Zendare 51

Zendala Challenge #51 from Erin at the Bright Owl

Black Micron, Graphite on 20 lb. bond

This week sure is getting away from me.   I really do not know why, it is not like I have been doing anything particularly interesting but it sure is slipping through my fingers.  I was a good girl and completed this week’s Zendala challenge.

I had a good time with this one even though this is my second attempt at this Zendala.  The first one was pretty bad.  But I like this version a lot better.

Lately, I’ve had the itch to paint.  And not just paint anything.  I have been wanting to paint a portrait.  Drawing people is hard enough, but I have never painted people so I am going to assume that it is a lot harder.  Now, the question is, who to paint?  Now there are plenty of pictures on Facebook of family and friends that I could rip off or a celebrity that I could paint, but I decided not to go that route.  I am afraid that I may think it looks awesome and they may think it looks awful and I certainly do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings.  So, I guess I am going to try a self-portrait.  I mean, I doubt I’ll hurt my own feelings.    Of course, all this thinking and rationalizing may be for nothing and I’ll end up throwing it away.  But I think I will give it a go and just see what happens.

Well, I guess that’s about it for me.  I hope you guys are enjoying this beautiful day!

Be Well and Happy!



Challenge # 48 from Erin at thebrightowl.

Micron on card

I have been sitting here typing and deleting….I wish I had something to share, but not a whole lot going on,  so it’s going to be short and sweet.  This is my take on this weeks challenge of Erin’s Zendala pattern. I really need to be more inventive with these patterns 🙂  I still like it and it will be good addition to my card collection.  I hope this post will find you enjoying sunny skies.

Be Well an Happy!


Zen card 44

Challenge #  44 Designed by Erin from Brightowl

Colored pencil and Micron on Card

I’m over run with zentangle patterns!  Do I want to get rid of them? No!  But storing and keeping them organized has become a problem.  I have been storing my patterns in a 3- ring binder with  eight patterns to a page (f & b).  This method of storage worked well for a while.  But now binder is popping at the seams and there is nothing conducive in choosing a pattern, so I use the same ones over and over.  I keep using the same patterns because I have them memorized, because I just don’t want to deal with that binder.

So, I guess I’m going to end this post with a question.  How do you store your patterns and how do you keep them organized for full and easy access?  Have a very creative Monday!

Be Well and Happy!

Into the Wild Zentangle Series 3

No Wild Series patterns would be complete without this one.

I must confess this one is my favorite and a lot of fun to draw.  And below is my W.I.P.

I’m looking at my variation of the crock-e-dial pattern and it looks like an ear of corn, so may I’ll just make another pattern out of my mistake and call it korn-y 🙂  I really hope you are enjoying these patterns.  If you are incorporating my patterns into your own work I would dearly love to see it.

Be Well and Happy!

Into the Wild Tangle Series

I have hundreds of Zentangle patterns that I’ve collected over the last couple of years and I have loved incorporating them into my own Zentangle art.  And although I plan to use them for many years to come I really wanted to come up with my own designs and share them others as a way of giving back to the Zentangle community.

I don’t know if these designs meet the criteria of the Zentangle philosophy, so these designs won’t be submitted, but they are available to anyone who does a search.  These patterns are a little different because these are in a series,  but they still  can be repeated in just a few steps.

In lieu of a completed Zentangle of Into the Wild, I will be drawing a W.I.P. so I won’t give anything away.

This is Gir-af






Be Well and Happy!