You may be asking yourself what is Getting Sketchy!? If you are a member of Tangle All Around you already know what it is. But in case you are not, let me explain and show you.
I admin a Facebook group called Tangle All Around. Each Saturday I give them prompts to work on in the upcoming week. Prompts and ideas that will help grow their tangling skills. Or for a beginner – to get them started. One of the ideas that has been most popular is Getting Sketchy! Many of us work in sketchbooks or journals, others work in notebooks or on paper. Anything is fine. I just want them to practice. That is what this page above is. A practice page from my own sketchbook. I took a new-to-me pattern and worked on learning it. The pencil line notes are to help me remember to start this particular one that way. I should be able to remember, I didn’t realize I wrote that down three times! Hahahaha! I do love this pattern and hope to keep working and honing till I love it even more! It is from my dear friend Sandy Hunter. It is fun and you should give it a go! And you can because in my sketchbook I usually show all the steps. Cause I forget sometimes.
Our practice sketchbooks are an invaluable resource as we tangle. We can refer back to favorite patterns or to ones we want to keep working on. Some of the members add stickers or washi tape or even watercolor to brighten up their pages. Me? I just stick to boring red and black ink. Hahahaha! It is a personal preference. I do suggest they add the name of the designer, along with the name of the pattern. It is always a good thing to know both.
Need a place to learn more about tangling? To talk with other tanglers? Ask questions? Head on over to Facebook and check out Tangle All Around. I’d love to welcome you there! And you can join us with Getting Sketchy!