Skip to main content

One more socc

My husband is at a CFA 4WD course for the whole weekend, so after shopping with my girls this morning (always a traumatic experience - I hate clothes shopping - though I DID get an awesome pair of blue shoes!!), I have a full weekend of drawing planned! Well, that and finishing the 2 books I am in the middle of reading.

I did this one a few days ago for the challenge before being completely distracted by another pattern.

Similar type of drawing to my other challenge piece with lots of tendril action.

The socc is more filled in. Morning glories are coloured using same technique as shown in the colouring video that I posted a few days ago, though this time I used a stronger mauve/purple colour scheme - still, I couldn't resist putting in a touch of blue on them to finish them off!

This is how the drawing looks in my journal:

After scanning, I flipped it and couldn't decide which I preferred - probably how it is above, but I also like the morning glories on top. What do you think?


  1. I'm partial to the one with the morning glories at the top -- they seem to be floating upwards, rather than falling downwards.

    Thank you for the wonderful video, by the way. I watched it but failed to post a comment on that day's post =).


  2. Oh this is wonderful! You are very creative!

  3. the bottom one looks like a hot air balloon, with the SOCC being the basket :) i like both of them! and i enjoyed the video - thanks for doing that :)

  4. Lovely (again)! I prefer the second way.

  5. Just gorgeous!! I love the flowy tendrils, makes the whole thing look like its about to float away. Morning glory up gets my vote too! Aliyaran

  6. I love this! My prefered is morning glories at the top!

  7. I vote on top! Beautiful either way!! The socc looks like a sort of nest or bed the morning glories have rooted and sprouted from! Ooo! And I managed to play a little with my aquamarkers and tombows--the tombows actually blended better for me, though I switched to a water brush rather than the blender pen which seemed to eat up my paper. Going to try a heavier weight watercolor paper, um, soon...I hope!! Oh, and in case you don't get the response from my blog on your post, the book One Zentangle a Day is SO much fun!! And TONS of patterns that aren't'll love it if you don't have it!

    1. Thanks, Dawn. I found it hard to blend the aquamarkers with the blender pen that comes with them - same problem with it tearing up the paper - I think they are really designed to blend much better with water. Will have to check out that book :)

  8. I like the first one because he looks a little bit like a peacock :)
    but I think there both great!

  9. Both ways it is art at its zenith!

  10. Like Efie, I saw a peacock in the first. I prefer the flowers up.

  11. Think they both are great. After reading about it can see the peacock but I think I prefer the second one. My first thought when I saw it was that Socc was a basket with holding the flowers.

  12. Beautiful!... I like the flowers up, but I like the way the lines flow through SOCC in the first one better.

  13. Thanks, all! It's funny how I didn't see any of those things (peacock/baloon) until others pointed it out - so focussed on my own vision!

  14. site is going to be all new the color pink


Post a Comment

I love hearing from you :)

Popular posts from this blog

PATTERN - Faux Weave

I am getting ever closer to the finish line of my course. I have one more round of assessments to go and should be done in around 6 weeks - I cannot wait! I have enjoyed it, but am more than ready for it to be over. Thanks for hanging in there with my erratic posting over the past year or so :)

My desk, which has a myriad of buried treasure amongst the clutter  (my organisation "system" tends towards scribbling things down on scraps of paper when I get an idea then throwing them on my desk). Anyway, I had a bit of a clean up last night and it offered up this pattern ready to scan and share.

I love, love, LOVE easy patterns and how, often, from a simple construct the illusion of a more complex design can be created.

I think that "faux weave" is one such example. What could be easier than spiralling around a single line? Stack these spirals together using a square grid, alternate the direction, add some basic fill and shading and all of a sudden you have a woven effe…

String Rose PATTERN

Well, d-day has almost arrived. Tomorrow I head back to school. Where did the summer go? At least the class schedule is looking pretty light and I'll only be at school for 2- 2 1/2 days a week.

Today I want to share a really simple technique/pattern I've called "String Rose". This idea first made an appearance on the blog during the old into new challenge back in 2014. I named one of the experimentation tiles as Trentwith and though this pattern was the initial source of inspiration, my version takes a different approach. I had always meant to share the technique as it's so simple, and fun, but I just didn't get around to it. Until now! 2 1/2 years later.....haha.

O.k., here goes........

The String Rose Pattern - this shows the base technique.

As it's all done in one continuous line, I thought a little insta-video might help out:

Puffy 8's PATTERN

O.k., wow. Another year done and dusted! Can you believe it's 2017? Me? I'm still reeling.

So, where did 2016 go? I had so much that I wanted to get done here on the website, but, life takes some interesting turns and my return to full-time study in 2016 though not planned, was so interesting - I loved it!

Since term ended for our long summer break, I've been periodically working on tidying up my files and found some unpublished patterns that I hadn't got around to posting. I'll put them up over the next few weeks.

Today I'm sharing a pattern called Puffy 8's - it's another spin off of 2/8's (love that base pattern!)

You could stop at step 5 above, or keep going to fill all the spaces.
And, what's life without a bit of freeforming?
Wishing everyone a happy, productive 2017!