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Midway, NC, United States
I retired from Bali Bras, Sara Lee Intimates. Married in Oct 1976. I love meeting new people so hope to hear from you. Drop me a line. I've been doing crafts of all kinds since I was a kid. I loved making things and especially things that are recycled. I had never stamped until 2001 when I went to a stamp class while on vacation. We went to a local store to buy the stamps we had used. OUCH. When we got home I saw a Stampin Up catalog and realized how much money I could save with their stamps and best part as they are sets that go together which makes for easy card making. After doing some thinking I decided I should sign up as a demo and see what happens. I didn't know the first thing about stamping and still learning. Retired from Sara Lee Intimates in Feb 2001. I was in sales after many years, since age 18, as an office person, secretary, office assistant, etc. I am out of Stamping Up since Spring 2017 but still have lots of supplies!!!! These days I'm back to quilting and having a great time.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Zentangle has me all tied up

I learned about Zentangle while on vacation. Well actually I saw it at an art show where the girl had made them into cards. I wrote down the name and went back to look it up on the internet. I was blown away. I had never doodled while in school or while on the phone, etc. I thought surely I can do that... what have I got to lose, some paper and time. I thought I'd just try my hand at it without looking for inspiration just to see how well I could do. THis is my first piece, I drew the mug free hand and then kept filling in. Then I did 2 more pieces before I did the pieces I gave away to family for Christmas. It's interesting to see how creative you can be without being influenced by what someone else has done but very easy to get stumped. Guess that's why folks do samplers. I used black Micron pens, size 01 mostly.

This is a work in progress. Not sure if I'll split them up.

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Alisa said...

These are amazing, can't believe you did them with doodles! You are SO creative!

Dale said...

Susan Nel is right...I DO like this - got hooked on Zentangles about a year ago...must do more again! Well done Joan, it's fun hey?!

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