Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Very Happy December . . . .

A Very Happy December . . . . to YOU!

We've been so busy!!!
Like so many crafters/designers/artists, when
you are being creative and making items to sell,
you (hopefully) love what you've made.
But there is still that underlying question . . .
"Will anyone else love it as much as I do?"

Well, we were answered, "YES!"

This is an example of what we've been doing.

By no means, is this everything!!!
Everything we offer is handmade by us!
Made in the USA!!! Yahoo!!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Classes!!! Yippee!!!!

There are new classes being offered and more to come!
Penny Rug Classes
Decorative Wood Block Sets
More Zentangle Classes

 So please click on Classes.

Another Way?

Just another way to get those tangles/patterns organized. We ALL have so
many ways to do this and believe me, I keep trying them all!!!!

I really do like these books though and keep going back to them.
 Rick and Maria started me with these books when I
went through certification so many years ago.

I love the paper ~ the book fits into my purse beautifully.
AND, I get to remember the wonderful time I spent learning from
Rick and Maria ~ the book is definitely a memory trigger!

The book/journal is called hand book by Global Art Materials.
You can find them at Amazon ~ different sizes and cover colors.

This is what I'm doing with this book ~ this time!

One side the pattern process (steps).
The facing page, a finished tangle/pattern.

So ~ how are you organizing your tangle/patterns?????

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Zentangle Fun Day

I don't think that my students realize just
how much I learn from them!!!! 

Yesterday, I had the wonderful experience of teaching Zentangle
to two terrific ladies, Melodie and Laura. Both were enthusiastic
to learn and came with fresh and open minds, even though
they had both been tangling for several months.

We had a full day of tangles, patterns, lunch, talking!
I get that I should be playing music to enjoy the full effect
of Zentangle ~ and in thinking back over the day ~ I will forevermore,
provide a period of time for my students to experience that; however,
there is something about the talking ~ I believe the better word is brainstorming!

Organizing, sharing the art, sharing the heart, comfort food, 
positive comments ~ all the way around.

Melodie and Laura ~ thank you for a wonderful day!
I don't think that there could have been a
better way to begin Autumn!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Decorative Wood Blocks

Oh my!
Gary and I have been having a blast creating
these decorative wood blocks!
I really enjoy the fact that BOTH of us
have a hand in these creations!!!!!

Here is the first set ~ more to come!

Materials ~ wood, paper, vinyl

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Bags . . . .

Ok ~ here they are ~ and they are available at our ETSY Store as promised.

The designs are cut from commercial grade StripFlock Vinyl
and are heat pressed onto the canvas using a commercial grade heat press.

I have one of each for myself ~ I have waaaaay too
many projects to have only one bag! LOL

Monday, August 27, 2012


Showed my son, Justin, and daughter-in-law, McCall,
a decorative wood block set of a raven sitting on top
of a wood block with the word "Spooky" on it.

They told me how much they liked it and McCall suggested
that another word I could use would be "Nevermore."
Okay, I didn't get it ~ it was a, "Duh" moment and they very nicely
said it was what the Raven said in the poem by
Edgar Allan Poe ~ HOW PERFECT!

So the decorative wood block sets will be going up soon and so will this!!!

Thanks McCall and Justin!!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Well, Gary and I finally took the plunge
and bought our business a
MAXX 15 x 15 Digital Heat Press!

So here is a picture of my first press ~
I've wanted an apron to use in my studio
for quite some time now ~ viola!!!

This was done with black StripFlock Vinyl
and then I added fabric paint to show my pallet colors.

So fun and boy, will I get a lot of use out of it!

Now to get busy and start pressing for our ETSY store.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Just relaxing . . .

This is by far the best way I know how to relax!
Cool thing is, I ALWAYS have a piece of art as a result.

How will you relax today?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

More Pumpkins!

I drew this ZIA maybe four years ago and finally had this "Aha" moment
(always while taking a shower ~ I think there has been a study about this!)
so I created a stencil from my image.

The first picture is the original,

the second is "Jack" painted with white fabric paint,

the third is "Jack" in black heat-transfer vinyl.

Watch out! I'm on a roll!!!!!
These will be available in my ETSY store soon!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Saw an awesome "tutorial" on Quick Fabric Tags

Look at what I made!
This a perfect "finish" for my handcrafted items.

Stick around ~ you will soon see what they are going on!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Everything Pumpkins!

Don't know why ~ I just LOVE pumpkins!!!

Maybe it's because I remember mom and dad taking
all of us to pumpkin farms when we were younger.
The search for that perfect pumpkin was always something
I looked forward to. Then my husband and I would take
our kids in search for that same perfect pumpkin!

Pumpkin Serving Tray

Well, if you love pumpkins, stay tuned, because it's going to be
real soon!!!!!!! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Zentangle Classes Now Available!

Interested in learning the beautiful art of z e n t a n g l e ®
from a Certified Teacher?

Mary Elizabeth is now offering classes taught in her studio
in beautiful Pollock Pines, CA.

Just click on the "Classes" link for more information.
Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Too soon?

Too soon to be making this for the fall? . . . NOPE!

Are you a pumpkin lover?
This makes the perfect decorative addition to any table.
Will it be for you? or will it be a wonderful gift?
For more information,
please click on the image above.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Additions!

Well, we've been working hard and have finally been able to offer some of our items to you now! Yippee!! Please look at the right-hand-column where you will find images of our product. Just click on the image and it will take you directly to our store! Exciting!!!

Here is one of our new travelers mugs ~ it is BPA free. The design is a copy of one of my zentangle inspired art pieces and is printed on photo quality paper. These are great tumblers and make perfect gifts!

Enjoy your evening/day and check back with us soon!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Yeah! Pinetree Studios is officially open!

We ask you to "follow" us so you can see our postings automatically.

Please, click through to our Pinetree Studios Store too, we will be adding our patterns and handmade product often.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ok ~ So we are getting closer!

This has been a really long run in getting this blog up and running ~ not quite there, but soon!

I had so much fun working on these images ~ they are actually a manipulation of an original photo I took (shown below). These will be offered as a gift card set ~ stay tuned!