The First Zentangling President?

Since Zentangle appeared on the scene, there has been a heathy debate around the practice of doodling. Lots of people aimlessly make pencil marks on paper while otherwise occupied – in a meeting, on the phone, etc. Many of us call that doodling. Some people do considerably more with their pen in the margins. If one makes a detailed drawing on the side of their … Continue reading The First Zentangling President?

Gorgeous Japanese Textile Projects

Look what was in my mailbox today! (This is why I love http://Paperbackswap.com…little treats mixed in with the bills and the ads.) The book that came today is Kokoro no Te: Handmade Treasures from the Heart. The author, Kumiko Sudo, never disappoints. Unlike her other books about large quilts, this title features smaller projects like bags and pincushions. Even the end papers of the book are gorgeous: … Continue reading Gorgeous Japanese Textile Projects

Books – Fuel for Begrinners

I’ve always loved reading and books. Libraries and big box bookstores like Barnes & Noble excite me…I can spend time there indefinitely. I learn well with written instructions. Arts/Crafts books and magazines have helped me try many new things. Over the years, my bookshelves filled, then overflowed with creative inspiration. Now, one wall of my office is devoted to my collection, which currently includes 1,759 … Continue reading Books – Fuel for Begrinners