Saturday, May 31, 2014

Zentangle at San Diego Zoo

Here in San Diego we have the world famous San Diego Zoo. 
 There are so many beautiful/interesting animals to look at but I have to say,
I think the peacock is the most beautiful to watch as they parade around the zoo
free to roam about the guest.
A perfect image to Zentangle, don't you think?

Friday, May 30, 2014

One of Many Reasons That I LOVE Zentangle - TGIF ya'll.

I am a hairdresser by education...  and everyone thinks I can draw because I'm "artistic".
Just for the record.. I went to school for a year to learn how to cut hair.
It did not come naturally.
This is a picture of what a Hawaiian girl would look like before I found Zentangle.
Thanks to the Zentangle Method, I can officially call this tile below, "art".
Trace an outline of a hula girl playing a ukulele (I dabble in that myself)
and apply patterns. Anyone can do it even me !!! 
Thank you Zentangle (Rick and Maria)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Get Well

One of my clients had knee replacement surgery.  This is a "get well soon" card I made for her. 
 Genie is a nurse at Children's Hospital. I hope all the folks understand the
 hours nurses stand on their feet (hence the knee replacement)
 to nurse them back to health, especially for the children.
May your hubby be the best nurse for you while you recover !!! 
Thank you to all the nurses that care for us. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Storage for 3.5 x 3.5 tiles

In case you didn't see post on --- tile storage
This is a great way to store your completed tiles and great for viewing all your beautiful art work.
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Monday, May 26, 2014

New Marker Pens

I purchases some new pens today.  Oil based paint DecoColor pens. 
Tried doing whole tile in just color pens and not starting out with black outline.
 Love the pens, they glide over the paper so evenly (does have strong odor - use in ventilated area) 
 Felt at the completion of tile,  I needed to add some black to give it some definition.  
Even though they say the tips are fine, nothing compares to the Micron pen.

Can't Stop Drawing Flowers

Enjoy a ray of sunshine today.

Weekly Diva Challenge #169: Circles

Today in America, we are celebrating Memorial Day. 
 To honor all the fallin' soldiers that died fighting for our country to keep us free.  
I'd like to thank all of them who lost their lives and know they won't be forgotten.
My first thought about this Diva Challenge was I must use a circle tile (mandala).  
 What better tangle to use for circles than onamato!!!  
 AND I found out something today I LOVE CIRCLES !!! 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Belated Mothers Day

     My daughter , Crystal took me out today to celebrate Mothers Day (beings I was out of town
 for the actual day) and we had a delicious meal at Outback then we went to a ceramic pottery studio.

      I choose a square plate (resembled Zentangle tile) to apply acrylic paint and did one of my tiles
 I had previously tangled.  My piece came out very nice but the fun part was that several of the other students and owner where taken by my work.  I got to share Zentangle. I never get tired of sharing.   This is my piece before going into the kiln.   Finished the day with my first Acai Bowl.  Yummy

 I'll post the final results when I get my piece back next week.
 Fun day with my daughter !!!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Colorful Thursday

I have three weeks to wait till I head to Providence,  Rhode Island
and join a group of talented folks to becoming a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) 
I'm so excited.  I heard that the journey is AMAZING. 
Bringing some color to Thursday. 
Some of my patterns are Bridgen, Britten, Footlites, Hollibaugh, and Flux.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Weekly "Diva Challenge: #168

Each week "I Am Diva" post a weekly Diva Challenge with a suggestion of design. 
This week suggestion was to use the RAIN pattern. 
I took it literally and added my Tangle folk by Billie Lauder.
I love the rain, unfortunately from the song stating "It Never Rains In Southern California"
 ( 1/2inch a year maybe) we don't get to see rain very often.  Hardly ever !!!
 (Scroll down past all the pictures)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Day off Monday

Who doesn't need a pretty flower for the beginning of the week.   Happy Monday -my day off !!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Zentangle Everywhere

And you thought it was just for paper.  I found this on the Internet.
How cool is that?
What can you Zentangle at your house?

May - Sunday Zentangle Club

Susan's beautiful house in La Jolla, California  
We all rolled the dice in the official Zentangle Kit and drew the four patterns that came up.
Mist, Flukes, Chartz, and Flux
Same four patterns, four different outcomes.  I love Zentangle.

Zentangle does make a difference

A couple hair appointments ago, I shared the Zentangle Method with a client.
Yesterday, nine weeks after her knee replacement surgery, 
she said the pain after surgery was so great,
the only relief she had was while drawing the Zentangle Method. 
It helped her cope. 
Once again....  Zentangle is more than art.  It's healing.  One stroke at a time !!!  

Friday, May 16, 2014

Zentangle entire car !!!

Before and After

the String.......... the results
Patterns:  Hollibaugh, Bead by Bead, Bamboo, YAF (Yet Another flower),

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Purple Thursday

These patterns were taken from book, Zentangle #2 by Suzanne McNeil.
 Patterns wire wrap, frond, sea weed border, and tear drops .      
Happy Thursday 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Las Vegas or Bust

    I just got back from a weekend in Las Vegas.
  The drive from San Diego is about five hours.
  This tangle is inspired by the scenery for the duration. 
 That pretty much sums up the view.
Patterns from the book "The Beauty of Zentangle"
(Up and Down, Rosettes, Keenees, Peacock, Kinet, and Hartz)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Diva Challenge #167

By far, my most challenging Diva Challenge. 
Duo-tangle - tile using only two tangles - Well and Punzel patterns.
See other tiles from this challenge @
P.S. Happy Birthday Laura (great challenge)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy Friday Post

My friend and Zentangle co-hort gave me a gift of
Tangle-a-day 2014 Calendar, By Carole, Ohl, CZT
Lots of new tangles and very helpful. 
These two patterns are Shard and Flux.  Thanks Susan !!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tangle Tuesday

My heart always goes to foliage or tropical. Better yet, both !!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tangled World

Diva challenge #166
New tangle Somnee with Squid and Printemps pattern.   
Go to I Am The Diva site for more challenges for this week:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Inside Day

San Diego, California usually is in the 70's throughout the year. 
Today we are having a heat wave and the temp is in the 90's. 
Inside day, we have one room with air conditioning and that's where I am. 
 Cool and tangling......
I think this looks like a Indian blanket.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Morning Tangles

Having a hard time with a pattern?  Try doing a "mono" tangle. 
Complete a tile with just one pattern and gets lots of practice with that particular pattern. 
It helps to get proficient !!!

I started out making braids (Ragz) and my tangle turned into Queen Squid ( hee hee)... 
You never know till you finish what your tile will look like.  
That's the fun of Zentangle Method. 
You don't start with the completed idea in mind - the journey is fun to see where it leads. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Love it or Leave it

Took a stab at some new patterns I've never tried.
Torzon Lace, Spring Blooming, Dandi and Bow Cee on a tan tile.
Do I love this tile?  No, but it was fun to keep learning new patterns.
So little time, so many patterns. 
Well what do you know? 
 I decided  not stop at the above tile, and continued to embellish and shade
and walla.............. I like it !!! 
Take a hint from a Michael Jackson song "Don't stop till you get enough".