Fantasy Landscapes Seuss Style – Hopefully :)


 One of the prompts this week in Zentangle All Around is to use Sandra Strait’s step outs and make a fantasy landscape! You can see all her patterns she developed for this process here on her blog. I began by practicing Sandra’s step outs in my journal. I drew the ones that I liked best, then… Continue Reading

From Inspired Blessings


 Back in February, my mom passed away. My nephew John collected some of Mom’s shirts and slacks and sent them to Inspired Blessings. You can find them here on Facebook. They turned the clothes into these beautiful memory bears! The body is made from one of Mom’s shirts. The ears, feet, arms, and bow are made… Continue Reading

This Week in Maine


 It’s a beautiful week in Maine. We’ve had some rain, but we’ve had some beautiful sunny days, too! Mark has been able to get some fishing in. My little garden (it came with the house) is in full bloom. Every day there is something new. And I don’t know what most of it is. Above… Continue Reading

Getting Sketchy – June Continues


 One of the things I like best about my Facebook group Zentangle All Around is the way we share our practice work each week. I call this . . . Getting Sketchy! It’s a time for us to show what we worked on in our sketchbooks or journals that week.  Not looking for perfection, not even completion. Getting… Continue Reading

Wonder Woman Journal Page


This week’s art journaling prompt in Tangle All Around (FB) was memorabilia. Any kind of tickets, fliers, posters, any paper work that would remind you of a fun time! Mark and I went to see Wonder Woman this week and I really enjoyed the movie! So I thought – what a perfect thing to journal! This… Continue Reading

Distress Oxides – It’s a New Thing


 Distress oxide inks from Ranger. They are new for me. And I like them a whole lot! These are my first experimental backgrounds.  It was a simple process, really. I worked directly on a craft mat. In case you don’t have one of these – you need one! Available at Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby, anywhere Ranger products are… Continue Reading

Washi Tape as a String


Here is a little project for you to try. Easy peasy. I promise  But first – a look at my cute little journals I made while Mark was off bear hunting. This mini journal’s pages are 4″ x 6″. Every other page is either scrapbook paper, or a gelli print I made, or a piece of Dylusions… Continue Reading

Yay!!! My New Mailbox is In!


 It’s been a long time coming. A couple months ago I got to thinking I needed one more dragon. A dragon mailbox maybe. So I went to Mr. Google and began looking. And . . .  this guy arrived last week.  Mark was out of town and I needed to wait till he got home,… Continue Reading

Can’t Believe How Fast the Grass Grows!


 I seriously can’t believe how fast the grass grows here in Maine. Mark could mow twice a week and just barely be keeping ahead of it. It does – however – create a beautiful backdrop. I have no idea what kind of flower this is. I guess I need to send Brenda a picture and ask. Hahaha!… Continue Reading

‘A’ Tangles


Another fun prompt in Tangle All Around. Use the first letter of either your first or last name. Draw it on your paper. Then tangle with only patterns that start with that letter. This is a piece of paper about 4″ x 6″ that I had pre-colored with some Color Bloom sprays. I used the… Continue Reading