Zentangle Botanicals Class

glenda-btoanicalslesa-botanicals Fall is my favorite time of the year. At 60, Autumn’s change of colors delights me as much as when I was 6.  I want to thank my friends who attended the Botanicals class for giving me an opportunity to share my passion for plants. Meet Glenda (left) and Lesa (right) with their completed tiles.

elaine-improving-the-snails-designElaine is happily improving on my SSNAIL tangle. We all agreed we liked hers better.botanicals-mosaic

I hope you enjoy seeing their tiles.

Thanks everyone for sharing

and for taking my class.


Gourdgeous Diva Challenge

I am in the process of making samples for my Fall Fest Card Class- learn 5 new tangles and create 2 seasonal greeting cards. You bring your pencils, microns, and coloring pencils/markers and the 2 hour class is $5.  Pre-folded cardstock and envelopes are included in the class.

Here’s my Gourdgeous card. Thank You Melinda Barlow for the inspiring lesson and congratulations on presenting your 100th awesome You-Tube video.


October in the Forest

With over 4 acres of forest, my sister’s new home is a wonderful retreat from the noise and bustle of the city where they once lived. The property is peaceful and serene- the perfect place to inspire Zentangle. I took many photos of the plants, in preparation for the Zentangle Botanicals class. When you look closely, you realize that, like a Zentangle, no two leaves are exactly alike, even on the same plant. The variety of leaf shapes, leaf edging, and color is exciting. Today’s post focuses on  leaf shapes. Harvest is a wonderful time of the year to make seasonal cards and gifts featuring tangled botanical inspirations. I would love to see your tangled interpretations. Thanks for sharing.

spiky-leaves berries fronds-forest gone-to-seed striped-leaves long-serrated-leaves 5-leaf-vine round-leaves

Quilted Friendships

While visiting family in Michigan last month, I stopped to visit my friend and fellow shop owner, Brenda at Mabelena Quilt Shop in nearby Ortonville.  If you are ever in the area, I recommend stopping by this friendly and inspiring quilt experience. Brenda and her staff are welcoming and have a wonderful display of projects that will rev up your creativity and motivate you to get sewing.  Check out her website: www.mabelena.com/

I drew this Zentangle tile for Brenda and wish her every success for a flourishing business.quilted-friendships