Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Tangle - Beloved

Hi everyone! My October vacation didn't go as planned. Sadly I had to have my bulldog, Bart, put down. He was not doing very well. He kept collapsing and having difficulty breathing, wasn't eating and lost 10 pounds. He had actually collapsed and stopped breathing the night before and when we went to lift him up it started his breathing again. The next morning we made the hardest decision we had to make. Everyday I miss him and I am thankful for the 10 years we got to have with him. His mischievous ways always delighted us and kept us on our toes; he certainly lived up to his name sake of Bart Simpson.

During the last week we got to spend with him he laid with me while I created a new tangle. A week later the tangle was named "Beloved" in memory of Bart.

In these directions you can see a light penciled grid line. You can also create this tangle without the grid to get more freedom. Hope you enjoy it!
Bart with his teddy bear 2013

Miss you, Bart! <3

Monday, September 2, 2013

Postcard art

So many ideas and so little time... I am looking forward to my vacation in October where I hope to spend the week relaxing and creating. I really think I need to get a list together of ideas I am going to want to play with.

Recently I participated in a Zentangle postcard swap which was a lot of fun. Here are a few of the cards I made:


I also have been having a lot of fun with more portraits:


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wow time flies!

Hi everyone! I can't believe it's been a few months since I have been on this! We are moved into our new home and I am still trying to set up my craft room/office and my husband just installed a new hard drive for my computer, as my other one finally died. Despite all the craziness with moving I have been making a lot of time to Zentangle and experiment with other crafts. Once I get my computer set back up (and find the CD's I need) I will post pictures of recent projects.

The last few days we have been graced with fawns in the yard eating and frolicking. At first we thought it was just twins, but it turns out there are triplets :)

It's hard taking a picture through the screen and I hadn't figured out how to zoom on my new iPhone (I am totally Mac/Apple illiterate). There are 2 on the left and one on the right.

These fawns have come at the perfect time (and maybe it's a sign) as I am now getting ready to settle back down and continue working on my Right Brain Business Plan for the future of Bee Zen. I still haven't found my original notes or images that I started making, but I still have my new logo and motto up next to my desk - at home and at my full time job). The new motto: "Learning to find peace within yourself through nature and creativity." It has been a blessing to be able to watch these 3 for up to an hour at a time while they eat and play.

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far and may it continue to be wonderful...


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Diva Challenge #113

This weeks Diva Challenge was called Hip To Be Square. This was a challenge for me without realizing it was at first. I know I tend to lean towards more organic and free flowing tangles rather than linear and grid like. I think I tend to lean more towards the free flow organic tangles because it allows me to monitor my mood, stress level, etc.

Using squares as my string actually brought about a tad bit of "OM MY GOD! This isn't me!" panic attack. I pressed on working with the uncomfortable feeling of rigidness. Deep breaths, relax your muscles, and pretend you are holding a robin's egg; tickle the paper..." I managed to finish in one sitting, especially since it is an ATC, and was fairly relaxed when I was done.

Getting ready to post it and having it sit in front of me while I write this I had to chuckle... no wonder I relaxed... I still chose curvy, flowing tangles for my squares.

So even though I didn't post this on time for the Diva Slide Show, I still wanted to share it in the middle of the chaos of closing on a house and still battling a cough. I also discovered I relax with free form flowingness (if that makes any sense). I should try to tangle my cough and see what the ends up looking like! Sorry rambling at warp speed starting to set in... Enjoy the Round Squares :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Earth Day Post Card Swap

Last month I signed up for an Earth Day Post Card Swap hosted by Carolyn Siccama. With buying a new house and having a major head and chest cold this last week I have lost track of time. I am having a hard time knowing what today is!!! Since I was trying to sleep with a heating pad on my chest to help break up the phlegm in my chest and my bulldog decided he wanted to be a brat, I got up and decided to finish my last post card; sure as heck that little dickens immediately laid down on my heating pad and wouldn't budge! That's a bulldog for ya. Good news is I am only one day late for mailing them out.

Of course there always has to be a black sheep in the family and I am sure you will immediately see which one it is. It was actually the second one I did. The first one I did I really didn't like it and didn't feel fair if it would have gone out. I liked how the 3rd and 4th ones came out and decided to duplicate that one - they reminded me of an Earth Day Painter's Pallet.

Both of the above use Emingle, Aura Leah, Raddox, Tripoli, and Hi-C's (EARTH)

Again, the top one uses Emingle and Enyshou, Aura Leah, Raddox and River Stones, Tripoli, Hi-C's and Hibred. The bottom  uses Embellish, Erbluehen, Angel Fish, Revel, Tipple, Tra-La-La, and Hibred. 

Hope you enjoy them!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

CZT Love Heals Completed

Hi Everyone,

I am proud and delighted to say that I finally sat my butt down and finished the CZT Love Heals pages. I had to create a second page because I was having difficulties with the original page. I am still thinking of ideas as to what to do with all of these beautiful CZT Love Heals tangles. I keep trying different books on-line, but have not been happy with any of them yet. One thought I cam up with today is to contact one of the news channels and see if they would be interested in helping to at least get the blog pages out to the families so they can enjoy them and see the love that came from all over the world.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Busy month

I didn't realize it's been almost a month since I have posted anything! I have been following Jennifer Lee's Right Brain Business Plan and have been in creativity central from it. I will share the beginnings of my new Logo for Bee Zen (below). I have been working in the computer to sharpen it up, which is turning out to be tedious. Once done I can then add the wording. I have been having so much fun with this business plan version and have my goal: in 11 years (when I am 50) I will be working for myself with a thriving business. I don't want to say much more on it as I am still cradling this new project and now need to start walking the path to help it grow and thrive.

"Bee Zen: Learning to find peace within yourself through nature and creativity."

Monday, February 4, 2013

Lovetangle - new pattern

I thought I had already posted this pattern, until I went to go look for it. I am horrible when in comes to giving names for things and the tangle community kept suggesting things with "Love". As I went to start to write this the title was going to be LOVE a new tangle, which then led to "lovetangle" (like triangle - it just flows out of your mouth) :) This tangle was inspired by a bead I saw from some homemade jewelry at work and with the ideas still overflowing after the Jump Into January... well first day back to work and I was creating a tangle instead!!! Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Jump Into January Weekend

I am looking forward to an awesome weekend in Putney, VT with fellow CZT's for a Jump Into January weekend. I am supposed to demonstrate my new tangle, "Afreeka" and I am bringing the CZT Love Heals collections that I have received so far. I do have the web page started so everyone will be able to see them - there are currently over 60 and I don't have them all scanned in yet so there are even more :)

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and maybe I will find some new tangles to present!