles"
 
SpanishTile.jpg 
Wouldn't it be fun to be a professional tile designer and
design ceramic kitchen or bathroom tiles for a living? 
Let's try it on paper!

 

We'll start by drawing a square and dividing it into four squares.
 
 SpanishTile.jpg SpanishTile.jpg
SpanishTile.jpg SpanishTile.jpg

We're essentially drawing 4 of the same design but what fascinates me about tiles is how the pattern changes when connected to another tile.
For example:  by drawing a curve in each corner of the tile, it then creates a circle when combined with other tiles.

Mandalas will also work well with this challenge
by drawing a quarter of the mandala on each tile.

Choose any tangles that you feel work well together and if you like, colour your tiles.
I look forward to seeing your challenges this week!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #42

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!

I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!  

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
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Welcome to the first challenge of 2015!
I hope that you all had a restful holiday
and that you found some time to be creative!

The first challenge of the year is also my wish for the days ahead.
I hope that you are all

Lucky in '15!

 Click on the links to see String 15 and the tangle Lucky
to understand the instructions.
 For tangle patterns visit tanglepatterns.com
I hope that you find it challenging!
~ joey ~

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fun for 2015


I signed this book out from our public library recently and found it to be inspiring so I thought I would share it with you.

20 ways to draw a tulip
and 44 other fabulous flowers
by:  Lisa Congdon

Each page has 20 different styles of drawing a certain type of flower (eg:  daffodil, lily, foxglove, etc.) so I'm going to use it as a guide to practice some new styles of drawing.


I started with a mason jar of daffodils to last me until Spring
when they start to poke out of the ground.

What form of creativity are you cozying up with right now?
~ joey ~

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