Tuesday, December 18, 2012

diva dance

Congrats to  Laura on her 100th weekly zentangle challenge.
the top tile features a new tangle created just for the occasion-"Dive Dance"
click on it for a larger view

Thursday, December 13, 2012

loopy tiles

here are the resulting tiles-one with loops radiating out from the center, and one with loops pointing inward from the border
thanks to Sue Jacobs for sharing the "Coil: tangle-it adds another element to the loop theme(ribbon loops?)

loop strings

this week The Diva has challenged us to make zentangle tiles using loops. these are the strings I started with. One has loops pointing inward, and the other has loops pointing out from the middle

Friday, December 7, 2012


Nativity triptychs for a Christmas swap

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

keenee II

another tile using keenee


this weeks Diva challenge, using the tangle "keenees"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

heart strings

a new page of color tangles
Heart strings is my answer to The Diva's challenge this week to do a tile without a string

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

color tiles

without strings

The Diva's challenge this wee is to do a tile without a string (a pattern laid out to fill in)
I started with a mooka and everything else grew out from it. there is Socc, bead lines and zingers. I dont know the name of the pebble-y pattern. This was a challenge, but fun,too

Thursday, November 22, 2012

just the Zinger tiles

whole page with zinger

shading, colors, and 2 tiles with a new-to-me tangle "zinger"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

just playing with a little color

tribute to Mickey & Minnie

this weeks Diva challenge is a tribute to Mickey & Minnie.  The new tangle is "M's" upside down and right side up (the red and cream path here. I also used polka dots from Minnie's dress,  the large black ovals are their eyes and the black "spikes" in the middle are Minnie's lashes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

some good, some not so good

latest Zentangles
as you can see, some turn out quite nice and some are a disaster


my tiles for the
diva's challenge this week--using the tangle "Socc"
A maxi usage and a minimal usage

Saturday, October 27, 2012


another new art form to try--Moos
they are only 1" X 2.75"
an exercise in miniatures

Monday, October 22, 2012

tangles in stripes

this weeks Dive challenge is to use tangles in stripes

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beads of Courage--this weeks challenge from The Diva

this is an organization the gives beads to children with chronic illnesses-a bead for each "event" in their journey. It could be a test or surgery or any scary thing they have to endure.
this zen tile is to recognize the org.  and to celebrate Artoo's 2nd birthday.
I was so intent on getting the beads just right, I really didnt do any tangles at all. I'll try to get back to it and add some later

Sunday, October 14, 2012


more color on zentangles

2 tangles being considered for a signature ATC

Sunday, October 7, 2012

latest Diva zentangle challenge using Sankegg 

anatomy flash cards

Monday, October 1, 2012

butterfly JAM

a collaboration ATC--3 different artists worked on these

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

my 2nd sheet of color tiles

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My 1st attempts at zentangles with color and shading

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pinwheel for Peace-zen

The challenge this week from The Diva is a pinwheel for Peace.
the large striped arms of the pinwheel remind me of flags flying for Peace. The small arms are Star of David, which always reminds me of Peace. and the circles are all the peoples of the world-awaiting Peace

Thursday, September 13, 2012

outside the lines

another challenge from The Diva. 
going outside the prescribed edge

Thursday, September 6, 2012


this is a zentangle tile and an ATC using the tangle pattern :copada:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

blind string challenge

the challenge is to draw a string with your eyes closed, and see what you can do with it.

here is my 1st blind string and the results
as you can see, it felt a little nautical