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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Butter tangle fly :)

I am loving the different "ness" of this one

Love Fairy

Its always nice to reach for a little love, right?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mailing list

There are many converstions going on in Flickr so just an update for this blog that we are just about ready to fly !!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Further to the previous post about surprise mail :)

KIKAU MAIL - To give freely and with good will - Thankyou to our friend Heinani for that Hawaian interpretation :)
And lets just relax the rules and give what ever creation our heart desires :)
And feel free to tell friends that are not internet savvy about it :)

Is that frog winking at me?

For the life of me i can not think of a name to give this.... thing... he hee I just cant get past the fact that it looks like a frog winking at me... I am sure there is some Freudian explaination for that little gem

Surpsrise mail

Are you interested in joining a surprise mailing list? I have started a list of people interested in chosing a random name off the list, once a week, to send a tangle to in the mail !!! how much fun will that be !!!

Some weeks one person may get many and others only one but it will be fun to see what comes, we are going to use the size that comes in the kit, its 8cm x 8cm or any small size will be ok i am sure, we dont want to make it a chore.

let me know if you are interested on rhanitangles@hotmail.com as I am compiling the list and will forward you the list and any updates when available. We have a lot of interest so far !!!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bright Ideas

This was inspired by a stage of lots of ideas popping into my head, bright ideas about lots of things, must be the right brain left brain thing kicking in with all this art I am doing :)


This one was fun, i was thinking it represented openings and new beginnings, like sunriseo or openings or happiness , who knows, it is my favourite but not a big hit with the kids when they got home and saw it, .... note to self... dont hinge your self esteem on your teenage kids !!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Personal bill of rights Tangle

Have you heard of the "Personal Bill of Rights"?, well i got it in my head to do a zentangle on each of the Rights we all have, .... along with the little girl person there in the right hand corner..... not such a success actually, she looks like she is under the sea and you cant even see the writing :).. oh well, back to the drawing board hey


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Framed Letters

These turned out to look really great in the frames, cant wait to give them to the girls

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Zen "Colour" Tangle

wow, this was hard, i find it really difficult to make anything look good with colour :) Black and white certainly is my friend !! I always feel like with colour that i am starting off behind and have to do something remarkable to redeem the work... this looks better here than it actually does , my first go at those little boxes... we know i love boxes dont we !

Monday, March 22, 2010

One for Maddie :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hmm the very outside edge did not scan very well here, it makes it all look a little wonky :) it even makes the circle look wierd !! he hee oh well, OI guess i have to "publish" the dodgy ones too hey

Saturday, March 20, 2010

For Billie :)

This is a wall plaque about an A4 size, I thought i would get it framed with a black border, mat thingy ar0und it... yours is coming maddy !! big hit with the kids actually and now i have orders for more !!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Boxes :)

Well, I am really just sending myself up here, if you know anything about me, you know that I have a tendancy towards boxes !! ... very comforting boxes.... so as I fight between my brain and my intuition... the boxes still pop up from time to time :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Zen "Bella" Tangle

For Bella, who has been very brave :)

Zen "Raffa" Tangle

I so love giraffe's, I wish I had some talent in actaully drawing them, this one is printed on here, maybe i could give it a go as I guess I'm technically cheating he hee... any ideas anyone ?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Look hard

So here it is put inside the card, if you look hard you can see the heart and I have Zentangled the outside of the card to match, AND I took the kids advice and tangled right up to the baby, and included it a bit more, it looks funny scanned but the actually card looks coolies :)

For Allison

I made this to go inside a card, the card has a cut out heart on the front and the baby shows through the front, sounds daggy doesnt it ? but it looks better than what i am explaining it here. The kids (who never cease with ideas on what i should and shouldnt have done) thought I should have tangled right up to the baby, maybe they are right?

Zen "angle" Tangle

hmmmm, this is growing on me, still darker and more "boxy" than I want to be, I just cant stay away from putting things in boxes both here and in life !

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Zen "abbey" Tangle

ooohhh I am getting there !! its a little bit less "contained"

Friday, March 12, 2010


Ok, so I like this idea, but not like this, its a bit......harsh or something, I cant seem to do the lacey, whimsical, girly thing for some reason.... try again i guess

big fat mess

Nup, should have quit with the last one :)


sort of what I am trying for, not so many definitions or something, I am getting there, but I do love to go back to those boxes :) see I snuck one in down the bottom there!!

Zentangle for Sammi

On a lighter note :) ...... here is something for Samantha, ............ your meant to be doing maths my dear !.. but i know you'll be viewing Rhani Tangles :)

Heavy Heart

Sometimes, stuff just feel heavy

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What a mess

actually this resembles the state of my kitchen floor cause i have spent so much time drawing!!

Tangled Garden

I cant find my groove you know, I am trying all these different things but none of them feel like me. What is this even?


I really should be getting some work done you know !!!!!!

Midnight at my house

I keep trying to have a soft, free, looking Zentangle but everything is always so contained, I guess its a learning thing... oh well, who needs sleep anyway :)

Wood Burning Zentangle

I purchased a little pen like wood burning tool and some soft wood and was so excited to get home and try to Zentangle it..... it looks better on the picuture than it does in real life and the picture isnt even looking too good !!! it was really hard to control although i did improve but I feel like....ewwww, why cant i make anything look good !!!!!....oh could it be impatience ?? he heee

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tangle confusion

I think this zentangle tells the story of how cofused and annoyed my brain was last night... I had spent the day trying to get my USB stick non write protected and after hours of grrrrrrr, it was nice to sit down to tangle, but I felt icky and the jumbled confusion of the day shows up in my creation i am sure !!!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Moose Mania

Just a wierd one I found amoungst my many pages of zentanlges, I thought i would share it here, also checking that my scanner is back in working order !

Mandala Tangles

I love the idea of doing a Mandala type Zentangle, my scanner isnt working for a little while at the moment so i have taken a picture of this one I did

Life without Borders

Zentangling is such a medatitive thing to do, I was sitting last night and decided to experiment with no borders and see how free I could get it, this is still very limited as I am not used to moving outside the box !

Alternate Surfaces to zentangle

I painted these pegs and zentangled them, stuck magnets to the back and I have them on the fridge for holding papers !, like i said... no surface is safe :)

The small box is so cute, but is a bit shiny and tended to smudge a bit


I found these cute little boxes and could not resist Zen Tangling them, This is one of the bigger ones and was a bit easier to handle, also, this one is less shiny than the little ones so did not smudge as i moved it around

Zentangle journey and some with colour!

These are some bigger ones, I could not scan, so I took photo's !! he hee this if fun

Zendala Circles

Loving the circle idea, a different take on Mandalas

Zentangle bliss

Just the stuff I have been doing, while getting a feel for zen tangles :)

Breaking away from circles, finally!!

My first Zentangle efforts :)

I especially enjoyed doing the coloured ones, although I always go back to the black and white ones, The personal bill of rights mandala was fun too .