Thursday, March 22, 2018

Diva #356

I do not blog... but I do journal,  of sorts. I make junk journals that I write in every day.  I draw,  list,  and generally make a great mess in them. And I love it. I don't get the same satisfaction from words alone. Thus, I am not a blogger.

This tile was completed in semi darkness with a dog on my lap. Not my best work but certainly,  under the circumstances,  not my worst! ;-)

Monday, March 12, 2018

2018, really?

I am NOT a blogger, obviously. But I am determined to be better. I will do more Diva Challenges. I will blog my Zentangle events. And maybe even update my travel blog a bit.  Hmmmm...

I have enjoyed teaching several small group Zentangle classes this winter!  Most recently a family class in Phoenix, and a class of clergy and home schoolers... My prayer is always that everyone will take SOMETHING from the class,  a new skill,  a word of encouragement,  a new friend... And of course,  a lovely Zentangle tile!

This is last week's Diva Challenge using "Siri" by Simone Menzel. Thanks for the challenge! This tangle is more fussy than I usually like to do, but I like the way it came out!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

New Tangle-Flair

I have a new Tangle to share! It's Shattuck with a Flair! I was window shopping on Amazon one day and ran across something like this. I wish I had thought to save it, but, of course, I didn't. Anyway, HERE IT IS! Enjoy!

Monday, May 30, 2016


I could probably count this tile as my #268 "A Bit O'Black tile as well as Ellish, but I won't! This is my Ellish tile (actually not a tile,  I worked it in my book) with some Molygon accents. I enjoy the layering while working Ellish, and it is actually easier on a tile when you can turn it. I'm still experimenting with how to join multiple Ellish.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Duotangle-Poke Root vs. Drupe

I am finally returning to Diva Challenges and am in a quandary... shading or color? I think I will copy it and do BOTH! So, here's the original...

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Zentangle lifestyle

Furst, let me say that in February  I posted to my other blog accidentally when I meant to post here. So, if you want to learn Sandswirl by Karry Heun check that out! Love it!

I have had lots of weirdness in my life lately. That's okay, that's what life can be, and IS. What I found though is that as life gets crazy, Zentangle brings it all back into perspective. I enjoy meditation and prayer, both very helpful practices, but Zentangle pulls me together when I feel fractured in a way that meditation can't.  I don't know exactly why, but I believe that is the addition of the senses of touch and sight, as well as action of repetitive drawing. All I really know is that it WORKS!

After a confusing day, I sat and tangled this Zendala start to finish.  It is a prestrung white tile (#8) and black micron.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Diva 250 AND 252 - Feel the Love

For some reason, my phone is not running Blogger well. I can't seem to post anything from it. I'm on my tablet and will reinstall on my phone.  I need it! Lol!

So, here we have my Back to the Old School tile #250, and my Tangle within a Tangle tile #252. I stuck with old school tangles on both of them. I'm teaching a couple of basic classes over the next couple of weeks and felt it was a good practice for that. What I found is that it was good PRACTICE. As A practice that I need to return to more often. Zentangle has opened up a whole new world of inspired art that I love, but Zentangle is a mindfulness practice when it's done in its purest form. I am so thankful for the gift that Maria and Rick have shared. And thank you Diva Laura for bringing me back!