November 18

 I don’t know what the heck this is….It started out to be a zentangle and ended up being some kind of  hippy chick flower power thingamagig.  I think it’s pretty cute even though it’s a little cartoony.  This was about all I have time for today.  This creative everyday is a lot of fun, but I’ve been letting a lot of chores slide.  I’m fine with not doing the house work, but we do like to eat so I guess I have at least go to the grocery store.   I hate shopping for groceries!

I hope everyone has a very creative day!

Be Well and Happy!

November 15

   This Zentangle was supposed to look like fabric, but most of the spaces look  like stripped clam shells.  I didn’t like it at first, but I kinda do now, so I decided that this is AEDM for today. 

   This past weekend was our annual shopping trip.  My mom, sisters, aunt, cousin and  I go every year.  I didn’t get to go last year so it was extra fun for me.  Our trips consists of hitting the malls all day and after we are done shopping we treat ourselves to a big steak dinner.  Then we go back to the room to digest, then wake up and do it again.  I’m sore from all the walking and my feet hurt but I was very productive and managed to finish my Christmas shopping  and extra early too.  Yay ME! 

I hope everyone enjoys their creative day.. and thank you for commenting on my last post and I will be visiting you today too:)



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November 10

This morning I decided to draw a Zentangle for AEDM (Art Every Day Month).  Being in this AEDM group has given me the opportunity to see some pretty diverse stuff by some pretty awesome artists.  I have to admit coming up with something to post everyday isn’t easy, but it’s a lot of fun seeing what everyone comes up with and I can’t wait to see more:)

 When I went to my art/craft room I had such a cute little surprise waiting for me.  It’s a little present from my one and only masterpiece.

 Have a great creative Wednesday!

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November 2

   I was very excited to start on the AEDM challenge when I went to bed last night.  Unfortunately, my body decided  it was the perfect time to wake up sick.  So, now I have a stuffy nose, sore throat and an ear and headache.  I’m hoping it maybe allergies of some kind. 

This little Zentangle isn’t exactly what I had in mind for my first creative day, but it is creative. 

If you would like to start making your own Zentangles, I will leave you with couple of links so you can create your own: – from Maria and Rick the creators of Zentangle .  They have newsletters with patterns, kits available for purchase and class registration.  This is their Blog. – has patterns galore!

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Alana’s Zentangle…


Ink/colored pencil/graphite  on Bristol smooth

     I made my daughter a happy camper Monday morning when I finished this for her.  She picked out the colors,  the patterns and kept watch to see how it was coming along.  She was a little disappointed when she went to bed Sunday night and her Zentangle wasn’t done.  So, I stayed up and finally completed it a little after midnight then I popped in a frame and put it on the counter. When she went to the kitchen that morning, she had her little surprise waiting for and I hope that it was a good start to her Monday. 

   I wish the image was a lot better, but I’m nothing if I’m not consistent, LOL… 

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Vicki’s birthday gift…


(click on photo to enlarge)

Ink/Graphite on Bristol Smooth

      Oops…I had some perfectly good art work to post and I had forgotten all about it.  This piece measures about 10.75 inches in diameter and it has about 32-34  patterns in it.  I have wanted to draw a round one for a long time and when Vicki (my sister-in-law) asked for a Zentangle for her birthday, it gave my the perfect opportunity. I like the look of the bigger zentangles better than the smaller ones.  I think she liked it, I hope she did.

      While I was drawing the zentangle,  Alana sat with me every chance she got.  She would watch me draw and would ask me every little bit, “Can I have this?”  I had to keep telling her that this was for Vicki, but I did promise that the next one would be just for her.  So, today we went to Michael’s Arts and Crafts and picked out a frame and she even went through my pattern notebook and wrote down each little pattern that she wanted.   Umm, I wonder if she’ll make me sign off for each pattern to make sure it meets her specifications.  Nah, I like to see her get excited and it makes me feel good that she wants one:)

Well, I guess that’s about it for now,  Happy Labor Day Everybody!!!!

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Zentangle – 8/10/10

       I’ve been painting a little but nothing that’s any big deal or even blog worthy.   I do have this Zentangle to share.  Zentangles are so carefree and I don’t think there will be a time where I will grow bored with drawing these.  I still think I mix too many patterns together, but I just can’t help myself:)  It’s just toooo much fun!

   Well, that’s about it for now.  There’s just not much going on around here except trying to stay cool.  Pretty boring, huh?  I guess sometimes we get what we need…so I must need it.  It has been nice spending time with Alana just talking, hanging out even though I desperately need some sleep.  I just keep telling myself that the day is coming (and very soon) that she won’t want to be any where near me, so I’m trying to enjoy my little girl while she still enjoys being with me.

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        This Zentangle is bigger than I what I’ve been drawing and I am a little bit rusty.  My intention was to draw Zentangles more often, but like everything else…didn’t happen.  BUT with this Zentangle I think I may have too many conflicting patterns and it looks a little heavy on the left side.  I really don’t have a clue what  the Zen Guru’s have to say about this, because I’m self-taught and I really didn’t think that a Zentangle COULD actually be messed up.  Who knows….It was therapeutic and I guess that what counts, right?

   Well, that’s about all I have for now….Have a fun and safe July 4th!





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 I was trying to wait to post this until I was sure that it was on the skin, but I decided to post the design and leave the identity a secret.  She couldn’t decide if she wanted a butterfly or a flower.  So I did a little of both making the wings look like flower petals.  There will also be names on or in the tattoo so it will be more horizontal than the vertical position that I scanned. 

   I guess that’s about all I have for show and tell today.  I haven’t been drawing lately.  But I hope this will be corrected soon.  I have family staying with us, and I really can’t get to my art supplies.  That’s ok though…I’ve been catching up on my chick trash novels….cause you gotta love those,  “and they lived happily ever after” books.   Well, I hope you guys have warm weather and sunny skies for the weekend:)

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