A Maine Spring


Every so often I like to show you what our area looks like. Where we live. Many of you read from different parts of the country, even different parts of the world. Right now most of us are social distancing and that makes taking photos of Maine a bit harder. Mark and I are on… Continue Reading

Letter V Swap


Creative Crafty Friends continues to give me ways to create art other than just tangling. I enjoy tangling, but really I prefer making color and these swaps gives me that opportunity. For this particular swap we worked on the letter V. Letter V is not so easy to come up with words for. Did I… Continue Reading

Zen-untangled! Week 12


Can you believe we are already in week twelve?! As we sit here socially distanced from the world I am trying to work ahead a bit and get ahead of my group. Hahaha! Tangle All Around is working hard on this project! Each week I give them seven of the 170 patterns from Zentangle┬« to… Continue Reading

Art Journaling Alice


Creative Crafty Friends has halted mailing swaps during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped us from crafting! One of the recent prompts was to make an art journal page including three elements. Anything else was fair game. The elements were: an animal, a bit of foreign language on a paper and something representing time…. Continue Reading

Tiptoe Through the Daisies


Yet again I have been having problems with my mail service. They have been trying to help me but the problem has eluded us. My mail service is located in Italy and France, and you know what is happening there these days. MailPoet did just run an update on their program, so I am hoping… Continue Reading

A Little Spring in Your Step


What says spring better than a sweet little bunny? When the ATC prompt was spring I knew exactly what to do! Creative Crafty Friends is a fun swap group! So much fun that I tend to overextend myself with swaps I sign up for. When I saw the prompt was ‘spring’ I immediately thought about… Continue Reading

1 For All and All For 1


An apt name for this particular swap! Haha! The admins in Creative Crafty Friends set up an event where we make and send one ATC to every person who signed up. A one for all and all for one kind of swap. My name for it – can you tell I’ve watched The Musketeers one… Continue Reading

Zen-untangled! Week 10


It’s week ten in Zen-untangled! The project that sees us working through all 170 patterns designed by the zentangle folks. Pretty epic things are being accomplished by many, many tanglers. Let me show you my week ten. We are working our way through the project in my Facebook group Tangle All Around. Each week I… Continue Reading

Spring Flower Fix


Recently I was working on swaps for Facebook group Creative Crafty Friends. We do a lot of swaps! The one I was working on called for spring ATCs, artist trading cards. They measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ and I had a failed one from a previous arting adventure that I thought I could fix up and… Continue Reading

Journaling With Gloss Sprays Day 2


Yesterday I showed you the first of two art journal pages I made for a swap in Creative Crafty Friends. I used Dina Wakley’s new glossy acrylic sprays for the base on a sheet of Harmony cold pressed watercolor paper from Hahnem├╝hle. I cut that sheet of paper into two pieces and today I want… Continue Reading