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Apple Tree at Sunset by JennDixonPhotography
Apple Tree at Sunset
I took this photo a few years ago in Snow Shoe, PA.  The tree is no longer in the field, as it was struck by lightening.  My in-laws had their initials carved in the tree, too. 
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You've probably noticed these funky drawing popping up what is primarily a photography page. 

I'm going to tell you more about Tangle Art.  The text below comes from my blog, jenndixonphotography.org.  It may be the same entry, but there's a lot of other good stuff there, too!

So here's what's up with Tangle Art.
 

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 I took a Tangle Art class taught by Kristen “Tink” McQuillin at The Squeeze Spot in Ephrata, PA.  It was a great class, and I’ve sort of taken off running with it.

Tink is my friend Jenny’s sister, and she was visit Jenny and other family while she is in the states from her residence in Japan.  She taught line techniques, patterns, layers, and even how to color our tangles.  That was the first part of the class.  For the second, we did a meditation, focusing on ourselves.  Here’s what I did during that.  I only finished it halfway there, and completed it at home.

At first, I wasn’t too keen on it.  I thought my tangle was dull and didn’t quite work.  Still, I thought out about it, and soon found myself on Friday at work creating the piece at the top of the post.

I then worked on another.  And another.

I think I’m hooked.

I’ve been posting them on my deviantART account, where they haven’t received much notice.  That’s ok.  I most posted them there in case I want to buy prints of the tangles there, but I wouldn’t mind if you popped over there to take a closer look, too.

These drawings also bring me back to my childhood.  I remember as a second grader, I would spend endless hours working on similar drawings.  My dad, who worked in a print shop, would bring home fun paper, in both colors and size, and I’d fill them up with shapes and crayon colors.  My crowing moment was when I presented on of these masterpieces to my teacher at the time, Mrs. Shoemaker.  She then got some magnets and displayed my artwork on the side of her metal desk.  I was quite proud of myself.

I think that’s part of the fascination I have with them right now, along with the adult coloring book craze that is happening right now, which I’m also into, by the way.  Still, I derive more satisfaction from tangle art than the books.  Why?  The drawing are my own original artwork!

To be clear, I cannot draw realistically to save my life, BUT, and I can do lines, arcs, circles, squiggles, and dots, the basic shapes that make up tangle art.  I can look at layers.  I can color with some basic shading, too.  It’s perfect for me!

So, that’s how I go into this tangle art thing.  I love it.  I think you will, too.

That's what' up with those crazy drawings.  Expect to see more of them.  :)




  • Listening to: The Dresden Dolls
  • Watching: Marvel's Agents of Shield
  • Drinking: coffee

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plumita1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
:iconheartsignplz: Thanks a lot! :iconforyouplz: :iconflowerthnxplz:   Did You Call My Name? by plumita1
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SecretsOfAphrodite Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much to have chosen in my DA some of my images in your favorites .
I am happy to see , you like these photos that really pleases me .

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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Happy Birthday :iconlove--plz:
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JennDixonPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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Icedeb Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! :wave: revamp Welcome to :iconknitting-and-crochet:!! I hope you like the group and have fun!

Please read over our submission policies fav.me/d4fqao0. We're excited to see your work in the group!
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2BORN02B Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Jenn!!
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JennDixonPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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jenepooh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday, Jenn! :huggle: :D
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JennDixonPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey!! Thank you very much!!! :hug:
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