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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Punzel, Challenge #45

I can't believe we are approaching 50 challenges!  I think I started with the early 30's somewhere.  Are there any out there that have done all of the challenges?
Punzel was a struggle for me.  I was trying to do it in pencil on scratch paper.  I picked up my sketch book  and micron and decided to just keep going until I had it right.  I can't tell you now, where I started or where I ended but somewhere in there, I think I got it right.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Challenge #44

This week we were challenged to select a tangle and then tangle within it.  Because I live in Southwest Florida, it took no time to select Sanibelle.  It looked so stark, alone on the paper so I added Nebel and Quiff.  What are your thoughts??

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And another sunflower

Sunflowers have been my doodle of choice for maybe 45 years.
So once I get started, it is hard to quit.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Diva Challenge go girl!

Interesting challenge this week.  In South Africa they have a Sunflower fund to honor and support bone marrow fund for leukemia patients by buying and wearing a bandana decorated with sunflowers.  We were challenged to draw sunflowers.  I created a Zentangle sampler with a sunflower motif.   We all support anything that helps our own fight and conquer cancer.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall in Florida means dendrobium

 We have had a long hot summer in southwest Florida.   My orchids were not blooming and with good reason.  And then as if to herald fall, the dendrobium burst into full bloom.

Both of these plants were frozen back to nothing winter before last so this is a particularly special display.  I was tempted to throw them out but at the base, there appeared to be life.   Orchids are much hardier than we believe.  If they can grow and flourish under my care, they have to be hardy.