Tuesday, February 17, 2015

IT'S A Challenge!

Leaving for my cruise this week, I will be sketching and doodling parts of my trip.  A travel journal in pictures, so to speak.  While I'm gone, I thought this would be a great time for all of you to make up some new doodles of your own!  Remember, think "out of the box".  Let things you see inspire you.  It may be something in nature, a piece of art, a story you heard, etc.
  Then, send me a photo via email by March 1st and you could win a new Strathmore sketchbook!
A great way to try out working on beige paper, a new journal that Strathmore is making, in addition to their new gray papered ones.  Value 12.00        khofferth@me.com
                                              Now DOODLE AWAY!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Free Digital Mag Copy!

If you have taken my color class and have fallen in love with colored pencils  then you will love this free magazine~   Check it out at www.coloredpencilmag.com      There is also a magazine for those who are new to colored pencils.  www.coloredpencilmag.com/student

Just off the Easel!

Most men would come home with roses and chocolates, but my man brought me a new tabletop easel for Valentines Day!  Wow, does this make the biggest  difference in my posture.  Its easy to sit for awhile in any chair and end up being stiff and sore when you get up.  The easel allows me to sit straight up and have it to the edge of the table with no excessive reaching. My back is better supported.  It has its own drawer for all my goody pens and folds up easily for on the go!  I did this butterfly last night watching my favorite "chick" channel, PiXL.  I have plans for this Butterfly - it will be cut out and mounted on black for framing.   Below is the finished sample from last weeks class.  I use these templates so I can demonstrate using Copic markers, tangling, and colored pencil with copics.

Upcoming Classes!

I'll be sailing on my first cruise Feb. 20  but will be ready for classes as soon as I get back!  Here's the next upcoming class dates:
                  Wed. March 4,  6:00 p.m.    Do-Tangle Mug/Coaster  Scrapbook Barn
                  Tues. March 17, 10:30 a.m. Do-Tangle 101   Jerrys Artarama
                  Thurs. March 19, 6:00 p.m. Do-Tangle Clay Pendant  Scrapbook Barn
                  Wed. March 25, 6:00 p.m.   Do-Tangle 101 Scrapbook Barn
                  Tues. March 31, 10:30 a.m. Do-Tangle 102  Tangle and Color Class

           Coming in April New Class Do-Tangle Leather Bracelet and Shaped Do-Tangle Cards!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Creative Doodling with Judy West: Doodleaholics 12 Step Program

I love Judy's blog and her 12 step program for doodlers.  I'm afraid I have much therapy to do with this 12 step program.  I'm proud to be a doodle-holic!

Creative Doodling with Judy West: Doodleaholics 12 Step Program: Introduction I decided to dedicate a page to help those who are addicted to doodling in its many forms. If you need help or c...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tangled Up!

I remember we used to make Isochohedron Balls when I was younger out of old Christmas Cards.  I have done this with children also.  It's  cutting out those circles but the end effect is worth it.  You can find out how to make these on Pinterest.  I especially like this one that has had the circles tangled!
These would be great to make for Christmas ornaments using circles in a smaller size.

Have you been tangling lately?  Here's a beautiful tile that is shown cut then spaced on background paper to give the look of a border.  So easy to make a beautiful card or to frame!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tangle Fever.......

I love seeing how others use their tangles to spread the joy!  Here are a couple of ideas.

Strips of tangled paper put together with a brad makes a great bow for a package!   ....Or try painting found rocks white and tangle on them.

Rocks tangled by Malena Valcarcel.

50 Shades of Gray!

I've been experimenting with Micron Black and Gelly Roll White pens on my gray sketchbook.  I love the effect of the shading.  I use the white gel pen to add highlights where the tangle highlight normally would have been left.    I normally shade in "deep" areas, on both sides which leaves a "highlight" or "shiny" look to the curves.  A white gel pen can highlight those areas even more by accenting that area.  For some awesome new tangles, check out Ellen Wolters on YouTube!

 Here's some more examples of tangle with white highlights...  I think it adds a nice touch.

This I called the "Cat's Meow!"
I hope you enjoy these new techniques as much as I do.  Try your tangles with different pens, inks, and on different colored papers.  I think you'll be surprised!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Visit the site www.Jetpens.com to see the variety and use of metalllic pens!  My personal choice is Sharpie Metallic Silver and Gold, now in fine point to tangle!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New products!

I am a sucker for any kind of new pens, papers, and anything to draw on.   I found a fun Japanese site www.jetpens.com with loads of new items for tanglers!
I love this pen case for on-the-go.  Stick in your purse and set up fast.  The top folds back so you have a stand up case!  This one sells for only $9.00

Want to draw your own new tangles?  Try a small notebook with graph paper.  Take it on the go to copy patterns you see all around!