joey's weekly tangle challenge #122

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!  I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding! Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.

note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.  Click here to see past challenges.


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I do hope after we sent all of that Peace out into the world,
the 'good news' reports start to outweigh the 'bad news' reports!

Onto the 7th circle string series challenge,
 here is this week's string . . .
 

It is similar to the 5th week's x string 
(especially if you turned your string from a the x position to the +)
 but this time we're going to use the tangle


This tangle is new to me so I'm excited to try it out!

Have a great week!
I hope the sun is shining where you are!
~ joey ~

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paper challenge

I mentioned yesterday that I have given myself a personal challenge . . . 
to reduce my paper collection!

My challenge is to choose 3 patterned sheets of paper
 and make a minimum of 6 greeting cards.  

Here are the sheets of paper I started with:


And here are the finished cards:
(sorry, my lighting wasn't great so the colours are washed out)









6 greeting cards, 2 mini cards with envelopes and 4 tags found their way out of these sheets of paper!

I found it to be a great way to relax, put some of my supplies to good use and practice new techniques.

These are the papers for my next challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
~ joey ~

peace challenge

I discovered this morning
that I was not the only one
with Peace on my mind.
The guest blogger at the Diva has posted
a similar peace themed challenge.

It's comforting to know that others share my hope for peace.

Owning a gun is not a right,
and regulating gun ownership
only takes firearms
out of the hands
of those who shouldn't have them
in the first place.
We all bleed the same colour,
no matter what colour we are on the outside.
Racism is childish and pointless.

There I've said my peace
onto more creative subjects . . .
 
. . . here is my challenge!

 
Joey #121 (circle string series)
Diva #275

Tangles:  Organic, Chillon
brown and black Micron pens, terracotta and white Prismacolor pencil,
white Gelly Roll pen, HB pencil

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And I have started another personal creative challenge for myself with the hopes of downsizing my unruly collection of papers!
My task is to choose 3 sheets of patterned paper and make a minimum of 6 greeting cards.
I will post photos of what I create tomorrow.


Happy creative days!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #121

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!  I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding! Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.

note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.  Click here to see past challenges.


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And we're back with the 6th circle string series challenge!

This was initially going to be the 7th circle string
but I have decided to change it to this week
in light of the troubles going on in the US.

If only everyone could live together peacefully.


The tangle that I chose for this string is


You are welcome to add other tangles of your choice.

Wishing you a week of zenful peace.
~ joey ~
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challenge catch up!

We started our summer holiday with a quick trip to a very cool little island
and it was just the thing to kick start my creativity.
I thought I would share a few photos first . . .

cute little passenger ferry to the island

 live sand dollars on the beach (underwater)
 
really cool rocks

tidal pools
 
 a variety of rocky and sandy beaches

 forest trails

I find the best way to recharge my creativity is to get out into nature.
(especially the beach!)
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I started today by completing my challenges #118, #119 and #120.
And btw, I am loving the round tiles with the brown, black and white "Renaissancy" effect!
For this series of challenges I am using black and brown Micron pens, HB pencil, terracotta and white Prismacolor pencils and white Gelly Roll pen.

tangles:  Maryhill and Tipple

tangles:  Gnarly and Aura-Leah

tangle:  Girdy
  

And now something totally different . . .


If you are not familiar with Carla Sonhiem's work you must visit her website!

Every month she posts a sidewalk crack photo for us to find hidden images in.  I found several in this one and their odd shaped heads did "crack me up!"

Lots of fun and it's good to try something different from time to time.

I also signed my kids up for her free (online) Kids Art Week class so I thought I would pass the info onto you if you have a child that might be interested as well.

Hope your summer is off to a creative start!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #120

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!  I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding! Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work.

note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time.  Click here to see past challenges.



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We are half way through our

Thanks so much to everyone for participating.
I will be catching up and joining in again this week.
(summer holidays are a wonderful thing!)
Here is today's string



And I would like you to include the tangle
Add others if you choose and have a wonderful week!
~ joey ~ 
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