Thursday 29 March 2018

giving the baby a shower

  Let's start this post off with a monotangle tile for Diva's weekly challenge. We were asked to use Paradox. Here's what I did:

Very simple.

  I also wanted to show you a little project I did with my students for the month of March. I started by creating little windows in watercolours....

  I then got my students to add Puff, Onamato, and Diva Dance Waltz onto the tile. Here's my example tile for the class, with an added coloured background:

  And here's what some of my students did:

  If you live in Singapore and would like to join a Zentangle class with me, I offer weekly classes at Bukit Batok East Zone 3 RC and Toa Payoh Central Community Club. Or you can arrange for a private class, too. Find out more via this link.

  I'd also like to share exciting news with you... My husband, Alex, and I are expecting a baby in mid-July! 

I'm currently at 24 weeks, but I've already gained 15kg (that's about 33 pounds).  

  It's a girl. She's healthy. And we are thrilled for this new addition to our family. We haven't quite settled on a name just yet. But I'm not too worried. Four months is still a way to go.

  The pregnancy is the reason why I dropped off from the online world towards the end of 2017, and that I haven't been updating my YouTube channel... I'm not sure what I will/will not be able to do after the birth of the child... I know for sure that I'll be taking my maternity leave from June onwards, so all of my Zentangle classes will stop then. I don't know when I'll start teaching again after, but teaching is my passion and I cannot see myself completely stopping even after having the child. I'm just taking things as they come, and reminding myself to not push myself too hard.

  I have plans to start converting my weekly classes into online courses. That way, if you're living outside of Singapore but would like to take a class with me, you could. Watch this space. You'll be the first to know when that happens.

In related news;
  My best friend is planning a baby shower for me to happen in June. We're ironing out logistics and I'm excited for the celebration. Some days it still feels surreal to know that I'm pregnant....

  I recently found this website called "Paperless Post" that creates personalised digital invitations. I've been thinking of creating invites to my baby shower using the site. I'll give you a full review of my experience with the website at a later date. :)


  I started a new sketchbook to do ballpoint sketches, and more realistic pieces using my Caran D'ache Neocolor II. Here are some pages from the sketchbook so far.
A tomato with a cool colour scheme.

Some pears.

  I also drew a seashell. I showed it to you in my last post, but if you haven't seen it, you can click here.

  Thanks for dropping by. Maybe I'll see you next week. :) Until then... Keep tangling!


  1. Congratulations!!!! Your life will change with the birth of your first child and I hope you will love it, like I did a long time ago! The Paradox tile is beautiful and I also like what you did with your class.

  2. Congratulations!

    On a side note I love the little colour square tile!

  3. The little squares idea is inspired! I might have to try that!

    And congratulations. Well done on the idea to make your classes online! Smart thinking!

    When the time comes take all the time you need for yourself and your family. You offer so much, particularly to the TTP group - you deserve to focus on yourself and your family's needs for a bit!

  4. Congratulations. You will love it and I wish you every happiness in this new and exciting phase in your life.

  5. Congratulations. When I was pregnant with our first child, I whined to my mother on the phone, "What will become of me?" She said, "Don't worry it will all work out." She was right. Our sons are now 30 and 34. Given your plans to put some classes on line, it sounds like you're already figuring it out.

  6. Congratulations Stephanie! You look so cute!! Best wishes to you, hubby, and baby! I love the feeling of flow from your paradox tile... it reminds me of water. Your watercolour tiles are cool... I'm going to try that!

  7. Great Paradox tile!
    Best wishes for you, your baby and family!

  8. Congratulations, Stephanie! I love your watercolor windows. Simply elegant! Wishing you good health and happiness!