I decided I needed a blog space to post my craft projects, knitting, zentangles, things I make for my niece Miss V, etc. The name of the blog - "a pinch, a potch, and a kiss" - is something my grandfather used to lovingly say to us grandkids and it brings back fond memories of childhood. He had a particular cadence to the phrase that I can still hear in my head and it always makes me smile.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Teacups and Keys

The Zentangle Inspired Art yahoo group hosts regular art swaps (you make a card according to the swap guidelines and swap/trade it for a card from another member of the group). I decided to give it a try and participate in two; the themes were (1) Teacups and (2) Keys.

I kept them black and white and used a single tangle for the background...sort of like wallpaper. I really like how all three of these turned out.

The background tangles are
  • Top left is a variation of Insydout by Mari Masi
  • Top right is a variation of Warped Eggs by Livia Chua
  • Bottom is a variation of Purzue by Laurie Patterson

I wanted to try some color. I'm not very comfortable with incorporating color yet (or even shading for that matter), but I'm glad I tried it. Two of them use watercolor pencils and one was Bic Mark-It permanent markers and colored Microns.


  1. I would TOTALLY buy those teacups in blank cards on heavy paper. So beautiful. :) Anne

  2. Oh, your color is good! I'm not comfortable with mine either....maybe we're too self-critical. ;)
    Love your blog.

  3. I agree that the black and white rock! You could totally sell those. --The other Anne