ATC Swap – Hearts & Flowers …

I signed up to participate in a ATC Swap titled “Hearts & Flowers”.  You could use a heart or flower shape as your string OR use heart and flower patterns to fill your tile.  I opted for the Diva Dance pattern (“Rock n Roll”) and created my version of “Tangled Roses”!  Red and pink were the only colors that could be used besides traditional black.  They’re calling out for some green, but I’m sticking to the guidelines for the Swap!



Challenge #253 … “Molygon”

Zentangle introduced a new pattern recently … “Molygon”.  The Diva has challenged us to use this pattern in our work for this week.  It’s a fun one to draw, but takes a little practice.  Sometimes I found my “molygons” were too skinny or too fat, not just right.  Then I discovered that if you mix them all up, it makes for a more interesting tile! Enjoy all the other entries on the Diva’s website.

If you would like to give these patterns and many, many more a try, sign up for my “Introduction to Zentangle” Class coming up on February 21st at the Icarus Creative Arts Studio, located in the Bernardo Winery.  Grab yourself a friend and a glass of wine, and come learn how to unleash your “inner artist”!  Sign up now using Paypal … over on the right!



Sharing Friendship & Zentangle …

Yesterday I met with Lauryn Eldon, a CZT from Massachusetts.  She’s been in La Jolla “wintering” for the month of January. With her time almost up, and heading back to “real winter”, what better way to share a day of tangling in San Diego than by the water.  We set up shop at an outdoor table at Mission Bay Yacht Club and tangled Zendalas.  It was such a nice quiet time, without the weekend crowds, enjoying good weather and friendly conversation.

The world of Zentangle has introduced me to so many new friends.  I thoroughly enjoy getting together with every one of them to share our love of Zentangle. It took me a long time to find something I’m super passionate about, but it was worth the wait.   Sign up and take a class if you haven’t yet.  Maybe you’ll find your passion too!

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Lauryn’s on the left; Susan’s on the right

ImageI did this one today – excited to try more!

Animal Farm …

Today, I had the pleasure of teaching my “Tangled Pets” class at Icarus Creative Arts Studio.  What a great time and class we had.  Five ladies joined the fun and created pets/animals of their choice.  Let’s see … had a Pit Bull, Great Dane, Bichon, Cat, Owl and Australian Shepherd.  A Tiger should have joined us, but one of us was missing …  D.J. – we missed you!

Our work was done on Opus Tiles – 10″x 10″.  It can be intimidating to use this size when all we’ve ever used are the smaller 3.5″x3.5″, but when you apply the basic principles of Zentangle, no problem!  We used patterns that were familiar to all so we were almost able to finish our projects within the two hours.  Hollibaugh, Crescent Moon, Printemps, Keeko, Bales, Knightsbridge, Flux and Zander made up the patterns.  I also showed them how to transfer a picture onto their tiles so next time they can be even more creative with their animal and tangle selections.

Next up, is an Intro Class for those of you who want to get in on this action (February 21st), then a “Tangled Garden” on March 21st to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

Thanks Sharon, Tess, Linda, Terry and Candy … I hope you enjoyed the class as much as I did.  Was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in January!

Here is their work – absolutely beautiful … and for some, only their second class!

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Pit Bull by Candy

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Great Dane by Terry

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Bichon by Linda

Cat by Sharon

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Owl by Tess

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Aussie by Susan (prior to class)


Up Next … “Tangled Pets”

OliviaCome join me for a brand new class – “Tangled Pets” on Sunday, January 24th from 1pm-3pm.  The class will be held at the Icarus Art Studio in the Bernardo Winery.  We will create a tile with the outline of your pet, then we will fill it in with different patterns.  This is something new and fun …. even if you don’t have a pet, just let me know your favorite animal and I’ll have it ready for you.  Seating is limited so sign up now via Paypal here on my site.  I do ask that you’ve had your Intro Class first before this one.  Hope to see you on the 24th!


A New Year and what to do …..

DSC_0081Another year is soon upon us and like so many people do, New Year’s resolutions are made.  The usual … exercise more, eat better, lose weight … all come to mind.  But, how about doing something new  that will help you relax, ease your stress, and give your confidence a boost? Try Zentangle!


It’s so much fun and doesn’t take any preparation or experience.  Come learn the Basics of Zentangle on Sunday, January 10th from 1pm,-3pm.  I’m teaching a class at Icarus Creative Arts in the Rancho Bernardo Winery.  Grab a friend, a glass of wine, and come treat yourself to two hours of learning something new for 2016!  Sign up now as there is limited seating for each class.


2016 Classes Scheduled …

index_sign_leftI’ve got my 2016 calendar rolling with new classes scheduled at Icarus Art Studio in the Bernardo Winery.  Along with the Introduction Classes on January 10th and February 21st, you can also select a “Tangled Pet” class on January 24th or the “Tangled Garden” on March 20 (we’ll welcome the arrival of Spring!).

The Tangled Pet class is something new – you give me the breed of your favorite pet when you register for class, and I’ll have it ready for class time.  We’ll learn new patterns and then tangle our furry friends!

The Tangled Garden class will finally introduce some color, along with new patterns, to create something fun.   Both of these classes will add to your Tangle Pattern libraries.  I do ask that you have completed an Introductory class before you enroll in either of these two.

I accept Paypal for payment – just click on the “Buy Now” button.  Be sure to put the date of your class in the memo.  If you have questions, send me a quick email. Hope to see you in the New Year as you begin your Zentangle Journey or keep it going with new patterns and ideas!


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