"Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest." ~ Zentangle, Inc.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Moving . . .

The time has come to bring
EVERYTHING I do under one roof . . .

So please join me at Elizabeth's Creations Studio.

Thank you for following me here!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I love searching the web over for
new ideas and more importantly fabulous artists.

Keeping in line with the holiday,
I wanted to share this art with you today.

Tina Munford ~ Egg Artist

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Here is another . . .

This too is from Ginny ~
using Copic Markers, a rubber stamp AND
she added her own tangles for the sail
to complete her ZIA!
Nice job Ginny!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Classes

I will be teaching three classes at Stamp-It Rich
in Placerville, CA ~ El Dorado County ~
two in May and one in June.

Introduction to Zentangle
(zentangle 101)
Saturday, May 7, 2011
10 AM - 12:30 PM
More Zentangles
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1 PM ~ 4 PM
Quilling II
Saturday, June 4, 2011
10 AM ~ 12:30 PM

If you know you will be in the area and are interested
go to Stamp-It Rich and sign up now.
I am happy to say that these classes fill up!

******* Quote for the Day ******* 

Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?  
~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just wanted to mention . . .

I've been reading through quite a few blogs lately
and I've noticed a trend ~ unhappiness.
I don't know if it's the weather, economy, or who knows.
I would love to pass around my happy thoughts ~
so to all of you who are willing to accept them ~ here they are!

I love this quote . . .

"Don't do anything that you don't really want to do.
Keep yourself in a place of feeling good.
Reach for the thought that feels better -- and watch what happens."

--- Abraham

Have an exceptionally wonderful day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Now Available

I have had so many people ask me where they can buy my
blank Tangle/Pattern Cards, that I have decided
to sell them through my Etsy Store.
The link is to your left or you can just
click through here.

Thanks to all of you who have asked!

Friday, March 18, 2011

He's HERE!!!!!

Well, I get to announce another new member
to my family . . . 
Gabriel Dryden Miller ~ my grandson!

Born ~ March 18, 2011 at 3:42 PM
Gabe is 5 pounds 10.5 ounces
19 1/2 inches long
and is a cute as a button!
My daughter-in-law, McCall is doing great
and so is my son, Justin.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pen Storage

I decided that my studio needed some help!
(Actually, the studio is fine ~ it's me that needs help!)
Anyway, I have a ton of pens and markers, etc.
and hated the way they were stored.
So, I found a really cool solution online ~ here is what it looks like now.

Believe it or not this picture does NOT show any of my
Copic Markers and Pens!

My husband and I went to a hardware store and purchased
two 10' lengths of 2" diameter PVC pipe.
Gary cut the pipe into 4-1/2, 4 and 3-1/2 inch sections for me.
He washed them and sanded them ~ great guy!
I wrapped them using scrapbook paper and viola! pen storage!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I taught a Zentangle Class a couple of weeks ago
and one of my students, Ginny, sent this card to me.

The egg stamp is from Stamp Francisco
Copic Markers used are E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, E37 for the egg
and W1 for the shadows.
AND, of course, her tangled bird.
What a beautiful ZIA ~ thank you Ginny!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tangle/Pattern Cards

For quite some time now I have been
using these Tangle/Pattern Cards
as a way to keep my patterns with me.
They remind me of Paint Chips, so . . .
I call them my Zen Chips!

They are very cool! and extremely useful!

front and back

Whenever I find a new pattern I draw the steps
on the back of the card and then recreate
it on the front. I have a line to write the name of the pattern
and a line to write the designer's name.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thank you Gary!

I made this mug insert for my husband, Gary.
His favorite tangle is Rick's Paradox ~ by Zentangle, Inc.,
so . . . I just tangled them all together!

I think this was my peace offering for not going
outside to help him shovel snow ~ not that he minded!
He's a great guy and now he has a beautiful mug
to drink his coffee from!

Monday, February 14, 2011

First of many . . .

Seeing Kit's (Dreamscribe Designs) coffee mug inspired me!
I had so much fun doing this ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art)
and the great thing is ~
is that I have already received orders!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Challenge #7 ~ Breathe!

If you haven't participated in the Weekly Challenge ~ 
Go to i am the diva web site and take the plunge!

This week's challenge is ~
"Your challenge, should you choose to accept it - is to create
a tile or piece using conscious, even breath. To Relax. Breathe. Smile."
                                                                                    ~ The Diva

This instantly popped into my head ~ all I could think of while
doing this challenge was all of the pollen coming from
our cedar trees and that because it is so cold you can see your breath,
sometimes making it hard to BREATHE.

The awesome thing about these challenges is that we all
interpret the challenge differently.

By the way ~ you will relax, breathe and then smile!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Zentangle Class!

If you are going to be in the Placerville area
Saturday, February 19, 2011 ~
you may want to consider taking my Zentangle 101 Class.
The class will be taught at
Stamp-It Rich 376 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667
Go to Stamp-It Rich for more information about the class ~
but do it quickly ~ the class is filling up.

The pictures below are examples of my Zentangles ~
what will yours look like?

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

She's HERE!!!!

I am so proud to introduce to all
of you the newest addition to our family ~
Chloe Ann

My wonderful daughter and son-in-law, Michele and James
with their beautiful daughter, Chloe.

Chloe was born on January 8, 2011 at 2:13 PM.
Vitals! 7 lbs. 9.6 oz. and 20 1/4 inches
Gray/blue eyes and blond hair.

It's GREAT being a grandma!!!!!!