Friday, September 27, 2013

Guest Artist - Ellen Wolters

As you may remember, everyone who entered the final Challenge was a "winner" of a Tangle Card pack. I recently received this note on Facebook:
Ellen Wolters > BEEZ ink Studio       Been playing in my kidsclass with the Tangle Cards I won with your challenge! We had real fun, check it out:
Again thank you so much for the cards!
I was blown away by how clever the idea was. We ALL know that Lilah Beans have "tangled" hair - but I had never seen hair THAT tangled! ;-D What fun to use her hair as a "sampler"?

Here is Ellen's post from her blog along with the great images (used with permission of course). 
The original post (in Dutch) is HERE. I had Google translate it into English:

A while ago I took part in a challenge by Sandy Steen Bartholomew. She is the author of many books on tangling, but also an illustrator and much more. 

Her daughter created Lilah Bean, a bean-shaped creature ​​in various tangles. 

I won a prize for the challenge: a set of cards with tangles and the Kids' edition with Lilah Bean! Of course they had to be played with. The children made ​​their own Lilah Beans (Bean Blackbird, Maud Bean, Bean Simone, Lindsay Bean, Eva Bean, Bean Marijn and I of course, made Ellen Bean). 

We gave the Beans a nose and ears. You can purchase such a card set or read more about Sandy Steen Bartholomew. Look at her Facebook site: Sandy Steen Bartholomew or shop in the online store.

These were made by ​​the children. Everyone tangled on each drawing in one or more boxes. 

Ellen's Blog is: (Drawing Practice The Inner World) Be sure to look around on the site. Ellen has made some great videos (she has one of my Annee!) and tangled alphabets, etc.... enjoy!


  1. We had so much fun with your cards Sandy. Again: thanks alot! I am sure we will be playing again with them soon. ::) love 'n greetz, Ellen

  2. I love Ellen's videos. She takes and breaks down tangles into easy steps, many of which are so much easier than original step outs. She takes requests. Everybody should check her out on her site and on YouTube.

  3. This is fantastic. I love Lilah Beans and was really happy to see what they did with them. Looks like they all had a wonderful time! :D

  4. OK Saving this one for the next retreat. Love the idea of passing each Lilah Bean around so that you end up with a bit of art from each person present.

  5. Yes! This would be a wonderful round robin.... hmmmm.... ;-)


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