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You have found me.  This is my online art world, where I post all things creative that started with that creative spark within, and found its way out. I LOVE being inspired, and I hope that I inspire you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Daily Zen Doodles by Meera Lee Patel







Hello,

How are you finding 2015?  I was well rested, until I had to go back to work. I realized that I needed something throughout my day to help me tune in, and tune out in order to be able to connect with my inner self.

Meera Lee Patel has created this amazing book that allows you to do just that!  Even my girls enjoy using the book.  Meera gives you an inspirational quote on the bottom of the page, she then provides you with the image, or the "strings".

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I read the quote, then pick up my pen, and I start to fill the image in with whatever Tangle pattern inspires me.  It really makes me feel refreshed, it is the perfect thing for me to do during my 15 minute break.  Stepping away from the computer, and putting in on paper.  Such a simple task, but the rewards are wonderful.


Ulysesses Press, courtesy of Meera Lee Patel have provided me with a couple of examples that you will see in her book.

I would love it if you would join me, then post your creation on your blog, and send me the link.  I would greatly appreciate hearing how you felt during your Tangled break.

Once again, a perfect gift for a friend.  It is unique, and the quotations are wonderful.  Very inspiring, and uplifting.  Something I can use a daily dose of.

Talk with you all soon,
Hugs,
Tanya

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Family Tree























Hello!

This weekend our family will adventure out into the wilderness to get our family tree.  Something we have been doing since James and I got married.

The kids love the adventure, and it is a nice memory making tradition. 

I used Eat Cake Graphics stamp;


What are some of your family traditions?  
Do tell!

Happy Krafting,
Hugs,
Tanya

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's an Eat Cake Graphics type of Christmas
























Good Morning, 

Are you excited for Christmas? We are!  

Just like Eat Cake Graphics'

I brought some of my images to work, and colored during my breaks.  I then made up fun scenes using Delicious "October Afternoon" Christmas Design papers.  Adding a bit of Washi tape, and some bling.

What is on your wish list?  I am wishing for big snowflakes, baking cookie time, warm hugs, and fun family laughter.

Happy Krafting,
Hugs
Tanya

Challenges I am entering this into are:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

OCTOBER ATC Halloween ATC's


Hello!

Quick post that I forgot to upload.  These are my 2 Artist Trading Cards for the Halloween Stampotique ATC Swap.  They arrived and were enjoyed by their new owners.

Happy Krafting,

Hugs,
Tanya

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stampotique ATC Swap using classic Colors



It's Almost December!

Here we have my 2 Artist Trading Cards that I made for the Stampotique December Christmas ATC Swap.  LOVED this one.  I am really enjoying the blending with pencils, without using Gamsol, just a variety of colors.

Happy Krafting,
Hugs,
Tanya

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cute, Fun and Inexpensive Christmas Gift for kids


Good Morning,

I am currently trying to get all my Christmas Shopping done, and I wanted to share a GEM of a book with you.  It is so affordable, and it gets your children off the computer, away from the television, and into their creative minds.

Kawaii means "Cute" in Japanese, and this book is filled with Cute Fun!  From character descriptions, how to draw them, and various puzzles, riddles and jokes.  

It is portable, and will keep them entertained while visiting family over the holidays!

What more could we ask for?  Have I mentioned that it is affordable?

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Happy Shopping!
Hugs,
Tanya

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sparkle-Page 1 of my Recycled Cardboard Book



Hello,

I have decided to recycle the cardboard at work, and make a book of fond memories for my girls based on my past, and their childhood.  The above is the very first page.  It contains all the magical elements from my Oma (Grandmother) that I am now sharing with my children.  

When I was a child I would explore her sewing room, gathering buttons and fabrics, and simply sitting around all of them in awe. Organizing the buttons was one of my favorite things to do.

My Oma called me her Sunshine #1, as I was the 1st Grandchild, however I was but one of the many rays of sunshine in her life.  My Oma was a dreamer, and had so much talent. She had magical butterflies in her bedroom that moved during the night, and when I stayed with her each summer, I would awaken to find them in different places. I taught her how to say her first french word as well;  Papillon!

I hope I have inspired you to look into your memories and start creating.
Happy Krafting,
Hugs,
Tanya