2015 Creativity Challenge – week 9

This is week nine of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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These are the paintings I eased you about last week, a series of mixed media paintings using my Sisters Silhouettes (available for sale here). The three smaller ones (6x9") are gifts for the lovely ladies who posed for me, and the larger one (12x12") with the three silhouettes is a gift for their mom.

Sisters Silhouette paintings


I'm on a roll, creating new templates. I have two new mandalas this week.

Mandala template number 14

Mandala template number 15

And a new Celtic knot template.

Celtic knot template 2


I have two more in my series of circular designs made by taking grid patterns and adapting them to a circular grid.

First, a circular version of Dot Grid by Elaine Benfatto.

Circular Dot Grid (pattern by Elaine Benfatto)

And Sails by Helen Williams.

Circular Sails (pattern by Helen Williams)

And for the Square One: Purely Zentangle® on Facebook, this is a variation of the Zentangle pattern Strircles.

Strircles variation

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Weekly Roundup #212

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES and TEMPLATES
Audio Meditation by Holly Atwater
Celtic Challenge 2 by Judy West
Celtic Knot templates by Jean Chamberlin Theurkauf
It's a String Thing #80 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #81 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #49
New Celtic knot template #1 by Geneviève Crabe
New mandala templates #13 and #14 by Geneviève Crabe
Tackle it Tuesday M-N-O by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #1 by Daniel Lamothe: Star Map by Suzanne McNeill
TanglePatterns String 145 by Sandra Schubert via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #206: "Tools/Trade" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
A Few New Digi Stamps and Coloring Sheets by Norma Burnell
Doodle Directory Giveaway by Eden
Review of Das Grosse Zentangle®-Buch (translated the Large Zentangle® Book) by Sandra Strait
You can now buy my patterns on Craftsy by Jane Monk

TUTORIALS
How to Draw Illuminated Letters from Sakura
Try & Try Again by Tiffany Lovering
When Worlds Collide… by Kelley Kelly
Zendala tool - Free by Sue Jacobs

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 8 by Geneviève Crabe
Article talks about the power of drawing to improve focus and memory by Sandra Chatelain
Zentangle® and Gelli™ printing with foam stamps by Linda Farmer
God's Eye - Ojos de Dio by K.N. Malathi
More snow so more tiles! from Zentangle blog
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Pen Organization by Sue Clark

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Acrosstick by Ed Gucker
Diamant by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Eca-Lin, Eca-Linli by Annette Plaga-Lodde
Fassett tips by Adele Bruno
IROK by Mary Kissel
Raffz by Vikki Howard
St.Vitus spiral by Rita Nikolajeva

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 8

This is week eight of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I create a new mandala template, #13.

Mandala template number 13

And I started a new series of Celtic knot templates, this is #1.

Celtic knot template 1


I did a bit of stamp carving this week, practicing making thin shallow lines. Need more practice.

Stamp carving


I just finished several paintings, but since they're going to be presents, I can't show them here yet. Here is a close-up preview; look for complete photos in next week's post.

Work in progress


I have three more in my series of circular designs made by taking grid patterns and adapting them to a circular grid.

First, a circular version of my pattern Fenêtre, with some Hollibaugh behind the windows.

Circular Fenêtre (one of my patterns)

This week, I also did circular versions of Atorm by Mafê Mavromati and Shauna by Kathy Barringer

Circular Atorm (pattern by Mafê Mavromati)

Circular Shauna (pattern by Kathy Barringer)

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Weekly Roundup #211

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #79 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #80 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #48
Tackle it Tuesday J-K-L by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #205: "Year of the Goat" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
Zentangle® Inspired Nail Art by Holly Atwater

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
A New Simple Celtic Knot Minitutorial by Jean Theurkauf
Celtic Knots for Tangling and Coloring by Jean Theurkauf
New mandala template #12 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 144 by Angela Werner via Linda Farmer
Zendala Dare #97 by Erin Koetz Olson

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 7 by Geneviève Crabe
ABC of Zentangle... J for Joy, Joy of Giving... by Dilip Patel
A Little Background on Celtic Knots by Jean Theurkauf
Fun with Mathematics - Fractals Everywhere by K.N. Malathi
Gilded Wishes from Zentangle blog
Happy “Valentangles” Day by Cris Letourneau
How to Beat Procrastination by Grace Mendez
New videos on VideoTangle.me
The Girl with Tangled Hair by Tiffany Lovering

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
B’Twined by Pegi Schargel
Inaura tips by Adele Bruno
Kozy by Marieke van Nimwegen
Lampz, Bushez, Pile-up, Goofy Grazz  by Andrea Shuman
Leaf it stick by Linda Rea
Narwal video from Sakura
Phroz by Lynn Mead
Podzles Video by Chris Gerstner
Tangle Refresher 97 by Linda Farmer
Tumbleweed - grid version by Helen Williams

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 7

This is week seven of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I create a new mandala template, #12.

Mandala template #12


Here is another book that includes some of my artwork, Das große Zentangle-Buch by Beate Winkler.

German Zentangle book


I finally received a replacement power supply for my new Silhouette Portrait, and here are just a few of the pieces I cut this week.

Silhouettes


I am continuing my series of circular designs made by taking grid patterns and adapting them to a circular grid.

First, over at the Facebook Group Square One: Purely Zentangle®, the tangle of the week is Huggins, which is one of my favourite tangles. I did four variations:

Circular Huggins 1

Circular Huggins 4

Circular Huggins 3

Circular Huggins 2

This week, I also did circular versions of Crux by Henrike Bratz, Ripples by Helen Williams, and Ving by Amy Broady

Circular Crux (pattern by Henrike Bratz)

Circular Ripples (pattern by Helen Williams)

Circular Ving (pattern by Amy Broady)

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Weekly Roundup #210

Tangle Organizers

CHALLENGES
February ATC Challenge – From the Heart by Deb Prewitt
Interested in the Bible Book Challenge? by SuzyMosh
It's a String Thing #77 Tiles (cont.) compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #78 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #79 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #47
Tackle it Tuesday G-H-I by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #204: "Valentangle" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #96 by Erin Koetz Olson

EVENTS
The Tropical Tangled Garden with Cherryl Moote, May 2-3, Elora, Ontario

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
New book: Das große Zentangle-Buch by Beate Winkler
New book: Tangled Up! by Penny Raile
New e-book: A New Twist on Tangle String Lines by Jane Monk
Review of Bekah Krahula's 500 Tangled Artworks by Aleesha Sattva
Tutorial: Make your own Miniature Book Box House by Jane Monk

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
New mandala template #11 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 143 by Beth Snoderly via Linda Farmer

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 6 by Geneviève Crabe
How to make a card by Zentangling (sic) on a black and white photo postcard from Craftside blog
Just had to share... from the Zentangle blog
Lady Bird by Grace Mendez
New Blog: Celtic Knots with Judy West
New videos on VideoTangle.me
The Inner Critic by Alice Hendon

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
70’s Cup B by Neil Burley
Alphabet Pattern Series - N by Judy West
Bubblepiller by Linda Rea
Craftside by Beckah Krahula
Herzlbee by Beate Winkler
Holly chain by Linda Rea
Sevaw by Emmy Chen

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 6

This is week six of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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At the recent Camerida event, all the participants were asked to contribute a tangle to the workbook that was assembled for everyone. Our amazing host, Chris Titus, created this Spoondala for us to embellish with all those tangles. Here is mine.

Spoondala


In the Creative Jump Start online class, one of the instructors showed how to create acrylic skins. These are made up of gel medium and acrylic paint, mixed together on a non-stick surface. Once dry, the skin can be lifted up from the surface, cut with scissors, and used in collage.

Blue acrylic skin

Red and yellow acrylic skin


I create a new mandala template, #11.

Mandala template number 11


I have been fortunate to have my Zentangle art featured in several books. The latest is 500 Tangled Artworks, compiled by Beckah Krahula.

500 Tangles Artworks


I am continuing my series of circular designs made by taking grid patterns and adapting them to a circular grid. The tangles used here are Well, Tri-linez by Cindy Angiel, and my own pattern Demi.

Circular Well

Circular Tri-linez (tangle by CindyAngiel)

Circular Demi (one of my patterns)

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Weekly Roundup #209

RedBubble Tote Bags and more

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #77 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #78 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #46
Pattern Mixer Challenge #3 by Anya Lothrop
Tackle it Tuesday D-E-F by Cheryl Rotnem
That's New to Me! Weekly Challenge by Suzanne Moshier
Weekly Challenge #203: "UMT - Athitzi by Eleanor Holt" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #95 by Erin Koetz Olson

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
PTP & iStencils Big Sale & Launch Details by Patti Tolley Parrish
Giveaway at Notebookstories- Resketch Notebook by Sandra Strait
Review Day 1 - A5 Rhodia Landscape Webnotebook by Sandra Strait
Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5
Sketchbooks by Aleesha Sattva
Tangle Library Anniversary by Sandy Bartholomew

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
How to draw sinuous curves by Ellen Wolters
New mandala template #10 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 142 by Jane Dickinson via Linda Farmer

MEDIA
Making Mindful Marks in West Hartford Life (p.4)

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 5 by Geneviève Crabe
Fun With Photos by Caren Mlot
My First Zendala by David Hunter
New videos on VideoTangle.me

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
70’s Cup A by Neil Burley
Alphabet Pattern Series - M by Judy West
Athitzi by Seven
Away-sis by Kelly Barone
Harted vine by Linda Rea
Heartrope (two ways) video by Ellen Wolters
Hearty tips by Adele Bruno
Madeline by Lila Popcheff
Ozzie by Linda Dawson
Rozo by Margaret Bremner
Tangle refresher 96 by Linda Farmer
Tizzy by Hanny Waldburger

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 5

This is week five of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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Continuing my experiments with the Celtic Knot font.

More celtic knots


I create a new mandala template, #10.

Zendala template number 10


This is a new mandala, pen & ink and blue coloured pencils.

Blue mandala


In a blog post earlier this week, I showed how I discovered miniature works of art on sheets of paper I was using to protest my table. Here is one I made into a pin.

landscape pin


Finally, I am continuing my series of circular designs made by taking grid patterns and adapting them to a circular grid. The tangles used here are 'NZeppel, Eye-Wa and Amalea.

Circular 'NZeppel

Circular Eye-Wa

Circular Amalea (tangle by Chrissie Frampton)

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Sometimes, mindlessness can be good!

In the last week, I decided to prep a bunch of art journal pages, just so I wouldn't be faced with the white page syndrome. When I painted a page, I used a piece of paper behind the page I was working on, to protect the rest of the book. After a few days, I had several pieces of paper that looked like this.

I was intrigued by the patterns, so I grabbed my circle punches and got a bunch of these.

paint cutouts

Aren't they cool! They look like miniature paintings, abstracts and landscapes.

Here are some closeups (click the image for a larger view).

paint cutouts

I took one of them and made a pin with it. (It's about 2-1/4" in diameter).

landscape pin

Isn't it amazing how beautiful things can come from unexpected places?

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