Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Cheers!

Warm wishes for a fantastic jolly Christmas.

Thank you for visiting, for your amazing comments and encouragement.

Smile lots, keep calm and stay safe!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mooka Mania

The Opus Tiles have arrived and the size is fantastic!
A gorgeous 27cm x 27cm

For purchases in Australia click on the product page.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #198: "K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, silly!)"

The first tile is actually one I did yesterday. It's funny, I had been thinking that I wanted to just sit quietly and tangle something simple!! (The spiral came automatically)

The second is my tile from the 1st Diva Challenge, 20 Dec 2010. It's laminated and sits on my desk as a drink coaster.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Feeling Festive

The festive season has started!
Rosie Hill's playful jujubeedze sways with a party spirit while arukas has a bit of a thing happening with mooka.  Little jetties are rolling about in all directions. Oops, gneiss has gone green but tripoli has come to the rescue keeping the whole party together.

Cheers, have a jolly weekend, enjoy your festivities and keep safe!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Arukas 1-2-3

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #197: "New Official Tangle - Arukas"

Arukas tiles......crazy, straight and curvy.

Saturday, December 6, 2014


If you have missed Molly's amazing new tangle, called arukas, you will find the step-outs by clicking here.
It's taken me a few attempts to find my own spin on this ticklish tangle. Today I've had a jolly good whirl pulling, stretching the threads and tying off the ends. Yes, arukas is another favourite tangle.
Thanks Molly!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

All Dolled Up

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #196: All Dolled Up

Emily Classon has shared her paper doll dress ups this week. Thanks Emily, yes when I was young I loved making paper dolls and clothes with my cousin on the summer holidays. We would spend hours designing, drawing and making up stories.

(Just having a chuckle at her droopy breasts!!)

Saturday, November 29, 2014


For some strange reason my spirals have evolved into circles!

Paper size: 8" x 10"

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Challenge 195

The Diva's

Weekly Challenge #195: "Turning Old into New" 
The clever idea for our challenge this week comes from Sandy Hunter at
Select favourite freeform tangles and turn them into grid tangles.

If you find tripoli tricky try this, I was surprised how well it turned out. Draw two lines for the grid and one line through the middle of each square .......fill the triangles.  I am going to do this more often.
Thanks Sandy, that's a splendid idea.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hurry in the corners

Last week our Facebook group Square One - Purely Zentangle featured the tangle hurry.

That was early in the week but a few days later hurry exploded into squill with pops of colour!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Left Hand Challenge

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge 194: “Embracing the Yuck”

Ok! My left hand wobbles, bobbles, feels tight and is not my happy hand but for our guest blogger, Elisa Murphy and Our Diva I am with you and will do It!

Elisa suggests we throw perfection out the window with pride and let your Zentangle freaky-line flag fly. 

Admittedly I had put it off until later in the day, flexed, stretched and wiggled my left hand fingers but still felt tight, it wasn't until I'd finished that I thought I am getting better at this and felt quite happy with the finished tile......good luck everyone with your non-dominant hand!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Sea Purk

Ideas are never ending with Zentangle. By drawing a string first you have already made a start and are not looking at a blank page. Some tangles like purk can be started with a simple oval shaped string line drawn in pencil. Don't be tempted to go over the sting with the pen because then you are restricted on where to go next and you don't achieve nice soft edges.

Paper size: 8" x 10"

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014


The Diva's

Weekly Challenge #193 : TriTangle : Trio, Huggins, & Xyp (THX)

Holly Atwater, from  ha! designs is our guest Tangler stepping in for The Diva this week. She has chosen three tangles trio, huggins and xyp to make up a triTangle (I love that)!
These tangles spell THX (thanks).
Thank you to all you beautiful visitors to my blog and those who leave such special comments.....THX THX THX!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ernst's Shell

Have you seen Ernst Haeckel's book Art forms in Nature? Check out some images here. It was recommended to me quite a while ago, you will certainly go 'wow' and find it a splendid resource for inspiration.
Rick and Maria have included it in their bibliography in The Book of Zentangle to so that's a good recommendation.

Have a happy enjoyable weekend!

Paper size: 10' X 8"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #192: "UMT - Seton by Cris Letourneau"

My seton may look a bit unorthodox and it turned out to be quite a mystery, I really didn't know where the trails were going to finish up......more unknown out comes! Thanks Cris and Alexa, seton is a fantastic tangle.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Going Around

Aquafleur going around as a border.
I enjoy drawing tangles that give that roundness effect when shaded.

Paper size: 8" x 10"

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pink Popsicles

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #190: "Pink for Ardath*"

A patch of pink popsicles to honour my friends who have shown courage and spirit while facing the effects of breast cancer.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Red Rebel

Ooops to much red!!!! I know, I hear you say "Appreciate and don't be critical of your art". I definitely agree and certainly there are bits in there that I can appreciate but the red is so overpowering.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #189: UMT "Yuma" by Tina-AKUA, CZT

Thanks Tina for your jazzy tangle yuma, I think this challenge will over flow with interesting tangleations.

What difference an eye makes!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hanging About

Just hanging about with no particular place to go!
Size - A4


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

National Coming Out Day

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #188: National Coming Out Day

What a great opportunity for the colour pens to come out! I couldn't resist a rainbow of tangles to celebrate National Coming Out Day.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Five Tiles

Where did that time go? How often do you sit down with your Zentangle kit and say "just one tile" then "just one more" then "okay that was fun just one more." Whoops, then there was five!!



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

No peeking!

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #187: "String Theory - Blind String"

Actually I think that when drawing a string on a tile, keeping your eyes closed is one of the best way to do it!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Zentangle Workshop In The Tropics

Oh wow, today my morning started with this delightful movie clip sent from my very artistic friend Ingrid. Our Zentangle workshop was held in her elegant Queensland home set in the lush tropical rainforest nestled between the city of Cairns and the beautiful green mountains.
Everyone focused, relaxed, enjoyed the ambience and created stunning Zentangle art. The enthusiasm of the class was infectious and I was overjoyed with the results achieved.

Thank you so much Ingrid and Yvonne for inviting me to share my passion for Zentangle.

If the link doesn't open ....right click and open in vimeo. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Duo Tangle

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #185: DuoTangle - Phicops vs DivaDance

This week as been quite a buzz and a whirl so The Diva's combo of phicops and diva dance seemed just right!

Paul and I had a marvellous trip to Cairns for the Zentangle workshop, it was a very special time, photos will be posted soon!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Travel ING

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #184: "New Official Tangle: ING by Molly"

With a swing into spring and something to bring
departing, arriving, easy-going.
Flying, travelling, meeting, tangling!
Flowing, growing, smiling, appreciating.


A wonderfully enthusiastic art group in Cairns (Northern Australia) have kindly invited me to share Zentangle with them so this coming weekend we are flying up for a 2 day workshop to tangle and create. Paul is coming too for a treat in the warmth of the tropics and an adventure in the rainforest. This will be a very special and memorable experience for me.
Life is like a Zentangle .......full of delightful surprises!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ahh it's ING

It's always exciting when a new tangle emerges from Zentangle Headquarters.
This week their newsletter introduced Molly's ING, you can find the step outs here and it's a beauty!! You can create sharp points or soften the corners for a little diversity.
Thanks Molly...3 cheers!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #183: "UMT - X-Did" by Annette Carlo

Our featured tangle this week is the sparkly x-did by Annette Carlo, with all the diamond shapes I though a good mix would be to add the tangles facets and footlights.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Square One: Purely Zentangle

Back in July Chris Titus and Jenny Perruzzi created a Facebook group called Square One: Purely Zentangle. Their idea is to go back to the basics of Zentangle with the act of focusing on the stoke of our pen on paper to create patterns. We are staying simple and pure with just black pens and grey pencil shading on a white 3.5" x 3.5" tile. A tangle is presented each week as a suggestion with the choice of using it as a monotangle or adding more tangles. The group has shared beautiful creations with stunning ideas and stories. Thank you Chris and Jenny, it's lovely to go back to the beginning, keep it simple with a bit of a tweak or tangleation.


bronx cheeer