Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tahitian Garden Tray

I went to a painting seminar on Sunday taught by Sandy Scales and designed by Maureen McNaughton.  I am not finished with the piece we worked on, however, I wanted to share this piece that I painted in 2011, taught by Sandy Scales and designed by Maureen McNaughton.  The name of this design is Tahitian Garden Tray, I painted it on a wood oval plague.  This is one of my favorite pieces and I have it hanging in my little studio.  Hope you like it, I will post the piece I am working on when it is complete.  Please feel free to leave your comments.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Twinchie Swap

Here are my Twinchies, for the Twinchie Swap.  You can click on the photo to enlarge.  This was a great swap and so much fun to draw all these tangles.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My First Twinchie

The tile on the top is a Reniassance Tan Tiles.  A brown, red and black pen is used and hilites are done with a Sakura White Gel Pen.
The second tile is called a Twinchie.  A twinchie is 2" x 2" in size.  I am presently in an Artist Trading Swap of Twinchies.  The one above is my first one.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tangle U Ensemble

This is my ensemble for Tangle U 2014.  An ensemble is nine tiles with a printed string already on the tiles.  You number each tile on the back 1 - 9 and when you complete your tangle patterns in all the sections on all the tiles you exchange all but the middle tile.  You keep the middle tile and receive a tile from eight other artists.  Because everyone participating has the same string printed on their tiles you are able to line them up in order and put them in a frame, if you desire.  I will post the tiles after Tangle U.  Tangle U is a seminar get together to learn and explore Zentangle for Certified Zentangle Teachers.  We will be meeting in Portland, Maine at the Westin Spa Hotel for three days.

Sunday, February 9, 2014





There are 53 ATC's for this Deck Swap.  I will receive 52 cards from other artists and the extra card will go to Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  There are many people in this swap creating two and three decks.  I stopped after one because of other commitments.  Hope you enjoy these cards.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Valentine

Here is my entry for the Voght Visual Art Center February Show.  It will be in a white frame.  I painted the background and designed the painting using Shelly Beauch's design called Mak-Rah-Mee (the tangle that looks like a love knot).  I wanted to do a piece with Shelly's tangle and get a heart into because February is Valentine month.
I drew over twelve designs before I was satisfied with this one.  I used faber-castell color pencils for shading and hi-liting.  The shading color is Rose Carmine and White for the hi-liting.