Genuinely Jane Studios, Zentangle

Mason jar- gifts

I just love taking a mason jar and filling it with candy for a gift! It’s fun and easy. Of course, you could fill them with lots of other things too! SMILE! I also made a little matching gift card. I used some wooden birds that I did a zentangle on for one and the other wooden bird I covered with washi tape!



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So cute, right??? So, next time you are in need for a fast quick you go!

Thanks for stopping in! Happy Monday 🙂





Today, I am going to talk about something, I have always been interested in ….Zentangles. I have always doodled in this style. It is very relaxing.  I saw this book One Zentangle A Day: a 6 week course and thought it would be fun for the boys and I. So, I order it and this zentangle pen set.

Here is the snap shots of what we have done so far:







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We have a great time with this new book. I would highly recommend this book.

Thanks for stopping in to see what I am working on! Have a great Friday!



ATC, Collage, Zentangle

Cold day…

in WI! Once again we are below zero.  My studio is in the basement which is freezing right now. So not sure if I will go down and work anymore today or not. Today, I have worked on two things:

The pink board book pages I showed on Thursday night and a Zentangle ATC.

First I will show you the pink pages:


It is coming along nice. I did two gel transfers using a really old page of a garden book- as you can see it did not work out! Which is ok- more layers to my secret garden then! SMILE!

Next up is a Zentangle ATC. You are wondering what Zentangle is, right? Well it is:  an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

I got an email about a Zentangle kit today that is what started all this. As I look at kit and the gallery of Zentangle art. I thought HOLEY BUCKETS this is what I have been doing my whole life. I have alway did these funky patterns and colored them in even. It was always a way for me to relax. Last night I was brain storming ideas in my sketch book and started to do a zentangle on the page. I had NO idea they had a name last night! I would show you what I did last night but my brain storming page as TOP SERCRET  project ideas on it! LOL!  I spend about two hour this am working on an ATC sized one while the boys watched cartoons.


I did not use the right pen or paper on this- so it is very sketchy looking! I use my black uni-ball signo 207 and some vanilla cardstock. They say to use Sakura’s Pigma Micron 01 black pen and for paper 100% cotton, heavy-weight fine artists’ pape. The paper or tiles as they call them are 3 1/2 inch squares! Want more info on Zentangles- click here 🙂

Thanks for stopping in! Have a wonderful day! I really appreciate all your comments!