"Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest." ~ Zentangle, Inc.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just wanted to mention . . .

I've been reading through quite a few blogs lately
and I've noticed a trend ~ unhappiness.
I don't know if it's the weather, economy, or who knows.
I would love to pass around my happy thoughts ~
so to all of you who are willing to accept them ~ here they are!

I love this quote . . .

"Don't do anything that you don't really want to do.
Keep yourself in a place of feeling good.
Reach for the thought that feels better -- and watch what happens."

--- Abraham

Have an exceptionally wonderful day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Now Available

I have had so many people ask me where they can buy my
blank Tangle/Pattern Cards, that I have decided
to sell them through my Etsy Store.
The link is to your left or you can just
click through here.

Thanks to all of you who have asked!

Friday, March 18, 2011

He's HERE!!!!!

Well, I get to announce another new member
to my family . . . 
Gabriel Dryden Miller ~ my grandson!

Born ~ March 18, 2011 at 3:42 PM
Gabe is 5 pounds 10.5 ounces
19 1/2 inches long
and is a cute as a button!
My daughter-in-law, McCall is doing great
and so is my son, Justin.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pen Storage

I decided that my studio needed some help!
(Actually, the studio is fine ~ it's me that needs help!)
Anyway, I have a ton of pens and markers, etc.
and hated the way they were stored.
So, I found a really cool solution online ~ here is what it looks like now.

Believe it or not this picture does NOT show any of my
Copic Markers and Pens!

My husband and I went to a hardware store and purchased
two 10' lengths of 2" diameter PVC pipe.
Gary cut the pipe into 4-1/2, 4 and 3-1/2 inch sections for me.
He washed them and sanded them ~ great guy!
I wrapped them using scrapbook paper and viola! pen storage!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I taught a Zentangle Class a couple of weeks ago
and one of my students, Ginny, sent this card to me.

The egg stamp is from Stamp Francisco
Copic Markers used are E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, E37 for the egg
and W1 for the shadows.
AND, of course, her tangled bird.
What a beautiful ZIA ~ thank you Ginny!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tangle/Pattern Cards

For quite some time now I have been
using these Tangle/Pattern Cards
as a way to keep my patterns with me.
They remind me of Paint Chips, so . . .
I call them my Zen Chips!

They are very cool! and extremely useful!

front and back

Whenever I find a new pattern I draw the steps
on the back of the card and then recreate
it on the front. I have a line to write the name of the pattern
and a line to write the designer's name.