From Gelli Pulls to ATCs


On Facebook there is a group called ATCs Trades and Jams. I joined it a couple months ago and have participated in a couple swaps. I just completed my third one. Let me show you. The theme of this swap was the Letter C. My first thought was cookie and cat. And I figured everyone… Continue Reading

Fun With Black Gesso


This gesso technique is a cool process that I learned from Tracy Lake in a class I went to last January. Tracy is a fun mixed media artist living and teaching in Connecticut. She has really great ideas! For this piece of art I used another 12″ x 16″ sheet of Cézanne Hot Pressed watercolor… Continue Reading

Review: Black Book from Hahnemühle


I love drawing on black paper! Hahnemühle has a sketchbook I want to tell you about today! And I’m going to be giving a copy away in my Facebook group called Tangle All Around today as well. They simply call it the Black Book. And that is totally what it is. A spiral bound collection… Continue Reading

Embedded Letters


Time for a new tangle technique. And I expect it is going to be all the rage. Embedded letters. Let me show you what I mean. Sure. I know. Not necessarily new. It’s all been done before. But now we are including them in tangle art. And it is so much fun! Let’s walk through… Continue Reading

Bennett Klein Meets Hahnemühle’s Layoutblock


Carol Boss, the Marketing Services Manager at Hahnemühle, USA division (and my dear friend) recently sent me their Layoutblock to experiment with. I was curious to try some Copic Sketch Markers on the paper and Bennett Klein gave me the perfect opportunity! Let me show you my first project. Let’s start by talking about Bennett… Continue Reading

An Easy Mandala to Make


I love a good mandala as much as the next person. But they can be tricky and many people think they have to be perfect. Perfectly symmetrical. Perfectly lovely. Perfectly everything. The secret to making the perfect mandala is to let go of those perceptions and just have fun! But first, we finally figured out… Continue Reading

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


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

You Are Loved, Mixed Media


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