Zen-untangled! Week 17


Tangle All Around is rocking this Zen-untangled! project and I couldn’t be more proud of them! We are working with every one of the 170 zentangle patterns, making beautiful treasured keepsake books along the way. The project runs for 25 weeks, here are my week 17 pages. The background is a page right out of… Continue Reading



Sparkle? Yes, I love sparkle! And shimmer, and shine and glimmer! So when Creative Crafty Friends gave the prompt for a sparkle themed ATC – I knew this prompt was made for me! Actually, I was a little overwhelmed. I have so many sparkly choices. It reminded me of a TV commercial that goes “doe-cisions,… Continue Reading

Ocean Lover


Living in Maine, being an ocean lover takes on a little different meaning from when I lived in Florida. Bar Harbor, Maine, is a beautiful location. I spent a week at a bed and breakfast there last year, taking photographs and walking and eating and drawing, well, you get the idea. I had a great… Continue Reading



How’s that for a title? Hahahaha! Today’s ATC brought to you straight from the cemetery and all things creepy. That’s for sure! It is today’s ATC prompt and that is the only reason I made it. Not my thing normally, but fun for today. When I read Creative Crafty Friends‘ prompt list and saw today… Continue Reading

Don’t Judge Me


Losing track of the days and it is only the 5th of May. Hahaha! I am sure this never happens to you. Creative Crafty Friends‘ prompt for this ATC was animal. I am trying to use a piece of Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media for each of these prompts – all month long. Let me show… Continue Reading

Postage Stamp Art


Today’s ATC prompt was postage stamp. Fun! When I receive mail with a cool stamp on it – I save it in a drawer with a bunch of others. When Creative Crafty Friends posted the challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to use for my ATC today. Isn’t this awesome? What a fun stamp… Continue Reading

Zen-untangled! Week 16


We are over halfway through Zen-untangled! Twenty-five weeks of documenting the 270 zentangle patterns and making wonderful treasure books to remind us of our journey. Today I want to share my week sixteen pages with you. On Facebook, in Tangle All Around, we are working on this project as a group. Many people are posting… Continue Reading

Contented Spirit


Creative Crafty Friends has something really cool going on right now! We are making one ATC a day all month long. At the end of the month we will have thirty small pieces of art that we have created ourselves. And we will have more confidence in our abilities as ATC artists. The admins have… Continue Reading

Four Gates Mandala Stencil


Kathryn Costa of True North Arts has an awesome new stencil available at StencilGirl Products. Today’s post comes almost verbatim from her website where Kathryn introduces “The Four Gates Mandala” that can be used to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion, peace, and joy. What catches my eye with this stencil is all the possibilities it opens up… Continue Reading