Author Archives: Christianne

About Christianne

Fibernut, Metal/Jewelry Artisan, Mom, Wife, Para, You Name It!

Gems Video


gems and beadsgems zentangle


There are all these beautiful Zentangle Inspired works appearing in the groups on FB and it’s all about these wonderful “Gems”  I first saw the gems made by Kae Yoshino, and the tutorials on that blog.  A few members of my Facebook group were asking for a video – I searched and just couldn’t find one so….I made a quick one.  Keep in mind that how I make the gems is just one of the techniques out there and there are many.   I hope it helps.   There is also a new ebook from Eni Oken – you can find it on her blog.


So Much Happening.


So it’s been a really busy summer.  We traveled for almost a month, seeing more of the Beautiful U.S.A.  I think we were home for 4 days when we had to quickly travel down to Florida for a family members health emergency.  10 days later, back home for a two weeks and now….in the home stretch since school starts for me next Monday.  So sad to see summer go, but looking forward to the new school year.

So while all this was going on…the Collaborative Coloring Book I participated in was published!!!

volume 2 cover

Global Doodle Gems, Volume 2, available on Amazon!

I’m pretty excited to be in the midst of some wonderful artists – it’s quite a thrill seeing my own work out there in a book!

I’m also making my pages available for Instant Digital download in my etsy shop and the first one is up today

paisley listing photo

Paisley Coloring page from Global Doodle Gems, Vol. 2

I’ll be listing the other pages over the course of the next few weeks, so stick with me.  I’m looking forward to getting back to work on my own collection of coloring pages as well.  And just to make things a little more interesting, we’re also gearing up for the NJ Sheep Breeders show in just a few, short weeks.

Did I forget to mention I need to get a class schedule together for some Zentangle classes as well?  Yes, there is that, too.

So tell me, what did you do over your summer vacation?

Arukas Meets Diva Dance


I was doing a little tangling  today, trying to catch up on my Tangle-a-Day calendar and then I got bit by this bug….



So many tangles out there and I just got a bug to combine these two – Arukas meets Diva Dance – this was a ton of fun and I definitely will be doing this again!

You can find Diva Dance, created by Maria Thomas to Celebrate Laura and her 100th Weekly challenge, HERE.