Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas

May your Christmas be special, safe, full of wonderful surprises and joy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


We are doing the diva-dance to celebrate 100...yes, 100 challenges by The Diva! Rick and Maria from Zentangle have joined the party by creating a new energetic tangle called diva-dance.
With a waltz, foxtrot or rock 'n roll you can go down the line, make a turn or spin around. Diva-dance will be a new favourite for sure.
Congratulations and thank you Laura on 100 challenges and inspiring us to create. Thank you Rick and Maria...I love to dance!!!


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Our paths crisscross in many ways and through today's media our world seems smaller. This morning we woke to hear the tragic news of the shootings in Connecticut. On this very sad day, our thoughts and prayers are with the parents of the children, the families and friends of all involved.
Because of the Port Arthur massacre here in Tasmania in April 1996 the gun control laws were changed, I hope there will be changes in the US also.

Size: 27cm x 37cm (10 1/2" x 14 1/2")

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Looped Border String

Wow #99 for the Diva's challenge. This week our Enthusiastic Artist, Margaret, has thrown this super idea for a jazzy string on to the tile. Margaret has a very creative imagination and shares many tips and tangles to keep us inspired.
When you draw a border string loop the string in on each side, I also had a go at looping the string out on each side, that was fun too. Thanks Margaret and Laura.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tripoli Daisies

These tripoli daisies have multiplied and run riot in this rambling tangled garden.

Size: 27cm x 37cm (10 1/2"x 14 1/2")

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ganesha for Dilip

Dilip Patel from India is gathering together a sensational Zentangle Ganesha collection, see them all here on his blog. His aim is to publish 100 by the 31 Dec!

Congratulations on your quest Dilip.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


The Diva's Challenge #98 this week is to use Donna Hornsby's tangle keenees. A cute tangle that fits in anywhere. There is a heat wave sweeping Australia but here in Tasmania the weather has been hot one day cool the next, we went to the beach for the weekend, as it was windy there were only a few girls out in their teeny weeny polka dot bikinis.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Inspired by The Book of Zentangle

With excitement at our local post office my package of books has finally arrived safely. For 6 weeks the box travelled to Tasmania and back to the US but like a boomerang it has returned. I do try and think the right things happen at the right time so apparently my copy of The Book of Zentangle has reached me at the right time!
I held the book carefully, appreciated the size, colours, weight and felt the quality flowing from the cover! After settling quietly exploring the treasure-trove of Maria's sensational art and Rick's inspirational words my impression was that this is a love story. Love for art, life, creativity, beauty and passion. To me the book is Rick and Maria's love story and their enthusiasm to share Zentangle.
Thank you so much Rick and Maria for this special jewel. When I'm marooned on that desert island, where I'm only allowed one book, The Book of Zentangle will be in my bag.

Size: 76cm x 56cm  (30" X 22")