Sunday, November 24, 2013


Created a new bird pattern for a distelfink


This could lead to lots of possibilities

Friday, August 30, 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Song

Another inchie!

For the theme of Song,

I thought of a song in my heart.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Every Inchie Monday Pocket Watch

Found another art blog to participate in = more fun!
Here are my pocket watches - there are three because of printer ink issues. I did a little image editing of a commercial photo to create my watch.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Monotangle Adventure #20

This week's tangle is Cockles-n-Mussels This has a great free-form flow to it. I'm posting this version with no shading because I'm planning to add pink and orange pencil - not sure how it will come out!

First a tiny version of Cockles-n-Mussels - this is a fun tangle!

And here is my shaded version of my first montangle.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Monotangle Adventure #19

Here's my tangle using the tangle cracked. It's another tangle with boring squares to fill, but with fun results!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #17

This is my monotangle done with Knight's Bridge. It's the simplest of tangles and can be used a thousand different ways.

And while I'm playing catch up, I finished my monotangle from two weeks ago using Cadent. Cadent is one of my favorites, but I had never used it in a monotangle. I added color to distinguish the layers.

Meanwhile I have also missed The Bright Owl's challenges - there are only so many hours in the day - especially after the 8 hours at work. But here is a free form mandala that I drew recently.

And I have another hobby that consumes my time - I have been sewing birds!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #14

This week's tangle is Hollibaugh. I'm not sure that coloring in the background is soothing - I'm thinking tedious. But the end result is rewarding!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Weekly Challenge #122

The Diva's challenge this week is to use a repeating square pattern.
I designed my own square and used it as a border and a curvy fill.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Weekly Challenge #121

The Diva's challenge this week is to use the tangle Birds on a Wire. This is a fun tangle made with a row of swooping swirls :D

  My practice tangles

And a full size drawing using the tangle

Monday, June 3, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #12

The tangle for this week is called Verve. Here is my monotangle - I tried a different kind of string this time - one with some sort of shape :D And I added a bit of color, too.

Zendala Dare 60

This week the challenge is to redo a challenge template that was troublesome. Well, I had no issue picking out the worst, ugliest Zendala that I have posted. It was Dare 52 where part of the center was supposed to be replaced with Hollibaugh - instead of the 6 overlapping circles. Last time around, I drew a hot mess - LOL. This time I'm a LOT happier with the results!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #11

This tangle is called Fengle

Zendala Dare 58

Apparently I'm running behind on the challenges. This zendala was created for last week's post at The Bright Owl - see link on right.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Zen Jukebox

Between challenges - I'm doing my own thing


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Weekly Challenge #117

This week the challenge is to use the new tangle, Schway. Luckily I was already practising this tangle when I saw it posted. Here are my test runs.

I also had a blank string ready on my next sketchbook page, so I went with that.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Zendala Dare #56

Lovely template from The Bright Owl - here is my rendition

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Weekly Challenge #116

Creating a zentangle from a blind string is the basis for this week's challenge. I had to close my eyes twice and draw two strings because the first one did not cover much of the area.

 And here is my finished tile:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Adventures in Monotangle #8

This a variation or tanglelation of Phicops. It's one of my favorite tangles, but I wanted to try something different with it.

For my dodecahedron side, I borrowed Roy's idea of layered Phicops!

Adventures in Monotangle #7

I admit to being a week behind for the monotangle adventure! This is the week 7 tangle - Onamato.


I also wanted to post my 3D project. It will be a small dodecahedron - each surface being roughly 2 inches square (or, more accurately, 1.25 inch sides.)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekly Challenge #113

YAY - finished all my challenges this week! The Diva's challenge was to use box strings, one inside another. This left the choice of tangles a free-for-all LOL

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #6

Another new to me tangle - Auraknot! Luckily there are no mistakes in Zentangling - so I just kept going....

I created this negative image and colorized it using PaintShop Pro.

Zendala Dare #52

For this dare, we had to overlay the template with a section of hollibaugh. This is my attempt!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Adventures in Monotangle #5

W2 is the tangle this week. A fun geometric shape, but how to do the transition from one area to another in a monotangle became my challenge. Should the "strips" end abruptly or should they dangle over - LOL
Here is my tile - decided to make a scalloped transition

While practising W2, I finished off a ZIA that I had half started.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weekly Challenge #112

Tuxedo is the required tangle this week. At first it seemed like a mess of lines going every which way, but when I completed it step by step, it came out cute!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #4

For this monotangle we were to use Indy-Rella. I had not seen this tangle before, so I practiced all week on scratch paper. Below are a couple of my practice pieces. Being from Indy (Indianapolis) I feel like I should own this tangle and the more I drew it, the better I felt about it. It's easy to take on a flowing path.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Weekly Challenge #111

This is my take on "More-Mooka-Madness Monotangle-Mania" for the Diva's weekly challenge.

Again the pencil shading is darker IRL.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Zendala Dare #49

Another fun template this week from The Bright Owl. Just noticed I forgot to shade - I'll do that tomorrow :)

Here is the same Zendala with shading. I'm never able to get pencil shading to show very well in scans - there's more of an effect in person.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #3

I struggled with this adventure! Someone needs to invent more triangular tangles LOL

I drew two and a half zentangles and then decided my first one was the best. Here it is done with Insydout.

Decided to finish the "half" monotangle that I had started. I think this tangle is Feathers.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Week 110 Zentangle Challenge #2

I think I like this no box thing LOL. This is another larger piece about 6 x 5. I don't know why I thought I had to draw small Zentangles - unless it's the 5 or 6 years of doing ATCs and 4 x 4 chunkies. It's not like I don't have bigger paper :D

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Week 110 Zentangle Challenge

This week we were to think outside the box. I drew a large tangle (5.5 x 6.5 inches) and used a large pen - .35 mm - LOL
I started my tangle in the center with no planned boundary. I just kept going until I felt like it had a finished balance.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Zendala Dare #49

Drawn for weekly Zendala Dare by The Bright Owl. The template is given and you get to fill it up as you please. I find them very relaxing because it's so repetitive. Tried some color on this one.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

More Monotangling

I was inspired by Roy and his tangled icosahedron. So I just had to try a tangled flexagon. You can get detailed instructions for making a flexagon at Aunt Annie's Crafts

I drew variations of Rick's Paradox in all the triangles,
using six different ink colors for each side.

Two folded views and flexing in action!