I awakened this morning to Harleys shrieks, demanding he be released from his room (aka laundry room). And then I realized, HE HAD SLEPT ALL NIGHT! Wow! I may be a new woman today. I had forgotten this detail about puppies. And this little puppy probably has a bladder the size of a pea.
Anyway, we are making great progress. Guess we will keep him.
Am I the only one that has many, many sketch books tucked away? While I was
doing this weeks challenge I kept thinking, "I have done a frame before. I wonder where it is." Well today, while looking for something else, I found it.
[Thus the name "Scattered".] I will add it to the mix.
And where do you keep old sketch books?????
This weeks Challenge was for us to create a tangle within a tangle, using the same string. Well on the first one, I didn't carry the string from the smaller to the larger (or vice versa). So I tried again, using just one string on both. It was a challenge!
In my profile I had mentioned that I tutor for the Literacy Council. This is my current class. These women work and with the support of their employer they spend four hours a week with me. They are very basic learners and incredibly motivated.
Many years ago I was a teacher (with a college major in Spanish). This is the most enjoyable and challenging teaching I have done. Our language is not easy but together we muddle along.
Our Literacy Council always has a waiting list of people waiting for a tutor. If you are interested, please contact the Council in your area. I know they will be glad to hear from you and you won't be sorry. It is a wonderful experience.
Zentangle challenges are ...well, challenging. This week Christina Vandervlist hosted the challenge with a mental exercise. Our first string was to be straight lines filled with curved tangles. The second was a curved string filled with straight lines. On a steamy grey day, this kept me occupied for sure. Thanks to Christina. It was a fun challenge.
On the Zentangle website, Maria presented a new pattern, 'pendrills'. Here you can get instructions on how to draw the pattern. On the I am the Diva website we have a weekly challenge to encourage us to try new directions with our tangling. This week's was difficult for me for some reason. However I had the fun of glazing with watercolor before I started the tangle. This is the end product.
Puppies can cause sleep deprivation. Ours has been pretty good at this but is getting better. I am still up once at around 3 AM for a 'pee break' with him.
So when I am a bit 'snarly' I get out the notebook and take a zentangle break. I had found a great website, www.watercolor-painting-tips.com where Mary Ann Boysen demonstrated watercolor glazing. It is so much fun, and the results are beautiful. I just wish I was an artist and could really capitalize on these pretty designs. But I am not so I just tangle away on them and the colors shine through. Have a look at her website. It is fun and easy.
There's always a little truth behind every 'just kidding.' A little knowledge behind every 'I don't know.' A little emotion behind every 'I don't care.' A little love behind every 'I hate you!' A little uneasiness behind every 'I'm okay.' A little pain behind every 'forget it.' A little fear behind every 'leave me alone.' A little hope behind every 'goodbye.' And a little 'something' behind every 'nothing.' Author Unknown
Just had to post this because, isn't it so true??? Would have loved to have had this when I was raising my three children.