WOW! These are amazing!!!
I started a zentangle sketchbook on 10/26/12….can’t believe it’s been 7 years. I managed to do something in the sketchbook for about three months and then life took over and it was put aside. I have no idea where the patterns came from but I’m thinking maybe some of them were something you posted at one time?
Thank you, Mary! It is quite possible that some of your pattern step-outs were mine. I started creating them in 2009 and was posting them almost daily for four or five years, lol. There weren’t nearly as many people creating them back them either. I went under the names of ‘rooibas’ and ‘molossus’ back then.
10/16/19 Squirrel There are 10 oak trees around our house so the family of squirrels in our yard are very well fed. With all of their recent activity it would seem they are preparing for a very tough winter…but, since we live in Florida and it’s still almost 90 degrees I think they might be overly cautious. They are fun to watch especially…[Read more]
Great squirrel Mary! It is fun to watch them. We have both red and gray squirrels here along with chipmunks. They all battle for territory along with Jay’s, catbirds, and several other birds. I set up a bird feeder near my kitchen window after the bears hibernate and watch the activity. It’s fun to sketch from the warmth of the kitchen table.
Tangle All Around the World is Book 6 in Alice Hendon’s Artangleology Series. The previous books have been activity books and planners, but this time around she has collected 453 tangle patterns created by a tot
totally awesome review, Sandra. Your video is also so well done, the steam punk camera lens type thing was very cool. And we’re lucky to know such an accomplished best selling author!! That pen is so cool, now I get what you were crowing about, what a great invention!
For our Doodlewash prompt of “Unicorn,” paired with the Inktober prompt of “Legend,” we have this tiny little napping unicorn. Though often depicted as large horses, I love the depictions found on old tapestries
I do love your fantasy style! My favorite unicorn was Lancelot, Ringling Bros living unicorn in the 1980’s. So what if he turned out to be a billy goat whose horns were manipulated shortly after birth so they would fuse into one horn. He was proof that unicorns exist! And could be that perfect little unicorn pet!
I love the fantasy world you created Charlie! I have not seen the show you mentioned which matches up homeless dogs with people. I think that is a great idea. I spent the afternoon trying to capture the beauty of Autumn in watercolor. The colors are amazing this year. It is hard to do them justice. Trying to add qouache which is helping. I’ll continue to try tomorrow. Hoping to create a series of 9″ x 12″s.
Jumping back to last night’s comment, you said you can’t decide on a children’s book, or a book for all ages with a message. Trust this retired librarian…books with messages almost always suck. Write a good story. That’s where the magic is. If there is a message DEEPLY buried in the story, that’s fine, but if you come at this project with a message as your lead, it will turn off a lot of readers, both kids and adults.
Some Qualities of Gouache – Playing with Miya Arts Gouache over old watercolor rejects on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson Pocket Plein Air Brush Set o&bplumtruckino&bplumtruckin
Nice work Sandra! I am starting to do that too. I have a stack of paintings that aren’t quite good enough to mount. I am working on foliage trying to capture the gorgeous colors. Watercolor wasn’t doing it but I think the gouache might. I am working on the third in a series.
For our Doodlewash prompt of “Forest,” combined with the Inktober prompt of “Overgrown,” we have this fairytale mushroom forest. I felt like doodling mushrooms, so I just made them gigantic as you can see by the
Your mushroom forest is WUN-derful, Charlie! So colorful, and immediately you know there’s a story there. You can’t help wondering what it might be. I’ve been so impressed with your offerings this month. The things you are DO-ing are phenomenal!
Excellent! The shrooms make a great imaginary forest. I think you could do a picture book easily. Stuff like this, and your animals would be very appealing to the little ankle biters. Spend a Saturday in the children’s department of your public library looking at book illustrations to get an idea what publishers are looking for. It would be time well spent.
You’ve hit on the key to success with your book concept: get down on the floor of the forest and look at the scene with the eyes of Little Charlie! Today’s Doodle has all the charms of the view of a child enchanted by the beauty of a forest seen from the lowest perspective. It’s terrific and I can see a book flowing from this position. Love it!
It’s a wonderful world, Charlie ❤️. You’ve really entered your adventure this month. I’m excited as thinking about that. It’s encouraged you and friends surrounding you. I also have had some, no clues forwards, but it’s time to go forward 😘
You are going to do those children’s books and they will be a huge success!!!!!!. Your enthusiasm for this month’s adventure is evident in your illustrations and they are wonderful! You continue to inspire everyday!
Thank you, Mary! 😃💕 I’m having an insane amount of fun this month. It’s like I’m starting at the beginning of the story all over again. In many ways, I think I am. And, I can’t wait to see what happens next!
I am a big fan of house size mushrooms. Love your forest of them. I don’t like to eat them however. It must be the full moon making our imaginations kick in, I drew a ballerina pumpkin girl. ????? Bahawa!
Charlie, you most definitely should do a children’s book! The drawings you’ve done so far this month show just how imaginative and creative you are (though most of us had no doubts about that at all!). I think you could even create an adventure for Little Charlie using the Doodlewashes from the past two weeks – amazing things can happen in a mushroom forest!!!
awww thanks, Margaret! 😃💕 Yay! I think I shall go for it… though as you know it probably won’t be the sort of approach everyone else takes. A good reason to do so it that you fit in a genre and sell more books, but I’d rather make something new instead!
My name is Patty Cunningham and I’m from Greenville, South Carolina. When I was a young girl, I thought anyone who created art was special, somewhat god-like; that they had a special talent, gift or vision
You have another great winner here, Patty Cunningham. Her story is wonderful an the art is awesome. Visited her Instagram an enjoyed seeing her unique use of mediums in her work. Thank you for having her on.
10/14/19 Forrest Knox Farm, a state park in Western NY, has some beautiful walking paths, especially this time of year. I took a lot of photos when I was there in October a few years ago. 10.14.19 Forest img6116
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