Grow a Garden Challenge #1


I wanted to share with you another really fun challenge.  It's hosted by Kelly at Whimsy and Zen.  This was her first challenge of this kind, it's called Grow a Garden.
She draws a template of strokes for us to start with, gives a general idea of what it's to be, and we're free to draw whatever we feel.  How cool is that?!
I have used Micron pens and Prismacolor pencils on this piece.
Here is Kelly's challenge for this week - Build a house.
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #18


 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.

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I think that this challenge is going to be really fun to see
what people come up with.  This week I want you to:

 trace around an object in your home
to create your string

It can be something as simple as a roll of masking tape, a fancy china plate or another interesting shaped object that you find in your home!

Either fill the outline with tangles or
tangle around the object to create a silhouette effect.

Come back and link up your artwork
(and please tell us what the object is!)
I can't wait to see your ideas!
~ joey ~

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Tangle a tree - Challenge #17


It's been a busy week but I managed to complete my challenge!
I was thinking about yarn bombing when I drew this.  I'm not sure why, I'm not a knitter, but this is what it reminds me of.
I find on my computer screen the colours do not appear as vibrant as the original but it gets the idea across.

If you have a minute right now, do check out how wild people can get with yarn bombing here.  The second to last photo "take root" definitely has some zentangle possibilities!

Wishing you a creative weekend!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #17


 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.

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Hello again!
Ready to tangle something different?

This week I want you to
tangle a tree
(on paper, not a real tree!)

So the guidelines are:
there must be a tree
and tangles
in your artwork.
The finer details are up to you.

I really look forward to seeing your drawings!
~ joey ~

 
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joey's weekly tangle challenge #16: tangle a border


Well I'm not sure how well I followed my challenge this week but I felt like playing with some Joanne Fink Zenspiration style twists and twirls and this is what it turned into!  There is a square border in there somewhere but I may have gotten carried away with adding dangling bead-like bits, they are a bit addictive! I could almost hear them clinking against each other as I added more and more!  Too fun!
~ joey ~


joey's weekly tangle challenge #16


 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.
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How are you feeling this Monday morning?
Are you up for another tangle challenge?!
Need another cup of coffee?

This week I thought that we'd do something fairly simple
so I'm challenging you to tangle
a border.

~ There are oodles of tangles that work well in borders, I'll leave it up to you to decide which ones to use.
* Visit the website TanglePatterns.com to find more tangle patterns. 
Learn more about the Zentangle® style of drawing here. *

~ You can make your string any shape - square, rectangle, circle, etc.

~ You are welcome to tangle the "inside" of your border as well, or draw a picture of your cat (ha ha!), or leave it blank like a picture frame.

Hope you have fun with this one!
Link up below and leave a comment.
Have a great week!
~ joey ~

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