Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Joy To The World

May your Christmas be filled with delights, happiness, peace, and

Wherever you are in this wonderful world I hope you are safe, healthy, free from
 anxieties and that you can rest, tangle and create with comfort and contentment.

You have given me joy reading all the fantastic comments from the last blog.
Names randomly chosen are:

 Deanne Biron
 Christine Chipman
 Jennifer Sparrow

Please email your postal addresses and I will pop your gem tiles in the mail for you.
pabmab4 (at) bigpond (dot) com

With love and hugs

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Gift of Zentangle

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #248: "Give the Gift of Zentangle" 

When I first started tangling I often called tiles little gems and now thanks to a fantastic FaceBook group hosted by Eni Oken I have learnt to make gemstones.
You can find Eni's site here Eni Oken.com 

This week we heard the sad news that our lovely friend Sharon Lynne Payne (CZT7) suffered a nasty stroke.

This amethyst gemstone tile is my gift of Zentangle to Sharon.
It has been mailed with hugs and love for her quick recovery.
The next tiles I wish to gift to three happy tanglers
who leave a comment.
(Comment by Monday 21 Dec)
Golden amber
 Reminds me of an egg yolk.

Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald 


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Zentangle Inspired Art Colour-In

You are probably far to busy this week to colour-in but you are welcome to print out the page and keep it for the holidays. A fun exercise using tripoli

Add lines, circles, colour, shade, even more tangles, embellish. Hope you have a jolly time!!

Size: A4
Click on image and select print


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

African Artist

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #247: "UMT: African Artist by Tina-Akua Hunziker, CZT"

African artist is a fantastic tangle for that lovely squishy bulgy effect. My intention was to bring out the beautiful African colours but I think it has turned into more of a Christmas design!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #246: "Guest Post: Monotangle Trees"

Dilip Patel from India is spreading the word about planting trees and caring for our environment so tangling a tree is our challenge for this week.  
Good one Dilip!!
You can see Dilip's fantastic range of Zentangle art at his blog here where he often shares a thoughtful message through his drawing.

Whew, the wind is blowing this old tree!! 

It is very dry at our place already and summer has just begun. When I drive up the hill to our home this beautiful Eucalyptus comes into view, standing straight and tall at the top of our driveway, it is always a lovely sight especially when the sun is setting. 

 Mailing today:
If you would like to purchase a copy of  'Today I Will Tangle' just click on My Etsy shop link here or for Aussie tanglers click here (scroll down).

Monday, November 30, 2015

Today I Will Tangle

"News Flash"
The 2nd printing of 'Today I Will Tangle' has arrived
For orders in Australia click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
For orders outside Australia go to My Etsy Shop or click here
A big thank you to my wonderful followers who have purchased my
little book and those who have written fabulous reviews.
Appreciation, gratitude, love and hugs

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Same string, a seed shape, diagonal across the tile.
Happy weekend everyone!

3 tangles - purk, squill, umble
2 tangles - gourdgeous, mooka
1 tangle - fife

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

A tangled page for you to colour-in

Don't get your knickers in a knot.........colour in!

Colouring in books seem to be the new fad about town for relaxation but of course all us tanglers know that Zentangle is way better! I can still understand though that some people just want to sit, colour and not think to much.
With Zentangle we use tangles for design, texture and colour and focus on the pattern not whether we should use green or blue. Although with our tangled page there are still small spaces that can be filled in, (normally with black) here I have filled in those spaces with subtle colours.

The second image is the 'before' photo for you to colour.
Have fun, print it out, (size - A4) add tangles, orbs, embellish and shade as you like just don't get your knickers in a knot.

Right click on the picture and click print picture

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tripoli Triptastic

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #244: "Tripoli Triptastic"

Popped down to the local art shop and bought myself a treat, a beautiful new tin of Prismacolour pencils!
When I normally draw Tripoli it wanders off in different directions, today I tried to keep it confined.
You can find the steps for Tripoli here. Such a fascinating tangle.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

One Two Three

Three different tiles........just for fun!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Just A Tiny Taste

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #243: "Just a tiny taste"

Sometimes it really is hard to stop! I actually tangled the tan tile with marasu a couple of weeks ago because I simply wanted it to be unfussed!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

More Gourdgeousness

I'm addicted to gourdgeous!

Coloured pencils have added a jazzy effect and on this Zendala tile I've left it open to bring light and bounce.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #242: "New Official Tangle: Gourdgeous"

If you haven't seen this gorgeous new tangle from Maria check out the latest Zentangle newsletter here .

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Expect the Unexpected

Can you see the cow horns?

Tangling punzel, I find that taking a deep breath and just thinking about that 1st step places the 'shark fin' shape in the right direction. After tangling this Zendala tile I am now thinking 'cow horns'. 

I don't know how that happened but unknown outcomes is a fantastic aspect of Zentangle.
Hope it gives you a chuckle!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #241: Guest post "Stones and Ceremony" 

Shake rattle and roll this purk rock bowl is bubbling over!
Rolling stone selection!
Rickety rock there's a stone in my sock.

Three cheers to everyone who has purchased 'Today I Will Tangle' our 1st printing has sold out. Hopefully there will be more hot off the printing press very soon.
Thank you so much for supporting our project.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

4 Tile Mosaic

This 4 tile mosaic features a simple string of 2 curved lines on each tile and mooka in the corners.

Inspiration came from the many different shaped windows we saw on our travels through Europe.

Surprise! I didn't know there was a large department store in Paris called Printemps

Old Town Hall - Prague
Cathedral at the Prague Castle


Basilica Di San Marco - Venice

Como - Italy

Somewhere in Milan


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Birthday Leaves

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #240: Birthday Leaves!

Spring or autumn, leaves bring colour, life and play to our gardens.
Many tangles are based around nature and I think leaf shapes automatically brings the sense of relaxation.

Silver Birches are my favourite trees, I love the shade in summer, the colour in autumn, the sun shining through the branches in winter and the new life in spring.
My special spot in our garden

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #238: "UMT - Tri-bee by Beate Winkler, CZT"

Beate's fun tangle tri-bee spins with a whirl across the tile. As soon as it began to flow my thoughts went directly to punzel and ciquital which also use the same repetitive shape but in different ways.
What a lovely surprise to see Beate's tangle as The Diva's challenge this week especially after meeting Beate in Hamburg last month. Beate gave Paul and I a great sightseeing tour of Hamburg, we enjoyed a meal together and fortunately Beate's husband Hajo was able to join us also. Thankfully they both speak English!

Our workshop was a buzz, everyone made me feel very welcome with gorgeous presents and Zentangle inspired surprises. Enthusiastic tanglers travelled from around Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium to join us which was quite an overwhelming experience for me.

Thank you Beate for the wonderful time you so generously gave us.


Happy tanglers in Hamburg after finishing their marvellous mooka tiles.

Meeting MariĆ«t in Amsterdam was a treat. We had so much to talk about.  

Thank you to everyone who has purchased my book, I am absolutely thrilled with your response. 
There were a few problems with the postage regarding multiple sales on the
Etsy site but hopefully that has been fixed now.
If the costing doesn't look right please just send me an email and I'll work it out for you.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Today I Will Tangle

Spring in Tasmania is a wonderful time of year to return home from holiday. I have heaps of photos, special memories with friends and inspiration for Zentangle Art which I'll share later.
Firstly I am excited to announce the publication of my little book Today I Will Tangle. Over the last few years I have had many requests for a book and here it is in print!!

'Today I Will Tangle' is an inspirational book combining Zentangle Inspired Art and my poem 'Today'. It's in colour, light and easy to carry, the size is approx. 21.5 cm x 15 cm (8" x 6")  48 pages (including cover)
The price is $15.00 AUD with $2.50 from each book being donated to a small village in Myanmar.
To buy a copy in Australia please click here (scroll down the page) or my Etsy Shop 
To buy a copy anywhere else in the world please go to my Etsy Shop or click here
Thank you for your support and for inspiring me to create! I am truly grateful.