Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Inktober challenge draws to a close

It's time to say good bye to Inktober again.  It's been a fun challenge and especially since I was traveling part of the month!
This tangle is called "Cruffle".  

Fun to be home in FL now...just got back from the pool.  
Not too tough! 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Sandswirl is an "oldie" but a goodie.  One of my first tangles.  Q-belle is new to me but is pretty okay.  

We are beginning to settle in here in Florida.  
The first week is so hard...we are tired and a bit off switching times and trying to replenish the fridge and shelves and meeting old friends and getting caught up.  

Went to book club at church today. That was nice and stopped at the local art store.  Picking up materials for the wc classes I am teaching.  That starts on Nov 6.  

Hoping some more art will come soon.
This is gouache and collage started up north.  
Would like to get more going on this too.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Inktober Challenge #21 and 22

Hammadox and Yuma are both interesting and fun to do.  I've added a bit of watercolor to each.  Yuma was tangled AFTER the watercolor dried.  

We are in TN now just north of Nashville and headed to Alabama tonight.  One more night on the road.  We are always SO ready to be home by the time we get to the last night.  Drove through a lot of  rain in IL and KY yesterday which made for a stressful and tiring trip.  

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Challenge for October: #19 and #20

Okay..just one more.  This is 4 generations...l to r: my daughter Beth, my granddaughter Maddy, her daughter Violet and me.  We got to spend two days with them and tomorrow are heading to TN and AL and then to home to FL.  It's been a nice trip down.

Weather was clear and sunny and about 50 in northern Illinois here.
Note: the first two paintings behind Beth are mine.  

Abeko and W-2 are the challenge tangles.  W-2 is an old friend...from way back when.  Always fun to re-visit it.  Threw in a little Zander on that one.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Meeting Violet Virginia

Here is my great granddaughter, Violet Virginia...all the way from CA.  We hit it off just fine!  She is 3 months old.  Smart, beautiful, and way above average!!!  

Inktober # 17 and 18

These two tangles are "Narwhal" and "Luv-a".  I liked both of them.  Narwhal I've done many times but the second one I thought would make such a cute picture frame.  If I had time I would have put one in.  But traveling along the highway as I am...I am lucky just to get the tangle done!!!

We are currently in Love's Park, Illinois...visiting family along the way...Greg's daughter in Poynette, my daughter in Madison yesterday and now my daughter and son and their family in Warrenville, Ill today and tomorrow.  So wonderful to get caught up on news and share laughter and hugs.  

We'll be in Naperville for two nights now and that's nice to give us a break from the "driving routine" before we head south on Friday morning.  Off to breakfast now and a busy day ahead.  We will be meeting our great granddaughter, Violet Virginia for the first time today!!!  So fun.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Inktober Challenge #15 and 16

Pushing ahead a little starting today because we'll be heading out tomorrow and on the road for about a week.   I am not sure when I'll have time to get these done.  Still working in 3.5" squares.

About half way through the challenge now.  I am always amazed at how fast it goes!  

I absolutely adore these two tangles: Inapod is an old favorite and Joki is a new favorite.  

Our itinerary will take us south through Wisconsin and Northern Illinois stopping to visit family.  Then KY, TN, AL and GA before getting to Florida.  Packing clothes for this is tricky as we start at at 32 degrees and end up at 88 degrees.  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Challenge 11-13

Here are the next 3 tangles for the Challenge...11, 12, and 13.
Copada, Heartswell, and Dewd.

So it's snowing in the northwoods now...we HAVE to go now.
3 days and counting.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Day 7, 8 and 9 in the Inktangle Challenge.

These 3 tangles for days 7, 8 and 9 are Onion Drops, Cockes 'n' Mussels, and Feba.  

We are having flood warnings up here in the cold north woods.  By Thursday night time temps will drop to 27.  This could mean snow?
Also watching Hurricane Michael closing as it is hitting the panhandle on Wed/Thursday and it's surely to affect our home neighborhood (near Disney).  Whew.  Lots of bad weather all around!!!  

Friday, October 5, 2018

Tangles 4,5,6 for the Challenge

The next three tiles in the Ink Tangle October one-tangle a day challenge are Facets, Fleavy, and Pais.  

The count down to leaving WI seems to gain momentum as the deadline gets closer.  I closed my studio today.  I hate doing that.  I feel bereft now.  But I kept out some sketchbooks.  We will take off a week from Monday.  Lots to do.  But packing and closing things up takes up a lot of time!  And everything takes longer each year.

Sad watching my friend Mary Gayle close up her place for the last time as they sold it this fall.  They will be full-time Floridians now.
Hoping we can touch base with them there.

We expect snow next weekend.  
OH my.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The first 3 tangles for Inktober

Here are the first three tangles in Inktober Tangle Challenge.
1. Mooka. 2. YAH (You Are Here). 3. and Ginilli.
I've been posting them online on Facebook and on my Tangle Groups.  I completely forgot to post here!  

But probably 3 at a time is a good grouping!