Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, Zendala, Zentangle

Zendala Craze!

Hello 🙂 A couple weeks ago I ordered some precut circles to do Zendalas. What is a Zendala? A Zendala is like a mandala but is done with tangles. They are a lot of fun!

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This is the second one I have ever done.

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And this is the most recent one I’ve completed. I love the string things and came up with a great idea while drawing them! You’ll have to come back to see what my idea is!

Have a great day / night!

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Posted in Arts and Crafts, Bijou, drawing (attempts), Zentangle

Zentangle’s Bijou Tiles, For Those That Are Curious

Hello friends! I recently bought a few tins of Bijou tiles from Zentangle.com, and I’m sure some of you are curious about them.

Bijou tiles come in this cute little tin.

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They come with this cute insightful tile. Each tin I received came with a different one. They are called Bijou-ism.

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The tiles are blank on one side and the other side you can use to sign it, put the date on, or whatever you wish! They are approximately 2 inches by 2 inches. So adorably cute!

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And here is a couple of tiles I have completed.

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I have found these are easier for me to complete and be happy with the results than the regular tiles. It’s probably because my attention span is so short!

And that’s about it 🙂 For a complete description and information about Zentangle, please visit Zentangle.com.

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Relapse vs. Lapse

Today was group day. There were six of us. I really enjoy group. I’ve made a couple of friends but they are having a hard time staying clean. Their significant others are still addicts not wanting to go to treatment. If you’re a recovering addict you know how hard it is to be around drugs, even if they don’t do it around you.

I had a UA yesterday and saw one of the PA’s  (Physician Assistant). A PA is just like a doctor, besides they can’t prescribe narcotics. There are 2 two doctors there to sign the scripts.

Back to group, today we talked about the difference between relapse and lapse. I need to go back to last week. I saw the Dr last Thursday. The assistant told me not to do any opiates after 10am Wednesday. So, in my addict head I thought that meant go ahead and take some pills kinda like a good bye.

I took two 10mg oxycodone. It had been around three weeks since I took the last 80mg oxycontin. Those two oxy’s did get me a little high. I wanted more after they stopped working, but I didn’t take any because I knew I had to be in withdrawals to be put on suboxone.

In group today, the lady that runs our group told us the difference between a relapse and a lapse. I was counting the days from last Wednesday as my sober day. What I did was just a lapse. If I would’ve taken more opiates after the two that I took, and if I got back into the addiction full force, then I would have relapsed. A lapse is if you do drugs one time and don’t get back into the addiction.

I hope that makes sense. I’m not very good at describing things 😕 So because I lapsed and didn’t relapse I get to move my sober day to the original one, which is September 21st, 2015! I’m four weeks and eight days sober from opiates! This is the longest I’ve gone without oxy’s or Vicodin or any other opiates in seven and a half YEARS. I’m pretty proud of myself. I know some people say you’re not sober until you’re off the suboxone but this is my recovery and my life. If you can’t support me in this recovery, then don’t let the door hit you on your ass on the way out of my life!

I feel so good. I haven’t felt this great in as long as I can remember! I’m told this is the “honeymoon” part of treatment. After around four weeks it should level out and I should mellow out a bit.

I’m so happy I had the guts to do this! Going to treatment was probably the second best thing I have done in my life. The first was deciding to raise my kids and not having abortions or giving them up for adoption.

Well, I think I’m done with this post. Here’s a little mandala that I drew the other day. Have a great day or afternoon or night!

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Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, drawing (attempts), Miscellaneous, Watercolor paintings, Zentangle

Find Balance. The Makings of A Piece of ART

Hello everyone! I have been slacking so bad on my blog! I feel horrible! I have all these drafts that need to be finished, but I’d rather write new ones! So, so, so much has changed in just the past month. I’ll write a different post on that, some day.

This post is going to take you from start to finish on how I drew this:

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It doesn’t look exactly the same, but that’s a good thing 😉 I just love the colors in this picture and the doodle style.

So, here is my first “learning” one, that I absolutely do not like! But this is how you learn!

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I didn’t finish it because I thought I figured it out. Time will tell…. it’s harder than it looks, but I think I have figured it out.
The first thing is to make it on BIGGER paper! The first draft was done on a 5.5in X 8.5in mixed media sketchbook. The new one will be done on an 11 in x 14 in mixed media paper.
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It’s kind of hard to see, but here’s some of what I did before getting the pens and paints out. This was done with an HB Derwent pencil.

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Here’s one of the circles. I put a Henna type flower in it and the official tangle, Printempts around the flower. I just love this so much!

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I decided to use a very dark blue instead of black for the background, because it looked good with the yellow 🙂

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And here it is my drawing with the right side background completed. I used Derwent watercolor pencils to color in the background this bluish color.

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And here is the finished piece of work! It doesn’t look exactly like the reference photo, but that’s ok! It has my touch to it 😆

I really enjoyed this project. I didn’t use the reference photo as much as I usually do, which is a plus! That means I’m venturing out of my little shell here and will be producing bigger and better projects.

Thanks for looking and liking and commenting! Follow me on Instagram onenonly712, Flickr Onenonly782 and onenonly712, and twitter @onenonly711 or @onenonly712.

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, drawing (attempts), love, Swaps, Zentangle

One of the Swap Doodles

Someone once said not to publish all your art work out there for everyone to see, but why not? If you’re proud of it, show it off! Hell that might be the only way you’ll ever sell any!
Anyways, here is one of my projects for the February swap in a Facebook group. It’s supposed to be a 4x6in doodle or whatever but has to have a heart in it. Well mine is 7x10in, and they’re just gonna have to deal with it! Aren’t artists supposed to break the rules? Here’s the rough draft of it. It will change drastically!

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I think I’ll make the heart fatter. I like fat hearts 🙂

Well, it’s been a day and I’ve completely redone it. Here’s the new heart!
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I used my Derwent watercolor pencils for the pink around the heart, and red and purple for inside the heart. The lock I used a cool gray for, and the black is going to be with a Sharpie. I don’t want to waste my pens on it.
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Here it is with all of the heart colors painted. I’ve been watching Raising Hope the whole time and talking to people on Facebook. I think I’m just going to turn some music on now and finish!

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Finished project

Violá! All finished. I used a Sharpie for the black in the heart, and a Micron 01 for the writing. Derwent watercolor pencils for the color, and all on mixed media paper! One down, two to go!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Zentangle

The Vernita Rest Area Tangle

So we went to go pick his kids up at the gas station in Othello where I dropped off the last tangle. Guess what? It’s not there anymore! Now I just wait for that email saying they have it!
I decided to make another one and I was going to drop it off in Ellensburg at Central, the university, but they closed at 5, and we didn’t get to Ellensburg until 7:30pm.

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The beginning, aka the string

I’ve decided to use hearts as my string until Valentine’s Day. I haven’t slept real good in a while, and it’s making me really shaky.

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Rixty

In the Facebook group, Square One Purely Zentangle, the tangle for the week is Rixty. I’ve always liked it but haven’t been able to make it look real good. I need to practice more and let the creativity flow!

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Some Kind of Henna Flowers and Knightsbridge

I tried to make some cool looking Rixty but it didn’t work out as planned. I like how the outside of the heart turned out though!

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Almost Finished

Here is the tile completed before shading. It is very busy and Idon’t like the inside so much.

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Done!

And here it is all done! The shading helped make it not so busy looking, I think. It’s not completely horrible!

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Dropped off and ready for a new home!

And it looks even better far away! I left it in the ladies room at the Vernita Rest Area in eastern Washington state! Hopefully someone gets it and gives it a new home!
Now that we’re finally home, after 5 hours of driving and most of it in dense fog, I’m going to work on the swaps I signed up for!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Zentangle

A Little Town in Eastern Washington…..

A Shell Gas Station to be exact, now has a new piece of art. I was too scared to leave it in Yakima, so Othello it was!

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Finished Tangle
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The back of finished Tangle
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Tangle left on tea for someone to take home and love!

So there it is. I haven’t received any emails from anyone yet, but I sure hope I do!  I once wrote a message and put it in a glass bottle with a dollar for a stamp, and threw it in the ocean. I’ve never heard anything. Maybe it’ll take years to get to land. I dunno!
I do know that I’m now going to make another tangle and leave it at the bookstore at Central Washington University, tomorrow! I should get a response from that one!
Until next time! Ta-Ta!

Posted in Art Journaling, Doodles, drawing (attempts), Miscellaneous, NaBloPoMo, Other Artsy Fartsy Stuff, Zentangle

There’s A Hole In The Ceiling!

Well, I haven’t Tangled for a while and while learning how to draw some things, I learned how to draw wood more accurately. So, here’s my version of a hole in the ceiling of a barn or some wooden building and a big bang on the outside. Or looking down a hole at a big bang 🙂 71 likes on Facebook, and that was before I shaded it! I’m a little proud of this!

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What do you think? I tried the same type of thing a few months back, but I didn’t like the way it turned out. Here’s the old one…….

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I’m thinking I like the new one better, but this could be a time warp or something! Suggestions please?

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, Miscellaneous, NaBloPoMo, Zentangle

Oops, I Missed A Day!

I accidentally missed yesterday’s prompt, but actually I did it the other day because I thought it was the 5th when it was really the 4th. So what should I do? I think I’ll just do the one for the 6th, maybe. Depends on if I like it 😉

Do I consider myself a professional blogger…..  That’ll be easy 🙂 Negative. No. Nope. Not at all. I do this for me mostly because I’m selfish that way. I think to be a professional blogger you have to have more than the wee amount of followers that I do, more comments that I get, and maybe even get paid in some way? If ya’ll want to start paying me, you’re more than welcome to! I would think I would need to have a domain without WordPress in it.

Thank you to everyone that does follow me, and read my crazy thoughts and ideas. I haven’t written about many ideas lately, but I sure do have a whole bunch saved on my phone. I just need to learn how to use power tools and then I can start posting them! I don’t think I’m strong enough for regular tools.

Thank you to everyone that “likes” my posts, for I know they aren’t that interesting. They’re just ramblings of my life which is really boring! I’ve been applying for jobs, so hopefully soon I’ll have a whole new section on the rumors that are going around at work. That would be interesting. I’m also going to be moving after I get that high paying job, so maybe I’ll do a “House Make-Over” section! That’s not totally played out yet. Hey look at me and all my prettiness while you real people have messy houses!

So, since I like to talk about my boring life, I had a not so boring thing just happen. My 16 year old Noodle came home with an attitude and won’t tell me what’s wrong. That’s not like him. He always tells me. I know he hasn’t been taking his medication for depression like he’s supposed to, so maybe that’s it. I sure hope not. He was doing so well. Maybe it’s because he knows about the break up between the bf and me, which I specifically asked for him not to be brought into it. Maybe it’s the weather! That’s been my reason for everything lately. He’s gonna be really mad when he find out I’m leaving after I post this and take a shower. Uh oh. I’ll ask him to go with me. He’ll say no, but at least I asked. I don’t like it when my noodles are sad 😦

I’ve been drawing all day. I’d post it, but I’m not comfortable with it yet. Maybe some day I’ll post a real drawing and not just a Tangle. Tangles are fun though. Everyone sees different things. It’s great! Kind of like looking at clouds and trying to decide if they look like a dog or a heart. I can put one of those on here I suppose. It’s a Duo Tangle. Only two tangles were used and the string is a heart. So, not so much trying to figure out what it is I drew. Sorry guys! Maybe tonight I’ll draw a weird looking one ya’ll can trip out on.

Well, that’s about it for today. The answer to your prompt is no, I’m not a professional blogger, and yes I have a long ways to go to become one. Love you! 1459308_10152461223332957_6739682057093752865_nLogo

Posted in Art Journaling, Arts and Crafts, Inktober, Zentangle

Inktober Numero Uno (Number One)

Good morning loveys. Today is October 6th and I just heard about it being “Inktober.” Create with ink! That’s so easy for me! So, here’s the first one of the month. You’re supposed to create one a day or five a month, or something like that. I’m going to do as many as I can in a month, instead of doing one daily. I’m not very fast.

Here is my little flower when I first started. I used a black Copic Multiliner A-2 set. These are Like the Multiliner SP except they are disposable. So, they’re comparable to the black Microns. I like these better than the Microns though. In my opinion they’re a lot darker and stay on the page better with the watercolors.

The beginning of my flower :)
The beginning of my flower 🙂

I didn’t plan this. I just started drawing that this is what happened. I’m not too upset about it! So after drawing lines and circles I decided to add a little color. I used an orange Micron, green Micron, pink Sharpie, and a yellow Sharpie. The yellow Sharpie over the pink Sharpie made it look orange but I added more orange with the Micron. Fun stuff!

With a little color
With a little color and some oopsies!

The next step was to add color to the background, so I used my General Kimberley’s water color pencils. I love these things! I don’t really like the look of colored pencils, and I don’t like the way they feel when you’re using them. The General’s are pretty smooth feeling though! I definitely want to get some more colors!

Pretty red flower with the colored pencil look background.
Pretty red flower with the colored pencil look background.

I used three different colors of blue to get the background look and a little water on a paintbrush. This is the fun part!

Here it is, mixed with water on a paintbrush.
Here it is, mixed with water on a paintbrush.

I still thought it needed more, so I started adding more circles, bigger than the ones on the plant. You can’t really see the ones on the plant unless you enlarge the picture. The last part was shading, and this is the end result! I do like this one 🙂 I think I’m only going to get better as I do each one of my “Inktober” projects. Maybe I’ll frame them and hang them in the hall. I’ve never framed anything I have drawn before.

Finished Product with shading.
Finished Product with shading.
Finished product without shading and with a little enhancement.
Finished product without shading and with a little enhancement.

That’s it for my first “Inktober” project. Now on to make the second…..
Thanks for stopping by!