New Year’s Renewal

I would like to think of every January 1st as a time to review and renew my goals from the previous year. Goals are a good thing. They give you a road map to follow. But sometimes, that road changes.

My road took a sharp left turn last summer when I decided to open CharKat’s Creative Insanity. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever be in business. It has been a challenge, that’s for sure. I love what I do, and I know that will spread out and bring more people in this year!

There is also renewal in this week’s Diva Challenge (#249). This is the 5th Anniversary of the challenge, and we have been tasked to a DuoTangle of Diva Dance and Auraknot. I already had this tile with a star on it, that I had sprayed with Shimmer Spray…so I thought it was particularly festive for this auspicious occasion!

Diva #249

I know the holiday’s got away from me, and this is my first post of the new year. I have, however, been pretty busy on tangly-type stuff!

First up, this cute little cactus. I was experimenting with stitching on the tile. Cumbersome! You have to poke the holes first….

Then, another one of Dorian Eng’s cute ornaments that she did a video for Sakura on. This time on Renaissance Tan, with blues.



And then this nifty 8×8 scratch board piece.



I did a little coloring to see what that was all about.

I also had some kids over to the studio, and we had some fun making tangle journals and learning tangles. These are mine. The glue was drying on their decorations, so I didn’t get photos of theirs.

And in keeping with this year’s mantra (Finish What You Started) I pulled a few tiles out of the UFO bin and put some new spin on them:


Molygon on Black

This one is on Fabriano Medioevalis paper…it has such a nice feel to it. I used Ann E. Grasso’s 8n1 Stencil for this.

8n1 on Medioevalis

And Diva #247: African Artist by Swiss CZT Tina Hunker:

Diva #247

So be sure to check the schedule, lots of fun classes coming up.

Namas’cray – stay crazy in the new year!


13 thoughts on “New Year’s Renewal

  1. Well you certainly managed to do more crafting and drawing than I did over the “holiday”. Like you, I intend to pull a few out of the “unfinished” drawer and either complete them of jetison them. and now, thanks to you, I’m off to explore those things made by Dorian Eng – just remember, it’s all your fault.

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  2. Oh, my, such delicious eye candy today! I love your sparkly star for Laura’s challenge, and everything else you shared. Since you are on a roll, we should all send you our unfinished tangles so you have something constructive to do LOL!

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    1. I think I have quite enough to keep me busy well past the end of time. I have this condition called SABLE (Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy.) as far as I know, there is no cure, so it will probably be the death of me!


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