Maryhill Monotangle in a Heptagon

Have you ever drawn anything in a heptagon?
I hadn't, so I thought I'd give it a whirl with the Maryhill Monotangle challenge.
It worked!  This tangle is so cool, it satisfies my artsy side and my nerdy math side!


We are currently in the midst of a DOWNPOUR here.  Earlier we had thunder, sheet lightning, hail and so much rain even our bone dry earth couldn't absorb it fast enough.  Small rivers of water are flowing all around the house.
I'm very happy to be inside tangling! ;o)
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #76

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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Wow we're half way through the
Can you believe it?

So this week we'll work with an M tangle
and I have chosen a really cool one!
I first used it for joey's weekly challenge #19
(a long time ago!)
and loved drawing it
so today we're going to do a

Maryhill Monotangle
(a monotangle is drawn using only 1 tangle pattern)

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I hope that you enjoy this week's challenge!
~ joey ~

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inside my sketchbook and challenge #75

It's been ages since I've done an "inside my sketchbook" so I've combined my challenge with a couple of pages of my sketchbook.

First, here's my challenge

 Micron, Prismacolor pencils

During our trips this summer I have kept a daily journal of sorts.  These pages were done in a town called Coombs on Vancouver Island.  On the west side of Coombs is a really nice waterfall called Little Qualicum Falls.  To the east is a town called Parksville which has Rathtrevor Beach, when the tide is out the sandy beach goes for miles.  We also visited Cathedral Grove in MacMillan National Park which is home to the oldest trees on Vancouver Island, some dating over 800 years!


 And this sketch is of the BC Parks mascot - Jerry.  I wanted to try the technique of making the lines "fuzzy".  You may need to click the photo to enlarge to see what I mean.

We have rainy weather in the forecast for the next week so hopefully I'll find some more time to tangle!
~ joey ~

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joey's weekly tangle challenge #75

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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Onto another week of the
and this week is the letter L

This snazzy little tangle caught my eye so let's try a

LinQ Monotangle
(a monotangle is drawn using only 1 tangle pattern)

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 I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with this one!
Have fun!
~ joey ~
 
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Salt Spring Island: the most creative island around

We made our annual visit to Salt Spring Island last week and like every year, I received a healthy dose of creative inspiration!

 

This is just some of the fun this little island has to offer....

farms

                                      

ocean beaches


 
 
 huge saturday market

 

 lively marimba music
(here is a video of one of their performances)

 relaxing lake front cottages


 creative buildings


 creative gardens


 lots of funky shops and restaurants





We came home with a few new treasures - colourful pottery bowls, handmade soaps, a paper bunting, a handful of turquoise beads (for jewelry), seashells from the beach, turkey feathers from the farm, as well as some delicious healthy homemade snacks.

It's truly an island full of inspiration for all of the senses!
~ joey ~

challenge #74: kozy monotangle


 
I hadn't tried the tangle Kozy before this challenge, I love the results!  I tried it in a circle and used Primacolor pencils to blend shades of blue and purple.  Usually I photograph my challenges but I scanned this one. . .  not sure if it gives more or less detail?  Anyways I'm sure I'll be using this tangle again!
~ joey ~