hexagon challenge


Oh boy I didn't realize how much fun this challenge would be!
I found this printable hexagon template here and thought it would create a neat mandala
but still give the hexagon appearance.
I used two of my favourite tangles - Chillon and Sag.
Puff-O was new to me and my NEW favourite tangle is Cheesecloth!!
Oh my, it gives a fabric look that is just too fun to play with!
I will be using it more in the future for sure!
Have a great week!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #36


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 #36!
Today's challenge involves the shape of your tile.
I'd like you to
use a hexagon shaped tile

Choose up to 6 tangles that feel right to you.
For tangle patterns visit tanglepatterns.com
 Have a great week!
~ joey ~

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quilt-like challenge


Here is my interpretation of this week's challenge - a log cabin quilt block.
It's actually a very realistic representation of "the world of quilting" to me, as I find it's a total mystery how to properly mix patterns together.  I already know if I were to do it again I would have used darker patterns on the bottom right corner and lighter patterns on the upper left.
When I sew something I tend to either stick to just a few fabrics (1 pattern and 1 or 2 solids) rather than trying to match patterns.
Mixing colours is also tricky for me so for this tangle I just used two shades of blue with the black.
It was fun to experiment with and I actually liked the "log cabin string" idea.
Thanks to all who have shared their work for this challenge!
~ joey ~ 

joey's weekly tangle challenge #35


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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 Well the weather here has been chilly
so today's challenge will hopefully keep us warm!

This week I want you to

tangle something 'quilt'like

 The string and tangles you choose should make us think of a quilt.
For tangle patterns visit tanglepatterns.com

Hmmn, we might need a cup of tea or cocoa to go along with this challenge!
Have fun!
~ joey ~

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challenge #34



I found this week's challenge really fun, it was inspired by a couple of things...

I'm having so much fun with Genevieve's stencil templates so I wanted to try using them again this week on the Knightsbridge monotangle.

The other influence came from M.C. Escher, I'm not exactly sure why
it reminds me of his work but my husband saw it too.
My son suggested that I use a "battlement" edge on this piece
and I think he was spot on!

I am working on a second Knightsbridge monotangle and I hope to have that finished soon.  Like many of you, I found this challenge to be an excellent opportunity to practice my shading.

Thanks to all who participate and share their work and those who are doing the challenges behind the scenes and don't link up.  I look forward to seeing your work and reading your comments every week.
~ joey ~

poppies to remember



In Canada we have Remembrance Day on Nov 11th.
It's a day to remember those soldiers who gave their lives for our country
and to thank those who continue to support us.
Given the current global instabilities, I'm also going to remember to be
extra grateful for my family and that we are all safe.
Last year we made up a bunch of these simple poppies.  The tutorial is here.
~ joey ~ 
 

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