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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Some September creations

The Zentangle Inspired Art yahoo group recently had a swap for a fold-up envelope that is sized to hold an artist trading card (ATC, 2.5"x3.5").

ATC envelope back
ATC envelope front

ATC envelope open

I saw these plain, white butterfly masks at the craft store and thought they'd be fun to draw on. The surface is REALLY smooth, so it was a challenge not to smear, but I really like how it turned out. I have 4  more...if you want to give it a try, I'll send you one.

 I love the edging I created on this one; although I think the tangle itself is kind of busy.

There's a new weekly challenge on the ZIA yahoo group: Index Card a Week (ICAW). This week's challenge was to create a monochromatic drawing. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Challenge #40: String Theory v.VI: Pinwheels for Peace

Apparently September 21 was International Day of Peace, and there was a movement to have millions of pinwheels spinning on that day.  I didn't get my pinwheel completed in time for that, but in the spirit of peace, and in fulfillment of this week's Diva Challenge, here it is.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Diva Challenge #38: Better than a Pair of Ducks

The Diva challenge has nothing to do with ducks...it is a challenge for a monotangle (a tangle using just one pattern) with "Paradox".  I was going to wait until this weekend to post, but my coworker has been bugging me that I haven't updated my blog recently, so I took a picture with my phone that'll have to do until I have a chance to scan it. 

The more I use Paradox, the more fun I have with it...mostly because I'm better able to control it and can plan the patterns I want to make with it.