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Organising tangle patterns using Evernote

I had a few requests for a bit more information on how I use Evernote to organise my patterns. You can find the original post here. Now, keeping in mind that I'm probably not utilising Evernote to it's full capacity, here's a quick video showing what I'm doing with it.

 Hopefully you find it useful :)


Challenge #168 - Rain

Rain, what a cute, simple pattern - I don't think I've ever drawn with it except to slap it into my pattern journal, so this week's diva challenge was my big chance!

Here's what I've come up with, it's probably pretty obvious that Rain made me think of string:

I love the way that, with a few simple adjustments, it's easy to make it appear to be twining around something.
Hope your weekend is fabulous! hx

Pattern Organisation

I love organising stuff. Any kind of stuff. Again, again and over again. Who knows why? I just do it.

Over the last few months, very on and off - I've been organising my tangle patterns (yes, again!) - I've done a couple of posts in the past, about the system I use -  you can read about it in this post,  (it's Sandy Hunter/Tanglebucket, super-tangler's, very cool organisation idea).

So, anyway, when I initially drew out the patterns, I did them pretty quickly and without a lot attention to detail, just to get them done. Now I'm going back and tidying up or redoing the little tiles. I'm also being a little more selective with the patterns that I'm including as there's just some that I'll never use.

I really enjoy drawing out patterns when I'm not inspired to do anything else - it makes me feel productive and often flexes the creative muscles so that I end up drawing something in my journal anyway! Not today, though :)

The other thing that I'm…

DuoTangle Well & Punzel

A super-quickie for the Diva Challenge this week. Floral-esque, of course :)
This is my freehand version of Well (check under the patterns tab for a step out). My Punzel was pared back to Chainging to make the rose leaf (which I just realised! LOL).

School tomorrow, then a stack of gardening over the weekend.

Have a good one!

aquafleur rose Last week I sat down to put together something for the diva's weekly challenge, and as soon as I started drawing circles with interconnecting lines......I veered of onto tubes and cones. Love, love, love drawing these.

You can see my in progress pieces on the A Little Lime Facebook Page (some connected tubes, which I finished but didn't love), and this rose, which is a little odd (I think) with the juxtaposition of the surrealistic stacked cone centre and the flowing aquafleur petals. But, I like it. I do love squeezing in a bit of aquafluer wherever I can!
It really needs a stem and a leaf or two to ground it, but, after I was done with the shading I just didn't want to work on it anymore! LOL.
I am in the middle of a heap of gardening (yes, still). We are having a fabulous week weather-wise and now that the tree is down and the wood stacked (finally finished the last 3 hours of that this morning!), I can lay down my sheet mulch and build a coupl…

Journal wrap up

If you've been visiting for a while you'll know that I generally like to take a bit of a tour through my journals when I finish them and see if I've got any interesting bits and pieces to share.

I wrapped up my latest journal a few weeks ago, and as I was cleaning up my room today (because I had to make space for the ridiculously huge drafting table that I bought off ebay this weekend!!!), I had a quick flick through the journal and there wasn't really all that much there - I've had a dismal drawing period over the past couple of months where I was so busy, feeling flat and really not all that inspired. When I could be bothered drawing at all, I tended to start things and not be interested in following through, hence there were a number of half-baked pieces that, honestly, aren't worth completing.

Here's what I salvaged from the debris. LOL.

A bit of Rixty play - I should go and have a look at the challenge pieces for this one as I bet others have done some…

Challenge #165 - Camelia

I love the Diva UMT Challenges - so much fun to play around with a pattern that I've not experimented with before.

This week it was Camelia by one of my fellow Aussies, Anne Marks. I had a lot of fun with it :)

First of all I went off grid and created intersecting shapes.
Then (kind of) on grid (I haven't cut off the scan, I ran out of page so just drew it like this :) LOL.

What I really love about pattern experimentation is the "what if" factor - my brain often goes off on a tangent (and not just when I'm am positive my brain works on a different wave length than everyone else's - precariously balanced between creative and completely crazy......hopefully falling more on the creative side, but, you know, my husband would probably put up a good argument for the "crazy"). Hahaha. Anyway, when I'm drawing a pattern, I often start to think about what would happen if I did ..............??????? The results are often pretty st…