Butterfly Magic

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Lately I have been working on backgrounds. Lots of backgrounds. They are such fun! This is what I’m working on today, the day after Thanksgiving. I passed up Black Friday shopping to stay home and make art. That’s a good tradeoff anyday! A few posts back, I showed you some backgrounds I’d been building. This… Continue Reading


Hazardous-Reviews, Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Unfamiliar with Hazardous-Reviews? Well, that’s something we hope to change.  Hazardous-Reviews is a website/movie review blog written and managed by my son, Jason Hendon.  He reviews various genres of movies, including movies in theatres, on Redbox, and Netflix.  Today, Hazardous-Reviews has posted a critique of Catching Fire, giving it a 5 out of 5 stars. I’ve… Continue Reading


Love These Colors!

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This has been keeping me busy over the past couple days. A few posts back, I showed you some backgrounds I’ve been working on. This is the first one I’ve tangled up. Here are some detail shots: I love this tangle of Sandra Strait’s called Urchin. That’s exactly what it looks like. I added that… Continue Reading


Guest Artist Nancy Wigley

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Today I want to share some artistic backgrounds from Nancy Wigley. Nancy is a Facebook friend I met through my The Creator’s Leaf page. She has been following my artisitic endeavors for a while now, which led to Nancy giving the inks and sprays a try out of her own. To make this beautiful blue… Continue Reading


Making Backgrounds

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Today I wanted to take a break from tangling and just start some backgrounds. I had some new product I wanted to try out, so that’s what I did. What you see above is a spread in my art journal. The background is complete and ready for me to start adding either journaling, ephemera, pictures,… Continue Reading


Diva Challenge #145

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Today I felt like playing with some color. This is one of those blown out rings I showed you how to create two posts back. It just screamed sea urchin to me and thankfully I was perusing Sandy Steen Bartholomew’s book Totally Tangled and came across this tangle by Sandra Strait – called urchin! It… Continue Reading


A Little Christmas Fun

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Having a little Christmas fun here today. Recently, a friend of mine sent me a pinterest link to some beautiful ornaments. I just knew a had to give it a go, so today I made three of them. That one above is one of mine. Thank you for the pin, Sandy! So, what you need… Continue Reading


More ATC Backgrounds

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Today I finished up the backgrounds for the CZT ACT Deck Swap. Again, these are the Dylusions Ink Sprays, this one specifically is After Midnight and Funky Fuchsia. Once I had the color on the paper, I sprayed more water on top. Once I had some good puddles, I tilted the paper letting the colors… Continue Reading


Massive ATC Attack Coming Right Up!

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 Lately I have been tangling large scale projects, then cutting them down into sixteen separate ATCs for swaps.  Well, the CZTs (Certified Zentangle® Teachers) have decided to have our own ATC swap. We are tangling the equivalent of a deck of cards, plus one. Fifty-three ATCs per deck.  And some of us have opted to… Continue Reading


From Overwhelming to Beauty

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Sometimes life gives us overwhelmingly daunting tasks. How we go about those tasks speaks of who we truly are. An overwhelming task doesn’t look so hopeless, so – well, overwhelming – when it is cut down into smaller sections. Taken one step at a time, with faith and determination, we can make it through this… Continue Reading