Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I do enjoy making these little windows, I love the fact that we are taking a peak at another world. This little scene is of blustering seas in a pretty sunset.  The tangles I used are Twisted Rope for the frame, Zazzle by Sandy Bartholomew for the sea, and various tangles probably a bit too small to see properly for the sail and the shields.
I coloured all this in with water colour pencils.  I seem to have been collecting these for about 25 years, in fact the sea was done with Staedtler Karat which I bought when I lived in Germany in about 1987.  They are still in good shape and still work very well after all these years.  I also have Derwent Watercolour, both the artist and the student types.  I have 16 Inktense, which are fabulous colours, and a few others that I bought to try out when I saw them. As a beginning artist, I have to say these are great, so easy to use, always give great results whether you add water or not.

Tomorrow I have been asked to work on Tarot from 10am until 3pm, which means that between phone calls I can sit here and have a go at the new Diva Challenge.  I was thinking about it today and found my white gel pen - which obviously doesn't work anymore as it has not been used for a very long time.  I tried scribbling with it and holding it in water to no avail.  So I think it might be Derwent pencils to the rescue again.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Squirrel's Window?

Faffing about with some tangles last night, I like doing the organic tangles, there is Pokeroot and Pokeleaf and Wist.  I can't remember what the outside ones are called, don't even remember where I saw them, but that particular tangle is one of my favourites.  I am sure someone will tell me what it's called.  Anyway I seem to have ended up with some sort of window, maybe a squirrel's window, or a gnome's window. They have a nice view of the garden, whoever this window belongs to.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

Lovely day here in the UK and while we were out with the dogs I thought I would take some flowery spring pictures. 

I love the second picture showing the church door with all the sun beams. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Over at I am the diva, here the challenge this week was eggs, Easter Eggs !  This is the first time I have done a challenge, and I rather enjoyed it.  My eggs look a bit misshapen, but what the heck...  So welcome to my newest blog Tangle Tales, I hope there is not another blog called that, I did check but nothing came up, if there is, can someone let me know and I will start again with another title.