Tuesday, May 16, 2017


I was encouraged to start a Patreon site. I've thought about it for a bit, but I like the idea of being able to make some content that I can then eventually release for free, while still working on my other projects as well.
Patreon offers me that option and it's kind of awesome.

It won't change anythnig regarding my blog, if anything I'm hoping it will keep me more motivated to stay connected.

If you're interested, you can follow me over there too. I plan on posting things there that are public as well as the content I plan on keeping private for patrons and it will likely be different content than what I post here.
My Patreon site

If you know of anyone you think might be interested in becoming a patron, please feel free  to pass on my link!

Friday, April 21, 2017

The pink trees

On my street, on the treelawn we have a stretch of these gorgeous trees that have pink flowers.
They aren't cherry blossoms, but the appearance is similiar and for a few days we have these incredible, gorgeous pink lined streets.

For about 5 minutes.
Then it rains, every year and the wind blows and they all fall off.
I was able to capture a quick picture of them this year when the sun was out and use it for a watercolor.

I thought I'd share some WIP pictures of that watercolor with you.

I first put down some washes of color.
This is the part I always hate... I never like how it turns out at this stage.
This is the "awkward teenage phase" of art.

 Then it's time to start defining the flowers a bit more.
A close up so you can see how they go from blob to impression of flower

And here is where I am now.
It's not quite done but the entire paper is soaking wet and I need to let things settle... including my vision of what it will be.

So I'll set it aside for a while and finish it in a day or so. Or sometime next week. 

Do you have any pretty trees or flowers that pop up in spring near your house?
I'd love to know!

Friday, April 7, 2017


In the last week I have been finalizing some really awesome stuff.
I created a coloring book that's going to be in hand by the end of the month and I can show you my sneak peek here! 

It's available for preorder on my website and I've been jumping for joy (and freaking out) for days.

Today, I got my ISBN for it.

I can't even tell you how excited I was by that, I can only imagine this must be what it feels like to be Stephen King... LOL

I promise I'll have lots more to show you in the upcoming days and weeks now that I have that project settled. 

I hope you've been making awesome things, I'd love to see what you are working on!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Shaking off the dust...

Hi friends!
It's been a long time. I loved blogging and keeping track of what I was doing, what I was learning and trying and I think I just kind of backburnered it for a bit.
I'm back.

I've been working on things daily still.. I'm still a firm believer that that is how you grow, in art, in life, in everything. Just do it.
Nike should totally hire me lol

I'm looking to get back to more behind the scenes sharing of what I'm doing and some tutorial and other fun things like that.
I have had a LOT on my plate, I realize I'm technically running 4 businesses right now and that's a LOT but they all fall under the same umbrella and I'm looking to smoosh them all in and share them with you.

I'm about to jump in and do some Zentangle work in my journal. I'll be sure and share that as I go!

So... break out your pens, your pencils, your paints and let's make some stuff ok?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Capture your tangles using the power of sunlight! 

Please shoot me a message at
Tangletroves@gmail.com if this video doesn't work or is not visible.
I apologize for any inconvenience!

You can also access at https://vimeo.com/206735996

Some other examples of projects created for your enjoyment!
I'd love to see what you make, how yours turn out and what you do with it in the future.

(see video of this developing here https://www.instagram.com/p/BGASCwbI3DG/?taken-by=whimsybykelly)