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Variety of background fillers

From My Sketch Book...

A few more quilting designs... Nice background texture Background fill, great for wholecloth Filled Spine Design Variety of background fillers Basic curvy vine: Add different design elements to the vine Plumes and Leaves... Good for sashings and narrow borders Leaves, curls, plumes View my online Sketch Book HERE The trees in our yard are full of nesting black birds The females have black eyes The males have yellow eyes This guy looks funny straight on....can't see his beak We cleaned out…

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Realism Challenge: Water Drop

Tip: Start with the white charcoal first and use a blending stump.

Take a magazine picture and zentangle around it.  Or kids' photograph.  If you're not familiar with z tangle check it out, highest from of doodling :)

melancholy

I had such nice comments on this and when I accidently deleted it the comments went away.

Leaves... lots of leaves... all hand drawn... 62 of them in fact. Big ones, small ones, line ones, reverse ones to use alone or together in groupings. A very versatile font.

Leaves... lots of leaves... all hand drawn... 62 of them in fact. Big ones, small ones, line ones, reverse ones to use alone or together in groupings. A very versatile font.

zentangle patterns step by step | Zentangle Patterns

What is Zentangle?

What is Zentangle® and Zentangle-inspired art? I am a Zentangle® zealot and a Certified Zentangle© Teacher or CZT as we are affectionately called. I will “tangle” anything! I recently tangled my iP…

Tangle Remix #8 by Certified Zentangle Teacher Sandy Hunter ~    Indy-Rella (Zentangle) &  Joy (Joyce Block, CZT)

Tangle Remix, Vol. I + PUFFLE

I work best when I'm (properly caffeinated and) avoiding something else I should be doing. Yesterday, this room was a disaster. Major upheaval going on in here. I've got at least a couple of hours of work left to do in it, so naturally, I'm diving into something I would rather be doing, and avoiding the mess altogether. There's just something about procrastination that gets my creativity crankin'. This is a really rewarding artistic exercise for me, taking tangle patterns I already know and…

(2012-08) Cadent an official tangle by Maria Thomas.  Here is an interesting varition: spiral circle by Sheridan Wild

Cadent Circle - Spiral

Explore sheridanwild's photos on Flickr. sheridanwild has uploaded 406 photos to Flickr.

Chlink-Tangle by Paint Chip, via Flickr step out

Chlink-Tangle

You can download this pattern worksheet from my blog and view the how-to video also! rainbowelephant.com

Penstrokes: Creative or Insane, you decide!

Creative or Insane, you decide!

So much fun stuff this past week with the challenges and dares! I love this - even if I did get a bit out of control this time. Let's set the stage for my mental wobbling - I get paid the first of every month. Our printer is out of ink and won't print. It isn't the first. Get the picture? I am out of school for this week so I have NO access to a printer. Friday night I began hoping (okay, praying) for an "easy" template from the Bright Owl. One I could duplicate by drawing. At least to some…