Weekly Roundup #234

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CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #102 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #103 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #71
TanglePatterns String 167 by Sandra Schubert via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday - F string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #16 by Daniel Lamothe: Verdigogh
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week #6 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #30 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #3 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #17: S-P-V by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #228 by Cari Sultanik
Zendala Dare #104 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Ornation Creation: template #110 Antique Diving Helmet by Ben Kwok
TangledType: 30 - ask dumb questions
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Cirquital
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled Museum New Guidelines

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

New Coloring Page / Digi Stamp by Norma Burnell
New Coloring page: Humming Bird Whispers - 8x10 by Norma Burnell
New book: TangleEasy Wildlife Designs by Ben Kwok
Tints on Tan - Product Review by Cris Letourneau

TUTORIALS

Mandala Project Part 3 of 3 by Tiffany Lovering
Video - The String Thing by Helen Williams

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 30 by Geneviève Crabe
Brown Paper Tangles by Rita Nikolajeva
Celtic Knot Tangles by Annie Reiser
Copyright Infographic for Crafters and Hobbyists
Handmade paper jewelry by Kelly Barone
Houses from CanTangle by Margaret Bremner
Lolliz, a New Gel Pen by Alice Hendon
Zentangle Newsletter, July 30, 2015

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Quickzly by Annette Carlo
Ringalink and Crossex by Lila Popcheff
Tangle Refresher 108 by Linda Farmer
X-ess by Susie Achter

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 30

This is week 30 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


A week of digital painting and collage featuring animals.

Digital collage with vintage image of birds

Digital collage with giraffe photo

Digital collage

Digital collage

Digital collage with vintage owl image

Digital collage

Digital collage


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #233

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CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #101 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #102 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #70
TanglePatterns String 166 by Mary Ellen Calhoun via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday - String Letter "E" by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week #5 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #29 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #16: U-N-I by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #227: "Circus Life" by guest blogger Lee Darter
Zendala Dare #103 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Ornation Creation: template #110 Antique Driving Helmet by Ben Kwok
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Eye-Wa
Zentangle: Journaled and Tangled: Tangle Your Hands

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

My second book by Anya Lothrop

TUTORIALS

Getting Toned (on Paper!) by Sandy Bartholomew
Zentangle® with Gelli Arts® Printing by Suzanne McNeill

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 29 by Geneviève Crabe
Floral Collaboration with KC DoodleArt by Tiffany Lovering
Shading materials by Eni Oken
Skyline series by Kelly Barone
Welcome Seminar 21 CZTs from Zentangle blog
ZIA, Tangling for fun: Flextangles and Tri-hexaflexagon by Donald Wilka

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Dicso by Mina Hsiao
Dropz by Alice Hendon
Harfe by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Hayden by Teresa Clerc
Heart Box video by Helen Williams
Illawarrior by Lila Popcheff
Mei by Hsin-Ya Hsu
Pufcookie by Eni Oken
Pufcookie Shading by Eni Oken
Strircles video by Jane Dickinson
Tri-roda Freeform Color studies by Eni Oken
Tropicapod by Sue Clark
Undu by Daniel Lamothe

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 29

This is week 29 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


More digital art this week.

Digital painting

Digital collage

Digital collage

Digital collage with a hand-drawn mandala

Digital collage with hand-drawn celtic knot

Digital collage with pen & ink tulip


And a new mandala template.

Mandala template 49


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #232

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CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #100 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #101 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #69
Mandala template #48 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 165 by Nancy Eaton via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday - D string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #15 by Daniel Lamothe: Cadent
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week #4 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #28 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #15: X-G-K by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #226: "Simpicity" by guest blogger Katie Crommett
Zendala Dare #102 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Ornation Creation: template #109 - Anchor by Ben Kwok
TangledType 28 - Unfold
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Hollibaugh
Zentangle: Journaled and Tangled: Idea #5 Found Poetry - Cut Up
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled: Rewind

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

July 2015 Summer Coupon by Eni Oken
New book "Tangled Up!" by Penny Raile, review by Geneviève Crabe
Sakura Solid Marker® Slim - video by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

TUTORIALS

Black and White Spinners by Helen Williams
Feather Stacking by Alice Hendon
Mandala Project Part 2 of 3 by Tiffany Lovering
Meander Maze Book by Rita Nikolajeva (Google translation)
Post it Holder Project! by Kelly Barone
Stipple Shading on Tangle"Betweed" by Jane Dickinson

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 28 by Geneviève Crabe
Another Side of Opus from Zentangle blog
All for Hayden by Cari Sultanik
A Video Treat by Adele Bruno
I'm Caren and I'm an Alcoholic by Caren Mlot
Jellyfish Tri-Roda by Eni Oken
Perspective by Cris Letourneau
Welcome Seminar 20 CZTs from Zentangle blog
Zentangle Newsletter, July 12th, 2015

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Daviso by Katie Crommett
Dex video by Jane Dickinson
Gr_ate and Penelope by Lila Popcheff
Kisses video by Helen Williams
Rashell by Lin Chiu
Rollup by Simona Cordara
Sekips by Sue Clark
Tangle Refresher 107 by Linda Farmer

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 28

This is week 28 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


More digital art this week. In this one, one of the layers is a photo of sand I took at the beach. I love how it came out looking like glitter.

Digital collageThis started with an owl drawing I made based on one of Ben Kwok's templates, digitally blended with some scans of hand-painted papers and some digital paint. Digital collage with owl drawing

This is one of my hand-drawn mandalas. By layering a photo of a brick wall above the drawing, I was able to make is look like the mandala is painted on a wall. I love that effect.

Digital collageThis is one of my mandala drawings, originally done on some pink-ish card stock. With applied textures and blending modes, it's totally transformed. Mandala

Here I scanned a drawing from my sketchbook (based on a stencil by Tracy Moreau) and added a few textured layers.

Digital collage


I did some artwork this week based on Penny Raile's new book Tangled Up!
Click here to see my book review.

Tangled Up


And a new mandala template. Mandala template 48


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Book review: Tangled Up! by Penny Raile

Tangled UpThere are a lot of great tangling books out there, and one of my favourite has been The Art of Zentangle by Margaret Bremner, Norma Burnell, Penny Raile, Lara Williams. In that book, I fell in love with Penny Raile's whimsical artwork

So I was excited when I learned that Penny was writing a new book, Tangled Up! The book contains a wealth of patterns, and Penny shows how to use the patterns to draw your own whimsical flowers and imaginary creatures with a lot of personality.

Here is my first drawing.

tangled up drawing

If you have been following my blog recently, you know that my new passion is creating digital art. So of course I had to combine my drawings with some of my digital backgrounds. Here is the result.

tangled up with colour 1 tangled up with colour

This is a terrific book. I can't wait to draw more of these flowers and creatures.

You can buy the book from your favourite bookseller, and you can find out more about Penny on her website: Tangle Tangle Tangle.

[Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for this review.]

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Weekly Roundup #231

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CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #99 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #100 The Zentennial by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #68
Mandala template #47 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 164 by Bunny Wright via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday - C by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week #3 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #27 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #14: L-Q-D by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #225 by Guest Jen Crutchfield
Zendala Dare #101 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Ornation Creation: template #108 Tibetan Crest by Ben Kwok
TangledType: 27 Start Now
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Finery
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled: Birds of a Feather

TUTORIALS

Mandala Project Part 1 of 3 by Tiffany Lovering

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 27 by Geneviève Crabe
Black Artist Tiles & the Versatility of Black Paper by Strathmore
'Flying birds' string - so many possibilities! by Margaret Bremner
Zentangle Pop Up Box by Nancy Dawes

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS

100 by Adele Bruno
Binda by Claire Crook
BrrrSt by Kelly Barone
Heartline video by Helen Williams
Niuroda tangleation by Eni Oken
Quib video by Jane Dickinson
Tri-roda by Eni Oken
Tuberiz by Sue Clark

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 27

This is week 27 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


More digital art this week...

Digital collage

Digital collage using one of my pen & ink drawings

Digital collage

Digital collage

Digital mandala

Digital collage


And a new mandala template.

Mandala template 47


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #230

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CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #98 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #99 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #67
Mandala template #46 by Geneviève Crabe
Pattern Mixer Challenge #8 by Anya Lothrop
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week #2 Axlexa by Suzy Mosh
TanglePatterns String 163 by Barbara Finwall via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday - B string by Cheryl Rotnem
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #26 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #13: Y-H-A by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #224: "Monotangle: Tipple" by Laura Harms
Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle®: Munchin

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Ornation Creation: template #107 Vintage Baby Carriage by Ben Kwok
Zentangle: Journaled and Tangled: Idea #4: Simona's Circles
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled: Idea #11: Simona's Circles

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Fairy-Tangles™ New Adult Coloring Page and Digi Stamp by Norma Burnell
Schneider Pens Review by Cathy

TUTORIALS

Zentwinning by Lynn Mead

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 26 by Geneviève Crabe
Dreaming in hexagons by Margaret Bremner
Jewelry time! by Kelly Barone
Mandala and a Template by Alice Hendon

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS

Betweed video by Jane Dickinson
Fire the works by Linda Rea
Gra-Vee by Laurel Sponseller
Infinitus by Lianne Woods
Jaybarz by Sue Clark
Murmylies by Annette Plaga-Lodde
Olb video by Helen Williams
Pea-nuckle Tangleation by Donald Wilka
Tangle Refresher 106 by Linda Farmer
Tripoli tips by Adele Bruno

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