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Fickle progression

I had a couple of people ask me what my approach was to creating this drawing - so, here's a progression image. 
Start with random dots/circles then away you go. Very easy :) Have a good one :)
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Doodles and docos

Last week I found myself at my desk doodling away whilst listening to crime documentaries. Over two days my random doodle grew into this floral and string "wasp nest". I love creating with no end plan in mind - very relaxing. I'm coming off a very busy weekend - we had a permaculture group through for a tour of the property on Saturday. On Sunday, John and I put up a new fence in between the veg garden and one of the paddocks. I've been putting some serious nagging effort into getting this done for a couple of years - the previous loose wire fence wasn't enough of a deterrent for various animals who've decided it would be great to take a closer look at the garden from time to time.
John is on school term break after this week, so I'm working on my list of other jobs we need to get done. I live in eternal hope :)
Have a great day!

A-Z Journal - F is for Fickle

A couple of weeks ago I was finally getting back into my drawing groove when John, aka "The Dirty Purveyor of Germs" brought home a cold that he wanted to share with me. Luckily it was pretty mild and only lasted a few days, but it threw me off my game for a bit.
BC (Before Cold), I was working on this drawing. It started off as an experiment with Faux Weave for my A-Z journal but ultimately had a mind of it's own, and though this is more of a process than a pattern, I decided to call it "Fickle" and slot it into "F" spot anyway. Done and done.
This evolution of an idea is what I love most about playing with patterns - you start in one place, add in a bit of experimentation, and end up somewhere completely different. If you'd like to know more about the various strategies I use for pattern experimentation, you may like to check out my e-book Tangle Transformation.
On the blog front I have now re-done my Pattern and Image Gallery pages - next up I…

PATTERN - Daisies make me Cross

Daisies really don't make me cross - I love them! I love ALL the daisies (please, no hating from the daisy partisans) - I just couldn't resist this pattern name :) hahaha.
I have finally, FINALLY finished updating the Pattern page, please check it out and let me know your thoughts. It should be a lot easier to navigate, but if you find any glitches or incorrect links, let me know (there's a LOT of links, so I wouldn't be surprised if I've messed up somewhere).
So, anyway, when I was working on the patterns, going through my files to organise thumbnails, etc., I found another 2/8's pattern variation that I stepped out in 2016 - it wasn't published to the blog at the time and I can't remember why. Maybe I decided it was a bit simple, or just forgot - but as I included it on the new, improved pattern page (mainly because I love its name......hahaha), I thought that I should post it here, too. (or, as I like to call it - DMMC).
Some fill ideas: Here it is …

A-Z Journal - E is for Eddyper

The next instalment in my A-Z Journal - "Eddyper". I don't think I've ever drawn this pattern outside of my pattern file, so it was fun to have a play with it.
You can find the pattern step out for Eddyper on Tangle Patterns: here.
It's been a busy week on the farm with 3 baby calves born - Miss Jersey had her 5th calf, so I'll be back to daily milking again later on this week. 
And, for those who wanted to see my fringe - I'm not keen on taking photos of myself, but I have a bad phone selfie for you :)
The last time  had a fringe was back in the 90's and when my 28 year old son visited the other day the first thing he said to me was that I had "netball" hair. When my kids were younger I played a lot of competitive netball, had a fringe and always wore my hair up (still do!) It's funny what kids remember. So there you go, I now have 90's netball hair. hahahaha.
Have a great day!

A-Z Journal - D is for Diva Dance

Hey, all! Time for a new instalment to my A-Z journal - if you are following along with me, I estimate we will be finished in about 4 years at the current rate......hahahaha. 
Over the last few weeks I've been working on some website design work, along with  some improvements to this blog. I've changed a few things around and given the gallery page a bit of an overhaul (what do you think?) - still some more to do there, but it should look good now on smaller screens (I was having some problems with that). I'm now onto the patterns page - so keep an eye out for an update there soon, too. In other news.........I got my fringe cut for the first time in about 20 years.....pretty momentous for me - I'm still getting used to it!
Today I took some time out from the computer and did some drawing - yay! - it feels like it's been months since I've picked up my pens - here is the result:
Diva Dance is a real favourite of mine, I had fun experimenting with the shading on …

A-Z Journal - C (for Crumpled Roses)

Hello all! What a crazy few months it's been. I've finally finished school, handed in my projects and went for the final assessment interview about 2 weeks ago. I've now got my Diploma of Graphic Design and have decided at this stage that going any further with it is not for me. I don't think I can bear to sit in a classroom for another 1-2 years. That said, I absolutely loved learning what I have over the past year and a half and plan to put it into good use on my own projects.

So, finally, finally, I have gotten around to a new instalment of my A-Z journal........today featuring the letter C for Crumpled Roses. "Crumpled Roses?" you say. Well, here's the thing - I tried to find an existing C pattern that worked for my journal, but it just wasn't happening for me, so I decided to make one up.

These "roses" remind me of the crushed paper flowers that I used to make when I was into paper crafting, hence the name.

To be honest, I'm not sur…