Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Good-bye 2013 - Hello 2014

May your dreams and wishes be fulfilled in 2014.
Keep safe and healthy, enjoy many lovely surprises.
Have exciting adventures and be wonderfully creative.
Be happy
Hugs and love

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

A couple of close-ups

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bright and Sparkly Wishes

Wishing you all a bright sparkly Christmas.
Keep safe, enjoy your creativity and thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for your fabulously thoughtful comments.

Hugs and love

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Challenge from Cris!

After my post from The Diva's boo*kee challenge, Cris from Tangled Up In Art suggested I complete the circle with 3 more tiles. Thanks Cris, I hadn't tangled a 4 tile ensemble for a while and it was truly fun on the new renaissance tiles.

The 1st tie with boo*kee

Australian Tanglers
To buy the new Renaissance Tiles with a brown pen
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and go to the bottom of the page.
Thank you



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Happy

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #148: "Merry Happy"

Christmas stars, bright streamers, deck the halls with boughs of holly, red and green!
Thank you Laura for another fantastic year of Diva Challenges....you are a star!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Tied Up With String

All tied up with string and feeling festive.

These tiles reminded me of fancy ribbons, bows and stringy bits that you tie on top of gifts.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you are enjoying the season and feeling jolly!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #147: "UMT v. XXIII - Boo*Kee"

Laura's own snazzy tangle boo*kee is our featured tangle this week and I am loving the new Zentangle Renaissance Tiles. The colour is a beautiful tan so my favourite sepia brown pen (which looks a bit red) and the white gelly roll adds another dimension to our Zentangle art.

For our Aussie tanglers the new Zentangle Renaissance Tiles and pens will be in stock about the middle of this month.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tangle Cards

Heidi enjoys all the fantastic tangling ideas in Sandy Bartholomew's tangle cards.
The Kidz Edition has a wide range of tips and cool tangles with easy steps for everyone.

Have a fun weekend, the sun is shining in Tasmania so I am heading into the garden......for digging and weeding then find my comfy garden chair for some relaxing reading!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #146: DuoTangle Pea-nuckle/Well

My first thought was 'oh tricky combination' so just began with a simple wonky square string and decided not to think to hard about how these two tangles would fit together. Fun!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stitched up!

Just a quick post today, have you tried tangling ona?  This is a beaut little tangle by José Meeusen of The Netherlands, it makes a delightful border.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #145: "New Official Tangle: Quib"

Oh yes, I love those swirly lines weaving in and out.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

It's a keeper

Thank you for all your encouragement and support for my mak-rah mee! It seems to be a keeper!!
Thanks Linda for posting it on TanglePatterns.com

For the last few weeks I have been 'Grandmas Help' at Heidi and Samuel's school, with groups of enthusiastic 7 -11 year olds learning to tangle. The wonderful aspect that I found has been the encouragement they have given each other. If a student said "I can't do that" someone else always said "Yes you can, that looks good". I love that!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's a Bugs Life

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #144: A Bug's Life
When I first found Zentangle I often coloured poke root with a touch of red, with this in mind I decided to hide my bugs amongst ripe berries.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New tangle or tangleation?

What do you think.....is this a new tangle or a tangleation of keeko? It starts with keeko but reminds me of the knots in macramé. Years ago I loved making macramé pot plant hangers and wall hangings so I thought a good name might be mak-rah-mee (the pronunciation from the dictionary).

You can just do one knot or add as many as you like in lines or random over your tile. Loop, tie, weave and tangle. A fun way to get yourself in a knot!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #143: "UMT v.XXII - Cruze"

Cruising with cruze! This is such a super tangle so I was quite happy when it came up for The Diva's challenge, after playing with it last week I wanted to try it again.

Have you tried Ona, it is a fun tangle from José Meeusen of The Netherlands.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Just Tangling

Time to take a deep breath, slow down and just tangle. Better than a pill!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #142: "Comfort/Danger Zone"

Ok, so we are to step away from tangling for comfort but test our pens and pencils at something that we pass over and say 'I'll do that later, it looks to difficult'. I have a feeling we might see many black tiles with this challenge. I have had a new pack of blank black tiles hidden in my box for this very occasion. A couple of tangles that I have been wanting to try are snugz by Terri Brown and cruze by Caren Mlot. Oh, both these tangles are fabulous, not as tricky as they look and such fun.
Thanks Laura for urging me to open the pack of black tiles.

Joshua and Nan's wedding ceremony was held in The Launceston City Park.
We enjoyed a fantastic sparkly and sunny day with laughs, tears and many hugs.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Love is in the Air

Celebrations! Our son is getting married tomorrow to his beautiful fiancé. We are enjoying a weekend of joy, love and happiness for their life together.

Our son Joshua and our new daughter Nan.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #141: DuoTangle - Fengle/Quandary

For this weeks challenge I chose an off cut piece of paper that was just to good to toss. Fengle has been on my list of tangles to get back to so this challenge came at just the right time. Thanks Laura.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Beauty of Zentangle

My copy of The Beauty of Zentangle arrived this week. There is so much inspiration and fascinating ideas on every page. You will find traditional Zentangles, colourful Zentangle Inspired Art and magical tangles with thoughtful messages from 137 tangle artists from around the world!!

It was an absolute treat to have 3 of my ZIAs chosen.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Weekly Challenge #140! "Monotangle, Pointillism style!"

Laura, The Diva always surprises me with her imagination for coming up with such fun challenges. This week it's dots, dots and more dots!
Thanks Laura.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Four with finery

Sometimes I see tiles on my work table that seem to fall into a group like these four that fit into the back to basics category and contain (another favourite) tangle finery.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

8s Parte Dos

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #139: UMT vXXI "8s Parte Dos" by Jane Eileen

Jane's tangle 8s Parte Dos has been added to my favourites list, I really enjoy this type of tangle where the curved lines sneak in, out and under. Yes, I made a couple of small whoopsies so Bronx cheer came in handy to cover up the odd lines.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Zentangle in Stitches

My good friend Liz Bulman is a whizz with her sewing machine, she can whip up curtains in a flash or turn her creativity into fantastic pieces of art. When her copy of Suzanne McNeill's book Zen-sational Stitches for Quilting arrived she was soon inspired by Kayleen Allen's apples and Sue Needle's wall hanging.

Apples by Liz

Wall hanging by Liz

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fun with Borders

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #138: "Fun with Borders"

The braiding on a bag took my eye for the first border.