It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Challenge #41

This week our challenge was to use two patterns, jonqal and opus.  Some how a room divider emerged.  I should have used a ruler, but then that wouldn't have been zentangle, would it?
For those of you that have a touch of fall in the air, enjoy!  We are still in the heat of summer and have to rely on our memories for our fall.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A puppy is a puppy for such a short time

Harley has been with us for about 9 weeks now.  He has us completely trained, his goal from day one.  He has become such a mop that every small weed or twig in the yard found easy access to the house by jumping aboard and riding in on him.  We finally decided it was time for a trim.  But wait, don't trim too much off, don't make him look like a sissy or a show dog.  He has to look the same but with shorter hair.  Dee, the groomer has met people like us before.  "I think I know what you want.  Please come back in two hours and he will be ready."  "I promise, no bows, no nail polish, just a trim."
She was as good as her word.  Here he is in all his glory, completely exhausted but trimmed and clean.  What happened to my puppy?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pinwheels for Peace

Our challenge this week was referencing "pinwheels for peace" a project started here in Florida by two teachers.  We were to draw our pinwheel for peace, using various tangle patterns available on the Zentangle website.  I tried to use pinwheels on my larger pinwheel pattern with the pattern 'pinwheel' in the background.  Got that?????

Monday, September 12, 2011

All we need is love...

Our challenge this week is our take on 'love.'  We must never forget those that have no love in their life.  The human spirit thrives on love and when we share it we can see this is true.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Water color classes

I know that many of the people taking part in the Diva Challenges (  have some art background.  And it shows in their contributions to the weekly challenge and motivates the rest of us to keep trying.  To that end, this week I will be taking another beginning water color class.  I took one before but the instructor was light years ahead of me and was really a waste of my time and money.  This one clearly states that it is for beginners so we shall see.
What experience have the rest of you beginners had?  Do YouTube videos suffice?  Are you taking classes?  Or do you just 'follow the brush?'
Would love to hear.

This is another water color glaze that I tangled.  I really love the the glazing process and the color results.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I am dizzy! Challenge 38

The Challenge this week was to use the Zentangle pattern, Paradox.  I had already done a string that
I had planned to tangle but decided to try and use it for the challenge.  I couldn't stop until I finished for fear that I would lose my place in the tangle.  Perfect for a steamy, rainey day in Florida.