Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas, Everyone!





Merry Christmas to any of you celebrating. I am sharing my newest tangle today called Ah, Love You!  for the very first time on the internet. I made it for my Facebook group members in Zentangle: Tangled and Journaled, Too!
                             https://www.facebook.com/groups/761892257271670/
We have had a tangle showcase going on over there for 25 days straight showing a total of 59 tangles not yet on tanglepatterns.com. I want to share this tangle pattern with you, my blog readers, as well, so here you go. If you are not a member, you are welcome to join us and see all the beautiful zentangle inspired art going on and the artists' tangles, too! Ah, Love You!  is a super easy one, but still lots of fun whether it is colored in olive or not. I hope you have lots of fun with it.




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Come join the group!

A couple of weeks ago, I started a new tangling group on facebook and everyone is welcome to come take a peek and see what is going on. As of today, almost 500 people are there looking at the art of the members, leaving comments, and posting their art. There are weekly ideas for particiaption, but they are optional, we have a 9 for 9 atc swap running right now with deadline for signup being 11.30.15 and deadline for arrival to me on 12.4. 15, so they can be mailed back before Christmas.
Starting Dec. 1 and running all the way through Dec. 25, there will be one or more tangle artist with one or more of their tangles, ones that have never appeared on tanglepatterns.com. They will be providing the stepouts for these tangles, so if you are a tangler, you won't want to miss this.
Besides all that fun, members post their work when they like, whatever tangling they have in their journals, so that is always fun, too.
No participation is ever required. What better deal all for free? Cilck the link and come join us!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/761892257271670/
Update: 12-11-15 - We are nearly at 700 members as of today.



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 .blogspot.com
• 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 tanglepatterns.com. 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: http://www.thecreatorsleaf.com/2015/05/4mom-jane-eileens-new-tangle.html    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 tanglepatterns.com herehttp://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-4mom.html

UPDATE 11.25.15 : IF you would like to join a facebook group where we share our love of tangling in journals, here is a link:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/761892257271670/
A couple of weeks ago, I started a new tangling group on facebook and everyone is welcome to come take a peek and see what is going on. As of today, almost 500 people are there looking at the art of the members, leaving comments, and posting their art. There are weekly ideas for participation, but they are optional,.
Starting Dec. 1 and running all the way through Dec. 25, 2015, there will be one or more tangle artists with one or more of their tangles, every single day, ones that have never appeared on tanglepatterns.com. They will be providing the stepouts for these tangles, so if you are a tangler, you won't want to miss this.
Besides all that fun, members post their work when they like, whatever tangling they have in their journals, so that is always fun, too.







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:  http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp



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: http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

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.

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. http://kellykilmerworkshops.blogspot.com
To learn more about Kelly, visit www.kellykilmer.blogspot.com
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
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