Posted in Arts and Crafts, Zentangle

I Didn’t Forget How To Tangle!!!

 

Here’s the newest, and I can say I’m not dissatisfied by it at all. It is a Ben Kwok template from the Facebook page “Ornation Creation.” You should check it out! I believe there are 43 or 44 templates to do from organic to animals. You name it, he’s probably got it there. Continue reading “I Didn’t Forget How To Tangle!!!”

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Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, Mental Health, Other Artsy Fartsy Stuff, Shrinky Dinks, Zentangle

Just a rant today

I have to get this out and I know that the people who do read this will most likely already know, or not care one bit. I cannot stand my so called family!

From Urban Dictionary:
“sideline hater
A fake friend who secretly wishes you to fail at everything.
Since my friend Jon secretly wanted me to get my ass beat in a fight, he was being a sideline hater.”

This is how I feel my family feels about me. They’re always cheering me on, but cheering that I’ll do the wrong thing. Mostly so they have something to gossip about.

I divorced my family about 2 weeks ago. I told the princess, my sister, that she can have fun finding someone to do her job for her and get paid next to nothing for it. I told my mom I was done with the way she treats me and my children. We are never Good enough for her anymore. Ever since she moved to Ellensburg, which is about 1/2 hour away, she never has time for us. So I told her to go have fun with the prince and the princess.
I haven’t heard a word since. Well besides the nasty text from my sister telling me it’s not all about me! Hahaha no I forgot bitch. It’s all about you!

So from now on I’m going to start working on myself and getting better. It’s going to be hard and I’m going to have days where I just say fuck it all, but I won’t let this disease get me. It’s not going to disable me. I want to work again. I want to stay home and do my crafts all day too. Looks like I’m going to have to start finding a way to sell these crafts!

Ugh Ok I took a half an hour “break” to try to do something and to do some stuff for my 6 year old, and I don’t know how I’m going to be able to do this. I can’t even nail a freaking basket to the wall! Well I can, but when the towels get put in it the stupid thing falls down. I was going to have Jeff just do it when he gets home, but I’m just going to have him get me the nails I need. Mine must be too small. I am going to do this!
Then I was trying to figure out how to make my shrinky dinks lighter on the computer because everything says they will get much darker when you shrink them. Well how in the hell am I supposed to do that? I’m using Photoshop Lightroom. Maybe I should try another program and figure out how to decrease the opacity. I don’t know. Do any of you? Please help! I’m a perfectionist and don’t like to fail!

Ok enough for today. I have all these emotions going through me from wanting to cry because of my family and because I can’t nail a damn basket to the wall. I want to just give up on all art because I have so much stuff and don’t know what to do with it, I have become overwhelmed. So good bye for now! I promise my next post will be a “happy I did it! “Post 😉

Here’s all of the stuff I bought Sunday for my crafts.

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The mixed media boards I’m  going to paint different colors, put some words on it that look like aged newsprint, and tangle my heart away. I have some boxes I want to paint and tangle too. I like the look of the wood through the tangles, but I hate how it kills my pen just to draw on the wood. So pretty paint it will be! There’s also a jewelry making kit in there so I can make some shrinky dink jewelery. There are 3 books that I’m going to order ASAP to get me going on that. But I bought some shrinky dink material for the printer to try it out on too. So that’s where all my money went this weekend! I gotta start selling stuff to keep up with my buying!

Posted in Doodles, Zentangle

Watch Out For That Hole!!!

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I have finally finished it! 11x14in mixed media paper with copic multiliner sp pens and Sakura Pigma Micron pens. Both various sizes. I used an 8B Graphite pencil for shading.
I absolutely LOVED doing this drawing. I only used three patterns, but they’re the type I like. I call them patterns unless they are official tangles. Then I’ll call them tangles.
I had been stuck in a little rut for a while, so I went through all 100 Zentangle books I have. Not really 100, but if you ask my kids or boyfriend I have 99 too many ;).
I love doing 3d type drawings/tangles, so I wanted to do something that really popped. I came across a pattern in Sandy strewn Bartholomew’s book, “Totally Tangled, ” called Scraper. That is what the pattern is! The wood is drawn with wood grain, and the inside of the hole is a pattern called Afterglow. It is one of my favorite ones to do. You can find it at http://TanglePatterns.com.
This drawing reminds me of looking through a hole in the floor and getting dizzy. I get dizzy when I look down from tall Heights. It also reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. I haven’t seen that movie in a long time, and the hole was black with things floating around, but it still had the crazy effect like this does.
I showed a friend of mine the hole, and he asked me how much I wanted for it! So, I told him I would make him another one for free and if someone sees it and wants one then I’ll charge them a small fee. I did go through a few pens!
So now I’m going to end this and continue on with the next! I hope you like this as much as I do!

Posted in Zentangle

Tootsies by Sue Jacobs

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OMG!!! This is the cutest pattern I have ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of patterns! I’m addicted to looking at them, saving them to either my phone or computer, and sometimes trying them myself in my sketchbook. This is one I am definitely going to use. ASAP! I don’t necessarily like feet.  In all actuality I think they’re pretty nasty. But these little suckers I have fallen in love with! Ok, I’m gonna get back to doodling an owl, looking at patterns, and trying to figure this blog thing out! No sleep til Manhatten!!!

Posted in Animals, Marley, Zentangle

Can’t I Just Have A Little More Time?!

So here it is. Saturday morning at 12:34. I always seem to look at the clock at that time. Weird. I have been starring at this phone for probably the past 10 hours, trying to figure out all of these apps I downloaded yesterday, and I’m still not tired! 3 RockStar ago I decided I should probably cut back a little, but then I became thirsty again and it was either RockStar or orange juice. Hmm…. I’ll stick with the RockStar. I don’t want my body to go into shock!

Little Mister Terror of Tiny Town has been with us for two weeks now! I want to say, “he’s getting so big!!!” but then I would be lying. He’s still just a little guy, but has he ever gotten more brave! His favorite spot to sleep on me is between my legs when they’re stretched out in front of me. Well tonight he fell through. He has learned to land on his feet!  He has also learned that the cat is fun to chase! It’s so funny!

So, I have figured out Evernote. I’m going to become so organized you won’t believe it! I’ve been adding my notes from the Kindle and adding my tangles and everything! I suppose I better get back to the two tangles I’ve been meaning to finish for the past couple of days. I just get so distracted with other people’s blogs and whose dating who! I can’t help it! Ok, time to clear my mind and enter that state of zen.

Good night all you weirdos who sleep at night!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Zentangle

What?!

What in the heck am I doing?! I don’t write! I attempt to tangle, doodle to some.  In fact, I’ve been working on one piece for a few days now, and I don’t think it’s going to turn out like I want it to 😦 I need to get some expert advice on what to do!

So, I had never heard of Zentangle until I stumbled upon it on the Internet. Pretty much from day one, I have been hooked. I now have almost all of the books about Zentangle, a massive collection of Micron pens, and a set of fancy refillable Copic Multiliner SP. I’m addicted to buying supplies more than the hobby itself! I have more, but I doubt you really care about all that jazz! So anyways, here’s a little about me.

I am a single, 31 year old mother of the best three boys I’ve ever met. I do have a boyfriend and we live in sin together with his two kids 😈 I work with my sister at her daycare, and tangle my little heart out as much as possible.  The  pictures I have posted now are old projects that I’ve done. Now, just remember I just started this in February of 2014.

I had taken two art classes in junior high. One of the teachers ruined my confidence. I’ve never really been very artistic, but I’ve always wanted to be. I am so happy I found Zentangle! There are no mistakes! I love it! Ok enough rambling for now. Here is an oldie, but I kinda like it.

 

 

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