Saturday, 31 December 2011

Inchie #2

Happy New Year to all. May 2012 exceed your expectations.

Today I have been challenged to try new things. I wonder where that will lead.

I'm still inching tangles!!~ Completed it as the clock struck 12 at midnight to welcome in 2012.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011


I had great fun doing these. I seem to enjoy things tiny! Thanks to Margaret for the idea.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

inchies grid

Firstly I need to make a correction to yesterdays post. The alphabet soup challenge was Sue Jacob's idea, not Sue Clarke's, my apologies there.

Had a bit of fun today making an inchies grid template. Its not perfect as far as lines joining up goes, but measurements are correct and hopefully will upload ok. I created it in Publisher but when I transfered it to My Pictures some lines surfaced which are hidden in the original grid. It can be used with a very fine line to work on, or use a thicker line to trace. It is on A4 with squares 1" square and 1/4 inch space between. Here goes...

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Xmas day post

Happily I completed the alphabet soup challenge of Sue Clarkes (ta Sue). Now I can have a go at Margarets "inchies"!  Having a challenge to do,  for me anyway is a good way to stretch you and keep you trying out new things, so thanks to all who  have given them, and to those who have shared their contributions, you also are an inspiration.

Tangles: sugarcane, twisted rope, unyun, vortex, warble.

Tangles: xulu, yincut, zedra.

Monday, 19 December 2011


Next two tiles for alphabet soup. I was pleased to break out of the usual square shape. The capital letter makes a new type of design easier to do. Can you see the mistake today?

Tangles: grass border, hollibaugh, inapod, jetties, knase, lotus pods

Tangles: meer, ninja stars, oke, paradox, queen's crown, river

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Muddled Composite

Finally completed my composite. Put the tiles together today and had nightmares when I saw how many mistakes there were in matching up!! Anyway, I think its good to share mistakes, stops one getting proud and obsessive about perfection! All part of the journey hey. I enjoyed doing it , thats the main thing.

Saturday, 17 December 2011


Been busy lately with exams and reports and cleaning up. Bit of a job cleaning up as I'm a 'put it down now and deal with later ' pile maker. Its not that I've not been tangling, I've been doing a composite, its just the time it takes to scan and send pics all around the show before they actually get online. If I could just put it in my laptop and close the lid, things would happen a lot quicker. I will post my composite next scanning session, promise.

Recently Zentangler Sue Jacobs set herself a challenge, which others have joined in with. I love challenges so I have joined in too. Here's my first attempt. A-F. I decided to make each tile string the line of the capital letter of the first tangle. Means less thinking! Can you find the capital 'A'?
Tangles: asian fans, bales, crescent moon
drupe, ennies, florez

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.
God bless and remember



P.S. Even a smile or nice 'hello' is a gift

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


 I enjoyed last weeks challenge of using large tangles, so followed suit this week, inserting tangles into the tangle. Such fun!

Monday, 5 December 2011

KK gift tangle

Were having our little groups fiinishing class tomorrow, so last night I did a tile for KK pressie to go with other stuff. Theyre always such fun.Then I found one from Challenge 48 I hadnt posted, so heres two zentangles for today!

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Participating in the AEDM challenge encouraged some finishing of "Un  Finished Objects"! Here is one I completed last night.

Saturday, 3 December 2011


This is the colour wheel template so you may create one yourself. Begin with the centre triangle with the 3 primary colours (red, blue, yellow) and extend these to the outside circle, followed by the secondary colours (green, purple and orange), extending these to the outer circle. The spaces between the primary and secondary colours are the tertiary colours, made of each adjacent colour, and named as such for this diagram eg. orange/yellow. (sorry about the standard of colouring!! Before Prismacolours!!)

This week at our school is "Service week" . I have a small group who will make 80 Christmas cards in 1 and 1/2 days. Another day they will cook little cakes which they will wrap in cellophane and attach the card. Carols will be learnt another day. Finally on the Friday they will visit a local nursing home where they will sing carols and give the residents their hand made Christmas gift.

I have been eading about the CZT training course (to teach zentangling) on in February. Its the cheapest time for us from Oz to fly, and isnt as much as I thought it would be. I am very tempted. I dont know of anyone I could travel with at this stage, and the thought of arriving in New York alone is a bit daunting at my stage of life! I'll keep you posted!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

colour schemes

Just filled in a colour schemes chart tonight for my new Year 11's tomorrow. Those of you who are experienced artists probably know all about these anyway, but there may be some who dont, so I'm popping a copy on my blog just for you! Its amazing what colours will actually go together! You need a tertiary colour wheel to do this with, so if you dont know how to do one of those let me know and I can pop one of those on, plus let you know how they are constructed.

A good idea is to have the same colour at the top of the 'clock' on the left, then later you can do other sets of colour schemes for other colours. Fill in the blank bar with the colours in the scheme in a design you create.  Simply abstract is the way to go, as its just a reference chart. If you have lighter shades of colour they can be used too.

The "Art Every Day Challenge Month" has finished. Although it was a challenge to get something online every day, it was so worth it to see the artwork of others. I really enjoyed it and thanks to all for putting their artwork online, and special thanks to Leah on Creative Every Day for organising it.  I plan to keep putting art online , tho not specifically daily. I learnt so much from others art work, it is a real blessing, I hope my work might help others in some way too.