Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Duotangle Shattuck vs Tripoli

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #360 "Duotangle Shattuck vs Tripoli"

Why does time fly so fast as we get older? Now that Paul has retired from his engineering business our life has slowed down but our days are full and they seem to zoom by so quickly. It's certainly lovely to pop out for coffee or lunch and not be in a rush. I have still been tangling but just not spending hours on my computer so I've been very lackadaisical about blogging....sorry, I hope you don't think that I have disappeared and forgotten you all, I have just been watching and admiring from a distance.

Pre-strung tan tile with Shattuck and Tripoli

Over the last 2 months I have had some wonderful tangling time especially on Maria Island at our Yoga and Zentangle Retreat.  I had a lovely surprise and treat meeting fellow CZTs Beverley Exell and Jennifer Dawes-Robinson. Looking through their Zentangle journals was super inspiring. 
Check out some great photos taken by Karin here on her blog The Crooked Dog
Karin's tangling is amazing, you will enjoy seeing her art.

With Jennifer and Beverley

Our last mosaic of the weekend

Here is something else I've been tangling....it's quite large 42cm x 59cm. It's actually hanging in The Eskleigh Gallery in Perth (Tasmania) for the next month.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Push Squeeze Pull Squash

Our annual 3 weeks at sunny Bridport have passed in a flash! Heidi and Samuel, our grandchildren joined us for the 1st week. 
Heidi and I were pushed to the limits learning Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga.
Samuel and I squeezed in many card games before bed.
Paul and Heidi pulled in just enough fish for our lunches.
I squashed lots of sand between my toes while reading on the beach.
Okay... how do I draw all that onto an Opus tile?

Well actually I didn't but I remembered that I really enjoyed tangling Jenna Black's zenjellies and Sarah Fowler's strutz for the cover of Linda's 2018 Tangle Patterns Guide so I pushed, squeezed, pulled and squashed with just the two tangles. 

Our gorgeous Heidi

Our handsome Samuel

Great read in my special place with the tide coming in

Walking on the beach at sunset

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Yoga with Zentangle Retreat

Back to Nature!
These weekends are super fun, relaxing and nourishing with Suzie's amazing organic meals. We sleep in the penitentiary, eat in the communal hall with yoga sessions in the old chapel.....it really is a special time. 
If you are new to yoga or Zentangle, that's fine, no experience is necessary. 
Early March will be a spectacular time on Maria Island.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


The Diva's 
Weekly Challenge #346: "DuoTangle "Phicops vs. Huggins"

Just wanted to play with some drama, texture and merging.
Fun start to our 2018 challenges.

Tan Zendala Tile

Saturday, January 6, 2018


A meditation on rumpus.
You will find Zentangle HQ's tangle rumpus here.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

2017 has been a big year, there has been a few downs and thankfully plenty of ups!
Paul and I plan to see in the new year quietly, no whizz bang exit from the past year and no fancy new year resolutions. Life will flow on no matter what expectations I have.
If my Opus tile is a plan for 2018 there will be plenty of rumpus with twists of exotic ellish, travels with tripoli, flowery patches of fife, mooka for a touch of magic, bonza time with bunzo, toodles of highlights and to balance things some shady bits too.

Thank you for visiting and all your wonderful comments, hope your 2018 is full of delightful highlights, lots of laughter and especially good health!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

It's been 8 years since I found Zentangle! We were in the newsagent in Wynyard Tasmania on Boxing Day 2009, buying motorcycle magazines for Paul when I spotted the magazine 'Cloth Paper Scissors'. I was flipping through the pages when an article about Zentangle by Sandy Bartholomew just popped out. From that day on I have tangled almost every day, enjoyed so many special hours tangling with friends from here in Tassie, main land Australia, the US and Germany. What a treat, back in 2009 I certainly didn't realise how special Zentangle was going to be.

Merry Christmas to everyone in our wonderful Zentangle community and hope you enjoy a fabulously delightful holiday. 

Have you been enjoying the 'Twelve Days Of Zentangle' on Mosaic? If you haven't seen all the great videos check them out on YouTube
Here are my favourites.

Day 1

Day 3....Rumpus
Day 10

Day 6.......Toodles
Day 12