Monday, March 24, 2014

And, here it is: Haute Handbags goes Zen!

A while back I submitted an article and some of my work about tangling on fabric for Stampington's magazine: Haute Handbags. I got my complimentary copy today. Here is a sneak peak at one of the spreads! These bags are so fun! If you cannot find the bags in your area and want to give one a go, I have a few for sale in my etsy shop which include the pens you need. This is the link:

Saturday, March 1, 2014

My Students Rock!

As usual, I didn't have my camera with me today at class, but luckily one of my students did. Here are their results for the Birds and Feathers class. Are they amazing or what?

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Few Notes and Diva Challenge 156

Two little pieces of business, then a share!
1. It is almost March, and I have a few Tangle a Day calendars that need a good home, so I am selling them in my Etsy shop with FREE shipping for only $19.50. Go here if you want one before they are gone.
2. I still have a few openings in my class on Saturday. It is easy enough even for beginners. Please see the sidebar or the previous post for details.
3. Here is my submission for this week's Challenge from the Diva herself. I used a curvy grid as a background for some ATCs I am using in a swap. Then I tried to make the rest of it look like it was sitting on top of my curvy grid. I used a glitter pen, but I don't know how well the glitter will show. It was fun anyway.  I know it is early in the week for this challenge, but I have been amazed by the awesomeness :) of the shares already there. I know this will be a great week to return again and again to see what else shows up!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Sneak Preview: Birds and Feathers

Here is a sneak preview of what we will be working on at the next Zentangle class called Birds and Feathers. We will be working on multiple tangles in this one and doing a little shading as well. If time allows, we will do an additional set of birds. Samples of how you can take your learning and apply it to other birds and feathers will be discussed. The class details are as follows:
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:30am - 1:30pm
A Brand New Class!
Create beautifully tangled birds and feathers!
The Occasional Artist Glendale, AZ
623-847-2215 Call the store to register.

Please bring an 01 black Micron pen (or color and size of your choice.) A range of sizes and colors of Microns will be available for purchase on the day of class for $3., if you wish to purchase then. You will also need a  standard pencil and a tortillon or paper stump, also available for purchase at 50 cents each on class day. All other supplies will be provided.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Canvas Aprons and Totebags Now In My Etsy Shop :)

I have gotten several requests from people asking about getting totebags and aprons so they can create their own artwork like the ones on this post:, so I am offering what I have left over from my classes for sale. Each listing comes with one or two pens, so interested people can get right to work! You can find the listings in my etsy shop here: or by clicking one of the photos in the left margin. Happy tangling, Everyone!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tangle A Day Calendar for Zentangles/ FREE SHIPPING

I just wanted to let anyone know who is interested that I just listed the rest of my Tangle a Day calendars in my etsy shop. I won't be ordering again until next year, so when these are gone, that's it for me. This link  
will work, or you can click on the picture of the calendar in the sidebar and go straight there. This is the Tangle A Day Calendar created by CZT Carole Ohl. Use it to tangle the days away! Some ideas are to use it as practice to learn one new tangle each day, to use it for your best work, or a combination of things. No matter how you use it, it is great fun. Pages are thick enough so that a Micron brand pen and many others will not bleed through to the other side of the page! It has a sturdy back and is spiral bound so it will lie flat while you are working on your pages. Besides a space for your work each day, there is a month at a glance feature that comes before each month's spaces for your tangling, exemplar work done by Carole, and stepouts for some of the tangles. 
Here are a few places I posted some of what I did in my calendars last year:

Tangled Hearts

 These are the samples for my upcoming class, Tangled Hearts. After each heart is complete, it can be used on or as a valentine, framed, added to your collection, or whatever else your heart chooses. Come join the fun! All you need is one Micron marker in size and color or your choice. Samples were done is 03 red Micron, which will be available in class for $3. Everything else including official tiles, stepout directions to take home, and paper is included in the class fee.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
10:30am - 1:30pm     $30.
The Occasional Artist Glendale, AZ
623-847-2215 Call the store to register.