Everyone feels better when they create! I do.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Classes and Demonstrations

First Session's Tiles
There was a great turnout for the classes we held at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Everyone did a fabulous job and helped us name a new tangle which may be called Matthaei.

It's amazing what they were able to do in just under an hour, beautiful work!

Second Session's Tiles

Class overlooking the gardens

Some Bonsai Inspired Art

Come join us on Sunday, May 19th for the Bonsai & Penjing Garden Opening at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, MI. There will be Zentangle in the garden at 3 pm and 4 pm. Join us for the festivities and partake in a Free demonstration and a mini-class. Come learn more about the Zentangle method.

These tiles were inspired by the Bonsai Garden Celebrations.

Verdigogh, Tipple, Betweed, Poke Leaf, Hollibaugh

Cyme, Tipple, Hollibaugh, Verdigogh, Betweed, Poke Leaf, and Beadz

Hollibaugh, Tipple, Fanz, Zander, and Zinger

New Tangle Gets Name, Auraknots....

Auraknots it is!

Here are 3 new tangles that I created with Auraknots. I'm having a lot of fun with it! My lines seem to want to be VERY curved.

Deconstructing the NEW Tangle

1. Start with the tangle, CYME. It can work with any number of points.Remember to turn the tile as you go (very important).
2. Close in the point and draw a second line top to bottom.
3-6. Close in each point. You will be forming a cross by doing the next line UNDER (Hollibaugh). Repeat for each point. Rotate the tile at each point.

REPEAT ALL, inside. Is that a backwards aura?

I vote for the name, Cheeky. The tangle is a combination of Cyme and Hibred. I was going to call it Zen-bred or Well-bred, but that sounds too snooty.
I wanted something fun, and what’s more fun then Cheeky?

My husband thinks the tangle should be named Roundabout. They seem hard to handle but are pretty useful.

In my samples, I used those wonderful Sakura metallic and clear star Gelly Roll pens.

In my first sample, I made a mistake. I decided to continue and I like it. Who needs symmetry? Not me.