Thursday, February 11, 2016

2016 Mandala Challenge Prompt: Heart to Heart & Two New Tangle Patterns

While working on completing my last project for Simalina, I found some time for drawing this week's Mandala for

The prompt is: HEART TO HEART 

This one is dedicated to my furry friends.
I have lost Cream in October 2015 and Babe in January 2016, and yesterday Shy had surgery because of some malignant tumors... The last six months have been a mixture of happiness (for my books releases) and sadness (for my losses). I really need some quiet time.

Luckily my drawings keep me busy and don't let me drown into depression.
If you are looking for some new patterns for your tangling fun, here are a couple new ones!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2016 Tangle It! Mandala Challenge & Moon Phases

I have been a busy bee for the last month. The new project is going to be ready soon and I've been working on some custom drawings. :)

But I have also been enjoying drawing tangle mandalas for my FB Group Weekly Challenge

Each week we have a prompt.
You can join each week or draw the ones you are most tuned to.
If you don't want to join on Facebook, you can post a link to your blogpost here in the comments and I'll come visit! :)
Check out our first 5 promts and show me your creations!






As you can see I love circles and round shapes.
I have been inspired by an amazing friend to draw a set of Moon Phases that I put on sale in my Etsy Shop.
It's a printable sheet.
Check it out.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Competition Time!

We are starting the new year with an amazing competition!

How to participate: - Join the Tangle It! Pattern Club on FB
  • We prepared 3 templates for you to print out and fill with patterns. Click here to download the templates. The framed area of the templates is 6″x9″.
  • Print the templates on standard letter sized paper.
  • Use patterns to fill the various sections. Please note: NO SHADING or COLORING!
  • Sign your artwork!
  • Scan at 300dpi
  • Upload your images to the Tangle It! Pattern Club on Facebook on or before Sunday, 24th January, marking it as competition entry.
  • By uploading, you accept that people are able to download, color or shade your artwork.
On Sunday, January 24th we will prepare a summary of all the entries for each template. Members of the Tangle It! Pattern Club and Tangle It! Coloring Club will be asked to vote on their favorite entry for each template for one week. On Sunday, 31st January the voting will end and the 3 winners will be announced.

The rules:
  • Entries must be submitted on or before Sunday, 24th January
  • You can sumbit one entry per template (in total 3 templates). This means you can submit only one entry for the Shell template, one for the Paisley template, and one for the Beachball template. You do not have to sumbit all 3. If you prefer to only submit one tangled template, that is fine as well.
  • Scans must be 300dpi. The winner will be required to send a high quality, 300dpi file by email.
  • Entries must NOT be shaded or colored. The artwork will be a coloring page in our next book.
  • You agree that users from the Tangle It! groups download and color your artwork.
  • Voting will take place between the 24th January and 31st January. On January, 31st, the winner will be announced.
What you win:
  • The top 3 entries will be published in our next book.
  • The winners will receive a free .pdf copy of the book before it even appears on Amazon for sale!
 Join us and take your chance!!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy 2016!

HAPPY 2016
my friends!

(my pattern: LACEFLY)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, my friends!

My tangled gems mania had me produce some lovely gift tags for my holiday presents. :)

I wish you and your families all the best!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Time to Rest & 2 New Tangles: GREEKA and FORTUNA


After all these busy months it's time for me to rest a bit.
In a few days my family will be reunited for the holidays, so I am decluttering and cleaning my home, but I had also found some time to draw. :)

Here are some of my new pieces.
(I have found some pretty cool sketchbooks in a store called TIGER.  The paper is good for pencils, ink and even light watercolor. And the price is soooooo cheap!!!)

Alchechengi (Winter Cherry)
I am still obsessed with gems!
I made these using my tangle pattern LEAFHEART (click for stepout)

Tangle Mandala
My patterns: ZEE and KLOOD
both stepouts in Tangle It! Planner

From the same book I want to share with you one of my new patterns:  

Have you already created your holidays gift tags/cards?
If not, here is the stepout of my holiday tangle FORTUNA!
In Italian Fortuna means Luck.
And Luck I wish you for 2016!

Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holidays Shopping Idea #5: TANGLE IT! PRACTICE BOOK (2 versions)

And here is our last surprise for this AMAZINGLY CREATIVE 2015!

An Ina wrote: "All three of us were missing a book that allows us to record step by step instructions for patterns and a place to practice. We love tangling, however individual tiles are easily lost. When we realized that each of us use a journal to organize, practice, and store tiles, we decided to create “the perfect book for tanglers”. A place where we have it all: record step outs AND lots of room to tangle. Our combined experience produced this lovely Practice Book".

So, here it is (AND in 2 versions!!)

  • store 256 step outs,
  • tangle 240 blank squares, and work with
  • 144 pre-strung tiles.
We included a basic introduction to tangling, shading, and creating strings, plus a few interesting topics to inspire you.

This book is available in 2 versions: black & white and full color (deluxe)
The Deluxe Edition on the right is in full color and the paper is thicker.
The Black & White Editions contains only Black and White pages.

I hope you will enjoy them as we did!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Holidays Shopping Ideas #4 TANGLE IT! PLANNER & Discount Code!


Just in time for the Holidays!
I, Ina and Alice are soooooooo PROUD to introduce you our last newborn!!

(on amazon, use code 25OFFBOOK for 25% discount on this book)

We have been working hard during these months and made it for Xmas!

Here is what you will find in this unique planner:
The ultimate planner for tanglers! This educational art activity planner is sure to inspire, encourage, and motivate you along your art journey. 101 exclusive new tangle patterns with step by step instructions, weekly challenges, practice pages and coloring prompts, monthly and weekly planner pages, and so much more. Start your meditative drawing journey at any time of the year and let this organizer be your guide.
You can start it any time of the year!
274 pages of tangling fun in 7 x 10 inches size!
And 101 NEW PATTERNS for you to try! 
Check it out on Amazon and stay tuned for another surprise in a few days! 
Have a great week!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Mandalas


One of my addictions/obsessions is drawing Mandalas.
I have also started a FB group called TANGLE IT! MANDALA and let me tell you we have some really talented tanglers in it!

Here are some of my new ones.

Have a great week!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holidays Shopping Idea #3


Ready for your next shopping idea?

Here we go!

Ellen Wolters is one of my tangler friends and a prolific youtuber. She has tons of fans following her video stepouts on how to draw tangles.
In October Ellen published a 2016 tangled coloring calendar and a coloring book.
I am so proud that she asked me and my co-authors, Ina and Alice, to be guest artists and contribute with one coloring page each!

If you love coloring books, then these have to be added to your collection!

Check them out!

Have a great week!