2015 Creativity Challenge – week 48

This is week 48 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


There's a new craze in several Facebook Zentangle groups, drawing gems as part of our artwork. This technique will also be great in colouring books. Here are my first attempts, look for more next week.
gems


I published a new colouring book this week.
Click here for all the great details.

Magical Mosaics


I also created some new shirt designs in my RedBubble and Society6 shops.
Click here to see the full blog post with store links.

all over shirts RedBubble graphic shirts


Here are two digital collages made with digitally-drawn mandalas.

Mandala 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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New shirts featuring my artwork

Society6 is a website where you can upload your artwork to sell prints, and also t-shirts and other items. One innovative item they have is all-over print shirts. I made available two of those, one with an image from my new colouring book Magical Mosaics Flora and Fauna, and the other with one of my mixed media pieces.
Click here to purchase the shirt on the left.
Click here to purchase the shirt on the right.

all over shirts

I also have a store on RedBubble, and they just introduced "graphic" t-shirts, which are printed on the entire front panel. Here are the ones I have so far with my mixed media art.

Click here for info and to purchase a shirt.

RedBubble graphic shirts

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Weekly Roundup #250

Colouring book

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #119 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #120 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #88
TanglePatterns String 184 by Lianne Woods
Tackle it Tuesday 77 - W string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 22 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 46 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #34: H-W-N by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #245: "Back to Basics - Hollibaugh" by Laura Harms

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 253-259
Ornation Creation: 147 Parakeet, 148 Leopard Gecko by Ben Kwok
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Steps
Tangle It! Coloring Club Weekly Prompt: Magical Mosaic by Geneviève Crabe
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Thanksgiving
Zentangle All Around Prompt: Create your own string and share
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: Whiteout

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Countdown to Christmas coloring book by Kelly Barone
New colouring book: Magical Mosaics by Geneviève Crabe

TUTORIALS

How to draw the gems from TangleFan
How to draw the gems 2 from TangleFan
How to Transfer Letters and Patterns by Diane Lachance
Zentangle® Inspired Gift Wrap by Sakura

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 47 by Geneviève Crabe
Back to basics: Hollibaugh by Margaret Bremner
Gemmy gems by Eni Oken
Spiral technique compiled by Jane Dickinson


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TANGLES and PATTERNS

Biscus and Showgirl videos by Melinda Barlow
Bonz, Skully by Simona Cordara
ChainedH by Simona Cordara
C-stem by Agneta Landegren
Curlz by Alice Hendon
Hibred video by Jane Dickinson
Insydout video by Tiffany Lovering
Ipray by Linda Rea
Organic by Sayantika Ray
Paradox video by Jane Dickinson
Paris by Ina Sonnenmoser
Peakout by Linda Rea
Point the way by Linda Rea
Ringz by Alice Hendon
Sand Swirl and Aura-Leah videos by Melinda Barlow
Spats flower by Linda Rea
Sue's Candy by Ina Sonnenmoser
Verve video by Ellen Wolters
Whirlee (updated) by Lynn Mead
Xplode video by Tiffany Lovering
Zwieblbee by Beate Winkler
Tangle Refresher 116 by Linda Farmer

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New colouring book: Magical Mosaics

I just published my second colouring book, the first in a series of Magical Mosaics.
Click here for ordering information.

Magical Mosaics

Here is how the mosaics work. This is the colouring page as it appears in the book. Click the image to see the full size, and to download it for yourself. The mosaic contains hidden objects, in this case, three flowers and three butterflies.

Colouring page

Here, I have coloured the mosaic pieces that are inside the objects.

Mosaic with objects coloured

Then, I use a different colour scheme for the background pieces.

Finished mosaic

If you have trouble finding the images in the mosaic, you will find a solution like this at the back of the book.

Mosaic solution

 

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 47

This is week 47 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


Digital collages with my hand-drawn mandalas. The first is layered with a digitally painted background, the second is layered with a scanned Gelli® print.

Mandala
Mandala


I took a Victorian clip art image, and played with digital filters.

Playing with digital filters


This is a colouring page from Dover Publications. I added flat colour in Photoshop Elements and printed the image. I then shaded and highlighted with coloured pencil.

Coloured abstract drawingThis is one of my digital backgrounds that I over-printed with a Dover colouring page.

Colouring page 

I then added some shading with Prismacolor warm grey, and highlighting with white. It's subtle, but I like the way it came out.

Colouring page


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 #249

Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

A tangled page for you to colour-in by Michelle Beauchamp
It's a String Thing #118 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #119 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #87
TanglePatterns String 183 by Judiellen Palumbo
Tackle it Tuesday 76 - V string by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 21 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 45 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #16 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #30: B-E-X by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #244: "Tripoli Triptastic" by Laura Harms
Zentangle Meets Typography "Music" by Melinda Barlow

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Come join in the fun over at my FaceBook Page by Jane Monk
Elatorium Daily New Challenges 246-252
Ornation Creation: 145-Vintage Football Helmet, 146-Pug by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Pea-nuckle
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Pea-nuckle
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Tangle a Spiral
TangledType: 42-dont-look-back-b
Zentangle All Around Prompt: Stacked Tangles
Zentangle: Tangled & Journaled, Too! - Tangle Talkies

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

New: coloring book by Madeleine de Kemp
Silver pen review by Deb Prewitt

TUTORIALS

How to draw a ribbon by Ellen Wolters
Zentangle® Inspired Mandala Gift Boxes by Dorian Eng

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 46 by Geneviève Crabe
Cyme and Pink Ribbons by Eni Oken
Paradox Challenge by Eni Oken
Renaissance Tiles by Jean Theurkauf
There's Something in the Air by Ginny Stiles


Hi everyone. One of my eagle-eyed readers pointed out that the Tangles and Patterns section is totally missing from the post. No worries, you will have a double dose of patterns next week.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 46

This is week 46 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


This is a digital collage where I started with a vintage Art Deco image, and added dome digital painting to the clothing.

Digital collage


Two mandalas this week. First, a mandala from my colouring book.
Click here for info about the book.Mandala in coloured pencilSecond, a mandala from Dover publications, digitally coloured.

Digital colouring


Finally, I created some bookmarks for Art Abandonment. The first three are small versions of my mandalas, and the others are three key drawings from Ben Kwok.

Mandala bookmarksKey bookmarkKey bookmarkKey bookmark


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 #248

Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #117 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #118 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #86
Starbucks red cup challenge by Kelly Barone
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 20 by Suzy Mosh
TanglePatterns String 182 by Margaret Bremner
Tackle it Tuesday 75 - U string by Cheryl Rotnem
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 44 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #15 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #32: U-K-H by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #243: "Just a tiny taste" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #116 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium Daily New Challenges 239-245
Ornation Creation: 142-Key 2, 143-Key 3, 144-OM by Ben Kwok
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Paradox
TangledType: 41-meaning of life
Tangle It! Journal challenge: Unicorn hanger
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Mandala
Zentangle: Tangled & Journaled, Too! - Fall Inside Out

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

2015 Pattern Folio by Helen Williams
Digital Ebook Gifting by Eni Oken
Mandala Stencil Review by Ina Sonnenmoser
DO Magazine review by Cathy
Tickled To Tangle Frames are now in stock by Adele Bruno

TUTORIALS

How to Draw Star Tangles by Melinda Barlow
Zentangle® Notan with Cindy Shepard

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 45 by Geneviève Crabe
Tangling with Stamps by Annie Reiser
To Tangle a Trash Can... by Adele Bruno


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If you are a collector of patterns, check out the second edition of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to over 3000 free patterns available online, collated from four years of the Weekly Roundup.

 


TANGLES and PATTERNS

Arukas goes to town by Margaret Bremner
Cement block by Linda Rea
Funles video by Tiffany Lovering
Heartswell by Helen Williams
Hexypod by Melissa Leigh Lemmons
Inapod video by Tiffany Lovering
Morning Glories (2) by Helen Williams
Nymph video by Melinda Barlow
Skarf video by Ellen Wolters
Skwim by Betsy Wilson
Tiniest by Linda Rea

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 45

This is week 45 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


I've been doing some more colouring this week.
Here are two pieces from the book I Color by DiceBirdColoringPage on Etsy.

DiceBird Owl

DiceBird Mandala


This is another mandala from my colouring book Geneviève's Mandalas (click for info).

Mandala in coloured pencil


My friend Kelly Barone introduced a subscription product for tanglers called Tangle Troves™.
Click here to see my review.

Trove


Now some new digital art. This is a digital collage with a Celtic Knot.

Digital collage with Celtic Knot

These are some new backgrounds I created in Procreate on my iPad.

Some new digital backgrounds

And here is a sneak peek at some new downloadable products I am working on.

Sneak peek - new product in the works

Sneak peek 2 - new product in the works


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 #247

Colouring books

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #116 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #117 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #85
Pattern Mixer Challenge #12 by Anya Lothrop
Tackle it Tuesday 74 by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Me 3 Challenge Week 20 by Suzy Mosh
That's New to Me! Challenge Week 44 by Suzy Mosh
Thursday String Idea #14 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #31: S-F-T by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #242: "New Official Tangle: Gourdgeous" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #115 by Erin Koetz Olson

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium Daily New Challenges 232-238
Ornation Creation: 139-Puffin, 140-Feathers, 141-Key by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Cyme
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Cyme
TangleIt! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Get Well Card
TangledType: 40-be-who-you-needed
Zentangle All Around Prompt: 4 tiles
Zentangle: Tangled & Journaled, Too! - Giveaway
(replaces Zentangle: Journaled and Tangled group)

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Kikkerland Writersblok New York Notebook - Review by Sandra Strait
Tangle Troves™ review by Geneviève Crabe

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 44 by Geneviève Crabe


eBook second editionSupport the Weekly Roundup! CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

If you are a collector of patterns, check out the second edition of my Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. It contains links to over 3000 free patterns available online, collated from four years of the Weekly Roundup.

 


TANGLES and PATTERNS

All Boxed Up by Alice Hendon
Curlz by Alice Hendon
Eazy by Judy Murphy
Flapper by Cheryl Lees-Haley
Flez video by Tiffany Lovering
Fluffed by Ina Sonnenmoser
Glace video by Ellen Wolters
Intwine video by Ellen Wolters
Koaxil by Lizzie Mayne
L zen 7’s by Annette Carlo
Oh! Well video by Melinda Barlow
Orb on the Move by Ina Sonnenmoser
X-Salad by Sandra Strait
Zigbee by Caren Mlot
Tangle Refresher 115 by Linda Farmer

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