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While I was working on a new ornament the other day, I was in such a zone……and when I snapped to, I had a new pattern.  Which is really a favorite pattern of mine to do, these little plumy type leaves.  You’ll see them in lots of my work, but this one evolved into this…

Cirque for submission to tangle patterns

I’m really pleased with this – and I think I’ve finally found my feature tangle that I’ll be putting on some more ornaments soon…I’d love to see what you do with it!

I’ve been steadily working to get ready for my first art show in December…I think I’m moving along at a good pace and I hope I won’t be too frantic as we get closer.  Once I finish my ornaments, I’ll be doing the final drawings on some more Sheep…yes, there are more and I’m hoping to get a Calendar in the works before December – I might be cutting that close.

Some of my ceramic ornaments – these are very bisque-like…


And I’ve finished one gourd so far….


Today is a rainy, blustery day here in the Northeast, so I’ll be hunkering down and getting more done.  Enjoy the weekend!

New Tangle Pattern O-Cee


If you saw my Sea Turtle yesterday, you might have noticed a pattern on it’s shell.  I’ve drawn this pattern before as it fits so well in any kind of shape and yesterday I added the accent of an aura and some other little flourishes.  The amazing part of getting immersed in working on something is that the patterns kind of take on a life of their own, and before you’re even aware of it, things go off  in a totally new direction.   I knew I had seen something like this pattern somewhere, but when someone on Ornation Creation asked what it was, I just couldn’t find it.  I finally did find  Genevieve Crabe’s Fleurette and knew she was the inspiration behind my pattern…..I thought I should draw out the steps, since the pattern definitely went off into a different direction than the original by Genevieve,  so here it is…..O-Cee

O-Cee 001



The name O-Cee is a little homage to this great group, Ornation Creation…such an inspiring, creative group of people!

If you haven’t been to Genevieve’s site,  Tangle Harmony, go on a give it a visit.  She has wonderful Stencils (I have the Mandala Stencils and they are AWESOME), does a weekly round up with all the tangly news of the week and beautiful inspiration from her own sketchbook.  You’ll want to keep an eye on her site and subscribe for sure!