Thursday, July 20, 2017


Chicken Creek Studio in Manchester, Iowa, will host guest artist, Stephanie Funke, on Wednesday, July 26th. Join us Wednesday evening, July 26th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.for Tangle Time with Stephanie.

Learn how to draw beautiful images with repetitive patterns using the Zentangle® Method (learn more at and experience its calming effects as you get lost in your own creation. All materials will be provided and you will take home what you need to continue your practice of this exciting art form. This class is for anyone -- no worries about artistic ability.

The cost is $25 per person (includes materials that you will keep). Space is limited so reserve your spot today! This is a great technique for all ages. Our evening classes are limited to ages 8 years and older.

Chicken Creek Studio
2614 197th Avenue
Manchester, IA  52057

Register via one of the following contacts:


Monday, July 17, 2017

Remain an Artist

Artwork by Stephanie Funke, CZT

"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
                                                                                 --Pablo Picasso

Thursday, July 13, 2017

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Most people think of the Newport mansions and sailing vessels lining the harbor, but most forget that it is also home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum.  Since I am an avid tennis fan and love playing the game, I was eager to visit and was not disappointed.  The following are some images of the property, including women playing doubles on a grass court.  Next time I'm taking my racket.


View from just inside the above entrance


Monday, July 10, 2017

In the Harbor

These images are scenes from the harbor in Newport, Rhode Island.  Yes, this is a city by the sea on Aquidneck Island and all sorts of vessels are visible in this beautiful setting.  In the next few weeks look for more pictures from my visit to New England.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Artwork by Stephanie Funke, CZT

"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love."
                                                                                       --Mother Teresa

Monday, July 3, 2017

4th of July

"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore!"
                                                              --Oliver Wendell Holmes