Tuesday, 25 February 2014


This weeks challenge is to use an uneven grid. This was right up my alley as it's quite simple. Thanks Laura! I am currently away on a short holiday and found my black pens nib to be a problem, so I have reverted to colour. (Nice excuse hey). The straight lined one was meant to have straight lined tangle, but after doing the first curvy one I forgot! Might try that later.
                                                       Tangle: Ninja variation

Tangle:Knot Rickz

Wednesday, 19 February 2014


Yeehaa! This is my first try at doing my blog on my iPad mini as my old Dell can't manage to get on the net today despite saying connection is good! 

I've been having fun creating some swap zentangles with an Aussie Zentangle group on Facebook. We were to use only tangles that started with K. It's sure a good method to learn and practice them. 
I used some for DC tile, for which we had to leave some SPACE. 
First discovery is I can't make the tile any larger! I used Kitchener, Keeko and Knot Rickz. 

Below is my Zendala Dare for this week. I like how Knot Rickz turned out but I quite messed up Unyun.
The one around the border is Kuke. For some strange reason, since it retired, I have trouble remembering the tangle names! 

Monday, 10 February 2014


I'm a bit cross with Apple because I can't do my blog on my ipad mini which is almost attached to me I use it so much. I've about forgotten I actually have a camera as I now take all my shots on the mini. If anyone out there knows how to get photos in the mini (or ipad tablet) onto the blog via insert image please let me know, I would be delighted. It would mean I can do blogs anywhere and not need a scanner. Thanks.

I enjoyed doing this Dare as it was nice and simple! I liked using one colour with the graphite pencil too.

Whilst you poor North Americans are suffering snow and blizzards, and poor folk in uk are being drowned out, we in Victoria, Australia are enduring very hot weather, winds and bushfires. I became a bit anxious today to look out over the balcony. Normally we look out onto a mountain range, but all I could see was next doors trees.

This wasnt near us but further east , pretty awesome.
I actually went looking for where this fire was and couldnt find the place, though I dont think its far from the amount of smoke we have around us. In my search I found this amazing picture of a tree glowing.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Woo hoo, didnt think today I'd be blogging twice!
After posting ZD#89 today, I was surprised  #90 was out!!


So glad to be able to be able to do the Dare and my blog again.


Sunday, 2 February 2014

inchies and twinchies and renaissance

As I have been now for three weeks in WA, with my ever increasing family..to date eight littlies.. I have not been able to post anything. so I have quite a collection to share today.

I like to have full pages of tangle pattrerns as a reference guide

Became quite adventurous with this one, and paintied it while I was away.

a little absracted reference guide
Some Zentangle art on a Renaissance tile