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October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?…” ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

I love October, the month of apple-picking, decorating pumpkins, falling leaves, watching football, and wearing pink.  We’ve been so busy here enjoying October that I haven’t had time to post regularly. Hope you are enjoying your October also. Here’s a peek at what we’ve been working on around here.

Trip to Tripoli class
Trip to Tripoli class mosaic with my Gahanna students. I LOVE the creativity in this one
Trip to Tripoli class
First tiles in Trip to Tripoli class. We did this as a guided meditation. Beautiful.
paradox class
The Paradox of Paradox tile 1 mosaic.
Tangled pumpkin black
My friend and tangler extraordinaire Patty B gave me this off-white ‘carvable’ pumpkin. Guess I could have carved it, but I tangled it instead. I used 01, 03, and 05 Microperm pens. These pens won’t smear and are nicely black, unlike some of the other pens I tried. See how gray the crescent moon looks? If you can’t find microperms or want to support this site, they are available in my shop.
Tangled pumpkin white
I thought it was kind of blah with just the black, so I added some white with an American Crafts Galaxy marker. It produced a nice, opaque white that didn’t smear. (Also available in the shop.)
Tangled pumpkin brown
Pencil didn’t work for shading, so I grabbed my brown Pitt pens and added some brown. Because, really, MORE is more. I’m very happy with this piece now and it was so fun to do.
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Bordering on Borders class results. From the people who worked on tiles.
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Borders class from the people who did pumpkins on 6×6 watercolor paper. I love that everyone did their own thing in this class.
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Dragonair in pink stripes. Tangled using pink Micron over watercolor stripes. For the Diva challenge.
Diva190 pink2
I had so much fun with tinting the pink and tangling pink-on-pink that I made “extras.” These are for sale in my shop, along with a neat case, also in pink, that is perfect for tangling on the go. It holds a handful of tiles, keeping them dry, safe, and clean, taking up little more room than the tiles themselves.

8 thoughts on “October

  1. I LOVE the gourds and what you did with them. Don’t imagine I don’t plan on stealing the ideas and claiming they are my own! Say, if once used a natural dried gourd, how would one prepare the surface? Kudos on your site and wonderful work!!!

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