Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Creative Flow

This has been a productive week for me with tangling.

I got the urge and made some colored paper



cut it into tiles...it's a treat just looking at them. Color is so cheering and uplifting!





















Every chance I got, I had my sketchbook and pens out and was creating something, practicing a new thing, or making something!


The bookmarks! the tile...that is 5x5 and I used the color sections as my string..

This is how the tile turned out. I started out with Joey's start and went from there. Having the colors as a string was perfect. Notice: There's a little bit of Siri in there, which was the Diva's UMT challenge this week.  Joey's challenges have been fun, similar to traveling tangles.

But Siri was a challenge. I worked on it a lot


It kept me stumped until I played with the elements in it and figured out how to round the ends of the X's.

















So I'd say this is my Diva challenge tile...it's got Siri and Lee Bee and lots of open space!

A baby picture! He had his tongue out and I zoomed to try and capture it but blurred it instead

 Some pages from my sketchbook.
 developing a pattern based on a lamp I saw.











 One day I was in the mood for flowers and curls!













another page from  my large sketchbook


This was the week's String Thing, using inapod and roloflex. Roloflex is another pattern I didn't just take to right away. I can never get it looking like a pile of stones. This time, it looks like a tower! but I did enjoy it and the cast shadow N'zeppel was way fun to do.

I really
 liked this refresher 168.  using waybop, 96x, loop blossom, paravan, e'rutats and a sunray looking string.  I call it India Sun.


 we had the baby over for a day, while his mom and dad did some deep cleaning at their house. He had a terrific time, ignoring almost all the toys he brought with him to focus on the pot and wooden spoon that YaYa supplied.

I think he'll be walking real soon. !!!

but we did have fun!

 At the Traveling Tangles project, we are doing a "rescue" theme...that is, if you have tiles that you don't like, send them on and see if someone can fix it

this was Gwen's start

and this was how I finished it. 

 these are just regular starts from Jules, not rescues


and these are my finishes for those starts. Traveling Tangles really IS the most fun!
And this is mama and baby...my sweethearts! love smooch kissy face yummy mama and baby!

14 comments:

  1. Ohmigosh! You HAVE been busy haven't you😛 I love all of it! Sketchbook work is a favorite of mine and looking through yours is so inspiring. I love the 'Nzeppel drop shadows. I'm so gonna steal that 😉 Thanks so much for sharing your fun.

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    1. Thanks Michele. I absolutely love looking at people's sketchbooks, online or IRL it always turns on the creative juices!

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  2. All children, all over the word LOVE to play with spoons and pots :-) You were so busy and with great results!!

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    1. Thanks Anne. We had a lot of fun with that boy! Grandkids are the BEST!

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  3. Amazing amount of work accomplished! Wow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. It's so funny, the thing that especially caught my attention was the dropped shadow of 'Nzeppel (just as Michele Wynne mentioned).

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    1. Hi Melissa. N'zeppel is my favorite tangle, because of the shading. If you make it look like a tile floor, it's the shading. Like a stone wall...the shading. And this way makes it look like a grid over something. SO cool!

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  4. This is a gorgeous post Heidi, so many beautiful pieces, love them all, it is very hard to choose a favorite. You know, I always like colours and you created splendid backgrounds. Maybe that's why I prefer the bookmarks and your tile for Joey. Also the finished T.T. and that black/white flowering tile look great and yes, I agree, a beautiful refresher with a creative use of Paravan.
    Wish you all the best for your lovely family and your fantastic grandson. He has grown a lot, he is adorableon that pic with his beautiful mom!

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  5. I'm so impressed with your coloured tiles! The ones I made last week are still sitting under a pile of books trying to straighten out. Love the baby pics too our youngest granddaughter was so excited over the boxes at Christmas we didn't need to have put presents in them.

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    1. I hear you! some paper recovers more quickly after water, and some curls up LOL

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  6. This is a potpourri of marvelous tiles, Heidi. The shaded Nzeppel - what can I say!!!! What you did with all the TTs... I am blown away. The best of those is maybe the Gswen's??? Hmm, not sure. Henna Drum is one of my fav tangles and I love what you did. Now I am waiting for that new lamp shade tangle..... Hurry!

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    1. Hi Susie...yes! I'm going to be working on that some more. It's a fascinating study, like an ogee grid inside a single section of ogee.

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  7. Wonderful and very inspiring post! Love your colourful tiles a lot!

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    1. thanks Annette. The colored papers are so much fun to create.

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