Creative Time in the Studio

View a YouTube, make your own mask and stencil from Post-it notes to create beautiful Zentangle® inspired bird tags using pan pastels and Dylusions ink sprays.

I love being creative … almost anything will do – painting, sculpting, sketchbooks, drawing, Zentangle, and well just almost everything. And attached to that love, some of my favorite passions are designing art books for FoxChapel  Publishing Co. and teaching art classes.

Paula & Suz ART

Paula Pillow and I belong to the American Penwomen Association. Every year, our chapter hosts two invitational art shows. This year I exhibited Zentangle and Intuitive paintings, and Paula displayed her large paintings of layered gears.

Barbara Benchley

In 2012 I opened an art studio. We offer open  classes and art events, and participate in Gallery night here in Texas. Barbara Buechley is a wonderful artist and has taken several classes in the studio, here she is painting. Our teaching studio and art gallery – SparksStudioArt.com is located close to my home.

Barbara B Zentangle

Check out Barbara’s wonderful Zentangle drawings above. While she was recovering from surgery, she had days on end to tangle away. Her colorful cards and bookmarks are always appreciated as token gifts of friendship.

Zentangle Pattern, enjoy and create!!

Zentangle #146

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Margaret Bremner CZT

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Blooms

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.  and is used with permission. Learn more at  zentangle.com

On My Way to CHA

View a YouTube, follow this easy process to weave a beautiful Zentangle® card.

Being creative and developing new patterns and projects is my passion… nearly anything is inspiring. CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) comes once a year. This is where art and craft shops find out all about new products and techniques.

Suzanne Gelli 72Gelli bright

At the January 2015 convention in California, I love meeting up with long-time friends, taking classes, seeing everything new, and demonstrating new ideas. This year I will do demos and make&take projects on four of my favorite things… Zentangle® tags and accordions, Gelli Arts® printing, handmade Visual Journal books, and Reactive metal paints.

Zen bird tags & accordion

If you come to CHA, please come visit me at the Design Originals – Fox Chapel Publishing booth #1421. My demos are on Sunday 12:00-1:30 and on Monday 9:00-12:00. The dates for CHA this year are January 10th thru the 13th.

Art Journals

In 2014, I authored a few NEW books. I love designing books and am fascinated by new techniques. Come and see these books… as always, I like to pack my books with tons of information and inspiration. I’ll have them with me in California – or you can check them out on Amazon.com.

Heavy Metals

Zentangle Pattern, enjoy and create!!

Zentangle #145

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T.J. Johnmartin CZT

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Cross Section

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.  and is used with permission. Learn more at zentangle.com.