Saturday, May 13, 2017


Look closely, it IS Molygon!  Even Bijou got into the act...  Molygon is the focus of this week's Diva Challenge and the topic of a recent Kitchen Table Tangles from Rick and Maria.  The fragment you see here in the Molygon reticulum can be attributed to Antonine.  Check out her's here. (And while you're visiting her blog, remind her that we miss her!) Color on mine from Tombow Dual Brush pens.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


I love it when my Zentangle® and card making worlds collide.  Hexagons had been catching my eye and I purchased some hexagon dies.  As soon as I tried the first cover plate from Papertrey Ink (it is cut to exactly cover an A2 card, so 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") I knew I had to try it out as Reticula and Fragments!

Although the die exactly fits an A2 card, I trimmed this one down so I could have a red frame around the edge.  

Here I'm just testing out some fragments in my bullet journal.  

And below I decided my prestrung Zentangle art journal needed a page of hexagons too!  This journal is nice in that there are both prestrung pages and blanks, and of course the paper is oh, so nice.  I'm really glad that Deana kept showing me her journal, convincing me I needed one too!

And back to my BuJo (short for bullet journal, but sounds nicer don't you think?) for May's calendar.

So I said I purchased dies plural, right? Barely got around to my next set of nestabilities by Spellbinders.  They cut all these nesting sizes of hexagons.  You can cut 2 together to get a frame too, AND they emboss nicely ( see that embossed edge?). These will cut nice tiles!

Here I used one for a cut out of a card for someone special ....and didn't even include any tangling!  

The stamp is by Penny Black from the transparent set "Bubbly". And the larger of the two ladybugs, is the cutest little die from Elizabeth Craft.  It's one of my favorites.  You can also see it here in one of my earliest posts..  

Enjoy the day! Thanks for your kind comments, they make my day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

With and without color.
Tangles:  Zinger, Springkle, Enyshou, Flux, Tipple, Skwim and Fescu.  I used an olive Copic Multiliner and brown Pigma Micron along with Copic markers and a white Prismacolor pencil. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Square peg round hole

I've been reading a book lately,  A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael S. Schneider.  Reading, might not be the word....contemplating and absorbing perhaps.  It was recommended on a blog, I believe by Margaret Bremner.  I'm not that far into it, but it's SO interesting.  In the 2nd chapter, about the number 2, I learned about vesica piscis, the almond shaped area of the Dyad (two overlapping circles).  Here is what I drew in my journal after reading it.
My dot grid notebook helped me to see the square as well, or rather helped me to see Bales and therefore the square, which quickly evolved into the cube.  Then I tried it as reticulum.  

A week or so has gone by and The Diva Challenge is circle square string theory.  I thought I could make it work.  That's the problem, I forced it.  And since I was seeing romanancy in that reticulum, I gave that a try as well. 

So I like the tile, learned a lot, but it's too busy, too forced.  After looking at my journal I realized that first basic cube and vesica piscis was my favorite.  Sort of one elaborate reticulum square (or cube!) so Bijou and I played with it a bit.  He's been wanting to play with my Copic markers.  Here's the more basic retry.  

And then I drew the circle and square as a pencil string (duh!  should have listened to the instructions to the challenge ;-) and was able to make the vesica piscis as Enyshou with an orange micron. Next I added Emingle with a gray Graphik line maker.  It was a little dark, so I did two sides of the cube with it and the rest with a Stabilo grey fine tipped marker that was a touch lighter.  I added the Copic in yellows/oranges and hi-lighted with the colorless blender before adding some graphite shading and white charcoal pencil, then redefined some of the orange micron lines.  

 I'm in love with this tile!  It seems like a beginning.  But I guess that's pretty appropriate for vesica piscis, emerging from the one to the many.  I hope this inspires you too!