Thursday, April 23, 2015

Free Classes!

Please call 602-652-3000 to register for either of the two free mini workshops at the library below. They are being funded by charitable donations from an outside party.

FREE  Zentangle Demo. and mini workshop May 28th, 2015 in Sun City, AZ Fairway Branch Library 10-11 am  10600 W. Peoria AV Sun City, AZ

FREE Gelli Plate Demo. and mini workshop June 19th, 2015 In Sun City, AZ Fairway Branch Library 10-11 am  10600 W. Peoria AV Sun City, AZ

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wanna play along

One of my fellow CZTs, Alice Hendon, and I started a new group on Facebook to share our love of stacking tangles. We didn't invent the stacking of tangles, we just know we love to do this and have found that others do as well, and we think this will help with all that. Below are a few of my stacked tangles, some super easy and some requiring more time, but I think you will get the idea. Then if you want to join, you may. There is no participation required, so you may view, comnent, and post as you wish.   Here is the link. You may have to cut and post it to get it to work. Happy tangling!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Anybody, hello, anybody?

I found this image a while back, then I think I saw a pattern for it somewhere, but it has since all escaped me. If anyone knows the creator, so I can give credit where credit is due, or how to find more info. on this little piece of amazing, please let me know. Anybody? Thanks a million.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Look who is coming to my new studio!

Heads Up, Friends! Kelly Kilmer, mixed media artist and instructor from CA, is coming to my new studio in Sun City West to teach a class on Sunday, March 8 from 10 -2. It is called Illuminated Musings, and here is the class description.
There's something truly special about holding a book in your hand full of pages that you've created with your own rich layers. In this class, we will be learning composition, design, color theory, collage techniques, pen work and much, much more. Create unique pages full of your own illuminated musings.
Supply list: a journal or I'll have paper for you to work on, scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of paper towels OR an old rag, permanent black inkpad, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes) OR a few of your favorite glue sticks, an old catalog or magazine to glue on
Class listing is here.
To learn more about Kelly, visit
Mixed Media Artist and Workshop Instructor experiments in Mixed Media Art, Art Journaling, Collage, Artists Books, Altered Books, Acrylic Painting, Bookbinding, Composition, Design and More... Artist Mom in La-La Land

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Zentangle Zendala Class for January 2015

Here are the samples from my upcoming class called Zentangle® Meets Mandala. In this class we will focus exclusively on zendalas, using the Zentangle® philosophy that anything is possible one stroke at a time.  Classes will be held at The Occasional Artist 7150 North 57th Dr. Glendale, AZ (623) 847-2215 - Please call the store if you wish to register for classes. They will be held on Sat., Jan. 3rd, 2015   10:30 am - 1:30 pm for $30. All you need to bring are a micron 01 pen (or your size of preference), a paper stump or tortillon, and a pencil. Everything else is provided. Supplies may be purchased at the store or from me if the store is out of anything.

 It's gonna be a great time, as always! Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tangling in the Round, Round 2!

We're gonna repeat a class offering from before since I heard from some people that they wanted this class but were unable to make it at the last scheduling.
Tangling in the Round
The Occasional Artist
7150 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ 623.847.2215

Please call the store to register.
Sat., Oct. 4       10:30 am - 1:30 pm $30. 
Students should bring: a tortillion or paper stump, a standard pencil, and one or more Micron pens in size(s) of choice. The sample was done with size 05, available from Jane on class day, if needed.
Materials Provided by Teacher:  Zentangle tiles, paper, and
takehome stepouts (directions) for each tangle
We will make four separate tiles then combine them into one piece, so much fun! Come play with us.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gelli Plate Bag Book, Anyone?

Here are a few pictures for an upcoming class at the Occasional Artist in Glendale, AZ. Closed, this little journal is about 5X6 inches. It is made of plain white pharmacy bags and has lots of secret pockets, pullouts,  and hideouts for photos, evidence, secret journaling or what ever makes your heart happy. For only $35. you can make this little gem and only bring apron, scissors and your favorite adhesive. Everything else including the gelli plate used to make these fantastic colors is provided for your use. You can choose either Saturday, July 12 from 12-4 pm or Friday July 18 from 12-4 pm. Please call 623.847.2215 to register. Space is limited. If you wish to see the remaining pages, the book is at the store now. Let's play!