Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIVA Challenge #148 Merry Happy

This is the last DIVA challenge for the year.  We are to create a piece or tile that reflects the holidays.  I didn't have a lot of time this week to create a larger piece, so I stuck with a tile.  This is my 2nd tan tile, and I just really love the look you can achieve with them.  I will be excited to teach a class using them in 2014.  If you've followed my blog, you know that I love hearts, but I also love angels.................

Thursday, December 5, 2013

DIVA Challenge #147 Boo-Kee

As another month rolls around, the DIVA challenge is another "use my tangle" challenge.  This month the tangle is a new one from none other than the Diva herself, CZT, Laura Harms.  The tangle is called Boo-Kee and is a fun pattern with lots of possibilities for variations.   Click on the link to find the step-out instructions.  Thanks, Laura!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mindfulness Postcard Swap and eBook

Earlier this year I signed up to do a mindfulness postcard swap for CZT's (certified zentangle teachers).  The swap was held by CZT, Katy Abbott.  Katy asked us to do 4 postcards (4x6) using only tangles that started with the letters in M*I*N*D*F*U*L and mail them to 4 people on the list she provided.  Then sometime along the way, CZT, Jane Dickinson asked everyone in the swap if they would like to participate in a ebook project she was doing.  She asked us to write a paragraph on what mindfulness meant to us and if she could use pictures of our postcards.  The swap was fun and easy to do, since the number of postcards we needed to create was small.  I have the postcards I received posted to my bulletin board of zentangle art from around the world. 

Here is the ebook, Tangling from the Edge, that CZT, Jane Dickinson put together.  I think she did a beautiful job, and I loved seeing all the postcards and thoughts on mindfulness. (I am on page 15)  Thank you, Katy & Jane!

NOTE:  I had to remove the ebook because it was causing problems with BloggerYou can find the book by going to Jane Dickinson's site at