Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Name Of Love - Art Installation

In the Name of Love - Art Installation

A Collaboration of Artists
These feathers will join a host of other feathers to create a beautiful bird with a long flowing tail in the space pictured below..

Stay tuned for more details and pictures when the installation is complete.  In the meantime follow Yanik Falardeau's- AVOXTAR' blog in the blog list to the right. Or on Facebook at

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Halloween

Black cut out spiders from the Martha Stewart line available from AC Moore and Michaels and probably many other places.   I lucked out and got a pkg of 12 at 60% off.
I used a white Gelly Roll pen and a white charcoal pencil.  But then borrowed a friend's new Zenstone to try out for the shading.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Zentangles, Parties, Retreat and Relaxation

AHH  Sunday afternoon - I'm unpacked and mostly put away.  So before I show you what I've been up to this week, here's a bit of relaxation for you!
Nothing like sailing toward a Tropical Sunset on a glassy still sea!
Terry's Mini Tangled Retreat

Had a really great time on Saturday hosting a mini tangled retreat with 7 fun ladies at the BeeHive Studio in Warner New Hampshire. 
We started off slowly with a refresher tile taught via DVD by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. 
Here's the completed Mosaic
Then it was time to get down to some serious Zentangle Inspired Art! (ZIAs)
 Here's our Zentangle Flotilla on a Purple Sea
At this point in I forgot about taking pictures, but we worked on toned tan paper  with white gel pens and white charcoal.
I almost forgot about the Fuzzy Pencil Toppers - these are meant to remind you that there are no mistakes but if you are going to use an eraser - DON'T USE THE ONE ON THE PENCIL!
After A visit with Sandy Steen Bartholomew, some shopping and some lunch we made mini accordion books after a design created by Terry.  (finished size is 4 x 4 inches)

And some Mini Boxes - after all this is a "mini" retreat.
Finished size is 1.25 x 1.25 inches - just big enough to hold 2 Dove chocolates
Finally it was time to learn how to use protractors and compasses.  I'm afraid I was too tired to do a good job teaching.  But everyone got at least one Zendala to tangle on.  I'm going to be scheduling a 3 to 4 hour workshop just on making and tangling Zendala's some time soon, somewhere.
Many thanks to all those who traveled long and short distances to attend my first ever Retreat!. 
As for the Parties!
You missed a great one at Pat's house.  Wine snacks talk, laughter, Zentangle etc, etc.
Here's one of your mozaics.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Recent Class Photos

Botanical Zentangle Class at Acton Borborough

Paper:  Strathmore Toned Tan paper (80lb)  Micron 01, White Charcoal Pencil, # 2 pencil and Gelly Roll White 
       Patterns: Cat-Kin, Ahh, Verdigogh, Poke Leaf, Moocha, Fescu, Antidots, Sanibelle, and Angel Fish.

Experimenting with color
 The tiles with Drupe are colored with Inktense pencils and water.
 Cyme was done with Tombow dual tip water color markers and white Gell pen resist 
 Sampler tiles were also done with Tombows to get a feel for mixing and blending etc. 
 The Paisley tile is done with cheap Artist Loft pencils (24 for $5 at A.C.Moore).  We ran out of time to do the paisley so the students got homework.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Here's what I did this past weekend.  Tangled an apron  and played with Gracie.  She loves to be in the way when I take pictures.

Here's a picture of just the Apron.   The Apron is from PayTime in Arlington.  I used a combination of Identipen's, Ultra Fine Sharpies and a Cool Grey Fabrico(#181) for shading.
Phew glad I took a closer look at this one before posting.  My toes were showing. Yuck!  I do love the bottom part and the Owl.  not as happy with the water lily.  To dark, and the water too blue.  Hopefully it will fade - eventually.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Close to My Heart Blog Hop

Here's something new, something old and something blue.  A Completed Mini Flip Album.

This album is constructed from a "Close to My Heart" paper set called "Victory".   To see more pages click on the Close to My Heart Tab above.
Something New:  I completed an album and have it filled with pictures!  yeah!  Also new is that I did this a guest Designer for Close to My Heart Consultant Kat Ancha.
Something Old:  Pictures from 1937 to 1944,  WWII pictures of the courtship of my Mother and Father.  Well the last picture is from 1962.  That picture is of Mom, Dad and my 4 sisters and myself.  Kind of like showing the results of the courtship. :)
Something Blue;  One of the papers was blue and there are blue highlights throughout.  The Victory theme was more of a manly color scheme.  But with no hunting, fishing, bowling sports etc.. to geti n the way.
So check out the rest of the pictures on the tab above and hop on over to the other 4 blogs to see other paper sets and designers.   And be sure to get to Kat's page and leave a comment to get in the running for some great prizes.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fan Art Bruins Jersey - Origami

Should have thought of this earlier.  A couple of years ago I borrowed Joseph Wu's Canucks Fan Art and made a Bruins Fan Art Origami Jersey.

This is the Jersey Square.
 Save the picture to you computer as you may need to resize before printing.  Cut on the blue line.  Fold like the origami shirt - if you need instructions:  Google Origami Hockey jersey and look for a viedo by Joseph Wu.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I spent most of Saturday in Warner New Hampshire at their "Spring into Warner Event".  Sandy Stein Bartholomew opened her studio and I set up a small display of my upcoming classes.  I also provided some Magic Scratch postcards for people to play with.  Fun talking with people and wandering the town looking at Gourd Fairy Houses, Wood Turned Bowls, Jewelry etc.
   In addition Sandy had two large boards attached to the outside of her building for a Tangled Mural.  Here are some pictures of the Mural being worked.

There's a lot more tangleing to be done.  So some Saturday soon!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tangle U

Recharged and ready to rock!   I just attended Tangle U with 55 CZT's.  I'm revamping/refreshing my Intro to Zentangle classes and will be adding Color and more Botanicals to my stock of tanglepatterns to teach.

Here's a quick sample of some Botanicals in color and in shades of grey and brown!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Bubbles

Happy Bubbles by Terry Hathaway

Happy Bubbles is designed after the carpet in the children’s area of the Northborough Public Library in Mass.   The students in my 6-10 yr old class helped me name it.   It is a happy pattern because of the happy pencil smiles in each large bubble.

The Steps
Happy Bubbles
1.        Scatter several large circles inside your string.  Leave plenty of space between them and include some partial circles at the edges.
2.       Draw some medium circles close to the large circles (2 or 3 for each large circle)
3.       Fill just the medium circles with dots
4.       Connect the large circle “Islands” with many little circles still leaving some open white space
5.       With your pencil add rounding to the large circles by drawing happy smiles in each.
6.       Blend the pencil smiles if you wish.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Junk Scrapbook with Ribbon Binding

Tried something new today.  A Junk Scrapbook with a Ribbon Binding.   The covers are made with recycled thin cardboard covered with pictures from last year's calendars.  The pages are  used Christmas cards, covered on one side with brown and red paper bags from the Cracker Barrel  Store.  With one page covered with a material that seemed to coordinate.  The pages are held to the back cover with a hair tie and a cooking skewer.

The binding:  I used a 3 inch wide ribbon and fixed it to the covers using Scor tape.  It looks a bit sloppy but I do like the idea - If I do it again I'm sure it will turn out better.

   Taught my first class for 6-10 years olds this week.  I think it went pretty well.  At least I enjoyed it and the kids.   Here's a picture of their first tiles.
Then we worked on a new pattern based on the Northborough Public Library's carpet.   I'll be posting that pattern with step outs on a new TAB so that I can link it.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Zentangle: Next Step

Rick and Maria have a Zentangle Blog.  Haven't figured out how to subscribe or follow the blog yet but I'm working on it.  Here I think is the link to the latest post.

Zentangle: Next Step: As things would have it, Rick asked me to write a few blogs. "Great!" I said. I couldn't wait to start. I had so many thing...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Junque Journal with Velcro One Wrap fastner

The following pictures are my version of a mini Junque Journal made in a mini composition notebook.   I guess it is not officially a "Junque Journal" as I didn't paint the pages.  And I'm not going to call it a smash journal either.  It's mine so I'll call it what I like ans since I as following the directions on how to secure the bingin from a Junque Journal video....

Anyway,  I took my composition book, glue sticks, one distress ink stamp pad and scissors on a trip to the NY FIngerLakes WIne Country and Rochester NY.  I gathered brochures, wine labels, ice cream packaging and each night cut and pasted.  I left some room for I knew we had taken and some space for journaling.
  When I was almost done i realized that my tabs would be in the way of any normal  ribbon closure.  But Hey my family travels with Velcro.  So I snagged a piece of one wrap and wrapped the book from top to bottom.