Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rainy Day

              It's a bit rainy, kind of cold and very quiet.  Perfect day for a Zendala!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Weekly Challenge #66: Laura's Auras

This weeks challenge from the Diva was to use Auras around your tangle.  I think my auras got a bit "out of control" so I went back and added color so you could see my original ribbon tangles.

The thing I liked about this challenge was what Rick once said. Once I started the auras "I knew what I was going to be doing for the next several minutes."  Thanks as always Diva for the challenge!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I must confess I have journalphobia.  I find myself panicing when I put pen to a journal page thinking "what will I do if I make a mistake, or don't like what I have done?"  I am working on this phobia by starting with a class taught at the Cambridge Center For Adult Education called Vivid Journaling.

I want to share with you what I did the other day as an example of me at my best.  I started to write the word color and the third letter came out as an R, go figure!  I have no idea what happened, lack of focus, getting older, I just don't know.  Well I went with it and I will have a good laugh when I see this page again.  If you need a laugh today, be my guest.

This just may be part of journaling and learning to let things roll of your back or even discovering something you weren't expecting.  I do feel a bit better at the end of this page then I felt at the beginning.
Learning new things is fun!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This is my practice for the moment.  I love the simplicity.  Enjoy your practice!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Learning Curve

I decided this was a beautiful weekend to set aside and become comfortable with Michele Beauchamps beautiful zentangle spiral design. After several pencil sketches my hand loosened up and this is my tangle for the weekend.  Michele does a beautiful job with her free flowing strokes to make you think everything is dancing in the wind or being washed up by the sea.  Thank you for the wonderful instructions Michele!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This weeks Challenge  #65 was to use  JJ LaBarbera's tangle, called HUGGY BEAR.  You can find JJ 's instructions here and this was her take on a tangle called huggins.  My huggy bear had some morphing of it's own going on.  I think they look like martian pods if there were such a thing.

After watching Joanne Finks video on lettering and tangling and coloring I was inspired to try a letter.  I chose S because one of my sisters birthday is coming soon so I thought I might send it to her as a card.  This is my first Letter, tangled and colored.  I think it came out looking like a King Cobra.  It was fun to do and I feel others may follow.

I also did a tangle on the same size paper. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4"