2015 Creativity Challenge – week 52

This is week 52, the final week of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge. It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that I created enough artwork to post something new every single day this year. Thank you Kelly!

Even though the challenge is over, I will continue to do a weekly post in 2016.


This last week I have been playing with mandalas in Procreate on my iPad, using some of the new backgrounds I created last week. The mandalas I used are available to download for free on my Mandala Templates page.

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala collage

Digital collage mandala


I also created some new mandalas in iOrnament on my iPad.

Digital mandalas

And here are two iOrnament mandalas layered with colour textures in Procreate.

Digital mandala collage

Digital mandala 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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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 51

This is week 51 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.

All the digital artwork was created in Procreate on my iPad.


This is a digital collage featuring a photo of my grandmother.

Digital collage featuring a photo of my grandmother


This collage includes a brick texture, some digital painting, and a line drawing of a rose.

Digital collage


This collage includes a landscape, a photo of pebbles, a photo from the Hubble telescope, and some hand-drawn whimsical houses.

Digital collage


This one includes a textured coloured background, and a stencil image of a fish.

Digital collage


Finally, here are a few more digital background using a variety of colour palettes.

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate


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 #253

Fabric items to color

Welcome to the last weekly roundup of 2015. Since the next two Fridays are holidays, I will be taking time off and returning with a new roundup on January 8th.

At that time, look for a brand new edition of the Patterns and Tangle Links ebook. In addition to the 3000+ pattern links in the current edition, the new edition will include links to all the patterns in all the roundups of 2015.


Beat the price increase!

If you order the Pattern Patterns and Tangle Links ebook between now and the end of the year (December 31st, 11:59 EST), you will get a free copy of the next edition as soon as it is available in January.
Click here for ordering information.


I wish you and your families
a wonderful holiday season.


CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

A Star in December by Annette Plaga-Lodde
It's a String Thing #122 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #123 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #91
TanglePatterns String 187 by Mary Ellen Calhoun
Tackle it Tuesday 80 - Z string by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #37: T-O-Q by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #248: "Give the Gift of Zentangle" by Laura Harms
Zentangle Inspired Art Colour-In by Michelle Beauchamp

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 274-280
Ornation Creation: 152-Parrot, 153-Oscar Fish by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Ixorus
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Ixorus
TangledType: 44-celebrate-small
Tangle It! Coloring Club Weekly Prompt: Theresa Beebe mandala
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: December Tangle Showcase

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Tangle It! Planner by Simona Cordara, Alice Hendon, Ina Sonnenmoser
Tangle It! Practice Book by Simona Cordara, Alice Hendon, Ina Sonnenmoser
The Art of Fashion Tangling by Norma Burnell et al
Tote bags and pouches you can tangle or colour by Geneviève Crabe

TUTORIALS

3D Shadow Tile by Eni Oken

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 50 by Geneviève Crabe
On the tenth day of Christmas, Bijou gave to me... from Zentangle blog
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Bijou gave to me... from Zentangle blog
On the twelfth day of Christmas, Bijou gifted me... from Zentangle blog
Surprise, surprise! by Margaret Bremner
Zentangle Newsletter, December 6, 2015
Zentangle Newsletter, December 13, 2015

TANGLES and PATTERNS

63Y Tips by Adele Bruno
Allusion by Lila Popcheff
Diamantbee by Beate Winkler
Greek Baubles by Neil Burley
Mec Mec by Anita Aspfors Westin
Oybay by Antonine Koval
Puchong by Michelle Lim
Schling by Ela Rieger
Tripoli video by Jane Dickinson
Tangle Refresher 118 by Linda Farmer

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 50

This is week 50 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


This was a digital art week. First up. I took the cover art from my Magical Mosaics colouring book and played with adding some texture in Procreate. Here are two of the results.

Digital collage

Digital Collage


There are a lot of places online where you can get colour schemes, and some that will create a colour scheme from the dominant colours in a photograph. If you are on Pinterest, I have a board called Colour Palettes where I collect them.

As a way to get out of my colour comfort zone, I am taking some of the colour palettes and creating some textured backgrounds in Procreate. Here is the first set.

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate

Digital backgrounds created in Procreate


You may have seen yesterday's blog post where I introduced a new line of fabric items that you can colour. There are tote bags, pouches, and drawstring bags, and ten mandala designs to choose from. Click here for details.

products to color


Finally, here are a few digital collages I finished this week.

Digital collage

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 products: tote bags and pouches you can colour

New in my RedBubble shop, fabric items that you can colour with fabric markers or fabric paint.
Click here to order.

These are the three products available, in your choice of ten designs.

products to color

And these are the ten designs available.

mandala designs

Order Button

 

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Weekly Roundup #252

Colouring book

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #121 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #122 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #90
TanglePatterns String 186 by Barbara Morrison
Tackle it Tuesday 79 - Y string by Cheryl Rotnem
Thursday String Idea #18 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #36: X-P-I by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #257: UMT: African Artist by Tina-Akua Hunziker

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 267-273
Ornation Creation: 150-Vintage Perfume Bottle, 151-Tape Cassette by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Wud
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Wud
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Tangle around the hidden objects
Zentangle All Around Prompt: Christmas Wonderland, Word as Negative Space
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: December Tangle Showcase

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Gems & Ornaments by Simona Cordara
Holiday Shopping Ideas by Simona Cordara: #1 #2 #3
Shading Crescent Moon Ebook by Eni Oken
Shading Narwal Ebook + Bonus Video by Eni Oken
Zentangle Calendar for 2016 by Carole Ohl

TUTORIALS

Blue Jewel/Jem/Gem on White Paper by Stephanie Jennifer
Newsprint Gift Wrap by Grace Mendez
Tangle Folk by Billie Lauder

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 49 by Geneviève Crabe
ABC of Zentangle... L stands for Love, Life, Liberty by Dilip Patel
How "Morning on the Silk Road" came to be by Margaret Bremner
On the third day of Christmas, Bijou sent to me... from Zentangle blog
On the fourth day of Christmas, Bijou bestowed on me... from Zentangle blog
On the fifth day of Christmas Bijou toasted me... from Zentangle blog
On the sixth day of Christmas, Bijou presented to me... from Zentangle blog
On the seventh day of Christmas, Bijou told to me... from Zentangle blog
On the eighth day of Christmas, Bijou whispered to me... from Zentangle blog
On the ninth day of Christmas, Bijou (and friend) created for me... from Zentangle blog
Perform Anonymous Acts of Kindness by Melinda Barlow


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

Cornetz by Lizzie Mayne
Curvy line tangles by Sue Jacobs
Damia by Damy Teng
Deco Baubles by Neil Burley
D'rua by Damy Teng
Hexalay by Lizzie Mayne
Lochal by Ela Rieger
Longtude by Lizzie Mayne
Plop by Beth Snoderly
Ruffel by Helen Williams
Ruffel progression by Helen Williams
Use by Sandra Strait
Xin by Damy Teng
Y-Chain by Damy Teng

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 49

This is week 49 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.


I coloured a page from my new colouring book.

Dogs mosaic finished


This week, I finished up a few digital collages in Procreate. This first one is a vintage image layered with a Gelli® print and a photo from the Hubble telescope.

Digital collageIn this one, a vintage image is layered with a Gelli® print, and a tree-bark texture.

Digital collageAnd this one featured an image from the book Art Forms in Nature that looks like a mandala.

Digital mandala collage
These are some mandalas I created in an app called iOrnament, to be used in future digital collages.

Digital mandalas


Finally, I took a break from digital art to create a few Gelli® prints.

A few new Gelli® prints


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 #251

Colouring book

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, COMMUNITIES, FOCUSES

It's a String Thing #120 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #121 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #89
Pattern Mixer Challenge #13 by Anya Lothrop
TanglePatterns String 185 by Annette Plaga-Lodde
Tackle it Tuesday 78 - X string by Cheryl Rotnem
Thursday String Idea #17 by Alice Hendon
Weekly Challenge #35: K-U-C by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #246: "Guest Post: Monotangle Trees" by Dilip Patel

FACEBOOK GROUPS and PAGES

Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 260-266
Ornation Creation: 149-Cardinal by Ben Kwok
Shading Zentangle Challenge: Drupe
Square One: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Drupe
TangledType: 43 Happy Holidays
Tangle It! Coloring Club Weekly Prompt: Magical Mosaics
Tangle It! Pattern Club Weekly Challenge: Christmas Wreath
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too!: December Tangle Showcase

PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS

Fairy Tangles Note Cards To Color by Norma Burnell
New shirts featuring my artwork by Geneviève Crabe
Shading Smooth Gemstones ebook by Eni Oken
Tangle kits by Kelly Barone

TUTORIALS

How I make Gems for my Zentangles by Chris Gerstner
How to draw jewels/jems/gems for Zentangle by Stephanie Jennifer
Let's Letter! by Joanne Fink
Squiggle Drawing by Tiffany Lovering
Step Out for Zentangle® Tile Christmas Ornament by Adele Bruno

SHOW and TELL

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 48 by Geneviève Crabe
I'm Not Getting Older, I'm Getting Wiser: Lessons Learned While Journalling by Cherryl Moote
On the first day of Christmas... from Zentangle blog
On the second day of Christmas... from Zentangle blog
Paradox by Caren Mlot


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

Bala by Damy Teng
Christmas Baubles by Ina Sonnenmoser
Fife by Jane Dickinson
Gotcha! by Karin Godyns
Hive by Linda Rea
Hua by Damy Teng
Poinsettia by Ina Sonnenmoser
Swirl and Twist by Linda Rea
Tunnel of Love by Linda Rea
Ududu video by Ellen Wolters
Wedge by Rosemary Turpin
Tangle Refresher 117 by Linda Farmer

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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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