Monday, June 13, 2011


I love creating Zentangles. Some work really well like this Tangled Mountain ATC

others are less appealing like this Tangled Floor ATC.

I have recently stumbled across this great Zentangle site called it is full of images and instructions. Just the thing to get your creative juices flowing.


There is a lighthouse themed swap on ATC_fun that I thought I'd try - lighthouses can't be that hard can they? Yes, they can. After much playing around I created the following ATC. It is meant to be Point Lonsdale Lighthouse in Victoria, Australia. I tried doing it in pencil first and proved my point that I have a lot to learn about creating with pencils so I switched to copic markers and was much happier with the result.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Creating again ... YAY

Ok so it has been forever since I updated this blog but now that I am creating again it seems like the right time to jump back on the blogging bandwagon.

I've decided to try and learn to draw - not so hot with pencils, can't seem to blend them very well so have started to use copic markers and LOVE them, bummer they are so expensive.

ATC's are the right size for me as I don't get too stressed by a big blank page/canvas. I have rejoined ATC trading groups and am going to set up a workshop at school for the kids and teachers to make ATC's.

Here are my latest ATC's:

Hand drawn fish ...

Hand drawn frogs ... can you guess which one has the wonky eye?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hello Hello

Well uni has finished and I received 3 HD's and 1 D so I'm not to upset about that. Job hunting at the moment and trying to clean up after a year of study. There is crap everywhere and just little clear paths to walk through. Sigh .......

Nothing creative has been done for a while but I did promise that I would start again in 2010 so once I can actually get to my stash I'll be all fired up.

Went to my first Karate class in almost 10 months tonight and I'm exhausted.

Will update this again soon.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Worth the hard work

Today I received my grades for first semester at uni and I am pleased to announce that I received straight HD's (High Distinction) for everything WOO HOO.

It has been a little hectic on the holidays but I have been a little creative. I made these Inchie Cubes for a swap ... I hope Fran likes hers.

I also made a Lady of the Month ATC for Luscious Lucy which she called "extremely interesting" so I''m assuming she liked it ... hahahahahaha

I'm really loving using these colours!
Gotta go and finish cleaning up some crap that has been hanging around way too long. Promise to update again soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Catching Up

Hi all,

This is just a quick update to say hi and that I haven't forgotten about this blog. Life has been crazy hectic of late and hopefully it will settle down a little over the next few weeks and I will have a chance to update this blog properly.

For those who don't know I'm doing a 1 year post grad course at uni to become a primary school teacher. Loving it. It is really full on and has left little time for creating or anything else in my life. Keeping up with the classes, readings, assignments, lesson plans, etc has been taking all my time and what little is left has been spent with my Dear Heart and the Princess.

It is now semester break and I have four weeks where no assignments are due ... YAY ... however I will be doing teaching rounds for a week and a half and spending the rest with my mum and the Princess ... oh and trying to clean the sty ... oops house ... hahahahahaha

Today I'm setting some time aside for being creative ... finally.

Chat soon I promise!

Monday, March 9, 2009

55 Little Houses

Well I have finally finished my Little Houses for the retreat each of which is about 3x6cm. All are different. Some I am not really happy with but right now I don't want to go near them!

This is the Sisters themed ATC I made for February called Firework Fantasy