Turning Old into New, Diva #195

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This week’s Diva Challenge is a bit of a fun one! And the old becomes new. Take a favorite tangle, one I use all the time, and make it new. Change it up. Change the structure. Kind of reminds me of a Bible verse :). Romans 12:2 actually. Be not conformed to this world: but… Continue Reading


Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for, so many blessings in my life. So many ways to thank God, so many things I take for granted. May God richly bless you and yours in this next year, as we all take time to just say Thanks!


Christmas Shopping? How About an Art Journal?

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Looking for a special gift for that artist in your life? Looking for something special for yourself? Something to jumpstart your creative spark? OK, that was ‘hook’ enough for me. When coaching speech and debate students, we suggested they start with a hook, something that will grab your audience and pull them in. Well, Rachel’s… Continue Reading


Quilted Challenge #35 – Thanks, Joey!

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Joey’s challenge this week was to tangle something quilt-like. With tangling that is a really easy thing to do. Pick any pattern in a grid format . . . (photo borrowed from google) . . . and tangle away! For my quilt I used a basic florz pattern and worked from there. The quilting lines remind… Continue Reading


The Eyes Have It – Joey’s #33 Tangle a Mandala

There’s a cool blog that posts a weekly tangle challenge. Made By Joey has something for every level of tangler. I don’t always get my artwork posted on Joey’s blog but I always try to complete the challenge. This eye mandala was drawn for her 33rd weekly challenge. I got it finished after the next week… Continue Reading


Swimming with Mermaids

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You may recall that I am taking an online class called Mermaid Circus. It’s been awhile since I worked on it. I had some great ideas, now I just need to get back to it. Trying to work up some excitement again by drawing mermaid tails. I’m thinking some small jewels on a couple of… Continue Reading


Knights of the Round Table

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Each week Joey hosts a tangle challenge. Some weeks I participate, some weeks I run behind schedule. This week I just happened to make it in time. Joey’s prompt was to create a monotangle using the pattern knightsbridge.  Typical knightsbridge is drawn in a checkerboard fashion. I altered that a bit in the path sweeping… Continue Reading


Arukas Take One

So. Kali and Mark are still driving – their third day in the U-Haul truck. Currently they are are somewhere in Oklahoma, and yes, I do want to start singing the stage song O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A every time I say that. I have been trying to draw, not always easy for me to do when I’m sad…. Continue Reading


Colorado Bound and Tears

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┬áPosts have been irregular lately. We moved Kali back home after she completed culinary/pastry arts education in Maryland. Last week she accepted a job in Colorado – as a Pastry Chef! An excellent opportunity for her – just far away from home. Last night we emptied out her storage unit and loaded up the U-Haul…. Continue Reading


Work in Progress

I’ve been dragging my feet a bit lately. Kali is preparing to move out west, she leaves in four days. She has a great job and a beautiful apartment lined up. I am so proud of her! And I am going to miss her like crazy! Jason and Bobbie and Frankles and Nicole and her… Continue Reading