Simple Watercolor Flowers

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Let me just say this, if I can do it so can you! A couple weeks ago I was getting ready to go on a road trip. I knew I couldn’t take a lot of art supplies, so I decided to prep a watercolor page before I left. What you see above is all the… Continue Reading


Bijou. It’s What’s New in Zentangle®

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Bijou. A two inch square tile – commonly known as a twinchie. In the realm of all things zentangle, these are Bijou tiles. Bijou is a little snail that came home from Paris with Rick and Maria several years ago. They named these tiles after Bijou. You can see a drawing of him – or… Continue Reading


My First Completed Face :)

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So much fun I had today! I’m taking a year long class called Life Book and I am really just now getting into some of the lessons. (Now that the year is coming to a close soon.) This is the very first face I’ve ever completed! I tried one other earlier, but never finished it…. Continue Reading


String 119, and More TootsieMoon

 Time for another string challenge. Each week, Linda Farmer posts a string challenge on Tangle Patterns.com.  This week’s string came from CZT Linda Fine. This is what Linda gave us. I took the string, drew it lightly on my 3 1/2″ tile in pencil, then began with the basic steps of TootsieMoon along the string. Then… Continue Reading


Bronx Cheer and APR 120

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Today’s post is going to be short. And to the point. My left wrist is killing me. Lots of pain around the bottom joint of the thumb. I have my hand in a brace and from experience I know the pain should subside by tomorrow. Starting to think I need this looked at by a… Continue Reading


Zonked? Yeah, Pretty Much

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 Zonked? Yes, maybe a little. Summer colds have a way of doing that to you. It’s best to get plenty of rest, take a little meds now and then, and relax when you can. A couple weeks ago, tangler Barbara Finwall shared her new tangle – zonked – with us on tangle patterns. You can… Continue Reading


Spill Ink on Your Project?

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I have had a request for more tutorials here on The Creator’s Leaf, but I have to tell this tutorial was not a planned one. This is a post of necessity. Off and on for the past week I have been drawing – and adding to – this 8″ x 8″ tangle. A little here,… Continue Reading


Live in Florida?

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Today I had to ask the question one more time: why do I live in Florida????? Seriously? This photo was taken with my phone at almost 4:00 PM. PM. As in afternoon. Day almost done time. Ugh. And it actually got as high as 104° F, but I was driving and couldn’t take a photo…. Continue Reading


Stringing Along With TootsieMoon

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Each week at Tangle Patterns – Linda Farmer posts a string for us to try out. I have saved every string since Linda started this. I organize them in a desktop folder according to year. A little anal-retentive much? (That’s a hold-over term from my police days. Sorry.) The most recent string – #118 –… Continue Reading


Sprays and Acrylics

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This was so much fun!!! Other than the fact it took me three sheets of paper to get this one to work. I am taking an online, year long art class with Tamara Laporte. This is an experimental project I worked on today. I was really excited about this project. Tam had us using Dylusions… Continue Reading