Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jane Monk Studio - Longarm Machine Quilting & Teaching the Art of Zentangle®: Tangle Stitches and Zentagle pin cushion giveaway ...

Jane Monk Studio - Longarm Machine Quilting & Teaching the Art of Zentangle®: Tangle Stitches and Zentagle pin cushion giveaway ...: Today I have a super special giveaway! When I wrote  Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists :  Relax, Meditate, and Create with Rhy...

Tangle Stitches and Zentagle pin cushion giveaway with Zentangle Quilt label art

Today I have a super special giveaway! When I wrote  Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric ArtistsRelax, Meditate, and Create with Rhythmic Stitches I created a bunch of the pin cushions featured on the cover of my book Tangle Stitches. Craftside have generously given four books to be given away.    Four winners, 2 from the US and 2 from Australia/New Zealand will each receive  a pin cushion and a copy of Tangle Stitches   Go on over to check it out now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Sixty Five

 Day Three Hundred and Sixty Five

Yep ... that's it ... Day 365.  This has been a wonderful journey to draw a tangle tile every day (well almost). I can't believe that I started this over a year ago and love looking back through those five little black books with all those tangles in them.

Thank you for coming along, for your comments and support.  It has been amazing.   I have used official Zentangle patterns as well as my own, and have developed quite a few along the way.

I still have 10 blank pages in the last little black book ... so over the coming weeks I will add them to this page as well.

Once again ... thank you ... from the bottom of my heart x


Day Three Hundred and Sixty Four

 Day Three Hundred and Sixty Four

Just a little reminder as we turn the page to the last tangle drawing in this journey ... Play Every Day.

A simple swirl with an aura and bubbles behind.   This is a great way to add words to your tangles.
 String Line
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Day Three Hundred and SixtyThree

 Day Three Hundred and SixtyThree

A real mixture of tangle patterns today :) 
 String Line
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Sixty Two

 Day Three Hundred and SixtyTwo

Ink Blot ...

I have drawn an ink blot and filled it in with the tangle pattern 'Striping '  with a background of 'Florz', a variation.  I started out doing it dark with the brown pigma pen then decided I would lose the whole effect, so have finished off with cross hatching.  I would probably redo this one without the solid background filled part. 
 String Line

The ink blot makes a great string line, imagine how many variations you could make.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Sixty One

 Day Three Hundred and Sixty One

Today's One Tangle is about Crop Circles.   I have also used a brown Pigma Pen for some added interest.

The "Crop Circles" pattern is really the black circles in the background. I was playing around with my circle template and it sort of grew from there.  How would you draw a crop circle tangle?
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Sixty

 Day Three Hundred and Sixty

Getting closer to the end of my year long journey now :)

The two patterns I am introducing here are really variations of Rick's Paradox.   When I was younger I used to love drawing 3D shapes, cubes were a favourite.  I thought I would take that and add Rick's Paradox onto those faces and then I also made some little paradox flower blooms.   I hope you enjoy them and add them to your repertoire of patterns. 
 String Line

You could also use a triangle shape here.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Fifty Nine

 Day Three Hundred and Fifty Nine

I love my Star Buttons pattern :)

The background is just straight..ish lines.  This gives a nice effect when you don't want to put a busy pattern in the background but want it to look "full".   Actually reminds me a little of corduroy pants.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Fifty Eight

 Day Three Hundred and Fifty Eight

A nice simple tangle today. 
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Fifty Seven

 Day Three Hundred and Fifty Seven

Just a simple tangle today.  I drew the string line and then thought "leaves" ... so added some more in the background.  I have also used a grey ink pen to draw some lines on the bottom left leaf ... a light grey gives your tangles a different look without adding shading.   Often if you scan your drawing, the graphite shading does not come out as smooth as it would if you took a photograph or looked at the original drawing.  This is why my shading often looks a bit rough - it is the scanner not picking it all up. 
 String Line ... with my "Lion Leaves"   I gave it this name because of all the lines (lions) ... oh well, I thought it was funny :)


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Day Three Hundred and Fifty Six

 Day Three Hundred and Fifty Six

I love a bit of colour !
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day Three Hundred and Fifty Three

  Day Three Hundred and Fifty Three

I know, you all thought I had forgotten about this!  

Life has a funny way of telling us to slow down a little.   Anyway .. we will pick up again today and carry on to the end of our 365 days.   So here is Friday 27 June Day 353.   
 String Line

I have put Printemps in the background and shaded so the Flux and Tipple look like they are floating.
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