Friday, August 28, 2015

Gumleaves Tangle Pattern - VIDEO

This week's video - Gumleaves - is a really easy one, but, I think very effective when you add a bit of shading to it.  I love drawing gum leaves  and wanted to create a simplified version - this pattern was the result. You can see the original pattern post here.

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Hope you weekend is fabulous!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

#Challenge 231 - Undulating S and C curves

This week's diva challenge by Sharla Hicks was an interesting one: S & C curves - I must say I do love myself an undulating curve :)

As per my usual week, I probably started thinking about this one on the day it was posted and maybe scratched out a few ideas thinking, yes, I'll get this done tomorrow. Well, guess what? It's Sunday! (bet that was a surprise? it was to me!) and even though I finished drawing about 3 days ago - this is the first chance I've actually had to sit down and create a post. Getting in the way? A cow who has (just) gone into labour but doesn't look like she's in any kind of hurry, unborn lambs that we thought would be born, trees to be sprayed, kids to be ferried. Gardens to be gardened. Whew. I'm tired just thinking about it - pretty sure I need a clone a la Michael Keaton in Multiplicity only without all the disastrous results.

O.k., here's what I came up with:

Scroll feather variation with repetitive s strokes.

Meh. The feather didn't excite me all that much so I returned to one of my favourite c-stroke designs Knyt by Lyndel Churchill - I love working with this pattern. It's not really undulating, though like most patterns, there is repetition. Once I had it in my head that I was going to draw with it, that was it - it was happening. I have a slightly different method that I use to draw Knyt which you find here.

A "filled" version.

I'm not sure which I prefer, the first one is airier with lots of white space which I love, but I like the additional visual interest in the second - for some reason the leaves also stand out more to me in this version.

I'm pretty terrible at getting around and seeing everyone's work at the moment.......hopefully once life is a little less "full" I'll be on top of it.

Have a good week!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Batch Tangle Pattern - VIDEO

Hi, all - I hope your week has been amazing :)

First of all some housekeeping - I've been getting lots of email subscription sign ups since my previous post about the September free e-book mail out, but there are also a number that do not complete the process by clicking on the email confirmation link. I cannot send email to unverified subscriptions and after a few days they are removed from the list. So, please, if you do want the September e-book mail out make sure your subscription is completed. Read my previous post for more info.

If you are getting this post via email - it's all good - you have a confirmed subscription and will automatically receive the new free e-book in September.

This week's video is Batch - another one from 2013. You can see the original post about this pattern here and see some examples of it in use in these posts.

Here's the video:

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Since we finally, finally had a sunny day this week and not only did I get some gardening done, I also took the long overdue photos of the first lamb born this year.  He is now around 3 weeks old and growing fast! You can see by his knees that it has been wet and muddy around here. We have another ewe in the labour - it is going a bit slower than I'd like but hopefully we will have a new healthy little lamb (and mum) today or tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Time for something e-book mail out coming soon!

It's been super-busy here in the studio - I'm currently working on a new e-book - it's coming along and I'm very excited - it should be available by October (fingers x'd!)

Whilst it's cooking, I thought we'd have a little fun, so, I've put together a pre-book, mini e-book (does that make sense?). Providing all the planets align and the internet mail-gods play nicely this free mini e-book is due to go out to email subscribers from 15th September, 2015 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Please note: In order to receive this free mini e-book, you will need to have a confirmed email subscription to A Little Lime by 14th September, 2015 (AEST) - unfortunately I am not able to send this e-book retrospectively, so please if you want it, ensure your subscription is completed by this date.

Email subscription is a very easy, two part process:

1. enter your email and follow the on-screen instructions.
2. You will be sent a confirmation email - you will need to click the link inside the email to approve your subscription.

If you start receiving emails each time I create a new blog post - it's all good :)


**I do know that not everyone follows via blog emails and I absolutely appreciate you no matter how you choose to connect, but please understand that this is the only way I send out my free e-books**


No idea what I'm on about? Here's a look back at past free e-book mail outs:

The new e-book will be instructional @ the Aquafleur Rose mini e-book.
Pattern Folios go out in December

I hope you're excited..........I'm definitely excited! 

Keep your eye out for email from me from 15th September!
(any questions, shoot me an email :)

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