Tuesday, May 3, 2016

S is for Sprigs

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Zentangle-Inspired Art
I will be tangling my way through the alphabet.  Zentangle is a form of abstract art formed from tangles: patterns of simple lines and curves.  A traditional Zentangle is drawn on a 3.5 inch square tile.  Since my art is in a larger format, it is Zentangle-inspired.  I will be using the list of tangles on Tanglepatterns.com to journey through a Zentangle-inspired alphabet this month.  Each day I will choose at least one tangle that is new to me.



Monday, May 2, 2016

R is for Ragz and Rashell

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Zentangle-Inspired Art
I will be tangling my way through the alphabet.  Zentangle is a form of abstract art formed from tangles: patterns of simple lines and curves.  A traditional Zentangle is drawn on a 3.5 inch square tile.  Since my art is in a larger format, it is Zentangle-inspired.  I will be using the list of tangles on Tanglepatterns.com to journey through a Zentangle-inspired alphabet this month.  Each day I will choose at least one tangle that is new to me.

I know that I did not complete the A to Z challenge in the allotted time, but I plan to continue until I complete the whole alphabet.  My allergies have limited my drawing and screen time, so I will take my time and get it done.  For R, I chose the tangles Ragz and Rashell

Monthly Check-in (April)

Most Popular Blog Post
The post with the most views and comments was my first post for the A to Z challenge


Most Popular Instagram Photo
This month it is a draw between two of my early posts for the A to Z Challenge
A photo posted by Lisa (@lalocadesigns) on


Challenges and Link-ups I Participated in
Creative Every Day 2016 - I participate on Instagram
Project 365(366) - I take a picture every day and post it on Instagram  
A to Z Challenge - I have been sharing on my blog and on Instagram  
Craftster ATC Swap - blog post coming soon


April Focus Projects
I didn't choose any this month.  I guess the A to Z challenge was my project.


Year-long Goals Progress
1.  Each month, choose three projects to focus on: one personal, one gift, one to sell
didn't happen this month

2.  Each month, choose one project from my Pinterest boards
I did not make progress on this goal this month.

3.  Each week, stick to my blogging schedule: Tuesday Tips and Tricks, Thursday Peek in my Art Journal, Friday FO
My schedule got messed up for the challenge but I did post pretty regularly, until my allergies took over

4.  Teach a crochet class
No progress yet.

5.  Send all birthday gifts on time
April birthday gift was sent on time

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Q is for Quare

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Zentangle-Inspired Art
I will be tangling my way through the alphabet.  Zentangle is a form of abstract art formed from tangles: patterns of simple lines and curves.  A traditional Zentangle is drawn on a 3.5 inch square tile.  Since my art is in a larger format, it is Zentangle-inspired.  I will be using the list of tangles on Tanglepatterns.com to journey through a Zentangle-inspired alphabet this month.  Each day I will choose at least one tangle that is new to me.


Q is for Quare

Monday, April 25, 2016

P is for Paizel, Pineple, and Pinbawl

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Zentangle-Inspired Art
I will be tangling my way through the alphabet.  Zentangle is a form of abstract art formed from tangles: patterns of simple lines and curves.  A traditional Zentangle is drawn on a 3.5 inch square tile.  Since my art is in a larger format, it is Zentangle-inspired.  I will be using the list of tangles on Tanglepatterns.com to journey through a Zentangle-inspired alphabet this month.  Each day I will choose at least one tangle that is new to me.

For P, I chose three new to me tangles.  On the left of the P is Pinbawl; Paizel is in the middle of the P; and Pineple is to the right of the P.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Weekly Wrap-up (April 24, 2016)

Blog Posts
4/19/16:  L, M and N Catch up Post

4/21/16:  O is for Organic

Personal Stuff
Allergies are affecting my life recently.  My eyes hurt.  It makes it difficult to be on the computer, to draw or to read.  I have fallen behind in the A to Z challenge because of my allergies, but I am slowly catching back up.

Interesting Stuff I Found on the Internet
Beaded Rocks  I am so inspired by this beadwork.  I already have a ton of rocks that I have found; I think I may need to bead some of them.

The legend of the Aran sweater:  an interesting read, dispelling some popular myths about Aran sweaters.

Modern Gypsy's A to Z of Art Journaling:  These posts are full of interesting techniques and information about art journaling.  I am enjoying them all.

Tanglepatterns.com  I have been using this website for a while now, and it is really helping me with my A to Z Challenge this month.  It's an amazing website!  If you are interested in Zentangle, you should definitely check it out.

Most Popular Instagram Post
My most popular Instagram post this week was my ZIA of the letter O:
A photo posted by Lisa (@lalocadesigns) on

Link-ups I Participated in
A to Z Challenge


How did your week go?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

O is for Organic

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Zentangle-Inspired Art
I will be tangling my way through the alphabet.  Zentangle is a form of abstract art formed from tangles: patterns of simple lines and curves.  A traditional Zentangle is drawn on a 3.5 inch square tile.  Since my art is in a larger format, it is Zentangle-inspired.  I will be using the list of tangles on Tanglepatterns.com to journey through a Zentangle-inspired alphabet this month.  Each day I will choose at least one tangle that is new to me.


O is for Organic