Black Hills Majesty, Part 2

  As promised, I am continuing from my last blog post which regale’s the time we spent in South Dakota this past May. Our trip through the Black Hills of South Dakota was extremely memorable. On my husband’s birthday, we climbed to the top of the highest peaks in the hills known has Harney Peak. Harney’s Peak…

Day Forty One, Creation Forty One

One more day to go and I will be finished at last with my One Zentangle a Day challenge! Today’s task asked to incorporate traditional folk symbols and use them as tangles.  I gave this challenge a lot of thought and research (hence the delay in posting this challenge) and decided that I would honor my Native…

Day Thirty One, Creation Thirty One

Faux Illuminated Letters was the theme for today`s challenge.  The “faux” part of these illluminated tiles is that I didn`t use real gold just a gold pen… Anyway, I really loved using letters as outlines that I decided to make two tangles! The first tile created was on black paper using opaque Gellyroll  pens from…

Day Nineteen, Creation Nineteen

Squares, diamonds and triangles- oh my! Geometric grid patterns was the theme for today’s tangled tile. As a child I always loved working with basic shapes. Later in life in college, I had a knack for breaking down complex imagery to basic shapes and patterns to create an abstract version of a drawing. I remember…

My niece’s first Zentangle tile! I’m so proud!

Well, you might be wondering were I have been all weekend. To put it simply- having fun! Saturday was a rainy wet day in the Chicagoland area, but my husband and I made the best of the day by working out the details for our upcoming Star Wars themed party and hitting a couple of…

Day Thirteen, Creation Thirteen

Sorry for my little hiatus everyone. What can I say? A music event of epic proportions took over my life the entire weekend. What is this awesome music festival you ask? Lollapalooza! Lollapalooza is a fantastic musical event where over 70 bands perform for three days in Chicago. Great bands, rock ‘in music and all-around…

Day Twelve, Creation Twelve

Balance and harmony was today’s theme. What a perfect thought. We all could use some of that in our lives- right? Balancing our finances, our households and relationships. Bringing harmony to our emotions, marriage and work-life. These things are not only important to our very existence, but it is also important in creating art. Day…