Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published 

on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays


Weekly Zentangle Challenge 210

Tangle Patterns: TanglePatterns String 150

Zentangle Newsletter with step-out to Flux Tangle Pattern

Tangle Patterns: TanglePatterns STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 3 now available

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Journal52 2015 Prompt Week 13 Prompt: Spring Clean


A use-what-you-have, step by step introduction to book binding

Oops…I Went Too Far with My Mixed Media Play

Tip: Coloring Cat Stamps to look like your own cat


Jetpens Pen Perks: Spring Giveaway-2 prize sets- friend’s case, notebook & pens


Win 1 of 15 Special Grab Bags of Rhodia Products 

Win new adult colouring book, Enchanted Forest

Pen & Ink


Bandon Beach #Watercolor #Yarka #Bandon

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was at the Oregon Coast this last week,

So, of course, I had to paint something from the Oregon Coast.  It wasn’t all plein air though.  There’s was lots of rain, so I didn’t get very good photos.  Most of my painting was done in the evening, so I used a combination of the photos I’d taken, along with one I found at the Morguefile, for my inspiration.  I tried to get that feeling of rain.

As with yesterday’s painting of Mt. Hood, I used my Yarka St Petersburg pan paints, both original and sequel set.  This time I used Arches Bright White paper, though.



MT Hood Sunrise #Watercolor #Yarka #MtHood

I was at the Oregon Coast this week.  So why the painting of Mt Hood?

Well, the subject for the watercolor class I missed was Mt. Hood.  The class used Masa Paper, which I didn’t have.  I’ll probably make it up in the next class, but just to keep in tune, I decided to do this painting.

There’s lots I like about it, and lots I don’t, so I may try doing this one over.

I used my Yarka St. Petersburg pan watercolors–both the original and sequel sets.  Except for the sky.  I used Winsor & Newton Raw Sienna for the glow.  The paper was Twinrocker Rough.


Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published 

on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

NOTE: I’m going to be running around like the proverbial chicken 

with its head cut off next week so there will be no link list until 3/30/15.


Weekly Zentangle Roundup #215

Tangle Patterns: How to draw TIZZY

New Tangle: BUDZIC

Tips for Tangling Amphora

Gottago – New Tangle Pattern

Tangle Patterns: Tangle Refresher 99

Art Journaling Prompts & Inspiration

Journal52 2015: Inspiration Board

No Excuses Art: Getting Unstuck 2

No Excuses Art: Pink is the Navy Blue of India

21 Day Art Journaling Challenge – free PDFs emailed to you

inside my sketch book . . .


Mini Album – Watercolor Stamping Technique

Gelli Dog on the Blog

How to Paint Light Skin Flesh Tones in Oils or Acrylics – video


​Derwent Pencil Wrap Giveaway

Giveaway – The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, 2nd Edition and 4 Skeins of Cascade 128 Yarn

Amazon Giveaway-Cricut Explore Air Cutting Machine

Daily Marker Giveaway-2 Hero Arts stamps sets

Leather Pencil Wrap Giveaway – By This is Ground

Pen & Ink

Noodler’s Q Eternity Fast Drying Review

Review: Clairefontaine Back to Basics Bob Foundation Notebooks


Journal52 2015 Prompt: Just Write #Journal52 #ArtJournal #StillmanAndBirn

I couldn’t get this to scan properly but I thought I’d share it anyway.

The Journal52 prompt was ‘Just Write’.  There has been a lot of serendipity or synchronicity or something with these journal prompts and my life lately and I decided to write about that.

The first time it happened was after I posted a painting I did for the prompt 5: Television.  I painted a character from my favorite TV show.  Someone commented on the painting, saying that I should paint him looking into a window.  The very next prompt, No. 6 was ‘Window’.

Prompt 10 was ‘Coloring book Inspiration’.  I had no coloring books, but the very day that was announced, I received a coloring book in the mail from Exaclair (which I’ll be reviewing and giving away in June).

Then last week in my watercolor class, the teacher asked us all to do some writing in our sketchbook journals.  On Friday, prompt 11 came out–‘Just Write’.

Now is the universe trying to tell me something, using Journal52 prompts?  I don’t know but it sure keeps me eager to see what the next prompt is.  I keep hoping it will be ‘Millionaire’!

For this page, I used a Sakura Moonglow Flourescent Pink gel pen to write over a background created with a GelliArts monoprinting plate.