joey's weekly tangle challenge #123

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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Another week of circle string series challenges!

This week our string looks like this


 It reminds me of the orange and the purple starfish that we have been seeing
on the beach and our dock posts lately.

I have noticed a 'beachy theme' appearing 
in my creativity lately too so I'd like us to use the tangle



I'm really excited to see how you use this tangle in your challenge!
 I think this one will be very fun!
~ joey ~
 
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circle series challenge #122

I have had lots of creative adventures with my family lately including a "Paint In" Market which closed 10 city blocks for artists to set up and sell their work!

 My daughter in Misha's stall

There we met a wonderful artist - Misha Smart who inspired us to try her style of painting.  I have only painted with cheap craft acrylic paint so I'm practicing with that until I buy some proper artist acrylic paint very soon!












 

We have also just returned from our annual visit to the most creative island on the west coast - Salt Spring Island.
(you can read about a past visit here)

I returned with many ideas on how I can combine several different art styles.
I can't wait to see what comes of it!


I found some time last night to complete my weekly challenge and I have to say that I'm not happy with it but I LOVE the tangle B'twined!

Compared to the artwork I have been seeing lately it now seems so dull.  I think this is why I can't seem to stick with one type of art, as soon as I see something else I'm off in another direction.
 Thankfully I have my weekly challenge to ground me! ;o)

I hope that you have had a creative week.
Hope to see you Monday for the next challenge!
~ joey ~ 

joey's weekly tangle challenge #122

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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I do hope after we sent all of that Peace out into the world,
the 'good news' reports start to outweigh the 'bad news' reports!

Onto the 7th circle string series challenge,
 here is this week's string . . .
 

It is similar to the 5th week's x string 
(especially if you turned your string from a the x position to the +)
 but this time we're going to use the tangle


This tangle is new to me so I'm excited to try it out!

Have a great week!
I hope the sun is shining where you are!
~ joey ~

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paper challenge

I mentioned yesterday that I have given myself a personal challenge . . . 
to reduce my paper collection!

My challenge is to choose 3 patterned sheets of paper
 and make a minimum of 6 greeting cards.  

Here are the sheets of paper I started with:


And here are the finished cards:
(sorry, my lighting wasn't great so the colours are washed out)









6 greeting cards, 2 mini cards with envelopes and 4 tags found their way out of these sheets of paper!

I found it to be a great way to relax, put some of my supplies to good use and practice new techniques.

These are the papers for my next challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
~ joey ~

peace challenge

I discovered this morning
that I was not the only one
with Peace on my mind.
The guest blogger at the Diva has posted
a similar peace themed challenge.

It's comforting to know that others share my hope for peace.

Owning a gun is not a right,
and regulating gun ownership
only takes firearms
out of the hands
of those who shouldn't have them
in the first place.
We all bleed the same colour,
no matter what colour we are on the outside.
Racism is childish and pointless.

There I've said my peace
onto more creative subjects . . .
 
. . . here is my challenge!

 
Joey #121 (circle string series)
Diva #275

Tangles:  Organic, Chillon
brown and black Micron pens, terracotta and white Prismacolor pencil,
white Gelly Roll pen, HB pencil

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And I have started another personal creative challenge for myself with the hopes of downsizing my unruly collection of papers!
My task is to choose 3 sheets of patterned paper and make a minimum of 6 greeting cards.
I will post photos of what I create tomorrow.


Happy creative days!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #121

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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And we're back with the 6th circle string series challenge!

This was initially going to be the 7th circle string
but I have decided to change it to this week
in light of the troubles going on in the US.

If only everyone could live together peacefully.


The tangle that I chose for this string is


You are welcome to add other tangles of your choice.

Wishing you a week of zenful peace.
~ joey ~
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