Black Squirrel Zentangle

I spent a couple of days up north at my sister's place on the Ausable river and saw so many cute little black squirrels that inspired this zentangle. They were so sweet and playful running among the dry leaves and twigs. They represent the perfect little fall animal.

It was so peaceful looking out over the river and seeing these busy little fellows play. I found out that black squirrels and grey squirrels can come from the same litter, interesting, no?

The two cats, Marlo and Little Bit were also fascinated by these little guys! Thank goodness they are speedy and large enough to intimidate these two kiddies.

Play with Lippitz and Jambalee

I was playing with the new listings on; Jambalee, created by Pam Pincha-Wagener, and Limpitz, created by Jo Newsham. I love the fanciful little boxes of Jambalee that look like wonderful bits of confetti floating through the design. After being up north and enjoying our zentangle party I was re-inspired to try and create a tangle a day. It's a great way to center myself and get away from the chaos that is life and be a little more mindful and introspective. Breath...

A Fun Zentangle Fall Experience

I'm visiting my sister in northern michigan and had a wonderful zentangle class experience. I told the ladies I'd get this group picture up right away.

These are the finished tiles we created! These micron pen zentangle tiles were created during a day of tangling with new friends and old. Seven fabulous ladies using the same patterns with wonderfully different outcomes.

Fall Play Day

The new Betweed tangle pattern that Maria Thomas presents in the new zentangle® youtube video inspired this color play. I love the calligraphy pen she uses in the video!

I came across an art case that my mother had given to me about 25 years ago. It contains a watercolor sample set, some oil pastels, and 24 colored pencils. Over the years I dusted it, I moved it, I just didn't use it.  I decided to, finally, put it to good use. Seeing all the colorful posts on the flickr zentangle group inspired me to try a little color. Isn't it great that colored pencils don't expire, they still work after all these years!

Yesterday was a day of walking and tangling with a friend. We sat in her backyard enjoying the sun and fall colors sharing tangles and overlooking the beautiful fields and autumn landscape. The clear blue sky and the golden colors of fall were my inspiration. I wanted to keep it light and airy with a hint of summer breeze soon past!