Weekly Roundup #204

Hi everyone, and welcome to the last Weekly Roundup of 2014. I'll be taking next week off, and the roundup will return on January 2nd.

In January, I will be publishing the second edition of my Pattern and Tangle Links eBook. It will contain all the links from the first edition, plus the links from all the 2014 roundups, that will be 500+ new links, in addition to the 2000+ links in the first edition. All the links are in alphabetic order by pattern name. If you have any suggestions for the second edition, please use the comments below.

I want to thank everyone who bought the first edition; I really appreciate your support.

At the same time, I am getting very close to 500,000 page views on the blog. So watch for a giveaway in the new year.

Happy Holidays!

Now let's get to the roundup...

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #70 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #71 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #39
Weekly Challenge #198 "K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, silly!)" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Strathmore announces 2015 Free Online Workshops

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Celtic Christmas Tree by Judy West
Overlaid tangles by Margaret Bremner
TanglePatterns String 135 by Beth Snoderly via Linda Farmer
Zendala template 05 by Lori Byerly

MEDIA
World-record Zentangle mosaic boosts Operation Santa Claus in Hong Kong

SHOW and TELL
Gelly Roll Sparkle, Shimmer, & Shine by Joanne Fink
If it stays still long enough ~ you can tangle it by Lois Stokes
"The Touch of the Master's Hand" Zentangle Meets Typography by Melinda Barlow

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Akoya by Sandy Hunter
Aurstar by Hsin-ya Hsu
Cirque video by Chris Gerstner
Fjord by Diana von Kaenel
Ha-nuka by Yamit Fridman
Oolong by Jennifer Hohensteiner

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Weekly Roundup #203

Silhouette Masks

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #69 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #70 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #38
Weekly Challenge #197 "New Official Tangle - Arukas" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Time to Zen Out! by Joan Delony

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Easy and quick ornaments and gift tags tutorial by Sue Jacobs
TanglePatterns String 134 by Grace McIntyre via Linda Farmer
Zentangle Rooster on Clayboard with Suzanne McNeill

SHOW and TELL
Amsterdam - Day 2 of... from Zentangle blog
Calm Down and Get Your Zentangle On from Zentangle blog
Getting Ready for Christmas by Cris Letourneau
Tangled String Sketchbook by Chris Gerstner
On a Roll by Chris Gerstner
Playing with feathers by Debra Castaldi
Wood Ornaments by Rita Nikolajeva
Zentangle newsletter December 1st

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Aunt Flower by Carolyn
Cloudfall by Lily Moon
Lealad by Lily Moon
Niuroda by Tina Hunziker
On Target by Barbara Finwall
Snowzags tips by Adele Bruno
Star-igami by Jean Theurkauf
Tangle Refresher 92 by Linda Farmer

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New mandala

Here is a new mandala I created yesterday. It's based on a template by Ben Kwok; the templates are available to members of Ben's Facebook group Ornation Creation.

Mandala in pen & ink and colored pencil

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Weekly Roundup #202

Silhouette Masks

CHALLENGES
A new Zentangle Challenge: The Pattern Mixer by Anya Lothrop
Celtic Challenge 36 by Judy West
It's a String Thing #68 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #69 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #37
Weekly Challenge #196 "All Dolled Up" by guest blogger Emily Classon

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Alphabet Soup by Caren Mlot
Fairy Tangles Digital Coloring Book by Norma Burnell
Geneviève's Alphabet stencils clearance 60% off - only a few left
Paper doll zendala by Sue Jacobs
Review of Bijou Zentangle Tiles by Molly Bee
Zentangle Pattern Ebook Sale at Jane Monk Studio

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Holiday Card Templates by Jean Theurkauf
TanglePatterns String 133 by Barbara Finwall via Linda Farmer
Tangling on leaves by Rita Nikolajeva
Zendala template 04 by Lori Byerly

SHOW and TELL
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Caren Mlot
My Tangled Cake by Adele Bruno
Test Driving Patterns by Emily Classon
Zendala Time by Terri Morse
Zentangle Meets Typography by Melinda Barlow
Zentangle Newsletter November 29th, 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
63Y by Hsin-ya Hsu
Abakus by Lori Byerly
Arukas from Zentangle
Arukas video by Ellen Wolters
Butter by Danae Triantafyllopoulou
Chuchu by Hsin-ya Hsu
Ixorus tips by Adele Bruno
Maryhill variations by Betsy Wilson
Mashed by Lori Byerly
Oolo by Amelie Liao
Trimond by Beth Snoderly
Violeta by Lila Popcheff

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Cyber Monday: Alphabet stencils 60% off

Alphabet StencilsAlphabet Stencils Clearance Sale - 60% off while supplies last.
These consist of a full alphabet, in a casual style, cut from sturdy 0.007" mylar. They are available in three sizes: 1.5, 2.5, and 5-inch high letters. Click the image for a larger view.
(No code necessary. Prices as marked.)

Here are two blog posts that illustrate some artwork that uses the stencils:
Click here for the first one. . . . . Click here for the second one.

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Weekly Roundup #201

15% BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT ON REDBUBBLE WITH CODE SAVE15
RedBubble Tote Bags and more

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #67 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #68 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #36
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles starting with B-E-R Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #195 "Turning Old into New" by guest blogger Sandy Hunter

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book featuring Sandy Bartholomew
Fairy Tangles 20% off sale by Norma Burnell
Instant Graticraftation by Cherryl Moote
New DVDs from Kass Hall
New in the shop: Silhouette masks by Geneviève Crabe

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
TanglePatterns String 132 by Jane Dickinson via Linda Farmer
Zendala template 01 by Lori Byerly
Zendala template 02 by Lori Byerly
Zendala template 03 by Lori Byerly
Zentangle Holiday Trees with Suzanne McNeill
Zentangle Ornaments and Tags with Suzanne McNeill

SHOW and TELL
Advent Journey 2014 by Dianne
Mirror Mirror by Rita Nikolajeva
Zentangle Newsletter November 25th, 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
3 to go by Lori Byerly
Alphabet Pattern Series - H, I, J by Judy West
Dimyx by Lily Moon
Dooleedo video by Ellen Wolters
Flipflop, Offkey by Lori Byerly
Flovine by Lin Chiu
Flower echo by Linda Rea
Gr8 by Lori Byerly
LaCePa by Rita Nikolajeva
Matuvu by Rita Nikolajeva
Ruflz by Lori Byerly
Sails by Helen Williams
Tangle Refresher 91 by Linda Farmer

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New in the shop: Silhouette Masks

I have something new in the shop starting today. These are masks made of sturdy 0.007 mylar that can be used in your art in a variety of ways. These are the silhouettes, you get all six in a package.

silhouettes

They can be used in a variety of ways in monoprinting on a Gelli Plate, or to make cutout collage elements. Here are some of the samples I made (click the image for a larger view):

silhouettes examples

The lovely and talented Joanna Grant has been playing with a set and you can see her work on her blog.

The sets come in two sizes. In the large set, the masks range in size from 5-1/2 to 7-1/2 inches high (14 to 19 cm). In the small set (half the size of the large set), the masks range in size from 2-3/4 to 3-3/4 inches high (7 to 9.5 cm). (Note that these images are not to scale.)

masks   masks


ORDERING INFORMATION

Click here to order the silhouettes in my ArtFire shop.

Starting today until November 27, 2014, you can use the coupon code SILHOUETTES1 for 10% off your entire order from my store. (Note, this discount cannot be combined with the bulk discount.)

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Weekly Roundup #200

Hi everyone and welcome to the 200th Weekly Roundup!
To celebrate the occasion, I am having a giveaway (Canada and U.S. only, sorry). To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you like or don't like about the Roundup, and your suggestions for additional content.

At 12 noon EST on Tuesday, November 25th, I will pick a winner from the comments using a random number generator. The prize is a full set of my alphabet stencils. You get complete alphabets in a casual font, in three sizes.

UPDATE

Sorry to be late, I had no Internet service for a while. I numbered all the comments and drew a random number. The winner is Pam Dickhaus! Congratulations! I'll be emailing you for your address.

 

 

alphabet stencils


Now on to this week's Roundup...

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #66 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #67 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #35
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles starting with I-E-M Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #194 "Embracing the Yuck" by guest Elisa Murphy

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Tangles of Kells - Now in the Physical World! by Sandy Bartholomew

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Flower Outline 3 by Judy West
TanglePatterns String 131 by Cat Trask via Linda Farmer

SHOW and TELL
Aquafleur examples by Margaret Bremner
When Dice Meet Doodles… the sequel by Colette Horsburgh
When Dice Meet Doodles… part 3 by Colette Horsburgh
New Improved Zentangle website

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Ditto tangleations by Sue Jacobs
Keystone by Dennie York
Pufff by Judy Montgomery
SETA by LonettA
Tripoli video by Ellen Wolters
Zenfiddle by Lori Tryon

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From my sketchbook: Celtic Knots

I have always been fascinated by Celtic knot designs. A few years ago I took a class, but didn't pursue it at the time. Recently, I discovered David Nicholls' YouTube series on drawing Celtic knots, and I've been drawing ever since.

These first three drawings are the ones I did while watching the videos.

celtic drawing 01

With this one, I used colour to highlight the different strands.

celtic drawing 02

In this next one, I started doing some colour shading.

celtic drawing 03

This is my first full-page drawing in my sketchbook, again using colour to show the different strands.

celtic drawing 04

With this one, I tried the graphite shading that David Nicholls showed in his samples.

celtic drawing 05

This next one is especially cool. I actually used my Mandala Stencils to lay out the circular grid. Then I shaded using the Prismacolor Cool Grays. I see a lot of possibilities to integrate designs like this with my mandalas.

celtic drawing 06

 

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Weekly Roundup #199

RedBubble Tote Bags and more

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #65 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #66 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #34
Tackle it Tuesday N-O-V results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles starting with V-E-T Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #193 "TriTangle : Trio, Huggins, & Xyp (THX)" by guest Holly Atwater

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Bauble Tree and Lilah Beans! by Sandy Bartholomew

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Mandala maker tips by Sue Jacobs
Mandala Outline 2 by Judy West
Mr. Sandman by Caren Mlot
TanglePatterns String 130 by Henrike Bratz via Linda Farmer

SHOW and TELL
Inktense / Fake Stained Glass by Rita Nikolajeva
STORIES: Zentangle helps 80-year-old get through difficult times

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alabastro by Tina Hunziker
Bedrox by Judy Murphy
Skwirl by Annie Taylor
Stonestory by Tina Hunziker
Tangle Refresher 90 by Linda Farmer
Twizted by Terri Brown
Wiffles by Judy Murphy
Yuma video by Ellen Wolters

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