Category Archives: doodles

Owl Watch Over You

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My 5th and probably, favorite coloring page just went live in my Etsy shop…..

Owl Watch Over You Listing

Owl Watch Over You

Adorable Owls, with pretty Botanical’s and a little hint of Summer Time Bee’s all in an instant PDF you can print out on your choice of paper and start coloring however you like.  You can even add some tangles if coloring isn’t your thing.  Your PDF will print out without the center watermark.  I’d love to see this once you’ve colored it in, so be sure to let me know!

Next time you read this blog….I’m hoping to have become a CZT!

So Close!

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This time next week, my friend Karen and I will be on a Road-Trip to Providence, Rhode Island to attend the CZT Seminar #20!   Soooooo excited.  We have been waiting since November when we signed up and it seemed so far away then.  I’ll be really thrilled to add the “CZT” after my name soon!

Two more coloring pages completed this week –

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They join this one completed last weekend

dragonfly

If you had to choose – which one would you like to see uploaded into my etsy shop first?  They will be available in PDF format, which seems to be universally available, priced at $1.50 each.  Instantly downloadable so you can get coloring or filling with tangle patterns right away!

New Coloring Page

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I’m finally able to get to work listing my coloring pages for sale in my Etsy Shop.  Here is my latest

Flowing Flowers leveled WEB

 

Flowing Flowers, available for instant download – you can print it out and start coloring right away!

I will be listing several more in the coming weeks as soon as I prepare them for downloading.  I’m excited to see if people enjoy these as much as I enjoy making them, so if you do get one, please let me know how you like it!

 

So Much News!

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Wow – the time has gone by in a blink!  So much going on this past month and I think I’m finally caught up.  Exciting things!

First, I was approached about being in a Collaboration Coloring Book project with other artists – I was excited but apprehensive about such a big project, but ultimately, being part of this is only going to be a good thing!  I will be one of the artists in the 2nd Volume of Global Doodle Gems!  The 1st Volume should be released next month and the 2nd possibly in August!  I finished my contributions and sent them off yesterday.

The second really exciting thing that happened was another invitation to be in another book!  I will be among quite a few artists and their Tangle pattern Step Outs.  Five of my patterns will be included in the book, along with some artwork.  So excited for this as well – and hopefully that book will be available by Christmas.

Now with all this going on, I’ve got CZT Seminar coming up in two short weeks – my friend Karen and I are driving up to Rhode Island and we can’t wait.  With all the creativity, I’ve got tons of ideas floating around in my head for my OWN book and this is the beginning of that….

dragonfly page

You’ll have to use your imagination a bit,  as the inking isn’t done.  I’m sorry to say I will be much more careful about the photo’s I’m posting and watermarking them – I’ve had a bit of a run in with people thinking my work on my FB page was FREE,  so much of the art there was taken down and will only be re-uploaded when it’s all been watermarked.  I don’t like watermarking, I much preferred to upload low resolution, smaller photo’s but after having all of my work downloaded by a group of enthusiastic coloring page seekers (and honestly, who knows who else downloaded them) I think I have to be more cautious.

So, to sum up – Coloring Book, Tangle pattern Step Out Book,  CZT training, compiling a good amount of pages for my own  book, the end of the school year (yay!) and then its SUMMER VACATION!  Whooohoooo!  I have a copy of Elements 13 I need to learn how to use for more professional editing of my artwork (help!) and lot’s of sketchbooks to fill, not to mention, I’d like to make a few more videos – what would you all like to see next?

How I draw Mooka

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I recently did a few pieces that have the tanglepattern Mooka in them…..this has been a pattern I’ve struggled with and I think I’ve finally become comfortable with the way I do them now.  I had a request from a few members of my Facebook Group, For The Love of Doodling, to show how I draw them in my next video.  Mission accomplished – I hope it helps some.

Flowering Mooka

I’d love to hear what you think and if you have any video requests, please feel free to comment – if I can, I will try to help.  Thanks for reading and watching!

Ryukin

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One of my Best Friends loves fish…..and has a birthday in March.  This year I made up my mind to make her one of Ben Kwok’s awesome templates.  I’m very happy with how it turned out and she loved it.  And this morning it’s featured over on a group at Redbubble – a really nice way to start out my Monday and week.

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Ryukin, available in cards, prints, stickers, shirts….you name it…on Redbubble

Tangling Woven Patterns

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My newest video goes over how I make some of the intricate looking woven patterns, such as W2 and Huggins.

This is the first video with the new camera – that annoying little spodge of dust was really bothering me and it was time for an upgrade.  Next I’ll be working on improving the lighting and then I think I’ll have my making-videos set up complete.  If there is anything you want to see demonstrated, comment and I’ll see what I can do to help.

And thanks for watching!  And subscribing!  And sharing!

Shading with Pen….or what I do with those Old Microns

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A lot of us that Zentangle or Doodle use Micron pens.  And if you do use Micron pens, you know how easy it is for those nibs to get crushed if you exert too much pressure on them.  And if you’re as addicted to this art form as many of us are….you know we go through a lot of pens.  Don’t throw out those pens that are a little past their prime – there is still some life left in them!

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It’s another snowy day in the Northeast, and I’m perfectly fine with it.  I don’t mind the snow and I know I’ll look back on the winter fondly when the heat of the summer sets in.  Today was not only make a video day, but I did finish a project I had been working on, too

watermarked March

I did this piece on Rendr No Show Thru paper and I’m not a fan.  First, this paper has a weird grayish cast to it.  It does indeed not bleed thru, but the paper is on the thin side.  It hasn’t won me over from my Strathmore Bristol Vellum at all.  I’m happy with the way the actual work came out – I just wish it was on Bristol.

I don’t think Winter is really done with us yet, March is certainly sweeping in here like a Lion!

Podzles Tangle Pattern Video

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Fresh from the video camera to Youtube…..

 

It’s been bitterly cold here in the Northeast and while we haven’t gotten as much snow as those north of us, we are still having quite the snowy winter.   We haven’t had a Monday in school since January 5th!  And today is a holiday, so we are home again – not that I’m complaining.  I’m getting used to the shorter work weeks.

Stay warm and safe out there!