Monday, November 30, 2009


A whole month of creating and writing about it -
This really has been quite theraputic for me - I feel like I have accomplished
something positive and good. For me - that is major!!
I have met some awesome peeps during this past month--absolutely
supportive and just plain nice -
WOW - I am blessed.
I plan on continuing my zentangle projects and my hand project--so keep on
coming back and take a peek what I am up to--
you might be
Here a few pics of my most recent creations:

This one-to me-looks like a ribbon that has different ornaments or
such hanging from it - I like the way it turned out--
I think one of the ornaments is looking at me!!

This is my newest hand project zentangle--much more detailed--
took me a bit longer to complete but to me worth it.
I thought it turned out really nice - just staring at it from a bit of a distance
and the coolest images come to life.
The pic below is a closer look at some of the details--

Well I just want to say THANK YOU ALL for coming by and being
so supportive and leaving such encouraging words - you have
made my life so much more richer.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


WOW - tomorrow is the last day of AEDM and NABLOPOMO....I cannot believe
that a whole month has gone by so quickly---it has been an amazing month-
Today I am going to show you one of the zentangles that I did for practice--trying to
figure out how I was going to do things and here is my practice one:

It is not anything fancy - I just wanted to see what different line doodles would
look like ---everything is kind of giant in size but at least you can see where
I started from and where it has taken me---
tomorrow I will be uploading a hand zentangle that I think looks awesome--
it is much more detailed -
NOW---I have been asked some questions so I thought I would answer them
here and now---I did not take lessons to learn about zentangles - I saw
some examples and read about it being a new artform and I was instantly hooked.
I am teaching myself through trial and error - there really is no wrong way because
it is just doodling - and art is so open to interpretation--it can be anyway you want.
I did not buy anything to do them--I have a fine point sharpie marker/pen that does
not bleed through the paper and that is special equipment - actually I think
the practice one above was partly done with a gel black pen - until I found my
sharpie--so there truly is nothing special to buy.
I have always enjoyed doodling - like when you are talking on the phone
and you just start to doodle and make shapes and such - well that is where I
started from and I am slowly expanding what I can do.
I made this process easy since it is all new--I just wanted to have fun -
I am kind of glad I did not take lessons or anything because I feel
like there are no rules or boundaries and that I like~~
I hope this answers some of your questions---thanks for stopping by - I appreciate
your support and kind words!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


It is extremely chilly here - so cold that we have space heaters on -
that is cold for Florida.
As soon as I am done uploading my newest art piece - I plan on going back
to my recliner and snuggling with the dogs and watching some great
college football -
Here is my first true mandala - in black and white!

I like the way this one came out - love the look of black and white--
still learning - trial by error - but really am enjoying myself.
You can never go wrong doodling - you just have to feel comfortable with
what you are doodling--if it feels good then it is right.
So what do you see in this one?
Thanks for all of your encouraging comments - I so appreciate it!
Your supportive words are what kept me going this month!

Friday, November 27, 2009


I hope everyone had a terrific holiday--we stuffed ourselves beyond rational thinking
and enjoyed every second of it - LOL.
I am still playing with zentangles and as promised
here is my newest:

My hunnie said he sees a turtle in it - I said I see a gecko in it
my daughter says she sees both - so tell me what you see in it...
I really like the way this one turned out...
did you already see my hand zentangle - just click on the words and
check out that one--I am having way too much fun.
Only 3 more days left to this month long challenge and for me it has flown
by - really a lot of fun and I even learned a new artform - I am excited!
THANK YOU ALL for the great comments -

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Just a quick note to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING -
our day was glorious and blessed - great food - tons of laughs - lots of football
and we are still going at it - so here is a simple card made for the occasion:

I will return tomorrow with another zentangle for you all
to check out - enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Finally - my daughter uploaded the pics of the zentangles I have been doing--
The one I am going to show you is the first hand project one. Now that I am looking
at it - it does not look as sharp as I thought but it is my first try at this zentangle artform
so - the more I do - the better things will get--
Here it is:

Unfortunately the paper is not as white here as it is in person - bad lighting in this
room - but I think you get the idea of it all -
this is what a zentangle is:

What is Zentangle?
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

What is a Zentangle? In a word, a doodle. A structured, contained doodle. The term 'Zentangle' was invented by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas when, one day, Maria described her experience, as she created her art, as feeling timeless, free and engendering a sense of deep well-being'. Rick recognised that she was in a meditative state and so Zentangles were born.

Well that is a quick explanation of it - the hand project and zentangle artform really are fun..
I can tell by each mini project I do - my style is getting a bit sharper and more
sure of itself--well let me know what you think of it all.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL and BLESSED Thanksgiving~!~
Thanks for stopping by--

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Today has been a bit busy with getting some things ready for Thanksgiving.
It is just going to be my hunnie and our daughter and myself - very peaceful
but we love the put on a spread - LOL.
I am still working on some zentangles and mandalas....I am thoroughly
enjoying the process - and doing something so new and different is
really making me feel good.
My daughter is off from school starting today (
I thought it was yesterday) so she
said she would do all the pics and upload everything for me - so
then you will see what I am talking about...hopefully you will not be
Here is another ATC card celebrating Christmas:

Just a simple Christmas tree - not overly done with
decorations...just a tree of Joy!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments - I really
do appreciate it - This truly has been a great month for me - I have met
so many beautiful artists and have been inspired by so many creative ideas-
it is amazing!!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Well - since yesterday - I have been consumed with the hand project-mandala-zentangle
creative outlets...just cannot stop.
I know I promised you all some pictures - and I promise they are coming - I have to have
my daughter help me with taking the pics - but all day yesterday she was
studying for a math exam which is much more important - so after school today she
should be free.
I am really enjoying just free flowing geometric shapes and such inside a hand or mandala
or just a flowing line of circles and lines etc--all in black and white - I think it looks
sharp and so interesting.
Well now you know what I am doing with my time - I did manage to create
another cute ATC card - here is my newest:

Sort of taken from the same theme as yesterday - this time tho
using a snowman - a pretty simple card but I do like the way
it turned out - looking at it makes me smile--
I really love the little snowballs - lol.
I hope you all have a very creative day full of fun!
Thanks for stopping by--

Sunday, November 22, 2009


WOW - today I am really late getting this entry up---
believe it or not I have been creating -
I have met this lovely artist Julie Jordan Scott through AEDM this month who
has been super supportive of me, through her sweet comments-
She is doing a project she calls hands-decorating an outline of her hand.
Well I am totally intrigued over I just spent the
majority of the day decorating my hand with geometric shapes and lines and such.
I am really enjoying myself. Well her hand and the geometric shapes are
really inspiring me to try this new stuff.....
I have so many ideas for decorating hands - so I started. I still have to take a pic
and upload it in order to show you all...I think it is awesome!!
So here is my newest ATC card:

I absolutely love penguins - to me they are just too cute!
I used to deal with the snow of winter for the first half of my life---
but Thank God I live in the sunshine state - because after
going to college in Buffalo - I just could not take much more snow--LOL!
Some visitors have left comments about ATC cards (
artist trading cards)-
so here it what they are:
they are
SMALL pieces of art that are the size of 2.5x3.5.
They are
NEVER sold - they are exchanged (traded). Small canvases of collages--anything
your heart desires - any media you want to use.
There are only two rules really - the size and never sold - the rest is up to your
imagination. They are about the size of a business card--that is it--
my ATC cards look huge but if it was printed out it would only be the size of a business card
that is why I love them - they are only restricted by your own creativeness - nothing more!
Well thanks for stopping by and I hope your Sunday is wonderful!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


What a Beautiful Saturday it is here - some great football games
are on and the weather is nice - all is right with the universe....
A very typical fall day - with Thanksgiving right around the corner
and all the holiday talk and commercials on -
So here is my newest ATC card:

A little simple but I like the way it came out.
I have not decided yet if I am done with it - again just
playing with elements and putting them together
to see what I can come up with.
I am enjoying the process of just putting things together without
having a certain plain in mind!
Again THANKS for all the sweet comments you all
have been leaving me - I so appreciate your support!
Enjoy your weekend-

Friday, November 20, 2009


Finally - the weekend is here - the weather is suppose to
cool down some more. Now that I look forward to.
Next week is Thanksgiving - WOW - time is just flying by
when one is having fun - LOL.
I just wanted to play with some elements that I have in my
paint program so I came up with newest ATC card:
This is still a work in progress - I am done with the graphics part--
now I am just looking for a quote or something to make it
feel complete to me.
I hope each and everyone of you have a BEAUTIFUL weekend---
enjoy every second of it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


WOW - I just realized that the holidays are flying by so soon - geez
scares me to death that the end of the year is not so far away-
But I will admit that this time of year is my favorite - love the decorations
and music and the feeling of giving in the air--it is wonderful!
So here is my newest ATC card to start off my holiday time of year:

I thought it was a bit whimsical/cutsey - something fun to start
off the holidays and play around.
Hopefully Santa will find some humor in it also - LOL...gotta stay on the
good side of the list..LOL
Thanks for stopping by and Visiting - I so appreciate it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


WOW - it is the 18th day of AEDM and NABLOPOMO - and so far
things are moving forward - this is a good thing.
I am absolutely loving, seeing how others are doing with the
challenge this month - so many
I am in awe of their art. Very Inspiring!!
Here is my newest ATC card:

This one reminds me of sailing when I was a kid with
my dad. We had a little sail boat - yellow and baby much fun
and lots of great memories - so here is my ATC card in dedication to those
wonderful childhood times. I can just hear those seagulls and waves.
Thanks for stopping by - I so appreciate it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Another beautiful day here - before I go outside
and breathe in some fresh air and just enjoy it all - I
thought I would upload my newest ATC card for today.
Here it is:

A bit of a different rendition then my last one - I love the fall
and the beautiful colorful leaves - so I just had to do
another one with apples...LOL.
I can close my eyes and remember raking under the big trees
in our yard and then taking a break while eating an apple under the shade
and cool that is a perfect moment!
I hope you all have many perfect moments today - Thanks
for stopping by and checking things out!

Monday, November 16, 2009


The Atlantis Space Shuttle went up today - what a beautiful sight!
Being able to watch from my front yard, space ships going up, is one of the
reasons that I love living in the sunshine state!
In honor of the beautiful skies we are blessed to have today and the gorgeous weather
I put together this newest ATC card:

It really is a perfect day to go kite flying - slightest breeze and the bluest skies.
We are over halfway through this month of creating art every day and writing an entry
every day -
WOW - time is flying by as I have some fun!
This really has been a learning experience for me - and I have met some
outstanding peeps - just wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by and checking things out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


WOW - I am so late getting this entry up -
Just feeling a bit under the weather - kind of dragging...but
truly I am ok - just so tired - maybe my body is trying to tell me something.
I just could not skip a day of posting so here is my newest piece:

This one is a work in progress - I am still searching for a quote or some
element to make it feel complete to me... but I thought I would
share it until something inspirational hits me about it...
I love the Black and white look of it and the hint of red...and her little wagon - LOL
Well I just wanted to share something with all you wonderful peeps--
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Ahhh Yes - the weekend is here and there are some
great football games going on.
A very laid back day in our house - no one has to be anywhere
today - just relax and do whatever floats your boat - LOL.
Even the weather is awesome - fall like temperatures and bright and sunny.
I am still finding elements for Halloween - so I thought
I would make another card for the occasion.
Here it is:

I like this one because of the green in her outfit...I think
it looks great with the black and red--and her eyes are huge - too cute.
Even the spider has big eyes - lol.
I am happy with it - feels complete to me.
Thanks for stopping by and checking things out.
Have a BEAUTIFUL and CREATIVE weekend~!~

Friday, November 13, 2009


Happy Friday The 13th!
WOW - some peeps really go bonkers over that date - here it is just
another day in the neighborhood - lol.
I will say that it is quite chilly today - feeling good - hope it lasts.
I think the skies are actually looking a more vibrant blue then I have
seen in a very long time!
I was playing with more elements and created this card - nothing
really special - just putting things together to see what I get...
and I thought - wow - try something for this special friday - lol and
here it is:

Well now that I think about it - friday the 13th and the above card
really do go together - lol.
I particularly like this one because of the colors - purple is my passion.
I just love the color - now purple gives me energy and makes things happy
for me - strange but true!
I also love her big round eyes - windows to the soul - so pretty....
So this is my little contribution to the 13th with a black cat and
all that stuff - lol -
I wanted to THANK YOU ALL for the beautiful and supportive
comments you all have been leaving - OMG - they have truly
touched my heart and inspired me to keep moving forward--
I so appreciate it!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


WOW - what a change in the weather from yesterday to today.
It is 11 in the morning and it is only 56 degrees outside - for
the sunshine state - that is CHILLY.
It feels good - makes breathing so much more easier - but
what a shock to ones' system. LOL
Well - today's ATC card is reflective a bit of the weather - fall like
and fun!
Here is my newest card:

Again - I love the soothing colors of fall - and the lil whimsical owl--
this was fun to make - made me laugh.
My mind is the autumn mood - I hope you all have a beautiful
fall like day.
Thanks for stopping by --leave a comment -- would love to hear
your opinion about my ATC cards.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I am getting a very late start today - just feeling overly exhausted - like I have not slept
in months - must be the weather changing - we are suppose to get chilly
tonight in the sunshine state - I am looking forward to that -
I breathe so much better in cooler weather - feels like weights are off
my chest - geez!!!
It is the perfect time to create (
at least for me)...Here is an ATC card
that I was playing around with some elements that I was trying out.
Here it is-

So Here is a bit of a take off on angels - I just noticed that some
of the star angel wings look blurry and I have no idea
how that happen--well I think it looks ok for playing around
with new elements and such - feeling spring like!!
Thanks so much for stopping by - I appreciate the comments and support!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This next ATC card is quite bright in color - can you tell I like the color pink? LOL
The colors make me feel like spring time - just when everything is blooming,
and the birds are singing along.
Just as a side note - it is day 10 of
AEDM and NABLOPOMO..time is just
flying by - I think the most difficult part of participating in anything
for 30 straight days is keeping the creative ideas flowing....
I am no expert in it - wish I had the answers on how to keep things
flowing along - but when things do keep going - I find I am
happiest because I am doing something to move my art forward.
I am probably not making much sense but hopefully you get the idea.
Here is my newest card:

I think the lil birds are adorable - they look happy...LOL.
Well I hope the card at least brought a smile or giggle to your heart--
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment - I am
really growing by reading what others think of what I have done
and I so appreciate it~!~

Monday, November 09, 2009


I spent the weekend creating ATC cards - collecting elements - trying
to come up with ideas...hopefully everyone will enjoy them.
Of course I could only do this in between football games -
what a crazy weekend of games.
So Here is my newest:

I like fall colors - to me they are very soothing.
Sunflowers are one of my most favorite flowers--I love how they
always face the sun and get so big.
Well if I suddenly disappear - do not fear - it is just Tropical Storm Ida
hitting up our state...I do not think we will get much more
then rain and wind - but you never know!
I hope you all have a beautiful day CREATING.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


Now even though this ATC card is called Terror - I love it because
the character is just too cute looking.
Still playing with different elements - and the process is just flowing
along which I like - no stress to it - that is a good thing....
so here is my newest card:

No big colors jumping out - sort of subdued--but I really
like the way it came out - felt complete to me.
At least the reaper is smiling - LOL.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving feedback - I so appreciate it.

Saturday, November 07, 2009


I know that Halloween has gone by - but I am just using different elements
to work with - experimenting with color and such -
this one seems a bit dark to me - well you tell me
Here is my newest ATC card:

the green face is kind of odd - maybe that is where
I have a problem - but the card is a bit comical - and since
I made it - I wanted to share it.
Seems like AEDM and NAPLOBOMO are flying by - at least
to me they are--so far so good~
Thanks for stopping by.