Thanks to Kathy and Lupe for getting me involved with another obsession. I have never been one to doodle, but tangling has given me more confidence in my drawing skills (which I have always considered mininmal). Being intimidated by a blank tile, I decided to research first--buying books of course and checking out the web. I highly recommend joining Tangle Patterns.

December 2011
I made a doll for Anita for Christmas. First I made the doll, stuffing her firmly and then used a fine line sharpie to tangle. She has bead embellished wings. I love how she came out.

October Make-N-Take
I did this card at Claire's last weekend for our Breast Cancer Fundraiser. I used a flower outline stamp on shimmer paper. I tangled in the petals and used a marker to add some color. For the class, the students received a paper copy of the two designs that I created, two blank copies of the flower, and one photocopied cardstock copy of one design. I shared how to draw some of the patterns and they were invited to create their own designs or trim and use one of mine.
 I keep my supplies in the snap bag that Anita made for me.
 I designed my own reference book on tangles using these resources. The pages of my book were a template from the website. I have also use a stamp. The book design comes from Laura Denison. I love her ideas and instructions for making books. She can be found at Following the Paper Trail. She has wonderful instructions on You Tube and UStream. The3-ring binding for mini albums can be found on YouTube and her blog for May 26, 2010.

Here are the spirit dolls that I made for Kathy (below) and Lupe (right).  These were so much fun to make. Of course I had to add beading! The pattern for the doll comes from Robin Adkins.

Kathy's had to be in Cuda school colors-I am so sorry that she is retiring from teaching art and I will miss her awesome talent.

Lupe is a wonderful mixed media artist-I especially admire her creative journals.