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Happy New Year!

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I would like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year!  I hope you have a wonderful 2016, filled with Health, Happiness, and Love!  Thanks for sticking around my  blog, commenting and just encouraging me to keep going with it.

To celebrate welcoming 2016 I’m having a Sale at the Etsy shop – use coupon code “NY2016” for 10% any purchase $5 or more.  So go on, start your New Year off with some stress relieving coloring pages, instantly available for download or stock up on some Sheepy Goodness.

This year I’ll be working on my Art – I’m taking a Jane Davenport Workshop on Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces….I’m so enjoying branching out to using color and incorporating Zentangle with it.  If you have always wanted to unlock  your talent for drawing, Jane’s workshops are amazing!

whimsical face with tangles

I’m also hoping to be able to put together a schedule with Zentangle classes.  It’s been hard to plan too far ahead lately.   My Youtube channel has grown significantly since I posted my  How to Make Gems for Zentangle Video, so thank you for taking the time to watch!

The end of this year has seen me getting back to my Midori Travelers Notebook, and incorporating Art Journaling – All those scrapbook supplies that I have and finally I have a way to incorporate it into my daily journaling.  I’m super excited to add a Chic Sparrow Creme Brulee to my notebooks this year and I can’t wait till it arrives!  I’m thinking I’ll do a video flip through of my December insert with all the tip-in’s and photos – this opened a whole new world of journaling for me and has become part of my daily practice.   The end of 2015 I’ve not only added a Canon Selphy to my artjournaling equipment, but I was given a little Polaroid Zip for Christmas – which is awesome, portable and I love it!  You can follow my Art Journal and other adventures over on Instagram.  I’ve discovered a few very talented women over on Youtube that have really inspired me this year.  Ali Brown, who has a wonderful channel with so much inspiration and enthusiasm for journaling, art and photography – her videos are just so much fun to watch.   Jennifer Harvey aka Chic Sparrow has some amazing video’s showcasing her gorgeous notebooks and her love of art – check out her watercolor blending video.  And last, but certainly not least, my Daughter-in-law, Jesscrafts, has a Channel chock full of all you’d ever need to know about cardmaking, stamping, copics, a multitude of techniques and crafty amazingness.

Go check them all out – I dare you not to be inspired!  Tell me what you inspired you in 2015!

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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!

How To Transfer Templates/images for Tangling

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I see this question come up frequently in the Doodle/Zentangle groups on Facebook – how do you transfer templates for Tangling?  In this video, I go over two methods – one simple and inexpensive, the other with a lightpad.  There are many methods you can use, but these are the two I that I use – Hope you find it helpful to see how it’s done!

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!

If you like my videos, I would sure appreciate it if you subscribed and shared them – thank you so much!

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!

New Video O-Cee plus…The Winners Are…

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Roseanne, Carol McNab and Joanne Smith!  Thanks everyone for participating!  I’ve emailed the winners and I’ll be mailing their Tangled Art out as soon as I hear back from them.  This was a lot of fun, I definitely should have more give-aways 🙂

I’ve put another video together, this one is demonstrating my tangle pattern O-Cee.  Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

I’d love it if you would subscribe to my channel and give a thumbs up – comments are always appreciated as well.  I’m trying to establish my channel in advance of my CZT seminar in June – I’d love to be able to point students to the channel to help them out after classes.

I hope your Holidays were Merry and the New Year brings you much Health, Happiness and Creativity.  My house was hit with the silly flu/thingermabob that was going around, be we still managed to enjoy ourselves.  I’m busy planning, tangling, doodling and knitting.  Work starts back up on Monday for me.  I’m hoping to keep up with my Tangle-a-Day Calendar as well – my plan is to take one tangle a day alphabetically from Tanglepatterns.com….but plans always change and evolve so who knows where that’s going to take me.  What are your plans?