Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Tangle-related post

If you are new to tangles and are using micron pens for the first time, then there is some great information at today from Sakura, which will help you get the best out of these pens and ensure they have a longer life.

Click >> HERE << to go to the post.

Take care and ciao for now,

Monday, 20 June 2011

Tangle a day #6

Welcome to another tangle. I don't always have a lot to say about these. I love to look at tangles all over the web and I do enjoy other people's stories about how their tangles have come about. Mine just happen and I don't always think about the process. I just do it. And I don't analyse my work after I am finished. I just sit back and admire it hehehe.

So, on that note, here are some tangles for you to sit back and admire too {{wink}}
Take care and ciao for now,

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Tangle a day #5

Good morning (well it is in Sydney :) )

Today I am sharing 3 tangles with you. As I have been learning new patterns, I have enjoyed trying them out in tangles. I have a few that are real favourites, but I do love seeing how each new pattern works with others.

In this tangle, I was trying out Zenplosion folds (the one that looks like a scroll) as well as a few others. I have always enjoyed the swirly look of scrolls, so adding them to a tangle was fun.

Just some more playing with this one

This tangle was my first larger sized one (created in my A5 art diary - my TangleBook). I really like working on a larger scale and now have an A4 sized TangleBook and I really love the result I got working on such a big scale. More on that in a post to come - keep a look out.

If you are interested in learning some tangle patterns, head on over to Tangle Patterns [dot] com. There are oodles and oodles of doodles to choose.

A bit of trivia: You may (or may not) have noticed my initials have changed too. My married name is hyphenated, but I had been DMS for so many years that I didn't want to add the extra M on the end. However, after talking to my mum and a couple of friends, I realised that I really ought to included the extra letter at the end, hence, I am now DMSM. I should have realised it would seem ok, after all, my daughters' initials are MRSM and EJSM. I actually enjoy signing my work with the 4 initials. So there you go. :)

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed your visit today.

Take care and ciao for now,

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Tangle a day #4

Welcome to a cheery post on this wet, cold and windy afternoon in Sydney. Hopefully we will have some sunny days for the weekend.

Anyhoo, here is my tangle for today. Well, 2 tangles actually. I hope you enjoy.
Take care and ciao for now,

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tangle a day #3 & Happy Birthday Phil!!

Welcome to another tangle a day post. Before I get to that however, I want to wish my terrific nephew Phillip Cairn a wonderful 21st birthday. Phil has recently reached some milestones - he got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Eliza Tickner and just last week, completed his apprenticeship and is now a fully qualified bricklayer (and a very skillful one at that!!).

Happy happy birthday Phil, and many more!!!

Now, onto the tangle a day . . . Today's tangle is a mandala I recently tangled. Whilst browsing through a wonderful local bookshop called QVB, I found a fantastic book called " The Mandala Doodle Book". Published by Arcturus, ISBN 978-1-84858-053-4. It contains over 100 fantastic mandala designs, many of which are ideally suited to tangle artists.

After I scanned the image into my computer, I noticed that my scanner software had a command called "invert", so, ever curious, I clicked it and was amazed at what I saw. I thought it looked really cool, so I scanned the inverted image as well, and here they both are, for your enjoyment.
Edited to add: Blogger is playing up again today, so here is the link to my flickr photostream where you can see them full-sized:
Take care and ciao for now,

Friday, 10 June 2011

Happy Birthday to my wonderful Mum

69 years ago today, Mrs Wheaton gave birth to a baby girl named Charlene who would grow up to be creative and inspiring and also a terrific mum.

Happy birthday Mum. Wishing you a fabulous day

Love from Deanne

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Tangle a day #2

Hello bloggers.

Here are a couple of tangles for you. They are just small ones from the beginning of my TangleBook.

Take care and ciao for now,

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A Tangle a Day . . Celtic

I know the post says "a tangle a day.." but I don't usually manage the time to post every day (haha - as you can see by the huge gap between yesterday's post and the one before lol).

So, anyway, I have over 20 completed tangles in my TangleBook (my visual art diary) and I scanned them all last night so that I can gradually upload them onto here and also into the Zentangle (R) flickr photostream. You can click on both the below photos for a larger view.

This first tangle was made by using the Celtic tangle as the string. I like working with larger areas and wanted to see how it would look tangled. I don't mind it. One of my friends said it reminds her of the ABC logo (haha thanks Jenni!).

For the tangle below, I drew a loooong string then drew over it with the Celtic tangle as well as another of my tangles "Braidz", then filled in with tangles. Instead of drawing the usual 4 dots and a box, I just drew a rounded kind of rectangular shape before drawing the swirly string.

I hope you enjoyed these tangles. I'll be back again soon with some more.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care and ciao for now,

Edited to add: for some reason blogger won't take you to a new screen with the images at their true size, so here is a link to my Zentangle (R) flickr stream where you can view them at 100%

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I am on!

Some very exciting news! I recently came up with a tangle pattern that I was so excitied about that I sent of to Linda Farmer at Tangle Patterns.

Today in my inbox there was a link to how to draw Celtic - one of the patterns I submitted to Linda.

I am very excited lol. If you click >>> HERE <<< it will take you to the Tangle Patterns page where you can learn how to draw Celtic.

Take care and ciao for now,