Friday, June 29, 2012

un-named tangle

The Zentangle homepage has listed a new tangle, it is currently un-named.  Here is my attempt to do the design, still has a few tanglations, not mistakes, because as anyone who has taken a class knows there no mistakes in Zentangle.  I love this one and want to try more, like paradox it seems to change according to how it is started.

new button

Hi, I am not sure if you have noticed the new button on the left side.  Yeah that one that says donate.  This has been a weird time for me.  I have several commissions that I have done for people.  I was asked if they could donate for my time and effort.  I was happy to help them out but I did not think about payment.  I love to do art and I love to be recognized for my work.  Being paid has usually been large works done for hire.  However if it is a smaller work, how could someone offer to pay me?  Well that's where the button came from.  I have a paypal account, I sell on ebay.  But I added it here to offer a way to connect the payment option.  I am an artist after all and sometimes the donations keep me from being a starving artist.  So for those who help me to keep my art going, thank you.

Christmas in July, holidy crafting starts early.

Its never too early for crafters to start the holiday crafting.  These gold chargers no longer fit the room color scheme.  The room is now teal and light blue with silver accents.  Hand painted snowflakes and colored gems help to bring these chargers back into the holiday plans.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

One of the greatest pleasures of joining paper crafting groups is sharing with others.  This year I joined a swap with yahoo group Gecko Galz.  The swap was themed, a trip to Paris market.  My swap partner Heather sent me such wonderful goodies.  Lots of little packages and bobbles.  You should look into yahoo groups to find some crafters to share with too.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Birthday Greetings

Today is my birthday.  my husband and his mom both gave me cards that are so me.  Mom gave me the card with the paper dress on a beaded clothesline.

My husband looked forever to find just the right card.  Yes it is a Hallamrk, but what is says is just perfect.  I have been fighting my way through cleaning out closets boxes and my art studio.  Trust me piles of clothes are the least of the worries right now.  I couldn't get people through my livingroom made into my studio even if I was brave enought to let anyone see it.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Zentanle Challenge

I was working with zentangle pattern Pea-nuckle and fell in love with the reverse look of white on black.

Classes at school the students are out for the summer, I have this week to clean and ready my room for next year.  I look forward to spending time creating.  This summer is the year to create.  I am excited to work on my art portfolio and update my portfolio.