Monday, June 30, 2014

Stranded starfish

The weather is beautiful in St. Augustine Beach today.  A mild breeze cools the 92 degree weather.

Yesterday, I found over 50 small (quarter to half dollar sized) starfish washed up on the shore.  They were stiff and unmoving so I collected them and put them in a bucket of sea water.  Within 10 minutes, the starfish were crawling up the side of the bucket.  I waited until it was low tide to take them back to the sea in hopes they would get established in deeper waters and avoid being washed up ashore again as the tide came in and ebbed.  Only 3 out of the 50 didn't revive. Those I kept and will use in art work.

Enjoy your day today.
My Best,

Stuck on which pattern to add to your drawing?

    I am working on a tangle reference guide and selector tool.
In a nutshell, it is a book of 120 tangles with stepout directions and a spinner tool that will select one random tangle each spin.
    After exploring the tangles in the book and practicing the basic steps, challenge yourself to put your own "spin" on them.  Make your art your own!  If you run across a tangle pattern that just doesn't suit you (it does happen), mark it out on the spinner.  Use post-it flags to mark the pages of your favorite tangle patterns, or highlight your favorites in the visual tangle pattern directory in the the index.

         Look for Tangle Time sometime in the next couple of months!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


    I am now trained to teach the wonderful Zentangle Method of Art!

     I had a great time working with Rick Roberts, Maria Thomas, and Molly Hollibaugh at the CZT14 seminar.  What fun, creative, and encouraging people they are.  The 4 days I spent in Providence, RI will always be remembered with fondness.
    In addition, I met some wonderful friends from all over the world.  I can't describe the exhilarating feeling one gets being surrounded by creative individuals who want to share everything they know about art.

     I am looking forward to starting classes in the St. Augustine area soon.  Check the blog for class postings.