Wednesday, November 20, 2013

500 posts!

No, no! Not that kind!
This is my 500th blog post!

Hard to believe that three years ago I barely knew what a blog was. 'Way back then I understood a blog to be some sort of online diary and I wondered why anyone would want a diary that everybody could read. Well... life-long learning. I now know a whole lot more about blogs!

When I started I expected the blog to be about art generally, frequently featuring zentangle but having a lot of other art-related posts as well. That quickly changed. I think now it's about 99% zentangle. Not that I mind, no sirree!

Just out of curiosity I did a little tally of topics.

53 posts feature tangles that I've deconstructed/designed, some pretty terrific, others not so much. You can find them all (with thumbnails) here.

46 posts feature my artwork: some older, some new, some zentangle-inspired, some not. Generally I haven't included any classic, square Zentangle tiles. You can see a lot of it here, although I know I've forgotten to label some posts. And you can check out my website, although I don't update it as often as this blog. :P

127 posts (I think) mention other CZTs, and again, I'm sure I've forgotten to label some.

82 posts mention mandalas. Before I fell into Zentangle I focused on mandala artwork, mainly in acrylic paint, but also drawing, collage, and mixed media.

56 posts talk about circles.

72 posts show artwork on zendala tiles (the round ones).

8 posts reference my idea to use an 'apple corer thingy' as a mandala template.

10 posts reference my 'two pencil string' idea.

127 posts show zentangle-inspired art (ZIA for short).

11 posts mention ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).

57 posts are for Art Every Day Month (November) when I generally attempt to try a new tangle each day and show you what I've done. This year I just got totally too busy!

1 post mentions an eraser.
All my tangles:
Black Pearlz, Boss, Chebucto, Gingham, Jemz, Many Moons,
Ninja Stars, Prestwood, Screen, Shing, Wildwood, Zedbra

And a lot more, of course.
THANK YOU for stopping by, regularly or occasionally!
I must say, I really enjoy sharing all this with you and always appreciate your comments, corrections and inquiries. Keep visiting!


  1. Many congratulations Margaret - your posts are always appreciated.

  2. Your stats are cute... one post mentions an eraser... Congratulations on so many great blog posts. I hope you continue to post another 500!

  3. Margaret, thank you for all your inspiringly glorious posts! Three cheers...hip pip hooray!!

  4. Congratulations! I haven't seen all of them, but the ones I've seen always inspired me. Thank you

  5. Congratulations Margaret! That sure is a LOT of inspirations, so thank you!

  6. Congratulations. It is always fun to see your projects ; All your posts are a great source to learn about zentangle. I really like your artwork. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  7. Thank you. I look forward to you blogs and your gorgeous work. Here's to the next 500!

  8. Oh Margaret, I love that picture and your sense of humor! Congrats on reaching another blog milestone! You know that I am a fan! Thanks for all of your wonderful posts and inspiration!

  9. Congrats on this milestone Margaret - looking forward to the next 500!!!

  10. Congratulations on 500! This all works out great that you like to blog, because we love reading your blog!

  11. always inspire and encourage to change our stroke at a time... Thanks for your blog.

  12. Congratulations! thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and art! Blessings and good health always!