Friday, March 25, 2016

Zentangle Art Expo In Madison WI

The Zentangle Art Expo (ZAE) is coming to Madison WI July 8-9. If you are interested in Zentangles you will enjoy the ZAE. Their are class and exhibits.
 Here is the link for more details. I hope to see you there.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Zentangle Class

I'm very excited to announce that j will be teaching a group Zentangle class at Yoga Effect in Grayslake IL on Saturday October 17, 2015 from 10-noon. The class will be $30 and includes supplies. Preregistration is recommended. Here is the link with more information. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Zentangle Art Expo - July 11, 2015

The Zentangle Art Expo is coming to Madison Wisconsin on July 11, 2015. It is open to the public and gives you and opportunity to take a class or two. Their are also vendors selling Zentangle products and a gallery of complete Zentangle Inspired Art.
I will once again be teaching a class. This years class will be two different origami Bijou Wallets and Bijou Tiles.
Their is plenty to see and do. I think everyone had a good time last year. I hope to see you there.
Here is the link with more information and a registration form.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Fun with paper and Origami.

The other day and for whatever reason I read my horoscope. It was incredible.
To quote, it said, "Write, draw and create."  How fun is that. 
I also had great weekend. It was spent at a 2 day workshop from the Chicago Calligraphy Collective. The workshop was given by Cherryl Moote CZT ( We made dimensional accordions books, rotating cards, and a 3D pyramid exploding book. She also showed us a paper bargello technique. I came away with a ton of new ideas for combining origami and tangles. 
Here are a few pictures of what I made. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Positive and Negative

I cut a template out with my silhouette die cutting machine with black cardstock. I originally had a different purpose in mind but after looking at it I had the sudden urge to tangle it. Of course then I couldn't decide if I wanted to use the positive portion of it or the negative. You guessed it, I decided to do both. I used the same tangles on them. It's surprising to see how different they look. 
Perhaps I should do a ZIA class like this. 
Here are the results. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Tangle

I've created a new tangle based on iron work I saw while out shopping. 
Here is the piece I saw. 
And here is the new tangle. I'm calling it IROK, short for IRon woRK. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Selling a wooden box on eBay

I had quit a few people ask if I was ever going to sell any of my wooden boxes. I hadn't though about doing that till I was asked. So as requested here is a link to an eBay listing for one of them.

I'll have to see how this goes and maybe I'll do more. Let me know what you think.