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more mooka lovin'

Don't fall off your chair!........I know it's been a long time since I've posted on consecutive days....but.....as of yesterday - I am on school holidays AND the heat has finally broken, it's been raining AND my lovely jersey girl who lost her calf has adopted a calf whose mother was sent to market, so, we only have to milk once a day now. Jersey is happy/calf is happy/we save a lot of time. A win for everyone. Here's a picture of my sweet girls.


So, you knew I couldn't leave the challenge alone right? The mooka.......it speaks to me. And, yes, it IS  totally normal for me to have a picture of it under my pillow and in my wallet. Uh huh...yep....nothing weird or stalker-ish happening here. Just moving right along.......

Onto the pics........

I love connecting up the strings of mooka with these kind of sticky edges.....they're great for hiding a multitude of sins.....like wobbly lines, awkward curves, etc, etc. I go over all my original lines to thicken them up and then curve and fill all the sharp corners. Fun, fun. I did something very similar in my pattern journal a while back but wanted to have another play.


A bit of a variation to create foliage. Alternating strokes of scrolls and leaves.


You can see a more elegant example of this technique back in this post - at the time I also did a video to demo how I did this, but never ended up posting it - probably because I'm more comfortable doing videos on my own patterns - I'm still not really sure how I feel about posting it......... and, also, I didn't know how to correctly pronounce mooka - lol - I still don't but whatever, maybe it will be helpful to someone rather than just sitting in a file on my computer, so here it is:


In the video I add an extra stroke to the leaves - the iris pattern above is just done with single strokes which allows you to create more of a flow and there's the possibility of doing the pattern in a continuous line (if you didn't do cross-over strokes - which I love to do!)

Playing with a paisley design right now.......love, love the holidays!

hx

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  1. Loved the video. Thanks for the demo! The flow of your pics give a peaceful look.

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  2. Super love your sticky corner Mooka's! Great video, too =0)

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  3. No wonder you love Mooka...The Jersey girls are speaking to you...MOO(ka)! Thanks for posting your tutorial...very helpful and inspiring. What number pen are you using in the video? Happy Easter Holiday!

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    1. Hi Susan, Thanks. I used an 01 for this one. Hope you have a lovely easter, too.

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  4. Thanks so much for posting your video...gives me inspiration to try new techniques...always, always, alway enjoy your work. Happy Easter!

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  5. I totally gasped when I saw your black and white mooka here, and OH my gosh I love all your mookas! I am so excited to try and achieve more paisley-esque pods! Thank you for sharing these!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your method. Your pieces are always so lovely and beautiful. I love to emulate you but my pieces just don't have the grace and flow of yours. I so enjoy looking at your work.

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  7. Holding back on videos!?! Please share I love everything you do and you little black and white number is sooo cute. Thank you so much for sharing!! Any chance of teaching us poppies?

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    1. Thanks, Mary :) I will have to think about the poppies - I just freehand them, but they are fun to do. Might be a winter project :)

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