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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hello

Not too good a picture. One I have been struggling with while I have been down with the crud for almost 2weeks.  Some mooka, shattuck, purk, poke leaf, dragonair, printemps, meer, flux, squid, Knightsbridge, nipa, n'zeppel and nymph to name a few.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Update

I retired the first of December.  Finally, I have time to devote to art.  I am loving it.  I went down last weekend and visited the shop of fellow CZT in Colorado Springs, Deb Prewitt.  She has a lovely shop for anyone down in that area - and she is so knowledgeable in a variety of arts.  We have a really great visit.

I plan to start a teaching schedule in January.  I now have time to put some classes together, just have to figure out how to reach people.  I have worked in an isolated job, so don't know many people.  I have joined the community recreation center, and will visit the senior center.  If you know anyone interested in the north Denver area, please have them get in touch with me.  I will start, of course, with basic classes, but plan to expand to advanced classes, including color, Renaissance tiles, white on black, borders, meditation, to name a few.  I look forward to developing this plan.

I will keep posting in the meantime, with my challenge pieces and other art.  I am currently designing a new cover photo for the blog, and am also creating the Facebook page - GramTangles.  Feel free to visit, although there isn't much there yet.

Diva Challenge 198

  • The last challenge of 2014 from The Diva is K.I.S.S.  (Keep It Simple Stupid).  I love Mooka, so to me a simple tile was to do a monotangle of mooka - with an ahhhh!  I kept the shading to a minimum and no additions.  Some auras within the Mooka, but not much else.  



Thursday, December 11, 2014

After the cards

I had a design in mind to try.  I started with Dyon in the center, surrounded by mooka.  Added poke root and hollibaugh with flux.  I used the cross hatching in the hollibaugh to offset the values.  It was a fun piece to create.  Ended up being about 8x6".

Cards are done

I finished making my Christmas cards.  My first foray into watercolor.  After these, I switched yo watercolor pencil and liked the outcome better.  I definitely need to take some training in watercolor.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Retirement

I did a piece 8x10" on grey toned paper using red Le Pen with red colored pencil shading, zen stone and white charcoal for highlights, and graphite for shading.  I starTed the piece the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I retired on December 2 and finished it.  This is one that I will frame.
 

Dolls

Remember childhood dolls?  Paper dolls, Barbie dolls, Chatty Cathy, etc?  Our guest blogger for this week's Diva challenge invited us to revisit and be inspired by dolls.  Well I grew up in a household of quilts.  Sweet Sue, Sunflower Sue.....  So I went with Sunflower Sue and tangled her up a bit.  This was fun and it has made me think of doing a series with her igrowing older.  I will have to give that some thought.  Anyway here's my Sue!