joey's weekly tangle challenge #171



Monday Morning Tangle Challenges:  
I hope that you find my tangle challenges fresh, stimulating and fun! 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.
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Wow I can't believe that we are at the end of the
finish my tile alphabet series!?
  If you now have a complete set of tiles from A to Z
CONGRATULATIONS
that's quite an accomplishment!

Tomorrow there will be a special post
for everyone to share pics of their alphabet collection.
(like the weekly challenges, the post will have no closing date)

I hope that you will share your photos and share your ideas
about what you plan to do with your collection.
 


Here is the last tile for you to finish,
I have started with the tangle


. . . partly because it's a fun pattern and partly
because that's sort of how I feel
after coming up with 171 challenges!

SO. . . .

I will be taking the next 6 weeks off to recharge,
gather up some new ideas
and enjoy the summer season that took so long to arrive!

But don't worry
I HAVE LINED UP 6 WONDERFUL AND EAGER
GUEST BLOGGERS TO CHALLENGE YOU!

I am honoured
to have these extremely creative women here
and I know that you will enjoy
the challenges that they have worked on for you.

Have a wonderful start to your summer,
I will be participating in the challenges
so we'll still be in touch.

Take care everyone!
~ joey ~

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joey's weekly tangle challenge #170

 
Monday Morning Tangle Challenges:  
I hope that you find my tangle challenges fresh, stimulating and fun! 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 all of my past challenges.



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The second to last letter of the alphabet - Y!
Today we're going to start with the tangle



I have just done a small bit of the string
with this tangle, but feel free
to expand if you like it!
 Have a great week!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #169


Monday Morning Tangle Challenges:  
I hope that you find my tangle challenges fresh, stimulating and fun! 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 all of my past challenges.



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 We are coming closer to the end of
finish my tile alphabet series!
(I hope that I can catch up before we finish!?)

Today is the letter X
and I have started you off with the tangle


This is a ribbon tangle
so I thought it would work well with the lines
of the letter X.

Looking forward to seeing your challenges,
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #168

 
Monday Morning Tangle Challenges:  
I hope that you find my tangle challenges fresh, stimulating and fun! 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 all of my past challenges.



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We have reached the letter W
in the finish my tangle alphabet challenge!
Where has the time gone?


This week we are starting with the tangle

I love the look of basket weave tangles!
Experiment with wavy lines if you like
and then finish with your own choice of tangles.
Have an excellent week!
~ joey ~ 

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joey's weekly tangle challenge #167


Monday Morning Tangle Challenges:  
I hope that you find my tangle challenges fresh, stimulating and fun! 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 all of my past challenges.



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Welcome back!
We are up to the letter V today.

I'm sure those of you who know my last name
expected me to choose the


tangle.
(my last name is van Oort)



But I really do love this tangle,
it has so many possibilities for variations
and I've had fun using colour with this tangle as well.
I hope that you enjoy it too!
~ joey ~
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seasons of joy

One of the reasons that I started this blog was to inspire creativity.

Lately, I have been focusing on tangling with my weekly challenges, but I would like to start expanding on the types of art forms that I inspire you with.

Today I would like to introduce you to fibre artist Claudia Marie Lenart.  

Claudia connected with me
through the blog The Magic Onions,
a blog that shares Waldorf education and lifestyle that I have written related posts for in the past.


My husband is a Waldorf School alumni and if we lived closer to a school, we would have liked to have enrolled our daughter.
We have, therefore, raised our children with a Waldorf "lifestyle" in mind.
  
I learned that the Waldorf curriculum, in part, bases it's learning techniques
on the relationship between humans and the earth in a number of creative ways.  Beautiful natural materials are used in a variety of creative
and practical skills such as drawing, painting, fibre arts,
sewing, music, baking and much more.

These things are very important to me,
so today I am sharing Claudia's book

I mentioned that Claudia is a fibre artist and I'm sure that you will agree
that her work is absolutely exquisite!
 The depth and detail that she creates using only natural wool fibre is amazing!

The cinquain poetry verses describe the beauty and wonder of each season which is depicted in each beautifully felted scene.

You can view a preview of her book below.


While Claudia did provide me with a copy of her book, my opinion of her work is honestly represented in this post.

Hoping your day feels a little more inspired,
~ joey ~