Monday, April 11, 2016

"Globular Grid"
got me excited this week
(easy when I'm on break...).

I tried a number of new-to-me tangles, like Girdy, Gotcha, Équerre, & Phrox.
Old favorites included: Lanie, Lokomotive, Onamato, Striping, Shattuck, & Tipple.
This is a 4" apprentice tile using 005 & 08 black Microns & an 08 white Gelly Roll.

Monday, March 21, 2016

How exciting to send off another partial tile as part of the
This one is for a mother-son duo in Australia.
I can't wait to see how they will transform the tile!

#Bugz & gems

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Spring!

What a relief to have finished report cards. The best part is the inspiration that comes from seeing so much growth and persistence and to be able to celebrate that with students and their parents!

A couple of new sources of inspiration have come my way. The Travelling Tangles Project group on Facebook presents an interesting challenge. Connect with fellow tanglers from around the globe. Tangle half a tile for them, then send it off. They do the same. When their tiles come in the mail, finish them. Stopping tangling half-way through a tile is much harder than I expected. Here are the before and after shots of a tile I received from Karin Tarter.

And here are the before and after images of a tile from the founder of the Travelling Tangles Project, Stephanie Jennifer:

Adele Bruno's Tickled to Tangle blog has finally come to my attention. She has a fun weekly challenge called It's a String Thing. My first response has been to her Pi Day challenge #136 with a Pi-shaped string:

Having finally decided to try making tangled gems, here is a practice tile:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What a great day! It started with some tangling in my journal.
Then I hiked with a friend at Coyote Lake. So green!

Then I finished my postcards for Kat Sloma's Liberate Your Art Swap - yay!

A ZIA (Zentangle-Inspired-Art) piece done after a recent walk around San Francisco:

A photo I took at sunset on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia in June 2014:

And a  Waterlogue (app) filter of the sunset:

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A few new (to me) tangle patterns for a post card for
Kat Sloma's
Kat Eye Studio

Monday, January 18, 2016

Moebius Awareness Day: Sunday, January 24
for Laura Harms, the Diva's Weekly Challenge #251 at 

Moebius Syndrome is NOT A DISEASE, it's a disorder affecting the nerves. The word "disease" implies that one is sick or that one could 'get better'. A lot of people assume that people who have Moebius Syndrome are mentally disabled because of their facial paralysis, but this is simply not the case. Also, Moebius Syndrome does not affect intelligencen. In fact, some people with Moebius Syndrome are super smart.
For more information about Moebius Syndrome, please visit

Sunday, January 10, 2016

I've just found out about this cool postcard swap: Liberate your Art.
The deadline is March 12, so don't delay! Get your art out there!

Crisp black and white for a rather dreary, grey day
white Zentangle® 3.5"x3.5" tile & 
black Pigma Micron 03

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy New Year, Everyone!
This is Sallie's Angel, completed for The Diva's Weekly Challenge #249
with Lauraknot (#Auraknot), #Diva Dance, #Tipple, #Flux, #Striping, #'NZeppel, #Molygon, #Pokeroot, #Crescent Moon, a gold heart, and a bit of mischief.
Zentangle® Zendala and Pigma Micron 01

A huge "thank you!" to Laura Harms (the Diva) for all the inspiration, and congratulations on the 5th anniversary of hosting her weekly challenge!