## The Excel Window

Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet. You can use it to organize your data into rows and columns. You can also use it to perform mathematical calculations quickly, and to create charts. This tutorial teaches Microsoft Excel basics. Although knowledge of how to navigate in a Windows environment is helpful, this tutorial was created for

## Zentangle: Quilt

This post explains my entry into the It’s a String Thing Challenge #294. My route to the world of Zentangles is different from that of most people. Back when I was in high school I took geometry. At the end of the course, each class member had to do a project that demonstrated the concepts

## Zentangle: From Donuts to Flowers

This post is in response to It’s a String Thing (IAST) challenge #293. It has been a while since I have participated in a challenge or posted any tangles. By the way, this is my first IAST challenge. IAST challenges always start with a string. I tend to shy away from strings, because they intimidate

## Inkscape: Snapping

By using Inkscape’s snapping option, you can place objects precisely where you want them.  This is how snapping works. You select the desired icon; drag the object or mouse pointer close to the object you want to snap to; and Inkscape will flash an X and a message telling you what object will snap to

## Geometric Art

I liked this week’s challenge, because I found the pattern HaWy fascinating. I love patterns that have patterns within the pattern, and that was so true for this one. Lately, I have been experimenting with geometric art, which is nothing more than art that consists of geometric shapes. For this challenge, I created three pieces

## Inkscape: Stacking

I want to start by reminding you that when you create an image in Inkscape, you are drawing on a transparent canvas.  By default, the canvas appears white. This is because it is much more natural to draw on a white canvas and, at the current time, there is no way to present you with

## Zentangle: Striping

I Am the Diva Challenge #382 The Challenge: Use a striping as your string. Striping is usually done with curved lines, but I could not see any reason why I could not use straight lines. So, that is what I did. I like the result. As I have mentioned several times, I create my tangles

## Inkscape: The Bezier (Pen) Tool

So far in these tutorials, we have been working with shapes. We are now going to take a look at the Bezier tool. You can use it to create paths made up of straight and curved lines. As a result, it is probably the most versatile tool and the hardest to master. It has five