Sunday, February 22, 2015

You can now buy my patterns on Craftsy

 I am very happy to tell you I have started a Craftsy site where you can purchase all of my e-book tutorial patterns.   This may be helpful to some people who have servers that do not like talking to my server.    Link is here :  Craftsy

Friday, February 20, 2015

Week 8 - 52 Tangles in 2015

 Week 8 - 52 Tangles in 2015

I loved doing this week's tangle 
I have used simple straight lines following the direction of the triangles in the background of Mooka. I also love the dark inked outer background with my Tadpegs pattern.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

E-Book Tutorials by Jane Monk

Hi ... Just letting you all know that the little hiccups with my downloadable ebooks has now been resolved.  My web page is operational and all tutorials are available for instant download via a link that is emailed to you once your payment has been made.

All of my tutorials are easy to follow, simple language and all drawings are hand done by me the old fashioned way with my trusty ink pen and paper.

Once again I am offering to send you my pattern step outs called "A Little Extra" when you purchase any three of my tutorials.   I will email this separately to you once you have purchased and downloaded any three tutorials.

You can choose from One Tangle volume I, II or III, A New Twist on Tangle String lines, Make Your Own Miniature Book Box House (also called Fairy Houses by some ).

Thank you for supporting my little store.  It is such a joy to be able to share these tutorials with you.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Email issues

 Edit to add:  To those few people who had difficulties downloading my ebooks, it appears my server was having some issue with your service provider.  I have emailed everyone.  So if you think you have purchased one of the ebooks but have not received a link, please send me an email.  Thank you so much. 

Unfortunately some people have been having some issues with my email address jane@janemonkstudio ... I apologise for any inconvenience and will look into it.   I will check to ensure those who have purchased ebooks from me have gotten them.   I do not check my web page on the weekends usually.   The automated system sends the access link email to you, so you may have to check in your spam folder for an email from me.    Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience ... I will be in touch with you all by this evening.  Jane 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Week 7 - 52 Tangles in 2015

 Week 7 - 52 Tangles in 2015

I have used shading to give myself a nice look with a very simple tangle. 
Gneiss is in the very top  circle. Huggins has been used in over the whole string line with one part of the weave being shaded and the other a simple black and white stripe.

Have fun with this one. 

Don't forget I have a FaceBook group called One Tangle - 52 Tangles in 2015  which I release the string line a week before I post it here with the finished picture.  A lot of people are having fun doing tangles on my string lines.  It is a great group.

Jane x

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A New e-book by Jane Monk - A New Twist on Tangle String Lines (for Zentangles and Zendalas)

I have just released a wonderful ebook tutorial called "A New Twist on Tangle String Lines" What is a String Line? A String Line is the line you draw to create unique spaces to draw Zentangles® patterns into.

The twist on the string line is a technique I have adapted to create your own unique Zentangle String Line Templates. It includes comprehensive directions with detailed examples on how to make your own. A very reasonable $15 for a Step by step visual tutorial developed for you by Jane Monk. 
You can purchase it at 

 This is an example of one of the Zendala's you could create ... the variations are literally endless.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A New Tutorial by Jane Monk - Make your own Miniature Book Box House

I am very excited to announce the release of a new photographic step-by-step tutorial about how to make your own Miniature Book Box House.   A fairy house of your own design.   How to make your own door and stairs to fit any book spine.  I explain step by step how to create a book with a hidden compartment, a door and stairs, how to paint and decorate it.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful tutorial I have developed for you.   You can find it here:   Make Your Own Miniature Book Box House Tutorial


Friday, February 6, 2015

Week 6 - 52 Tangles in 2015

 Week 6 - 52 Tangles in 2015
I started this weeks tangle drawing with the idea from a beach in Karratha in Western Australia.  It is a naturally formed shell beach.   You can see more here 

The little shells are circular with a flat back and I believe they may be the little door used to close a shell.  They are quite lovely.
 String Line

This week saw the beginning of Face Book group One Tangle - 52 Tangles in 2015

Each week I will release the string line on the Monday before I post my finished tangle drawing here. (which I do every Friday morning).

It has been a wonderful week with 99 people joining.  Some great tangle drawings.  Anyone can join in the fun.
Side by Side

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A New FaceBook Group to post your tangle drawings

I have opened a new group so people who are following along with my weekly tangle drawing can post their own tangle using my string line. I will post the coming weeks string line the Monday before I release the finished drawing on the blog I would love if you come join in the fun.   The link is here  Face Book One Tangle Group.

This is the String Line for Week 6.  You don't have to use the tangles I have used.  Have fun.