Welcome to the new site!

So, we didn’t quite make the Labor Day launch of the new site, but we are up and running now!

It has a been a busy summer, with lots of changes going on. Both my husband and I left our old IT company so things were a bit up in the air as we transitioned jobs. Belts got tightened as we worked through the rest of summer camps, interviewing, writing proposals, back to school, and 8 year old birthday parties. Oh, and did I mention said 8 year old has become obsessed with snapchat selfies?

Snapchat filters have taken over.

At this point, jobs have been secured, my husband is fully ensconced in his new position, and I am focusing on my art and Zentangle classes.

There are new classes posted for the fall, with a couple of fun holiday workshops coming soon.

I’ve also got a few events coming up where you can check out my work first hand.

So, please take a look around the new site. Let me know what you think (and if you notice anything funky. I think we caught and fixed everything, but you never can be too sure).

The Diva’s Valentangle Challenge

The Diva’s challenge for this week is to create some valentine inspired tiles, just in time for Valentine’s Day! I didn’t create these just for the challenge, but they are full of hearts, so they fit the bill.

First up is a zendala full of heart shaped tangles.


This is a piece that is a sample for a kids art/zentangle party. So much fun!


Don’t forget to head back over to the Diva’s site to check out all the great work everyone has submitted!

Life Book 2016

This year I have joined Life Book, which is an online art journaling course and community run by Tamara Laporte. If you have any interest in art journaling, I highly recommend it! Tamara has a great energy about her and mixes in self exploration with the art making process.

Here is the first page of my book, from the first warm up lesson in the course.

mixed media art journal page

mixed media art journal page

Are you doing anything new this year? Any online classes you’d like to recommend?

Hello 2016!

Happy new year everyone!

Always a time for stating intentions and declarations, and reflecting back on the past year. While I have a number of goals, one of my main focuses for the year is to nurture my creative side and produce more work. Hoping to post a lot along the way to share with all of you.

For now, here’s a peek into my new Tangle a Day calendar for 2016 (made by Carole Ohl).

Tangle a Day Calendar

Tangle a Day Calendar

The new Zentangle® class schedule is also up on the site for January and February. I’d love to have you join me for a class!

Hope your new year is off to a great start!


Holiday and Renaissance Zentangling

The holidays have been keeping me pretty busy. This week offers a break from the day job, but still plenty going on in the studio and with the family.

I did some tangling for the holidays, and played around a bit with metallic inks on black.

metallic inks

metallic inks

I’ve also been doing a lot of playing around with Renaissance tiles to help prepare for some upcoming classes. Here are a few that I pulled various elements from for the final class. I do love the tan tiles!

Renaissance exploration tiles

Renaissance exploration tiles

I hope you holiday season is going well so far, and that the New Year brings joy and well being!