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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lots of fun this week!

  Pumpkin pie, apple pie, peach pie, chocolate creme pie, and the most divine - pecan pie!  Oh wow, Erin over at the Bright Owl has made my mouth water with this dare.  Dare #30  had us searching our tangle files to find tangles that started with the letters p,i,e.  And then if that wasn't a big enough dare, one (at least) of those tangles had to be one we weren't used to using!  Erin must've taken her "nasty" pill this week!  Seriously, it was a super fun dare and really made me think outside the box.  I used pea-nuckle, paradox, purk (a newbie for me), insydout (another new one), and emingle.  Great dare, Erin!

     I also had a lot of fun this past week-end with Judy, at Creative Doodling's celtic knot challenge.  This was a super template.  I tangled the knot, then found a quote from a scrapbooking book I had to put in the middle.  The really neat thing about this knot is that it's so versatile.  I can see using it to do frames for photos, scrapbook pages . . . lots of uses.

    Finally, the Diva had a challenge for us.  The first of each month she randomly chooses a tangle for us to focus on.  This month the choice was none other than Erin's (the Bright Owl) own tangle - Socc.  I love this tangle!  It is loads of fun and adds so much to a piece.  I grabbed a string from Tangle Patterns and then just played around - nothing special.

     While playing, I became inspired as often is the case when I free my mind to just drawing without a purpose.  A while back, I watched a youtube video of a Suzanne McNeill event.  She featured several tangle artists telling how they used tangles in various ways.  One that absolutely fascinated me was these "continuous line" people.  I fell in immediate love!  You draw the entire person without picking up the pen - yes, it is hard.  I really have to think or I get all jumbled up.  Then you give them personality with tangles.  Socc just had to be a head of unruly hair!  Isn't she adorable?  Get ready for some more of these gals.
Bad Hair Day
  And last but certainly not least . . . I WON!!! What you ask?  A set of Genevieve Crabbe's mandala stencils!  Seriously!  You probably heard me shouting!  I had been wanting them, but was not sure I wanted to spend the money on something, I wasn't sure I could figure out how to use.  Still may not be able to, but they were free.  If any of you have any tips on how to make these gadgets turn out gorgeous stuff - please let me know.  Oh, before I forget, I won them in a random drawing over at the Rainbow Elephant.  If you have not been there (why not?) go check out Cindy Angiel's cool site.
   Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by.  As always, I love your comments.

12 comments:

  1. These are all wonderful. I especially like your "bad hair day". Great work!

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  2. Very nice work Cathy. The little girl is lovely and I really like the patterns you have chosen for the Celtic frame.

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  3. Great tiles, I love your puppet. Very creative and beautiful tangled !

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  4. Ironically, I happened to watch that very video earlier today ("Zentangle Marketing Retreat" on YouTube, for others who may be interested). After seeing Billie Lauder's demo of her "Tangle Folk" (@ 10:35 in the video), I immediately drew one on the backside of the envelope for a birthday card I'll be mailing out tomorrow =). I'll definitely be drawing more Tangle Folks Using Socc for your gal's hair turned out great!

    I love how you did the frame for the Celtic Knot Challenge.

    Glenda

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  5. I watched the video too. Your little girl is cute. Love how you tangled her.

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  6. A lot of work, that turned out so well. And yes, I lso think this girl is very pretty!

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  7. Ooo girl, you've been wonderfully busy!! I so LOVE the Bad Hair Day and congrats on winning the stencils! How much fun are you gonna have??!! Your Socc turned out beautiful and the celtic knot challenge looks like two gorgeous necklaces intertwined! Fabulous!

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  8. A creative week for you! These are all just lovely but your "bad hair day" takes the prize. She is adorable!

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  9. Love your Tangle Folk with the bad hair day - I know what you mean about being fascinated - ever since seeing the video I cannot stop drawing them.

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  10. Each piece is a revelation and I love your style of tangling!

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  11. Oh that Bad Hair Day one cracked me up.I really like the contrast with the heavy Socc, and the dainty pattern around it.(New Follower).

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  12. Your bad hair is darling, Great Job!!! Hugs, Sheila B

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