Monday, June 29, 2015

New Class: Stacked and Tangled

 Zentangle® Stacked and Tangled - Thursday, July 16th 10am- 1 pmThe Occasional Artist    7150 N 57th AVE Glendale, AZ 623.847.2215   Call the store to register.
• Come learn the basics of how to stack your tangles, do some shading, and leave with several completed tiles. More info. @ janeeileen
• Please bring a Micron pen size 01 or your preferred size, a standard non mechanical pencil and a tortillon or paper stump to class. If you do not have these supplies, they will be available for purchase in the store on the day of class.
• Everything else needed will be provided as part of the class fee. $30

Friday, May 29, 2015

Tangled Canvas Tote

This is a little canvas tote bag that I tangled this morning to passs some time in a waiting room. My tangles from top to bottom are Betweed, Cubine, Tipple, Flux, Florz, W2, Msst and Antidots.  I put together a few kits if anyone is interested in making them. They are available in my etsy shop. I am also selling just the pens for people who want to tangle on something a little different. It was great fun, and I am happy with the results.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

See Jane draw strings!

Ok, so I was being a little silly with my title, so I apologize. My string below is now String 157 on I did a little tile to show I used it, and I wanted to identify the tangles since I got a few questions about them. You can find lots more strings here if you are looking for any.
The patterns I used starting from the bottom left corner moving up to the top are as follows: A) flux B) Shattuck variation, C)  Socc  and on the outside border D) twistee with a side of antidots.  If any of you use my string, I would love to see what you create.  You can use the blue add your link button at the bottom of the page to show your creation.

Friday, May 8, 2015

A New Tangle: 4MOM

I believe I have come up with a new tangle! I am calling it 4MOM. You can see why in the stepouts. I made it to share with some of my Zen friends including Alice Hendon for Mother's Day. It is just two steps, and then you may play with it, if you wish. Mix and match the patterns, or make your own to go in the first two steps. Have fun, and Happy Mother's Day to all of you.

If you would like to see what Alice did with 4MOM, you can see it here:    Be prepared to stay awhile when you go. She has incredible Zen art there, because that's how she rolls!

Update: You can now find my tangle 4MOM on here:

Here below are a few photos showing how I have used 4MOM so far. You can see how I have mixed some of the designs in my variations in these pieces.

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  Register online for this class here:

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 Register online for this class here:

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stacks and more stacks!

Just wanted to share my love of stacking tangles. Below are a few of my stacked tangles, some super easy and some requiring more time, but I think you will get the idea.

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.