Author: tangledstones

Being Intentional

Happy New Year!  It’s that time of year when we pause and look back while we plan for great things in the year ahead.  I stopped doing resolutions many years ago, and have found that I’m generally a little more reflective around my birthday in February.  In 2013, I read The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown.  It’s a wonderful book and really spoke to me from where I was at that point in my life.  I read something around the same time about people selecting a word to guide them through the new year.  Sounded like a good plan to me, and the book talks about being “Wholehearted” – that was my guiding word for 2014. It was just a little reminder to try to be a little more wholehearted throughout the year.  I like to think it helped.  However, toward the end of 2014, I got super busy – there were some weeks I was teaching 8 classes a week plus trying to fill pottery orders.  A friend from the neighborhood asked if …

Spark(le) Your Creativity with Zentangle®

The Five Minute Christmas Card Do you ever look around and see all this fabulous hand made stuff on Pinterest, in gift shops, in people’s homes, everywhere and wish you could do something like that?  Well YOU CAN!!!  No, really you can!  When Laura and Ellen over at untapped asked me to do a guest blog during their 12 days of Christmas, I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about.  I’m going to show you how to make a Zentangle inspired Christmas Card in FIVE minutes. What is Zentangle you may ask – and if you just typed the word into Pinterest to see – MIND BLOWN! Zentangle was created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts to make art accessible to everyone – here’s their description of it from http://www.Zentangle.com: “The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. …

Getting in My Own Way

Hello all!  What a beautiful fall day in Alabama!  It’s the mid point of October, my favorite month!  I love to see the changes from summer to fall – the leaves turning warm shades and hues, there’s a crispness in the air that is energizing!  Humidity has taken a little vacay (yay!).  Plus a lot of my favorite people have October birthdays! I’m reflecting on the year so far and it’s been pretty awesome when I think about it!  But, I had to think about it.  I’ve been busy thinking of the stuff I haven’t done that I wanted to get done, and the year is running out, and trying to figure out how I’m going to do everything I want to do before the holidays really kick in.  Panic mode!  I’m actually getting in my own way – yep all me getting in MY WAY!  Guilty!  Time to stop and redirect! Great things that have happened this year  – A LOT when I think about it! New classes, new students, new friends, and new …

Up and Blogging!

Hello everyone!  I have finally jumped into the blog0sphere!  Who knows what I’ll get up to in here.  🙂 I’ll bring you along with me as I meander through life, explore creativity, teach, on my misadventures with my girlfriends, traveling, cooking and I’m sure my fur babies will jump in too and maybe even my sweet hubby! Thanks for coming by!  Darla