Saturday, September 29, 2012

Unknown Outcomes

A joy ride is combining ideas from Zentangle tiles to help create a large piece of  Zentangle Inspired Art. Be free of plans and restrictions and the page gradually fills with little bits of tangle delights. I love the element of surprise when a tangle pops out from behind, turns corners, hides, circles around and ventures off into the unknown. It's a bit like a road map and a free Sunday afternoon with no particuar place to go. Feel the freedom of the open road and appreciate the scenery.
Wishing you a fun adventure this weekend and keep safe!

Size: 37cm x55cm (141/2" x 211/2")

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 of IX

Zentangle's new exciting tangle is call IX and is The diva's Challenge #88 for this week.
Shading adds impact and if you love drawing lines you will have fun with IX.  I love the effects that can be achieved with this absorbing new tangle. Thank you Rick, Maria and Laura.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Rainbow Trout

Tasmanian lakes and streams are popular fishing spots for the Rainbow Trout which were introduced from North America in 1898. I believe they are extemely happy swimming in our cool clean water....until caught!

Here is the big one that got away:)

Size: 37cm x 55 cm  (141/2" x 211/2")
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pinwheels For Peace

Laura's Challenge #87 is celebrating Pinwheels for Peace for September 21 the International Day of Peace .
I chose to make a Pinwheel with just 2 tangles...marasu and yincut with a touch of peaceful calm blue.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Seeds Breaking Free

Following on with The Diva's Challenge this week and the theme 'break free' this ZIA incorporates a few elements of tiles tangled in other challenges.

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Break Free

Oh, isn't it fun to just head off and break free!
When ever I think of breaking free it is usually about a trip and the tangle tripoli represents that freedom to me, tripoli can gather together or head off in its own direction. Laura's challenge #86 this week is about moving out and breaking free of our borders.
It is school holidays here so Heidi and Samuel (our Grandchildren) have been for a sleep over, it is springtime and the garden is in blossom but it needed a good clean up. They have helped plant, rake, wash down outdoor furniture and now they are older ventured over the fence to catch tadpoles on their own.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


It's Saturday here in Tasmania, the noises of the morning have just faded and our home is peaceful. When I am busy doing those everyday jobs I don't think about the background sounds but when everything stops and the washing machine finishes it's last spin, ahhh, silence and solitude. Thank for a nice cup of tea and a seat in the garden.

Size: 37cm x 55cm (14 1/2" x 21 1/2")

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


With The Diva's challenge #85 this week we are playing with Margaret's copada.  I always enjoy visiting Margaret's blog, she has fantastic ideas and many new tangles to try. Tangling this tile I spun copada into a circle for a bit of fun! Thank you Margaret and Laura.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Tangle Fish

For Paul and everyone who likes colour!!

Size: 37cm x 55cm (14 1/2" X 21 1/2")
Pens: Micron black 01 and Faber-Castell PITT artist pens
On: Saunders Waterford watercolour paper

I hope she makes you smile!