Thursday, April 21, 2016

Steampunk Week (Part 2)

The Steampunk Week is over, but you can still join in and find lots of steampunked patterns and tangled artworks at


Here are my last pieces:
So many cool patterns to mix and match.
Once you start, you cannot give up! Eheheheh!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Steampunk Week & Tangled Portraits


My friend and co-author Ina has finally opened her website

Lots of new patterns by fellow tanglers organized by name, author, skill level and framework. 
This is a huge project and I am so happy it is doing really well.

This week they are hosting a

with steampunk inspired patterns and artwork to view and share.
Come check them out!

I gave it a try

A couple days ago I viewed some photos of an amazing African tribe called OMO
They practice body painting and use natural elements as adornments.
I have been inspired by those photos and created some portraits:

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 21, 2016

New 2016 Mandala Challenge Prompts & New Pattern: X-PLOD

This month I have been hit by waves of migraines and cervical pain, so I haven't been drawing much.
But at least I kept up with the 2016 Mandala Challenge in my FB group 
Here are some new prompts. You can share yours here, on FB and Instagram (@tangleitjournal), too.
Use hashtag 
for us to find them easily! :)




I love this little square journal. It is perfect for my tangled mandalas. :)
While drawing one I came up with a new pattern.

Here is

And a couple samples:

I'm getting hooked on these "exploding" mandalas! Spring has sprung! :)

Remember that you can find 100+ new patterns created by me, Ina and Alice in our book
(the planner has no dates, so you can start it any time)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


I can finally tell you about my new project with the amazing

Our latest book

Of course, we could not release a "simple" coloring book, so we created it following our "tangle philosophy": a journey to expand your skills as you grow from colorist to tangler.
Here is the index page:

We have been drawing a lot, peeps! Hehehe! And it's not finished, yet: a new "baby" is going to be born in a few months. So, stay tuned!

A huge thank you goes to my co-authors, INA and ALICE, for being part of this big adventure! :)
This year I have been asked by my friends down at MIXED MEDIA LAB to write some posts on Zendoodling. I wrote them both in Italian AND English.
Here is the first one:

Doodles, Zendoodles & Zentangles®: Introduzione/Introduction 

That's all for today, folks!

Have a great week!

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!!