Monday, October 8, 2018

Alcohol Ink


Alcohol Ink inspired by Alixis Bonavitacola, Online Studio Workshop.


Color Pencil Giraffes


This is a color pencil designed by Mark Menendez and painted by me.
The project was offered and taught at Hoot by Mark Menendez in August 2018.

I Love Snow


"I Love Snow" designed by Deb Antonick and painted by me.  This was taught at Hoot by Deb Antonick in August 2018.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Alcohol Ink Floral

This is an alcohol ink floral.  Painting with canned air is quite different than painting with a paint brush.  However, I am having fun with this, no telling how long it will take me to get this medium under control. It is keeping me from my other art projects, learning is time consuming.

Alcohol Inks

I am studying alcohol ink painting.  I never know how the painting will actually turn out, this started as a landscape now it looks like a seascape, maybe an island in the middle.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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Designed by Chris Haughey.  It is called Old Glory Plaque and I painted it with acrylic paints, crackle and stain.  Completed just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

SSB Membership Drive Meeting



I will be teaching a class on ZenButtons in September at South Side Brushes.  The September meeting is for people who would be interested in joining a group of artist painters.  This is our membership drive meeting and we provide four simple painting/art classes choosing two that you can select to learn.  The day begins with our hospitality coffee, tea and sweets.  We have a raffle with beautiful artsy items, a Ways and Means table that sells useful paint tools, books, jewelry and many other cutesy and particle items.  We have a show and tell of art painted and described by our members, always interesting to hear where, why and who designed the pattern for each piece.  We also have a brief membership meeting.  After our meeting, we pull raffle tickets and then have a nice $10 luncheon.  After lunch we begin our painting projects, special for September we offer four of our members who each teach a different project.  The above picture will be a sample of what I will offer to teach.  The ZenButton class participants will be given 3 white tiles and a micron pen.  I will have markers, colored pens, etc. to complete the project.  The class is free to those nonmembers who come to our meeting and class that day.  Anyone interested please contact me by email for any other information such as date, time and location.


This was a tan linen canvas board that was drawn with various pens and markers.  The creator and designer of this class is Kim VanZyll.

More Tangle U


These drawings were done in Eni Oken's class.



This was the first ZenButton I received in the exchange.  How exciting it was to find out it was designed and drawn by Marie Browning.  Wow, how lucky for me to have received one of Marie's beautiful art.  I was also blessed to have Marie sitting next to me for all the classes at Tangle U.

Here was my second draw from the exchange.  Designed and drawn by Penny Beth Schwan.

The final design was by Susan Bowden.

Tangle U 2018 in Portland Oregon with my friend Mary Kessel.  Mary and I travel together for Tangle U and other Zentangle events.  We are sitting outside the vendor sales room at Embassy Suites in Portland.  We had a great time with all the art classes and visiting with friends we haven't seen since the last event.  Next year it will be in South Carolina.
These are the ZenButtons that I made for the exchange at Tangle U 2018 in Portland Oregon.  They are made on square Zentangle tiles and a Zendala tile.  The top and bottom design was drawn with TomBow markers and Sakura Micron pen.  The center round Zendala was painted with Derwent Inktense pencils and drawn with a micron pen.












Monday, April 9, 2018


These were made by student friends learning to use a paint spinner to create lovely and colorful backgrounds on round and square paper tiles.  The class lessons were to experiment with different papers and mediums.  First they learned how to use the spinners using markers, pencils and inktense pencils.  We didn't have enough time to Zentangle, however, they have a wonderful start with their colored tiles to fill them in with tangles at their leisure.  It was a very busy class with a lot of different things happening all at once with each person.  I love showing the results and benefits of using a variety of paper and mediums.  The results are so different.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


This was my first attempt using the spinner.  As you can see the circles are not centered, I have had some problems getting my paper centered on the spinner, but I found a technique that is working.  I do like the colors and patterns.  I used black ink and prisma color pencils.


A Zenbutton made with a compass, prisma color pencil and black ink.  The design is drawn on a white 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 paper.


This is a Zenbutton.  The circles were made with a compass, blue ink and blue prisma color pencils.

My Spundala.  This is a sample, trying out my spinner and markers to make this Spundala has been challenging.  I still cannot get my design dead center.  The colors are Tombow markers and the design is Sakura black ink and the paper is Bristol, 100 Lb., highlights with a white pastel pencil.