Totem Animal: Raccoon

Raccoon is a powerful totem. These fuzzy ninjas of the night represent protection and generosity. It is common for males to band together for greater strength against predators or other male raccoons from different territories. A group of raccoons is called a gaze. The gaze will have a dominant male who will stand watch and […]

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Totem Animal: Moose

I have always wanted to see a moose in the wild. I have yet to have the opportunity but until then I can incorporate them into my work. I enjoyed creating this piece very much. I still try to rush through my work sometimes if I get too antsy but creating zentangles and doing so […]

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The Super Blue Blood Moon

What a mouthful! That’s what we can witness tonight though. The super blue blood moon. What the heck does that mean? To break it down, tonight’s full moon is a “super moon”. This means the moon is actually slightly closer to the earth than usual. The moon is also brighter during this time, though the […]

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Totem Animal: Bear

The bear is a common favorite as far as animals go. They are strong and dominant. They have such power that anyone would quiver with fear in the presence of one. At the same time, you just want to run up to him and give him a big ol’ woolly bear hug as you lovingly […]

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The Meaning of Mistletoe

Smooch! That’s what you get when you stand underneath the mistletoe. It is much more than a shot at a free kiss though. In fact, it is a parasite, attaching itself to trees (commonly oak) and taking it’s needed nutrients from it’s host. Birds have a strong relationship with mistletoe as well. They build their […]

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Totem Animal: Deer

If you live just about anywhere, deer are abundant. You may see them in the fields as you drive down the road. They might be in the woods, darting away as you hike closer. Perhaps they even make their way to your front lawn to munch on your shrubs and apple trees. My favorite experiences […]

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Totem Animal: Frog

Ribbit….Chirp…..Croak….. You can hear them calling. It’s like a choir in the night. What are they singing? Native American teachings say they are calling for the rain. Frogs embody water medicine. Water surrounds their entire existance. They begin life in the water and they must learn to swim with it. Only when they have mastered […]

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Totem Animal: Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is common throughout North America. They can thrive in diverse climates ranging from the frozen shorelines of Alaska to subtropic swamps and even deserts. They also have a diverse diet. Though mainly feasting on fish, they have been known to seek out frogs, turtles, salamanders and even gophers. I have been […]

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Tanglepedia

I was able to take a trip to the art shop yesterday and picked up a little sketch book and a pen cloth to keep my zentangles supplies in.  In my newest bible, The Joy of Zentangle, there is a lot of tangles to learn. The authors of the book suggest to have a key […]

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Tangles in the Shadows

Last weekend my son and I were at the playground. It was a beautiful sunny day yet the wind was a tad too cold to be without a coat. While my son ran around playing, I took out my phone and started taking pictures. When I looked on the ground underneath the rope ladder, I […]

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