Thursday, October 17, 2019

9 years !!!!!!!!!

(... and 9 exclamation marks.)  :)
An acrylic painting from nine years ago.A nine-petalled lotus, 16" in diameter.
I published my first ever blog post on 17 October 2010, a few months after I attended the third CZT teacher training in Massachusetts. On this nine year anniversary I wondered which are the nine most-read blog posts. Here they are, Letterman style:

Lilypads, a new tangle: 10305 page views.

Skye, a new tangle: 10520 page views.


Pixioze, a new tangle: 14841 page views.

Cockles'n'Mussels, a new tangle: 15675 page views.

Küustler, a new tangle: 33906 page views.

Copada, a new tangle: 40712 page views.

Cadent and then some: 41378 page views.

Gingham tangle instructions: 61,018 page views.

Aaand... the most read post over the past 9 years?
Paradox, and then some with 150,915 page views!!!

Tomorrow I'll be having an anniversary giveaway!!!
Come back then to enter for a chance to win one of nine, nine-pointed, tangled mandalas on a zendala tile.


  1. Happy Anniversary!! I am so glad you have kept up posting as I always look forward to your newest creation!

  2. Yes, Happy Anniversary indeed!!!!!!!! (with 9 exclamation marks, too, of course) I love your blog and it definitely inspires me A LOT. I love your "And then some"-posts but I always enjoy goggling at your gorgeous artwork in amazement, it's quite mesmerizing to me! It might sound a bit much but I definitely feel that way and I'm really glad that you keep on posting here. I hope you'll never get tired of this and keep on sharing your artwork in the future. Here's to many more years!

  3. Wow....congrats on 9 years!
    Your posts....wherever they occur, are inspirational, educational & awe’s to another 9! ☺️

  4. Congratz on your anniversary! I hope you can continue for a long time to come!

  5. This is stunning as are all your works, Brenda. Congratulatuons on your milestone and many thanks for all your insightful and inspirational posts. I am a huge fan! Look forward to tomorrow's post.

  6. Happy anniversary and congratulations!!

  7. Congratulations! You inspire so many of us!

  8. Wishing you many more wonderful anniversaries...

  9. Happy Anniversary Margaret!! What a great accomplishment.

  10. Happy Anniversary, Margaret!!!!!!!!!
    I have been inspired by you, your art, and your blog since I attended CZT15 in 2014. You are one of my favorite Tanglers in the Mosaic App, and I always enjoy being notified when you have uploaded a new tile. Someday I hope to attend Zen Again and meet you in person.

  11. Congratulations! Thank you for all you do in sharing your passion!

  12. Congratulations Margaret. Yours was one of the first blogs I found when I discovered Zentangle. You left me in awe and I wondered if I would ever be able to produce anything remotely as beautiful. But slowly and surely my skills have improved and I'm developing my own style. And you've been encouraging, helpful and inspiring throughout! Thank you!

  13. Congrats on your art-full accomplishment !

  14. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for your perseverance and inspiration. I know how much work blogging is. Have you ever thought of turning your blog into a book? I know I would love a copy. (And I hope I win one. All of your originals that I bought were lost in the fire)

    1. What a brilliant idea!!! I am formally requesting A Book of Bremner Blogs, Vol. 1!!! Perhaps the first few years in volume 1, the next few in volume 2, etc. Margaret! You've already done ALL the writing! Oh PLEASE consider it!!!!

  15. Congrats! You never cease to amaze me with your talent! I love your wonky houses & everything that you share with all of us. Please keep doing what you're doing, Margaret. You are an inspiration to all of us.

  16. Hooray! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  17. Grt, so happy for your 9th anniversary! I am from India, and though I stay so far away from this US Country, only through your blogs, I have received so much of learning, infact, I am still learning from you. thank you

  18. I like all your tangles but especially Copada that I used so many times in my tiles. Thank you for sharing so much with us! It is always a pleasure to read your blogposts and to discover your new tiles, congratulations!

  19. Congrats!!! I love your inspiring work:👍

  20. Congrats!!! I love your inspiring work:👍