Irojiten Pencils

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Today I want to share a project I made six years ago. And I think it’s about time to give this another go because it was that much fun! I want to walk you through how I made this mandala using just a couple simple supplies. I started out with the plan to make a… Continue Reading


New Tangle from Zentangle HQ

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Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the founders of Zentangle®, released a new tangle pattern this weekend through their newsletter. I am sharing the step out with you so you can give DooDah a try of your own. Fairly straight forward. I look forward to seeing what you do. I may even get a chance to… Continue Reading


Making Color Art!

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I like making colorful, bright, beautiful backgrounds probably more than anything else in art. Yes, I enjoy tangling on them as well but the making of the color just makes me extremely happy. In this short post I am going to show you five backgrounds I made using four different products. All five pieces were… Continue Reading


Hahnemühle Calendar Painting Competition 2019 is Open!

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Recently I’ve been using the beautiful papers from  Hahnemühle FineArt! They have such wonderful papers and I have been experimenting and putting the papers through their paces. Having a wonderful time! And now I have something new to focus on for a bit – Hahnemühle has announced their Calendar Painting Competition for 2019! The theme this year is… Continue Reading



Christmas Gift Options From My Etsy Store

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 If you are interested in a giveaway for a copy of my book Tangle Starts, my friend Jennifer McLean is hosting a giveaway on her blog  Just Add Water Silly.  You can read the post and enter by going to this link.  There is one more day in the giveaway. You can read more about my… Continue Reading


Huge Christmas Sale in My Etsy Store

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 The Creator’s Leaf on Etsy  is where I am trying to make Christmas happen! (You can just click that pink link and go straight to the store, if you wish.) In fact, I just reduced the price on almost every item in the store, and I added about 10 more gift sets. Such as this one… Continue Reading


Blog Hop to Win Tangle Starts!

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 Yay!!! You have yet another opportunity to win a copy of Tangle Starts –  My first solo book in the Artangleology Series!  This is just one of the things you can do with Tangle Starts. It is literally this – a collection of beautiful backgrounds upon which you can create art. Whether tangling, drawing, art journaling,  or making… Continue Reading


Stocking Stuffers and Gifts in My Etsy Store

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 The holidays are upon us and Christmas will be here before you know it! In fact it’s just 6 weeks away.  This year I have added an entire section to my Etsy store –  TheCreatorsLeaf –  just for Christmas and stocking stuffer items.  And I apologize right now for the photo heavy post. I wanted to… Continue Reading


Big BOOK CLEARANCE in My Etsy Store

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I am getting out of the Zentangle® and tangling book business in my Etsy store. I have combined them into groupings and have listed them at a huge discount! All sets are 50-70% off the original prices. If not more. Make my day and buy my books. Hahaha! Here are a few of the sets… Continue Reading