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Gourdgeous Tangle Pattern - VIDEO

Just a quick post today to share the next instalment in my "how I would draw this....." series. Today's pattern is Gourdgeous. Here is the video:
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This is the technique I use to create a more overall pattern effect with Gourdgeous and I love how it turns out. If you need to slow down the video you can do so using the video control settings (see this post  to see how).
This series of "how I would draw this" videos will come out sporadically, I'll do them when I find a way of drawing patterns that I think will be useful to you. I generally have the most fun with the more challenging patterns :)
I'm very happy to be creating videos again. This has come about as I am now able to record them on my ipad - I now don't have to worry about camera set up, lighting, my hand in the way, etc., etc. This makes the recording and editing process is so much faster which = more videos. I als…

Gourdgeous Tangle Pattern

Brace yourself, the following post contains prodigious use of the word "gourds"- you may risk being sent into a gourd induced coma..........
Up until now I have not played with the Zentangle pattern Gourdgeous. I generally work with single patterns on a drawing and, yep, I admit it.......I like patterns that I can really transform and I just didn't see how I was going to be able to do this. I thought I would be limited to drawing.....well..... a "group of gourds".
So, what got me started with it? Well, over the past few weeks I have been working on my pattern file curating and updating. It's a constant work in progress and a project that will never be complete, I find it very relaxing (I'll be writing a post about it in the near future). Anyway, I was working on the G section and came across a roughly scratched out 2" swatch of Gourdgeous - I needed a more polished sample of the pattern for my file so I started practicing with it and yep, I was ho…

Tile catchup

Each week on the Square One facebook group, a new focus pattern is posted which is to be the subject of a zentangle tile (3.5" square white tile, fine line marker pen, greylead shading, hand-drawn). 
I enjoy it because it is very challenging for me to work within the size and medium constraints. Plus it introduces me to new patterns that I likely would not have seen. BONUS!
Here are some of my recent tiles: SKYE



We may finally get some rain over the next few days which is very exciting - you can see how dry the paddocks are in this video. The bull and jersey2 love it when they are in this paddock near the house as it has pear and apple trees are along the fence line and  they score the rejects.
There's barely any grass but, you know.......PEARS! A post shared by Hoddles Creek Farm (@hoddlescreekfarm) on Mar 15, 2018 at 7:40pm PDT
Those eyes!! hahaha. I love Jerseys.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Drawings Tangle Pattern

A few weeks ago on my Facebook Page we had a discussion on patterns that people were finding challenging. I wanted to experiment with some "new to me" patterns and have been working my way through the list. This week I tried Zentangle Pattern "Drawings" by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. This was my first time playing with it - I had fun :)
Here's my drawing"Drawings" (a bit of a confusing name, especially when you are trying to Google the original instructions for it!!!) 
I often find that the original pattern instructions don't work best for me - this is not because anything is wrong with them and I'm sure they are very logical for everyone else, but my brain seems to process things a bit differently and I usually need to find another way. 
Anyway, this got me thinking about starting a new video collection called "How I would draw this......" Here is the first video which features "Drawings", maybe you will f…

String Rose Tangle Pattern - VIDEO and time-lapse drawing

One of my goals this year is to get my videos up to date, including creating those for the patterns that don't have them along with redoing some of the old ones that are looking a bit rough around the edges.
I've created an updated video for String Rose to replace the quick instagram one I did initially - it includes the basic technique, a small design and grid examples. I hope you enjoy it!
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One thing that I love about rediscovering patterns is that I can revisit ideas like experimenting with String Rose on a grid, here it is on a diamond, "s" and square grid. I think it is a great space filler.

I also thought String Roses would work well as a starting point for an organic, swirly design - here you can see I've kinda run with it. hahahaha.

Lime green, aqua and blue = my favourite colour mix :) I thought it might be a bit of fun to create a time-lapse vi…