Totem Animal: Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is common throughout North America. They can thrive in diverse climates ranging from the frozen shorelines of Alaska to subtropic swamps and even deserts. They also have a diverse diet. Though mainly feasting on fish, they have been known to seek out frogs, turtles, salamanders and even gophers. I have beenContinue reading “Totem Animal: Great Blue Heron”

Tanglepedia

I was able to take a trip to the art shop yesterday and picked up a little sketch book and a pen cloth to keep my zentangles supplies in.  In my newest bible, The Joy of Zentangle, there is a lot of tangles to learn. The authors of the book suggest to have a keyContinue reading “Tanglepedia”

Tangles in the Shadows

Last weekend my son and I were at the playground. It was a beautiful sunny day yet the wind was a tad too cold to be without a coat. While my son ran around playing, I took out my phone and started taking pictures. When I looked on the ground underneath the rope ladder, IContinue reading “Tangles in the Shadows”

Bee Aware 

I just recently learned that the U.S. has officially put the rusty patched bumblebee on the endangered species list. There are 46 different species of bumblebee in the United States. It would be most beneficial to prevent that number from decreasing! There are various ways to help our buzzing friends… Plant specific flowers that bumblebeesContinue reading “Bee Aware “

Totem Animal: Pheasant

A few days ago, I was driving with my husband and we noticed something move beside the road ahead. As we drew closer it was evident that the creature was a male pheasant. What a beautiful bird! It had a metallic green cap upon his head and the iconic tail feathers trailed behind him asContinue reading “Totem Animal: Pheasant”

Totem Animal: Blue Jay

I feel as though when the universe has a message for us the animals bring it to our attention. They are messengers of the spirit realm while also being great teachers of life’s lessons. I have been relying heavily on them to guide me when I am feeling overwhelmed or aimless. Since the house fire,Continue reading “Totem Animal: Blue Jay”

Sasha: Queen Shepherd

Our heavy hearts invited the rain to stay for the entire day. Our beloved Sasha passed away yesturday afternoon. She lived a long life of fourteen years, celebrating her birthday in December. Our beautiful white shepherd was often confused with a wolf. She is much smaller than one but her beauty and grace tricked many peopleContinue reading “Sasha: Queen Shepherd”

Every Now and Zen

I am having so much fun with zentangle inspired artwork! I want to do it all the time now. I have no worries when I’m sketching…no expectations…no strife! This is a fantastic style to play around with. I have been studying official tangles online and incorporating them in my sketchbook. I can only find aboutContinue reading “Every Now and Zen”

Entangled with Zentangle 

Do you ever feel like you’ve barely solved one problem only to be immediately  bombarded with another? You’ve just recovered emotionally from one hardship just before another one sucker-punches you in the gut. I’ve been incredibly overwhelmed lately in just about every aspect of my life. I’m trying to keep a cool head and goContinue reading “Entangled with Zentangle “