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Art for the Lunchbag - Betta Fish- @Hahnemühle_USA #Watercolor #ArtForTheLunchBag #PostcardPainting

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If you are here for the 'Tangle Starts Planner' giveaway, you can find it here.
Art for the Lunch Bag.  Today my hubby took a betta fish in his lunch bag. Did you know that the betta fish is actually quite intelligent for a fish? They can learn to recognize people and how to do tricks. Although the males are agressive with one another, they will live peaceably with other species, and females live together with no problem.  

Schmincke Geranium Red & Da Vinci Prussian Blue (GS) on aHahnemühle Watercolor Postcard. Adapted from a photo on Pixabay.

Fun & Easy Landscapes step-outs, step-wiselys or step-by-steps are posted every Friday!

For a full list and links to Fun & Easy Landscape Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.

Want to share your Fun & Landscapes or find prompts and challenges? Join the Fun & Easy Landscape Facebook Group here!

Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal @Hahnemühle_USA

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Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is published on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Art for the Lunch Bag - Today my hubby had a meerkat pup in his lunch bag.

Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Watercolor Postcard. Adapted from a tutorial by Hailey E. Herrera
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Artist Focus: Cheryl Lees-Haley

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Live in the Portland, Oregon area? My good friend and great artist, Kathy Delumpa Allegri is starting a series of beginning watercolor classes.

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Tutorials
Watercolor Techniques Using Color & Light For Ultra-Dramati…

Castle Nut Tangle Pattern #ZentangleInspiredArt #TangleStarts #TanglePatterns #Steampunk

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As you may know, I'm giving away a copy of Alice Hendon's new 'Tangle Starts Planner'. You can find the giveaway here. (and if you just want to skip the giveaway and buy your own copy - you can find the Tangle Starts Planner: Tangle Through the Year (Artangleology) (Volume 2 through Amazon.)

Twelve of my patterns are included in this book, but I actually had many others that I've never published. I thought now would be a good time to start sharing them. 
So here is Castle Nut, another steampunk pattern that you can add to your Tangle Starts patterns. 


Tangles used: Castle Nut, Caviar, Exinside, and Tortoiseshell.


Fun & Easy Landscapes step-outs, step-wiselys or step-by-steps are posted every Friday!

For a full list and links to Fun & Easy Landscape Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.

Want to share your Fun & Landscapes or find prompts and challenges? Join the Fun & Easy Landscape Facebook Group here!

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

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Desert Pea Friday Fun and Easy Landscape Challenge #FunAndEasyLandscape #Step-out #Zensations #YouTangle @ZebraPenUS @Hahnemühle_USA

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If you are here for the 'Tangle Starts Planner' giveaway, you can find it here.
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The Friday Fun & Easy Challenge for 1/12/18 - 1/18/18 is to draw a landscape using the Desert Pea step-out.  Calorie-free brownie points for also using a road or path in it. You might want to see my Three Roads step-wisely for ideas.

Today's Fun & Easy Landscape plant was inspired by the Australian Sturt's Desert Pea.  Note the word 'inspired'.  You are creating your own fantasy world so feel free to add whatever embellishments or changes you wish.

Don't worry about getting the shapes exact or placing them exactly where I did.  Look at my example and see that I adding more seed pods, making some circles and giving more flourish to the petals. I tried to keep my steps as simple as possible so even a beginner has a place to start.  But my step-outs are always nothing more than a beginning for you to build on!



Example drawn with a Zebra Pen Sarasa Fineliner and colored with 

Art for the Lunchbag - Spiny Seahorse- @Hahnemühle_USA #Watercolor #ArtForTheLunchBag #PostcardPainting

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If you are here for the 'Tangle Starts Planner' giveaway, you can find it here.

Art for the Lunch Bag.  Today my hubby took a spiny seahorse in his lunch bag.
The seahorse mimics it's surroundings.  Males bear the young and can have up to 600 babies, which are called fry.

Xanadu Art Studio watercolor on a Hahnemühle Watercolor Postcard. Adapted from a tutorial by Hailey E. Herrera

Giveaway-'Tangle Starts Planner: Tangle Through the Year (Artangleology) (Volume 2)' by Alice Dean Hendon, CZT #AliceHendon #TangleBooks #TanglePatterns @ZebraPenUS

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Alice Hendon latest book, Tangle Starts Planner: Tangle Through the Year (Artangleology) (Volume 2)is a cross between a bullet journal and a tangle journal.  There are step-outs for 106 tangle patterns, 97 of which are new. Even though this book is set up for Bullet Journaling, it doesn't have any dates, just suggestions for you to add your style of planner journal, so you could also use it for any style of journaling, or tangle diary.  You can read more about that in the review I did last week.

Today I'm giving a copy away! Giveaway instructions are at the end of this post.


This drawing was actually done before Alice's book came out, but it uses three of my tangles that Alice included in the book - Tophat, Corset and i-Wear.


I haven't had time to do as much as I've wanted but I have started using the collections section to make a list of possible plants that might give me inspiration for future Fun & Easy Step-outs.

On the first page, I listed some interesting …