Monday, January 31, 2011


We are camping at Bridport beach with our grandchildren so I am feeling very protective of them while they jump in the waves and climb over the rocks.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vigorous growth

Gardens in Tasmania are growing with heaps of vigour this summer.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something old!

Our grandchildren like to talk about the 'olden days' and are full of questions about family history and like most boys and girls are fascinated with dinosaur bones.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Laura's weekly challenge #6 is about exploring our new tangle 'Ixorus'. There are some delightful discoveries such as the way it can easily flow into the next tangle, it will follow curves or straight lines. I like the way it swells and grows to fit any space or fits snugly into a corner.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Another 'word verification' word which I thought had a ring to it is ovion and I wondered if it suited this tile. So out with the dictionary but no ovion, then I spotted, not hidden, bingo!
Still intrigued with ovion the next step was to google it and there it is, if you are 'Battlestar Galactica' fans of course you would know that ovions are insectoid creatures that manage a mysterious gambler's paradise on the planet Carillon. Fascinating!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Size A4

According to the dictionary 'indulgence' means...something allowed because it gives pleasure. I am very grateful for the fact I am allowed a daily indulgence!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Look twice!

What do you see when you look once then twice?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sleep over at Grandma's

Cocoon pods by Grandma (55)
Lots of tangles by Heidi (7)
Swirls by Samuel (5)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Loopity loop

Heidi (7) helped name this one!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


You may be wondering what a louffska is! I am not sure if they lay about and snooze all day or if they curl up when you touch them. I do know that louffska was a beaut sounding 'blog verification word' so here is my louffska tile!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Challenge #5 Orbs

After reading Laura's blog today my first my thoughts were to tangle her a bouquet of orb shaped flowers. When it was finished I could see a fountain of bubbles for the boys! Thanks Laura, I will toss the bouquet and blow the bubbles your way!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Classy Cadent

Cadent was one of the 1st tangles that I went 'wow' over but lately it's been on the back burner so it was nice to go back and play!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011


9cm x 9cm tile

A practice of corners.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tangled name

9cm x 9cm tile

Have you tried Linda Farmer's challenge at
Spell your name using tangles. It is a fantasic idea if you have trouble trying to decide what tangle to do next!
S - swarm
H - hepmee
E - ennies
L - lacy
L - laced
Y - yincut

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Starry eyed surprise

9cm x 9cm tile

Laura's challenge #4 is Starry eyed surprise. Our daughter's partner is on our minds and in our hearts, he is in Melbourne recovering from a kidney and pancreas transplant, so here is a magic potion for Darryn fizzing over with love and starry bubbles.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Taking our time!

9cm x 9cm tile

Today Heidi (7), Samuel (5) and I had been quietly drawing when Samuel thought he had to finish in a hurry. I explained that he didn't need to rush so he said "Let's see how fast I am at taking my time!" There are so many things to do in a day when you are 5 years old!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Arty ate artichoke after the party!

9cm x 9cm tile

More fun with tongue twisters and tangles, they seem to go together quite well!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

She sells seashells by the seashore.

25cm x 21 cm

Our grandchildren have been learning tongue twisters, can you help us with some more?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lady Gaga's bra

9cm x 9cm tile

What we see in Zentangles is quite astonishing at times. When I finished this one all I could see was Lady Gaga's pointy bra. Lol!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Natural instinct

9cm x 9cm tile

When drawing a string my natural instinct is to swirl!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Eyes wide shut

Lara's challenge #3.
As I closed my eyes my mind was saying 'try not to swirl this time and be big!' Well, I was a bit disappointed by this tight string which started at the tip of verdigogh but as I turned the tile around this sticky beak seemed to point it's way forward. Paul called him 'Fowl play'. We had a good laugh! Thanks Laura....that was a beaut challenge.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Holiday handiwork

Size - 25cm x 21cm

OK, the weeds can wait, I put the rake and wheelbarrow away and settled back with pen and paper!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Size A4

Summertime and the living is easy....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Callington Mill

Callington Mill is situated in Oatlands, Tasmania. We climbed the stairs to the top, admired the reconstruction and workings. Purchased a loaf of bread made from the ground flour and settled by the lake with a bottle wine for a relaxing New Year's Day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

9cm x 9cm tile

I hope you can swing through the trees, dance, keep safe, healthy and tangle happy!