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There’s an Alien in the Trash Can–My Halloween Project

Every year for the past three years, I’ve entered the HBS Halloween Miniature Challenge. I’ve won first and second places. My entry this year is http://wshe.es/sXecJmuo and you can vote on it from Oct. 26-30, 2020. This summer, I started work on my 2020 project. I decided it would be all recycled and handmade. Let […]

Excerpt from Law, Fully, Dead: Book #15 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series

Tuesday was an ordinary but dreary day. The slush had turned to rain around ten the night before. Now all the frozen patches had melted overnight. Perhaps Tuesday seemed normal because it was totally overshadowed by Wednesday, which was the day that Clancy got the phone call. The phone call. I think of it like […]

Excerpt from RUFF JUSTICE: Book #5 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series

Author’s Note: Mrs. Delahunty, one of Cara’s customers, has invited Cara to a birthday party for her golden retriever, Mally.   The morning of Mally’s birthday party dawned gray, ugly and stormy on Jupiter Island. My sliding doors were hard to see through because intense winds had coated the glass with bits of grass, salt […]

Jo Knows How to Tangle: Lesson #2

Today we’re going to learn a new pattern, one that’s a favorite of mine–PokeLeaf. Typically Zentangle patterns are not representative, that means they aren’t an attempt to copy something that you might find in RL (Real Life). PokeLeaf is a bit of an exception because it’s obviously…wait for it…a leaf! Introducing PokeLeaf– You begin by […]

Jo Knows How to Tangle: Zentangle Lesson #1

By Joanna Campbell Slan FYI–I participate in an Amazon affiliates program. The links in this article put small change in my pocket.  I only recomment items I use and like. By clicking on the links and making a purchase, you’re helping to buy me a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Just sayin’! ** Now we’re […]

Jo Knows How to Tangle: An Online Zentangle Course

PREPARATION TO TANGLE By Joanna Campbell Slan FYI–I participate in an Amazon affiliates program. The links in this article put small change in my pocket.  I only recomment items I use and like. By clicking on the links and making a purchase, you’re helping to buy me a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Just sayin’! […]

Boo to You, Too — A Halloween Scene in Miniature

For weeks now, I’ve been working on this Halloween scene. Let me walk you through it: The body of the bat is an empty plastic jug that contained protein powder. The head is two plastic cups, tin foil, card, and paper clay. The teeth are wire, covered with paper clay. The eyes are plastic, painted […]

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