Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


A VERY nice friend of mine tutored me on card-making last week…and guess what??? Now I MUST invest in this NEW gadget:


It’s VERY cool!  I just may get hooked on card making if it’s that easy to make plain paper turn into REALLY pretty paper!  Check out her etsy shop {HERE}!

As you may know…another crafty NEW interest of mine is Zentangle; and I found a great site with fabulous designs!  Check out All things tangled!

And lastly…if you’re like me…not really a runner, but would love to be a runner and need to build up endurance, check out: How to build endurance in 5 steps.  Good to know.  Now to actually implement the ideas.  Too bad I’d rather be out shooting than running.  Maybe I can run a bit…take a pic…run a bit….take a pic….run…. :o)

Have a great Monday!  Do or learn something NEW!






a NEW artsy pastime


Hi everyone!  So I recently learned that there’s actually a name for this type of artwork… {I’m a little slow}!   It’s called Zentangle.   AND I’ve found that it’s pretty fun and easy to do.  This is my first attempt and I plan to fill up my sketchbook with zentangle creations.  There are tons of YouTube tutorials on how to draw different patterns etc.  Some of them are pretty cool.  As you can see, I started with the very, very basic stuff!  Some of the videos said they were ‘Zentangling Tutorials’; however according to tanglepatterns.com

Creating a Zentangle is known as tangling.
There is no such thing as “Zentangling”.

The cool thing is, I can do this pretty much whenever and wherever I want.  There is really no special materials needed.  I’m looking forward to learning how to draw more designs.  Please let me know if you’ve tried this!  Any tips and tricks would be appreciated!  Have a great day!  Do something NEW!