Inktober 2018

Inktober 2018 – Drawing Botanicals and Tangle Patterns

Tangle Patterns, Botanicals and Blogging, Oh My! Ever the overachiever, I decided to dive into Inktober for the first time this year and to also dive into the Ultimate Blog Challenge which I participated in for the first time in 2012. I figured if I am going to be drawing daily and sharing on social…

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palm trees bend but don't break acrylic painting

Palm Trees Bend But Don’t Break – Acrylic Painting on Canvas

  An Acrylic Painting of Palm Trees Bending in the Wind on a Stormy Day Today I am celebrating the successful completion of my first commissioned painting of palm trees bending in the wind over a storm sky. This was one of the hardest things I have done as a newer artist still finding my…

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zentangle, zendala, zentangle inspired art

What is Zentangle?

What is Zentangle® and Zentangle-inspired art? I am a Zentangle® zealot and a Certified Zentangle© Teacher or CZT as we are affectionately called. I will “tangle” anything! I recently tangled my iPhone cover and a wooden birdhouse for the back yard. People are tangling jewelry, clothing, gourds and fabric. It’s become quite an international craze!…

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dreamcatcher, zentangle inspired art

Why It’s Never Too Late to Go After Your Creative Dreams

Why It’s Never Too Late to Go After Your Creative Dreams I had this great conversation with a colleague yesterday. We were connecting about our businesses and about creativity and she made a comment about me making “real art.” I laughed out loud. You see, I don’t consider myself a “real artist.” I have no…

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zentangle workshops in santa barbara

Fun with Stripes and Curves: Weekly Zentangle Challenge

Fun with Stripes and Curves: Weekly Zentangle Challenges Motivate me! School started this week, and while I am doing my happy dance to have the kids out of the house during the day, I am also glad it’s Friday and we have a long weekend here in the states. Kids are tired and grumpy and…

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Zentangle inspired art

Zentangle Challenge 174

Zentangle Challenge 174 – Superimposing Strings I love the weekly Zentangle challenge from IamtheDivaCZT. This week’s challenge was about combining strings and was shared by Aimee Belair, CZT from Inkerbelle.com. Following some of her examples, I chose to combine a round string with a triangle in the center. It’s not a usual Zendala for me,…

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