Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Doodling Again

I'm back to my doodling and zentangles again. I came up with a doodle I really like. I won't dare to say it is original because ther are so many doodle patterns out there- it's hard not to be at least derivative. This is my first attempt at blogging using BlogPress do I'm hoping these pics will post properly.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Doing the 3.5 X 3.5 inch tiles is killing my eyesight so I got out my 8.5 x 11 card stock to use for tangling and Oh, what a relief! Now I can enjoy tangling for longer periods of time-I was going cross-eyed on those little tiles.  Here's this week's challenge from iamthediva.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I took a few liberties with this week's challenge. The duo-tangle challenge was to use Molly's Munchkin and Cinquital only.  I gave Cinquital a bit more symmetry because, well, because I like symmetry. Inside the circles I drew polygons (pentagons and hexagons to be exact) and then oriented the curved spikey thingies around them. I love the pen I used for these. I made a trip to the Hobby Lobby and bought a disgraceful number of pens to try out and spent an equally disgraceful amount of money. This particular pen was cheap though ($1.99) and it makes the finest line I've ever seen. It's manufactured by Kuretake and is called a ZIG Memory Systems Millenium MS-01. It's great for drawing the lines but I had to get out a broader pen for the solid black. I'd be coloring in the black til next year if I tried it with the Kuretake pen.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Weekly Challenge #59 Mardi Gras

I tried to include as many Mardi Gras elements as I could think of...there's the mask, a jester hat, a crown, piano keys and music, beads and a very poor representation of a fleur-de-lis...but I am generally pleased with this effort. The orignal string was a stylized "N" and "O" for New Orleans. This was so much fun!

Monday, February 6, 2012


I made my first tangle pattern today!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Year's Notions

New Year's Notions (because notion describes them better than resolution would...lol):

1. Must knit garments. No more accessories or toys or bags or such until I have the two sweaters that are on my needles finished. I need clothes, not scarves or shawlettes for Petey's sake!

2. Conquer the procrastination proclivity

ok...this is just the start...there will be more notions to come but these two are preying on my mind right now and if I don't write them down I won't remember them in five minutes.

Thanks to PlanetJune http://www.planetjune.com/blog/beaded-poinsettia/ I've been inspired to try making one snowflake ornament every year using a different technique each time...of course, my first one will be tatted...now I'm off to find the perfect tatted snowflake pattern.

Exciting news: my LYS has asked if I will teach a tatting class...this will be great fun!!!