Swish and Flick!


 I can not believe I am posting all these pictures – hahahaha! One of our favorite places to go to is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We have all the required paraphernalia – the wands, the butterbeer mugs, the pygmy puffs. ($ for Honeydukes.)  We made one last visit before Kali moved up north… Continue Reading

One More Day


We are on a countdown here. Kali has one more day before she flies to her new home up north. Moving in to her new apartment. Starting a new job. Starting a new school. A whole lot of firsts coming up for her. And for me. One more day. What does that have to do… Continue Reading

New Dangled Drawing Complete – I Think

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A couple nights ago I posted the line drawing of my most recent ‘dangle.’ Kali and I went to a class taught by inspirational artist Joanne Fink. She had copies of her new book available for us. It’s called Zenspirations Dangle Designs. Joanne took us through the fine points of dangle study. I started this… Continue Reading

It Helps if You Follow the Directions


Although I like the way this turned out, I just realized I didn’t follow the directions to the letter. (That wouldn’t be a first.) Once I laid down the color around the outside, I was supposed to use a wet brush to make a color wash. Ack! I used the tombow blender pen, which mostly… Continue Reading

Second Shot at Irojitens


 I wasn’t super pleased with my first efforts with these Irojiten pencils, so I started over. I moved away from the tangles Marie had offered us this week, (I think that was part of my problem – making myself stick with those.) I used some tangles that I enjoy playing with and drew my tile… Continue Reading

Time to Tangle in Color, Lesson 1

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I have been waiting for some time to take a class with Tombow’s Marie Browning and yesterday we started our Time to Tangle in Color class. For lesson one, I jumped right in by taking things out of order – what’s new, haha! I had never worked with the Irojiten pencils, they are a wax-based… Continue Reading

Dangle Designs


You may recall that recently Kali and I attended the Retreat to Paradise where we had some awesome fun and got to learn from some incredible teachers! The instructor for our second session was the very unique and distinctive Joanne Fink. I loved her book Zenspirations, where she had one page dedicated to dangling. I was so… Continue Reading

A Zentangled Jury Duty

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For what seems like the 9th time in the past so many years, I once again had jury duty today. Gotta tell you I am sick of jury duty. It’s always when I have doctor’s appointments scheduled for someone and they have to be cancelled. Today’s cancellations were eye appointments for Kali and myself. Two… Continue Reading

Earth Day Swap

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Earth Day is April 22, 2013. It is a day to celebrate environmental protection. In preparation for this event, a group of CZTs participated in a post card swap. Our tangles were supposed to start with the letters e, a, r, t, or h. We swapped four cards. For whatever reason I did not take… Continue Reading

A Tangled Garden


Earlier this week, Kali and I went to Retreat to Paradise. It was an art gathering of some CZTs, and some not CZTs. A group of us wanting to further our artistic knowledge . . . and to eat some really awesome walnut chocolate chip cookies that the hotel concierge gave us every time we… Continue Reading