Thursday, October 12, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
After taking a year off to plan and celebrate my daughter's beautiful wedding I am back to focusing on my Zentangle practice.
To celebrate this new season in my life I went with a variety of styles including Marbaix, Poke Leaf, Tipple and Ving. My creative juices are flowing again!
Friday, May 20, 2016
Today I spent a quiet afternoon with Verdigogh, Hibred and Jetties. At our CZT 23 Seminar we were given rosemary. The smell is inspiring, invigorating and fresh. I understand it helped to inspire the Verdigogh design.
I found my Harmony today
I found my Harmony today
Sunday, May 1, 2016
This is Ellish. A new tangle I learned at the Certified Zentangle Seminar just a few weeks ago in Rhode Island. Mine is rather simple compared to others as I walked around the room. But it wasn't jealously I was feeling. It was potential. That's the thing. The more time and practice I devote to this amazing art form the happier I am. More please....
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
I traveled last week to Providence, Rhode Island to attend the 23rd Zentangle Seminar. It was a dream come true. Instruction by the founders of this incredible art form, people from 13 different countries and 30 states in America. The energy and joy were contagious! I have discovered a life skill that I intend to teach anyone who will stand still long enough to let me teach them.
Oh, I'll still be making cards and doing other crafts now and then but my focus has become health of the body, mind and soul. Yoga for my body, Zentangle and deeper study in my faith.
Here's a sampling of things I brought home from Rhode Island.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
"Anything is possible one stroke at a time" - Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
Zentangle is a growing new art form that combines meditation, creativity and fun. You don't need to be an artist or invest in expensive equipment - all you need is a paper, pencil and pen to get started. Zentangle allows you to relax and reduce the stress in your life while simultaneously creating something beautiful. From "The Beauty of Zentagle".
Saturday, March 7, 2015
A friend introduced to me to the Art of Zentangling following surgery that would leave me on bed rest for months. It was not only relaxing but I really connected with it. I am by no means an artist but when I Zentangle I'm thrilled with the beauty I've created. As I am back on my feet I will incorporate this in my card making, scrapbooking and anything else I can get my hands on. I hope you enjoy my work and it inspires you to try Zentangling for yourself.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
After a very snowy winter,
spring has sprung one little flower at a time.
My techniques are somewhat old school.
A little embossing, a little pop here and there and I love it!
Stamps: Butterfly Kisses & Spring Sprung by Dare2BArtzy
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It's time for high school graduations!
I wanted a gender friendly card so the white embossed
letters were perfect. I haven't used eyelets in ages
so that was fun. And the tiny bow I added at the last
minute for the young lady who will receive this.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Every card I make is with someone special in mind.
This week is for my Mom's birthday.
I combined this simple layout with a fun, whimsical paper.
And of course the sentiment is popped up to catch her eye.
Stamps: Just a Note and Mini Celebrations by Dare2Bartzy
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Today's card for the Just Us Girls Challenge was very special.
I remember my first Mother's Day and wanted to create
something beautiful, delicate and just plain girly!
Wow, I just realized this works for another challenge at
My first double challenge!
Stamps: Mini Celebration and Firsts, both by Dare2Bartzy.