better late than never : the first "finish my tile" challenge

Good Morning!
Here is week one of the "finish my tiles" challenges (#126)


The first thing I noticed when I finished this challenge
is that unlike the past 10 renaissance-like tiles I recently completed,
this one is bursting with colour!
I really enjoyed peering into the Prismacolor pencil box 
and grabbing a rainbow of colours to work with!

The second thing I noticed was how eager I was
to stretch out of the confinements of a tile.
I am back to using my sketchbook and enjoyed having more space to work.

Which I suppose proves once again
that I get restless doing the same thing for too long.
It's not that I will not return to that style again,
I just don't like doing too much of the same thing.

 How about you?
Do you learn something about yourself
when you sit back and look at your tiles?
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #127

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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Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm about
The finished tiles were so interesting to see,
everyone saw something different
and finished it in so many beautiful ways.
I really enjoyed it! 

I find making up this type of challenge
a bit of a challenge for me
when it comes to choosing a tangle to start with.
I'm not sure at this point how many we will do, 
I may get better at deciding as we go along . . .

Here is today's

finish my tile challenge


The tangle is Sparkle.
(click on the link for directions)
  
Finish my tile anyway you like,
I look forward to seeing your finished tiles!
~ joey ~
 
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catch up . . .

Another catch up post from me today!

We have been stuck in a heat wave here,
so I haven't been feeling very creative lately.
Today is supposed to be cooler
so maybe I will get my 'finish my tile' done as well.

Last night I finished my final
circle series challenge so I thought I would share it


and a photo of all of the 10 tiles together.


Thanks for tolerating my tardiness,
enjoy your day!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #126

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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Thank you so much for participating in the circle series challenges,
it was such a pleasure to see all of your challenges!

We are going to start a different kind of challenge now
I'm not sure how many weeks this will run
(maybe only once if you all give it a thumbs down?!)
but I'm going to call this challenge the

"Finish my tile challenge"

I'm going to state the obvious here but the challenge is to finish my tile!
I have started with the tangle Paradox.

 
 
I will start each tile with one tangle,
you can either print my tile or
draw the tangle that I have used in the same spot on your tile,
then add tangles of your own to finish it off!

I've seen many swaps like this but being too nervous to actually try one,
I thought we would try it here in my safe little space.  ha ha!

I am looking forward to see how you finish this off,
I'm sure that we will see many wonderful ideas!
Have a great week!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #125

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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Today is the last of my circle string series,
I hope that you have enjoyed them!

Here is the string for this week



Hmmmn, this was a hard one to choose a tangle for
but I finally decided on


I think this tangle allows for all kinds of variations.
Who knows maybe you will create one of your own?!

Happy Tangling!
~ joey ~

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challenges #123 and #124

Sorry, we've been enjoying summer so I'm late again!

This summer holiday feels like it is flying by!
Our days are mostly filled with painting, reading, organizing, gardening, filling our freezer with fresh fruits and veggies and we're about to start some sewing projects.  All fun stuff!!

Here is my challenge for last week using the tangle
 Pearls on a "Renaissance-ish" tile.



And my challenge for this week using the tangle Gra-vee.

 (It kinda reminds me of a peacock or a turkey! lol)

Both tangles were fun to do (and new to me) and I think I will use them again.
 
I hope that you are enjoying both your summer and the challenges.

See you next Monday for the last challenge in this
circle string series.
Thanks so much for participating!
~ joey ~