Deborah Butterfield

Jan 112016

In response to the Diva’s challenge to go back to the old school (i.e., 3.5 x 3.5″ white tile, black micron 01 pen & Zentangle pencil), I decided to take a page from my own Basics class and work with the tangles we learn first. I’ve created several from the 7 tangles we learn in Basics, and this one is one of my favorites.


My basics tangles are like old friends – comfortable, warm, easy – and it’s so natural with these old friends to slip into that Zen place of easy focus, joyous creation and fun. For those of you who have taken my Basics class, do you recognize these tangles?

The Diva's Challenge #250

The Diva’s Challenge #250

Sep 252015
Completed Calabash Gourd

Completed Calabash Gourd

Of course you can Zentangle a gourd!

Every year Food for Thought, one of our local nonprofit organizations, holds a Calabash Gourd, Art and Garden Celebrations. For several years now, I’ve wanted to donate a gourd for their silent auction, but somehow, I have consistently missed the deadline for applications – until this year! I squeaked my application in right under the wire.

Being a newcomer to the world of gourds, I took advantage of Food For Thought’s free gourd workshop for those intending to donate a gourd. I had no idea so much was involved in preparing a gourd! It took quite a bit to prepare the surface for what was to come.

And then there was deciding … what was to come?

There we were – me and my chosen gourd. It waited in anticipation of what I would do to it. Finally, I took up my pen and began. Continue reading »

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