Musings and Amusings

A Change Is Comin’

Practice, Never Perfect

Practice, Never Perfect


I can tell there’s a change in the air …


Learning to Shade

Learning to Shade


It happens every spring and fall …


Trois Chats pour l'anniversaire de Coco

Trois Chats pour l’anniversaire de Coco


I’m cleaning out drawers like a madwoman …


Comments on: "A Change Is Comin’" (36)

  1. So with your madness! Your work? Brilliant in any event. R.

    • Yes, it’s my very novice practice at tangling. Thank you so much!! High praise from someone whose lovely illustrations rank as favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

      I LOVE the exhilaration of tossing!

  2. Fancy coming over here and clearing out a few drawers?
    Love #2 that would make a lovely print for a window blind.

    • Thank you! Another blogging buddy is actually tangling her walls!! I’ll suggest window blinds to her!

      Already “so over” that cleaning frenzy!

  3. Love the artwork! The cats are wonderful. Perhaps they’ll help with those drawers?…

  4. Good gracious Sammy, these are LOVELY!

    • Well, thank you. I of course see flaws and not measuring up to other beginners, so praise is hard, but still appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. These are lovely Sammy, especially those little kitties ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Very nice. I really like the artwork.

    • Thanks, Mark! It is intimidating and humbling to attempt artwork this late in life. Spreadsheets and contracts have always been my forte! Old dog, new tricks.

      Stayed up till midnight last night beginning your book . So delightful. My favorite so far is the one about not being a beacon for curing cancer, but a beacon of hope for those living with loss. You make my world richer for having found you.

      • Wow Sammy. I think that’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

        Thank you.

      • Ok, I’ve had a summer day gin & tonic, which might be coloring my response, but, seriously, dude, you need to get out more ๐Ÿ™‚ Or at least regale us with your woeful tales of attempting to get out there more ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Im taking a page from you book and get to it. I have a garage and closets to do.:)-

  8. quels jolis chats! Je les aime beaucoup ๐Ÿ™‚ Great idea, doing a tangle. I could really use a little something to help me “focus” right now. I love the patterns in that second one…are they online or are they your own creations?

    • Merci, Kelli :-).

      I don’t know how to answer that; I used other people’s tangle designs, but how much do I have to mangle the designs before the designers says ” don’t say that’s my pattern”!!

      I bought Beckah Krahula’s book: One Zentangle A Day (available by inter-library loan, too). Three tangles: Zander, Sampson, and a tangleation of pepper are in the book. I can’t remember if the ginkgo leaves are from a tangler or if I just thought of them when I was practicing nature tangles.

      Her book says her website is www. but I haven’t checked that out yet.

      Have fun exploring !

  9. I have a bunch of drawers to clean out too…..

    • I bet you do, Paula. But you need mostly to take care of your health right now – emotional & physical. I imagine there’s a wide range for how people heal, and where in the process the “cleaning out” part is least painful. You are a smart woman and will figure out what you need, when. My prayers are with you.

  10. I love your tangles, especially the second one. Do they take you long to do?

    I’m also having a clear out, emptying the study ready for decorating to redo it as my music room and I’ve also reached the stage where I feel ready to start selling some of my late partner’s possessions. It’s very therapeutic to see the gradual change as I sort out little bits here and there.

    Hope you’re well x

    • Thank you, Eileen! I’m not sure how to answer that – I never finish the tangles in one sitting, but the time I spend can vary from a quick minute to several hours, so I don’t have a good gauge for total time. I’m guessing it varies for each individual, and depends on the degree of intricacy on chosen patterns.

      I’m glad to hear you are moving forward after your loss. I have another blogging friend who lost her husband two weeks ago after long illness and difficult care taking. I know she will be as ok as she can be, eventually, but right now it’s very difficult.

      I’m doing well – dreading the end if summer which seems shorter every year, but trying to enjoy it while it’s still here.

      Thanks for popping in!

  11. I’m loving your latest tangles, especially your forays into adding just the right dash of color here and there. The purple and the red really pop!
    And my drawers seem to fill up as fast as I empty them out. I’m thinking that’s a good thing, but I have a tendency toward optimism … ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That’s what I need – cockeyed optimists. No wonder I like you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks on tangles -it kills me that I practiced virtually no art for 60 years and now won’t have time left to hone my rudimentary skills!! I love working in black and white (hello, left brain!), but think maybe the dash of color will draw in a few viewers. I have to post these to validate myself, but I really DON’t expect viewers to find them appealing.

      Is that ok? Does it make sense? So much of blogging (life?) is a crapshoot!!

      Good to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Lovely work, Sammy! Thank you for sharing!

  13. I love your zentangles! BTW, I upgraded my comments section…it should be easier for you now, Please let me know, I appreciate your feedback

    • Thanks, Jane. I’ll watch the next few times, when I comment on your posts, to see if your responses show up like those from other bloggers. Will let you know ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I like the little shades of colour. Also loved the cats! The one on the left feels very psychedelic sixties

  15. @”Trois Chats pour lโ€™anniversaire de Coco…” – sooo cute and sweet, merci, Sammy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a catlover, ร  la vie, ร  la mort! ๐Ÿ™‚
    * * *
    nice and interesting blog… glad I’ve come across it via Dan… lots of inspiration, my very best and have a wonderful Fall-Indian summer! ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers, Mรฉlanie

    • Thank you for visiting, Melanie ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m squeezing every second of sunshine I can from September – one of my favorite Colorado months. Will blog when the colder weather settles in!

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