Let’s Talk Reticula and Fragments

In the tangle world you can hear a lot of questions about what reticula and fragments are. What they are is simple: they are terms set apart by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas of Zentangle HQ to describe a way to achieve seemingly unending results from your tangles.  Let me explain it in simple laymen’s… Continue Reading


31 Products and a Few Headaches

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Hahaha! Yep! This whole try a different product every day for 31 days about wore me out! Yesterday I showed you the final result. There it is again! Let me walk you through how I got to this point.  The thought was to use a different product each day in the month of October. Thus… Continue Reading


Sneak Peek and a Walk Through

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An artist on Instagram sponsored a 31 Product Challenge during the month of October. The thought was to use a different product each day of the month – hopefully getting us to use some of those awesome art supplies we purchased on the spur of the moment and threw into the back of the closet…. Continue Reading


Hahnemühle and Sistar Tangle

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I love to play with new tangle patterns! And this one from Hanny Waldburger is a beautiful one! But first, let me show you something else that I love and think is beautiful! I took this photo with my cell phone this morning when we woke up. It was shot from the upstairs loft, from… Continue Reading


Daler Rowney for some Quick and Easy Tiles

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I love my Hahnemühle YouTangle.art Tiles and I love pairing them with some bright and beautiful colors! Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Inks for example – the two are a match made in heaven! In art heaven!  Recently I showed you how I made these tiles. Really easy, actually, and you can make a bunch in… Continue Reading


You Are Loved, Mixed Media

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I love it when a good mixed media piece comes together like you want it to! But, hey! if it doesn’t – you can just paint right over that sucker and keep on going! Right? Hahahaha! So let’s walk through a piece I did recently. I hope you love it! A member of my Facebook… Continue Reading


A Tangled Garden in Winter

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We sit here in Maine watching it snow outside the window. Supposed to snow all day today, then tonight start raining. That is going to be quite the mess! Snow and rain should never be talked about in the same paragraph. Ever.  Of course, I am writing and scheduling this post on Sunday, which will… Continue Reading


ATC Coins?

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I’ve mentioned the Facebook group ATC Trades and Jams before. The trades and swaps they do are really fun and I’m learning a lot by watching and reading.  I told you earlier about the letter D swap. The ATCs above were for the letter O swap. I made one for the person I traded with… Continue Reading



A Disney Kind of ATC

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Using pre-cut ATCs puts you one step ahead in your art making! This letter D swap that I participated in on Facebook was a lot of fun! ATC Trades and Jams is a very active group that encourages the members to make and trade ATCs! The most recent swap I joined in on was the… Continue Reading