friday inside my sketchbook

I haven't yet completed my yin yang challenge this week 
but I did find a couple of pages in my sketchbook!
 


I planned to colour in the elephant
but it didn't happen in time for the photo.

If you have any drawings or challenge work that you'd like to share,
please link up below!
~ joey ~
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #99

   

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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Gung hay fat choy!
Happy Chinese New Year!
It is the Year of the Monkey.
 
I have just learned that my son was born during the year of the monkey and apparently he follows all of the character traits.  Check here to find your birthdate on the Chinese Zodiac.


To celebrate the Chinese New Year
today's challenge is to

tangle a String of the Yin Yang symbol.
Tangles:  your choice

Wishing you a year full of peace, harmony, balance and beautiful art!
~ joey ~
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inside my sketchbook...

I am using my Friday inside my sketch book posts as motivation
to keep my drawing mojo going!
Here is what I found in my sketchbook this week...

...more drawings from Pinterest that have inspired me.

 Does anyone know if this pattern is a tangle?
It's so calming, I loved drawing it!

 (a pile of ladybugs)
I spent years making and selling ladybugs from all kinds of materials,
I was known to my customers as the ladybug lady.

I appear to be drawn to cute cartoon baby animals at the moment!?
(giraffe with balloons)

If you have some drawings or challenges to share, please do!
~ joey ~


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cayke challenge #98

was to simply
tangle with the pattern
Cayke.

 ZIA:  005, 01, 02 Micron, Prismacolor pencils

I have recently been inspired by this little bird pattern 
and it has managed to find it's way
into many different projects!


It started when I made some of the 3D paper birds,
tweaking the tutorial slightly by adding some
stuffing in between the layers of paper to add a bit of
tummy thickness!

This term I am filling in at a Middle School Clay Club
so we made these little cuties out of clay!
I'll share a photo when it has been glazed.

One pattern, so many variations!
~ joey ~

winter inspiration

Like most of you, I dapple in other forms of creativity.  A recent trip to the craft store provided me with an excuse a well earned opportunity, to take a few hours to relax with some new winter inspiration.
I am, sadly, allergic to wool so I have to use other blends of yarns.  Loops and Threads is one of my favourite chunky yarns as it's so silky soft and knits up fast.

I (self) studied mixed media last summer so I was thrilled to find a "winter inspired" mixed media magazine with lots of techniques and ideas.

What have you been work on recently?
~ joey ~ 




Edit:  Finished infinity scarf!  So easy peasy, knit 14 stitches until it's the desired length and then sew ends together!
Super cozy!

 

joey's weekly tangle challenge #98

   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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Well the calendar may say
that we are now starting the month of February,
but I feel like I'm still somewhere
back at the beginning of the New Year.
Time speeds up every year, I'm sure of it!

Now that we have finished our collection of musical tangles
where to go from here?
Do we launch into something new and daring
or stick with the basics and keep life simple?

I think this time I'm voting for simple!

So your challenge for this Monday morning
is to use the tangle

You can use it with other tangles in a String, in a zendala, ZIA, etc.
It's entirely up to you.

And if you are lucky enough to have a piece of cake nearby and want to nibble on that for "inspiration", I certainly won't stop you!

Enjoy the week!
~ joey ~

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