Saturday, March 29, 2014

Can't wait to see how this turns out...

I need to refocus to unfocus...
I know that doesn't make sense whatsoever! But let me try to explain... 

I have been working hard on learning different patterns and steps. To do so, I have been structuring myself instead of letting myself go or as they say, letting my muse flow... It's very constricting and though I learn quite a lot by going thru the process and practicing these steps... It also takes the creative joy that my soul thrives on and needs out of the picture...  In a strange way, I find myself thinking too much... and stopping myself too much. I need to get back to letting go...

So back to my notebook I go for awhile. What does this do for me? Well, it gives me a chance to just try different things from my own hand and not under someone else's direction. It's a blank page.. daunting that it is at times. But I've somehow gotten past the blank page thing and gone to the opposite extreme of .. now I HAVE to fill up every single bit of space.. and back to well, maybe not EVERY space... back and forth.. back and forth.. I think artists are by nature bipolar if not multi...

So here I did a very random complex string.. I've been doing these complex ones for some reason.. I think I hope that if I make them complex, then simple forms will find their way out of them. Or maybe I'm just talking to myself like normal. But anyway, Paradox called out to me first (I just realized how funny that sounds...).. Then Flux.. We will see how it turns out!



Friday, March 28, 2014

Transitions...

I'm again transforming my life... I'm pleased and quite terrified by it. But it means this site and it's siblings will be properly taken care of finally! So it's a good thing...

Of course to continue growing, I have been doing my best to keep up by practicing my work on new patterns (for me) and finishing more of the co-op tiles... 

Here are the next five. Enjoy!





Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Co-op beta testing tiles

I have been doing a lot of beta test tiles for Katherine's Cooperative Doodle application and I'm loving it. Here's some submissions so far.. It's allowing me to experiment with patterns and combinations that I haven't tried or do very often. I'll be excited when this application goes live. I'm definitely getting it too. I've also been using the Doodle Organizer and love it. I highly recommend her applications for on the go doodling. You can find her stuff at www.doodle-patterns.com.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Doodle-Patterns: Doodling Together #2 Completed Image

Katherine posted the final image of the co-operative doodled image that I participated in.. What fun to see the final piece.

http://doodle-patterns.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/collab2.jpg

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Facebook page created

OK, I finally gave in and created a Facebook page for Charma Rose Designs. I'm hoping to cross manage it between the blog and shop postings. There's nothing like jumping into the deep end! :) Head first even!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

More from my doodle notebook...

Sharing two more from my notebook...


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Doodle co-op tile

This was my part of a 9 tile cooperative piece. I'll update the post with a link to the completed picture when it's done.


More doodle sketches


From my notebook when I can't sleep in the middle of the night...



Monday, March 10, 2014

Delayed re-opening and some doodles to share...

Well, shop reopening has gone to the back burner until I can get into my studio again. In addition, little Miss Xena (or Xexe as we call her sometimes) is rather demanding of mommy's time. So in the meantime I will show some of my latest creative output.

Collection of Zentangle ® 3.5x3.5 and Coaster 4x4 tiles