Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Greetings of the season to all of you!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends!  Our family was together and we shared the day with friends who are like an extended family.  It was our tradition and we love it!  Above is a photo of our tree.  It's full of ornaments hand made or gifted from friends, some have been purchased, but always because we love them.  Certainly not a designer tree, but full of love and memories spanning 40+ years!  It's the star of the holiday decorations for us!
My absence from the blog this year is because there was so much going on in our home.  But, I'm hoping the New Year will have me back in the studio creating.  I did have one new decoration to add to the mix this year.  It was a Zentagle Inspired Art piece that I had started in a class last year and finished after the holidays.  I just love the simplicity of it.  
I framed it in a simple black frame and displayed it on a black easel.  It was the biggest Zentangle piece I've done and it was a challenge to work that big.  Here are some other photos.
While I love sparkle and shine, and lots of glitter for the holidays, the simplicity of Zentangle is so appealing. 
Well, my friends, as we are at the end of another year, I wish all the best that life has to offer for you.  I thank you all for following along on my rather erratic journey in creativity and I'm so appreciative of all the comments you leave.  Many blessings in the New Year!


  1. Such a beautiful tree and a stunning zentangle piece. I love the clean and simple colour palette, and the intricacy of the designs - it all works together so beautifully. Wishing you a happy and peaceful New Year.
    Diana x

  2. Your Christmas tree was beautiful!!! And I love your zentangle work of art, too, my friend! My wish for you is a very, very happy new year!!!! (sorry it's so belated!)


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