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challenge #98 - Keenees

The Diva Challenge this week - keenees - love them, and let's face it - what's not to love? they're cute, they're cuddly, they're CIRCLES! I have well documented the fact that I LOVE CIRCLES - so fun and easy to work with! In fact, I think I'm going to add a circle label for my posts - I will have to go back through my other 71 (can you believe it?) posts and adjust, but, so's not like I have anything else to do with my time in the lead up to Christmas. lol. o.k., maybe the post adjustment will have to wait, but still..........circles......................squeeeeeeeeee!

I had lots of ideas for this one and I'm still going, but wanted to get my first ones posted:

Keenee Tree: Like everyone I have Christmas on my mind...........almost constantly right now - our guest list for Christmas day keeps growing......and growing! More work, but I'm sure, more fun, too :)

Keenee Trumpet: I had a bit of a musical theme going this week, another drawing that's 90% done is also musical. I haven't drawn any cones for a while, so it was fun to revisit them, too :)

Experimentation: I wanted to play with using the basic keenee shape, but continue the circles so the design was merged. Love how it makes different types of flower shapes depending on which part is coloured. The large one was done with a template, when I attempted it freehand, the results were so awful I think I'm permanently scarred for life. It got exponentially more difficult and out of control the further out from the centre I went. The one below is about the best attempt.



  1. Your tree...!!! I love how your brain works :)
    Fantastic use of keenees

  2. Your tree is the epitome of a classy fantastic Christmas at its best! The musical keenees have a sweet melody! And I love how the keenees are transformed into flowers!

  3. Oh my! Your tree is gorgeous! Your work is amazing! Thank's for the inspiration.

  4. Really like the tree and the trumpet. I wish I had your imagination and creativity and inner eye to see so many possibilities.

    1. Thanks, Donald. This challenge really worked for me because of the round shape - so versatile :)

  5. Loving your tree - so creative and out of the box.

  6. Your Christmas tree is brilliant and so are the flower Keenees. I do look forward to your posts!!!

  7. What fun! I do so look forward to your posts. Lots of inspiration!

  8. I admit I don't have Christmas on the brain, but your tree and trumpet are just supberb!!! Brilliant. Fun. Delightful. etc... :D

  9. Helen, that's eye popping flower power!!!

  10. I love your tree, as well the trumpet, Helen. Thanks for your beautiful art. By the way, can you tell me what brand of pens you use to coloring?

    1. Hi Graciela. Thanks! I use Tria markers & Promarkers - I buy them from letraset in the UK.

  11. The keenees flowers are brilliant! -aliyaran

  12. Again a great creative idea. A beautiful Keenee Tree you made. The colors are so splendid. I almost can see the tree moving because I pick a keenee ball out of it.
    Your trumpet indeed is very simple but beautiful.

  13. Thank you for the lovely comments everyone.


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