Sunday, January 31, 2016

Touch of Gold

Trying to achieve elegance and pizzazz with the smoothness of the gold Gelly roll pen.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tangle within a tangle

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #252: "String Theory: Tangle within a tangle... it's like inception... but with tangles"

Arukas was the 1st tangle I thought of for tangling within a tangle plus I could slip in a little gem!

Tangles within
Enjoyment on tan
Sending sunshine from down under to snow covered lands in the north.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Beate's New Book

This week I have been happily playing with some nifty tangles from Beate Winkler's new book.
It's her third book "Zentangle - Inspired and relaxed drawing" You can find it here at Bea Bea Designs. Beate has gathered her friends from all over the world to share their tangles and thoughts.
Wishing that I could understand German though and enjoy reading the thoughts and tips but the step outs are easy to follow and with 160 pages the book is chock a block full of splendid tangles and tutorials.

Thank you Beate for your inspiring book!

Tangles: Brasa-mili - Diana Schreur, Tizzy - Hanny Waldburger,
YAH - Emily Classon and Zwieblbee - Beate Winkler

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #251: "Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day"

January 24 is  Awareness Day.  The Diva's son was diagnosed with Moebius Syndrome when he was born, every year we happily spread the word about Moebius Syndrome by adding a Moebius Strip to our tile.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Out of the box!

Wahoo this ZIA bounced out of the colour pencil box in a bright way!!

And here is one for you to colour...have fun!
Size: A4

This Sunday at sunny Bicheno.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Back to the Old School

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #250: "Bringing it Back to the Old School"

Keeping cool and taking it easy on a hot afternoon in Tassie, going back to basics with white blank tiles, simple string, black pen and pencil shading.

Z shape string

X shape string
R shaped string

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Dancing with Auraknot

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #249: "DuoTangle: Celebrate with Diva Dance and Auraknot"

Two great tangles to celebrate 5 years of The Diva's weekly challenges.
Laura is a star for providing us with ideas, inspiration, plenty of entertainment and smiles every week.
Thank you my Zenpal!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


What is in the stars for 2016?

This year if I feel as though I'm running around in circles, I'm going to stop and remind myself how sparkly my life is. I will find a gem in everyday to be grateful for. There will be star moments to treasure, festivities to celebrate and seeds of joy to gather and sow. Yes, there will be times of dark and shade to cope with, that's life. My wish is to be able to adjust the shading so life becomes lighter and brighter at dullish times.

No doubt there will be days suited for plain beads, days for snazzy beads, days for shiny gems, there will be dark nights and sparkly starry nights!

May your year be light and bright and wear your beads with style and a smile.

Size: A4

For you to copy and colour!