Zentangle Challenge #46 “All Hallow’s Eve”

The diva has challenged us with a Halloween themed tangle.  Since today is Halloween, I whipped up a quick tangle, and here it is:

A witches cauldron with magic potion and an enchanted tree 🙂

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween Everyone! I made a frame out of my artwork combined with PSE shapes. I think I’ve made some improvements in my digital skills since last Halloween.  Koko is still playing the witch :-):

Have fun & stay safe!

September/October Garden 2011

Wow, I completely forgot about my monthly garden post for September.  The weather was so hot that I literally did not go out in my garden for the month of September  – out of sight, out of mind I guess.  So, I am combining the two months.  I am featuring my front grove.  The valencia oranges are ripe and ready for picking, they are very nice for juicing.  Most of our valencias are the original trees planted nearly a hundred years ago.  They are supposed to be one of the sweeter, better tasting kinds around:

And here are some Gold Nuggets that I planted – they will be ready in spring:

And, just thought I’d share, here is a photo of the Red Yucca pods.  They are one of my favorite plants in my garden.  When they are in bloom, the hummingbirds always make an appearance:

Drawing Lab 2011: Landscape

This week’s assignment was to draw a landscape.  I decided to post the chalk drawings that I did  of our local orange groves with the badlands as backdrop:

Bird A Week Challenge: Week 45

Ok, last of the Halloween themed drawings. This time of a raven:

Blue Bird Mini & QP Freebie

I have been having fun and learning new things being part of the NDISB CT, as I have the opportunity to work with many different designers.  This time, I worked with Helena Jole.  Helena does a lot of S4H, and also has some sweet kits like Blue Bird Mini that I made a layout with:

And here is the freebie for you to download:

Parisian Daydreams & 2nd QP Freebie

Here is the second layout I made from Parisian Daydreams Kit by Tricia Curtis Designs. You can find the kit at NDISB:

And here is the second QP freebie for you to download:

Zentangle Challenge #45 New Tangle Punzel

Our challenge for this week from the Diva was to use the new tangel Punzel.  At first I found it a bit difficult to draw but after a few tries, I think it came out ok:


NDISB, Parisian Daydreams & QP Freebie

I was recently invited to join the Creative Team (CT) over at Natural Designs In Scrapbooking (NDISB). My first designer I got to work with was Tricia of Tricia Curtis Designs.  Tricia has a wonderfully unique style, and I chose to “play” with her “Parisian Daydreams” Kit. Tricia has a fondness for everything French, and I (very long ago) lived and worked in Paris.  Here is Parisian Daydreams:

Here is the first layout I made:

And here is the QP freebie for you to download:

Stop by in a couple of days for the second QP freebie.

Zentangle Challenge #44 “Tangled On The Inside”

This week, the Diva challenged us to draw one tangle and tangle on the inside of the one tangle.  I started with “Zenplosion Folds” by Daniele Obrien, and went from there:

Drawing Lab 2011: Student’s Choice #11

For this weeks student’s choice, I decided to do the Scribble Drawing:

If you can’t tell, it’s a silver wolf.

Bird A Week Challenge: Week 44

Here is a lampwork bead pendant I made. A tiny crow dangling above a pumpkin.  Are you in the mood for Halloween yet?: