Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TanglePatterns String #003

More creative fun and this week our challenge from The Diva gives us freedom of tangle choice in a string design from Anne Marks posted at Linda's Tanglepatterns.com.
Shoshi's y-ful power is a fantastic tangle and has already become a favourite.
Check out Margaret's jazzy new tangle yoga. The cute little zingers are doing some stretching too!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Bunching of Brown Buds

Have you tried adding highlights with the white charcoal pencil?
I love the way Maria adds sparkle to her Zentangle art.

Paper: Stonehenge in natural (Scanned a bit pinkish)
Pens: Microns 01,03,05 in brown, sienna and green.
Pencils: Grey for shading, white for highlights.

Size: 74cm x 59cm (29" x 23")

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Moebius Strip

This week The Diva reminds us of Moebius Syndrome Awareness day on Thursday, January 24th.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Through Here, Through There

Just like playing at an amusement park......through here, through there, under this bit over that bit, around, down and under! So much fun!

Size: 59cm x 38cm (23" x 15")
This ZIA can be seen at Gallery Pejean in Launceston

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bunzo meets Auraknot

The Diva has dished us up a delight for this week's challenge #102.

Duo Tangle


Carefully mix together with micron pen until combined. Mmmmm a very pleasant treat!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gallery Pejean

Gallery Pejean opened late last year in George St, Launceston Tasmania. The gallery is elegant with space for monthly exhibitions and a stunning display of contemporary art.

After being inspired by The Book of Zentangle I took a deep breath and approached Margo Baird, the gallery Director. She very kindly offered to exhibit 4 Zentangle Inspired Art pieces. I had a spring in my step as I walked back to the car. Life is full of surprises!

Thank you Margo for your wonderful support.

Size: 74cm x 59cm (29" x 23")

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


It amazes me how news of our small corner of the earth weaves it's way around the world. The fires down in the southern and eastern part of Tasmania have been devastating, the area is about 3 hours from our home, yesterday we were covered in a haze of smoke. More than 100 homes have been lost, fortunately so far no lives have been lost. Friends of ours were evacuated, thankfully there home is safe. Today is cooler and after all the heat of the last week the weather forcast is for snow on Mt Wellington. The rest of Australia is sweltering in the high 30s and 40s!!

We are back into the swing of things with The Diva's weekly challenges. Laura's husband, B-rad has designed a fabulous new tangle called phicops. I look forward to seeing all the great new shapes and creations inspired by phicops. I decided to try a spiral and then a funny little fish appeared, can you see it?


Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year

Thank you for all your delightful comments and emails over the holidays.  For the last 10 days we have been tripping around Tasmania in our camper, visiting friends and enjoying the summer.

When Katy was just 1 year old we headed on an adventure to Lake Pedder in the South West Wilderness, the wind was so strong that the tent nearly blew away, we had to tie it to the car. That was 36 years ago, this time we were 'blown away' (so to speak) by the calm waters, pure white sand and peaceful evening.

We were able to camp right on the beach.
Our 10 day holiday was a perfect time to do a 9 piece ensemble.