Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Today I just let the pen do the talking.  No dots.  No lines.  Just a blank square and a Micron pen.  My daily dose of expression, creativity, relaxation and just getting out of my way for a little while.  I ended up using Ynix, Jetties, BB and Fescu.  I hope you find Harmony in it.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Blue Flux

I had a great weekend!  Sure, it's still cold outside but I spent time with my kids and granddaughter, played board games, ate at a nice restaurant and generally just had a fabulous time.  At the end of it all is my quiet time.  ZENTANGLE!  I didn't realize it until now but Flux is my favorite tangle.  It's fluid.  It takes you anywhere.  I threw in some Tipple and Florz to frame it all in.  Ah, Harmony.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Baby it's cold outside

It's a cold day with freezing rain, snow and thunder
here in Kansas City.  
The perfect day to stay inside and tangle.  
So here's a little Pokeroot, Droplets, Papyrus and 
Hollibaugh to warm up your day.  

Thursday, November 9, 2017


When I first learned the Zentangle method I struggled a bit with it being non-representational.  Meaning it could be observed from any angle.  I love how I can hold it in any direction and it looks just right.  Are you turning your heads to see if I'm right?

I found my Harmony today,
Carole Ann

Monday, October 30, 2017

Homeward Bound

Every tile I make means something to me.  I've been traveling recently from home in Kansas City to Ohio, Indiana and then to Las Vegas.  On the way home I felt this spacious feeling and a mixture of so many people I visited with.  Yes, a little deep I suppose, but isn't art an expression of your inner feelings.  Puchong, Printemps and Molygon.

All about the Harmony,
Carole Ann

Monday, October 23, 2017


I loved experimenting with Footlites.  I also used BTL Joos, Fescu, Flovine and Flux.  This one just makes me smile from every angle.  Hope you enjoy it!

Harmony to all,
Carole Ann

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mixed Media Music

My mixed media creation using Dare 2B Artzy stamps Words of Praise and Joyful Noise.  It already has a place to go. Right next to an antique violin I picked up.

Successful Harmony today,
Carole Ann

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A New Season

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!

Carole Ann

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

Carole Ann

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A new tangle called Ellish

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....

Carole Ann

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Munchin using a White Jelly Roll pen
during our ZCT #23 class in Providence, Rhode Island.

This was so much fun using white on black for a change.

Carole Ann

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.

Carole Ann

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Mama

Today is my sweet Mom's birthday.
I used my Dare2bArtzy Butterfly Tangle
 stamp and die cut to satisfy my Zentangle fix
on a soft pastel background.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

My Mother's Day card was inspired by my two favorite craft activities.  
My Dare2bArtzy stamps and my new love of Zentangle.  
And my Mom loved it!

Carole Ann

Monday, March 16, 2015

Classic Zentangling

 "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

New to Zentangling

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

Coral Bouquet

I love Cameo Coral but I never would have paired it 
with Sahara Sand like in this week's challenge 
I love it!

Stamp: Vases in Vogue by Stampin'Up!

In Harmony,
Carole Ann

Monday, May 20, 2013

Best Friends

Today I am inspired by a future outing with a dear friend.
Always time well spent!

Stamp:  Garden Whimsy by Stampin'Up!

In Harmony,
Carole Ann

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

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

In Harmony,
Carole Ann

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Congrats Graduate!

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.

In Harmony,
Carole Ann

JUGS graphic