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 all the Zen friends Alice Hendon and I have gotten in the last month. You may know from a previous post that the two of us set up a facebook page to showcase Zentangle® work that is stacked and tangled. If you are not yet one of our 1000+ members, you can join us here:     It is called Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled. There are no requirements for participation. You can visit our photo albums, comment, post your stacked and tangled works, or whatever combination of that works for you.
We had a nice giveaway a few weeks ago, however, not everyone could win, so this weekend, which coincides with Mother's Day, we are gifting them with my new tangle, and this time, everybody can win! 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!

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

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.