artwork by Catherine Langsdorf

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ATC Langsdorf shaded 3


ATC Langsdorf shaded 3
Originally uploaded by long village lettering

Finally got to complete a Diva challenge on time :)

I wanted to add a few more ATCs I have been working on. Our local group gets together 2x a month. We are very casual and have no plan for the 2 hours. It usually flies by! The creative juices just bounce around as we share, teach and create. We often give ourselves homework. Last time we said to work on shading. So here is the before & after:
before shading

shaded
before
shaded

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

E black


E black
Originally uploaded by long village lettering

working on some letters for upcoming workshop

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sanibelle pattern

Use My Tangle Challenge
This new challenge use to use Tricia Faraone's pattern, Sanibelle. I really enjoy this pattern. Again, it must be me, but I struggle to make this pattern look natural using the original instructions. So, I go about it in another way. So here are the options:

 I think my style comes from a pattern that is in 'Yoga for your Brain'
you will find Stature on page 26 in this book by Sandy Steen Bartholomew. 

I like to place the center stroke and then build outwards with the same stroke over and over. 
Here it is on a page with other patterns.




journal 6 & 7

 
journal 6 & 7
Originally uploaded by long village lettering

Another spread which covers two weeks of the journal challenge. The left side begins the prompt of 'negative & positive'. it moves to the right, going into the week of Valentine's Day & thus the theme of hearts. I also incorporated the Diva's Challenge 58 - celebrating the Four Diamond Fund.
 

Friday, February 10, 2012

zen versals P


zen versals P
Originally uploaded by long village lettering

I have always loved creating these versals first taught by Sherri Keisle. They are a modern twist on decorative letters. After seeing Martha Lever play with adding patterns to them, I tried my hand at it. They are great fun!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Journal Challenge - catching up

So I decide to do the journal challenge. Each week a theme to write about and a tangle challenge. Thought I would get right on it, but I did not. So yesterday & today I worked on catching up.

This is week one - reflections on 2011. After I had completed the '11' I saw it - The Twin Towers.

I finally figured out a method that works for me to create 'Tri-Po' by Sue Clark. Yes, most of you probably could already do this one, but sometimes certain patterns just challenge my way of thinking. I just could not make the triangle balance using her steps. So after many attempts I got something to work that I'm happy with. So here are my instructions:
I just love this tangle by Sue, and now I can do it! Different strokes for different folks.

Yesterday was a creative day @ Random Arts in Saluda, NC. We gather together for a bi-monthly time to tangle, play with patterns, share ideas, work in journals, whatever the flow is. Yesterday the flow was strong! So here is my spread for week 4 & 5.


Week 4 was to use bubbles or circles in the art. The writing was to flow from Gratitude.
Week 5 was to use a tic-tac-toe layout and use 5 spaces for patterns and 4 spots for writing reflections on how imperfection can enhance life.

My spread for week 2 & 3 can be found at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clangsdorf/6841668187/in/photostream