I’ve been Tangling like mad!

I’ve been Tangling like mad!

one thing I like to do is to encourage my refers and followers on other social mediums (such as Instagram) to let their imaginations free to see and feel things while looking at my art. For example, it might evoke the ocean and seashells, sand, seagulls, and waves when you see my abstract tile. I’ve seeing my own art through others’ eyes. Take a look at these… What do YOU see?


     Hope you will tell me your thoughts soon!

Live a colorful life,


TOTD- Tangles of the Day


I am so eager to go to my CZT training in June. It is held in Providence, Rhode Island and I’ve never been there. My husband has never seen the East Coast so it should be an  adventure!

Because of preparing to teach others, I am focusing on 3.5″x3.5″ tiles for now. Here are some…

                 What do you think?

Kat in Appalachia

Art Liberated and Received Part 2


I’m continuing on with the postcards I’ve received through the Liberate Your Art postcard swap hosted by Kat Sloma… This will be a constantly changing post until I get it all completed, so please come back.

These are Side Swaps, exchanged outside the swap official. They are fun to arrange and receive, too!


This colorful card is from Sarah Calhoun of Atlanta, Georgia. So pretty!


This one came from Manila, Philippines from Lui (can’t remember her last name). She has a blog at http://Luiisinheaven.Blogspot.com as well as http://hounds heaven.blogspot.com.  “This is…Ms. Moth caught…before she weaves a net around her where she hibernates for weeks before she emerges into a moth! Ms. Moth tells me that whatever changes in the weather, it will always be right in my world!”

I Liberated Art!


This post is the first of two pages– this page is complete but the second is not… yet, but I will have about 20 postcards to share. Please come back!

Every year, I find great joy in participating in Kat Sloma’s LIBERATE YOUR ART postcard swap. This year, I not only got six through the swap, but exchanged extras with about 20 others!

Posting them all will take time so keep coming back until I indicate that I’m done. 

 First: Cows from Maryland, from Charlotte Prado…  

She lives in Annapolis, MARYLAND, USA AND SAID “Enjoy this liberated photograph until the cows come home.”

Next, a Beautiful! old barn in Scholls, Oregon by Pat Mark of Tigard, OR. She owns Serendipity Photography and is on Instagram @PatMark and Flickr as Patricia Mark… 

   On the back, it has a great quote:  “If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them…” Bob Dylan.

This one is about a bird’s eye view, created by Jewels jnoman@charter.net. 


Now from wine country in Ontario Canada, a multi-photograph one by Elena Galey-Pride of Winestains.Ca  Here is a gorgeous postcard of a sunset in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii with a lovely quote -from Vicki Ducham of Pine Bush, NY.  Website : outofhand-altered books.blogspot.com The quote on the front is a favorite: “Nothing is worth more than this day.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

From Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker of Powder Springs, GA  comes a spectacular flower card  she named Golden Slippers, along with a song.

  “Can’t you just image the fairies dancing in these ‘golden slippers’ displayed in this orange Daylily?”

  Oh my! Macaroons from France! I’ve never tasted a macaroon but I’d like to! This was taken by Deanie Houghtaling, of AZ.

  The back has a very favorite quote of mine: “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home” – Twyla Tharp.

Next, this intense one is from Linda Ursin of Norway entitled Raven Wing. Her website is http://Svehex.redbubble.com


And last on THIS post is the beautiful “Wonder” by Sherry Harmes of  Alaska, She lives on a remote island named Amook Island, off of Kodiak Island.  Her motto? Conceive Believe Achieve!  


I think I’d better continue this in Liberated Art Part 2! Continue on next post, please…


Still Drawing my HeART out!

Still Drawing my HeART out!

I’ve been trying to get some work up on my store on Etsy called HeART Tangles Studios.  The address is 


a whimsical teapot! I started this with no plan whatsoever but after making th pie-like “slices” I was off! Wish I could have a cuppa! This is another drawing I wanted to throw away but my husband insisted I not do so. 

More soon…


What I’ve been up to

What I’ve been up to

I have been drawing every day… I go to sleep thinking about art and wake up with drawing on my mind. 

So without further ado, here are some of my projects. 

This is a Zentangle tile. If you go to Zentangle.com you can read all about it.  What do you see in these two?

I’m a bird watcher and I photograph them nearly every day. Time to tangle them too!

A colorful Mandala 

Here is another tangled tile. What do you see?

A tangled mandala, in pastel colors

And last is another mandala, simple but cheery. 

Hope you are well and are creating from your heart!


And Another Mandala to Share

And Another Mandala to Share

Hi everyone!
I can’t tell you how surprised – and Pleased– I am to have so many followers! I thought only 5-6 were following and then the stats say that over 280 are following! Could’ve knocked me over with a feather, and that’s saying something!

I used to live and work professionally in the city of Houston, Texas. It was the 4th largest city in the United States of America and 4 million strong. I led a fast-paced life as I worked as a psychotherapist with several agencies, had a private practice (but was non-profit) and had four dependant on me at home. I now live the complete opposite life in Appalachia, in a county of 4 THOUSAND, and have no dependants, and live with my wonderful, retired (and disabled, like me) English husband. Our lives have little stress compared to before, and the town is much like Mayberry. In fact, the real Mayberry is not too far away!

I wish so much that I had discovered Zentangle when it first came out! I would have loved to have experienced the reduced stress, the increased focus and concentration, and flow of creativity back years ago when I worked in a state prison!

But back to now… I love the time I spend with my photography and art. When my husband had open heart surgery this year (bypasss), I sat alone in a distant city in a waiting room, just waiting to hear if he made it through the surgery that we didn’t know he was having the day before! The ONLY THING that got me through besides my faith was working on a ZIA heart (Zentangle Inspired Art). I was thankful I’d brought paper and pen with me!

Here is what I’ve been working on … Read the rest of this entry

Some Recent Artwork

Some Recent Artwork

Here are some Tangles I completed in the last week. There are a few more to post after these.

First, I created a Zendala (a mandala made with Zentangle patterns). This is large, about 8.5×11 inches.



Then I made a rose but thought it would look good in pink, so I tried it.



Do you like it with color or without? Next one may be yellow… Depending on how you vote!

Keep creating!

The Snowiest of Days


(I started this on Monday morning 2/16/15 and finished in the very early morning on Tuesday)

It is snowing like crazy! We are in a major winter storm. We are supposed to get 12-14″ of snow! It’s just a little after 10:30 in the morning and is already so horribly unsafe that my Personal Care Aide (PCA) couldn’t even stay– she came and brought some provisions and left. Our biggest concern is power. We just can’t without power since I’m on oxygen, but power outages are very common in bad weather. And snow isn’t the only problem! There are sub zero wind chills and single-digit or teen temperatures – and that’s in the daytime.

I did finish some more tangling last night: it is a kitty. I also started a new one of a snowflake shaped Mandala.

I totally messed up the snowflake, so I’m going to start another. It was impossible to fix because I was doing a mandala and well… Just trust me. But, it was great practice.

Here’s my work I drew the outlines and made sections…


Then I filled it in the way that felt right.

This Tangled Kitten is 5×7″. If you notice, her collar has hearts ✨💖💛💚💙💜✨ on it. All my work will have a heart (at least one) on it somewhere.

It is still snowing- at 11:30 PM the news said we had 11″ so far and would snow all night. The poor ladies (2 small dogs- Bella and Meesie (Mimi first but evolved) are having a terrible time doing what they need to do outside- the snow is taller than their backs!

I was approved by Etsy to change my store name so now it is HeART ️Tangles Studios. Now I need to post items. Oh, by the way, I called the framing place (Jan is the owner) and my bee pictures never got displayed, so obviously they haven’t sold. They are framed though. She will display them for sale until I sell them on Etsy, here, or in her shop.

These are the drawings, except the single lone bee wasn’t finished.