Monday, November 29, 2010

Fun with Facets

I had to try the new tangle, Facets, by Nancy Pinke/CZT. This is a really fun and easy tangle that looks so cool. The instructions are posted on Zentangle's newsletter at
Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Tangled Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day!
I give thanks for so many things in my life, but wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved with Zentangle. Starting with Rick and Maria and continuing with all the people I have met in person and online through blogs. What a creative, inspirational, and caring group of people all of you are!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Open a window

There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Linda!

Linda and I have been friends since our high school days in Wisconsin. We spend countless hours in the art room at school, and in a spare bedroom at her house creating many different arts and crafts. We've only seen each other a handful of times since then, because she moved to Florida and I moved to Colorado. It's one of those friendships that has stood the test of time, through Christmas cards, emails, and now blogs. I thought it only fitting that her birthday letter "L" be the first post on my newly named blog, since I discovered Zentangle last year through her blog. She is a very talented quilter and pattern designer. Check out her blog at
Have a happy birthday, Linda!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Tangle-ECHO

When I retired in May, my sister-in-law, Karen (who is a very talented quilter) made me a quilt for my "lazy days". She used some strips of a material we had given her for Christmas last year. When I was curled up under the quilt, reading a good book, I noticed the pattern in those strips and I was inspired to make this tangle pattern.
Hope you enjoy it, like I enjoy my quilt! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Spiral Strings

The inspiration for this tangle came from Rick & Maria's blogpost
Thanks for the fun challenge!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Snow

Woke up this morning to the first snowfall here in town. The Colorado mountains have been getting plenty, but this is our first. The first snowfall always brings me a peaceful calming feeling. A good day to bake and curl up with a good book, and of course create a zentangle!

This is a bookmark I made and laminated awhile ago, and it just seemed right for today's post. Enjoy a good book!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Back to the 60's

In my studio I have a whole wall of my Zentangle inspired art, all of it in black and white, until now. I may have gone a little overboard with my 1st experiment with color, as it does take one back to the 60's, but it was fun!