Monday, October 31, 2011

Home State Bank Display

I am always looking for new ways to advertise Zentangle to the public and hopefully attract some new students.  Home State Bank is gracious enough to allow small business owners to display a table in their lobby at their main branch on 29th St.  My display will be there for 3 weeks.  Thanks to Marcia and everyone at Home State Bank for supporting art in the community and allowing me this opportunity! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Challenge #45 New Tangle-PUNZEL

It's always fun when a new tangle comes out from Rick and Maria!  This week's DIVA CHALLENGE is to try the new tangle-Punzel.  I am not going to say anything more than......I LOVE PUNZEL! 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

34 More Happy Tanglers

After taking a couple of months off this summer from teaching Zentangle classes, I was happy to get back at it again.  I taught 2 classes this past week at the Windsor Library.  The 1st class had 15 people and the 2nd had 19.  We only had 2 hours, but I was able to teach them 8 tangles and complete 2 tiles.  I also got to show the "teens" (who were great to have in a class) how to make a  Zentangle friendship bracelet and how to use a letter stencil as a string for tangling. The teens had fun finding the tangles they learned in the 102 tangle print.  Everyone really loved the classes and discovering Zentangle.  A special "thank you" to Tamie Berg for suggesting Zentangle classes to the library.  They had such an overwhelming response they want to have more-Yea!

Look how wonderful their work is:

Weds night: 1st Ahhhh moment

Weds night: 2nd Ahhh moment

Thurs night: 1st Ahhh moment

Thurs night: 2nd Ahhh moment

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Challenge #44 Tangled On The Inside

Another great challenge from the DIVA this week!  Use one tangle as the string and draw other tangles inside it.  I used Betweed as my string and drew it going two different ways (see 1st picture), then when I started to tangle, I decided to make the same tangle in the reverse spots (wasn't planned, just let it happen), love that about Zentangle!  I was going to leave the middle open, but threw in In A Pod at the last minute and now it kind of looks like a square butterfly-LOL.  Fun challenge!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Challenge #43 Sunflower Fun

The weekly DIVA challenge this week is Sunflower Fun.  Check it out 

I just got back from a week in Wisconsin..."sister trip" with my 3 sisters, so I am late posting my challenge but I made it a goal not to miss a challenge this year!  Wow, week 43 already!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Challenge #42 "HOPE"

The Diva's weekly challenge this week is all about HOPE in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Read all about the challenge here

HOPE:  To wish for something with expectation of it's fulfillment.

As I thought about the challenge this week, I thought about how we live with hope every day for one thing or another.  When we are young, it's the little things we hope for ( I hope he or she likes me, I hope I pass the test, I hope it snows and school is cancelled, etc.)  As we grow, we hope for bigger things ( I hope I will get married, I hope I will get that job, I hope I will have children, I hope they are healthy, etc.)  Hope is a very important thing to have and really gets put to the test when we, our family members, and/or friends have any kind of  health issue.  Hope also interacts with our faith.  I am sure there are tons of books written about hope alone. 

Back in Dec of 2010 I posted instructions for my tangle, HOPE which was based on the shape of the cancer ribbons.  My good friend, Jody came up with the idea for the tangle.  Jody lost her battle with cancer this May, but we were all hopeful for a long time.  I also lost a cousin and an aunt to cancer this year, but I still have hope and faith that everything is as it should be.  A smart woman, who I lost when I was 18, used to say "If you have your health, you have everything". (Thanks, true)

As I said in my post back then...All of our lives have been touched by cancer in some way, relatives, friends, co-workers, fellow tanglers, etc., so take a moment to reflect, pray, or connect with spirit and/or the universe to send out some loving thoughts to those going through this fight and for their families and friends.  

This one's for you, Jody!
" I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.  I do not judge the universe"  Dalai Lama

" Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"  Albert Einstein

And from one of my favorite singers...."It doesn't matter to what God you pray, precious time is is slipping away"  Van Morrison

Monday, October 3, 2011

More Line Play

Back in August, I did a post on Playing With Lines and continued on with a larger piece.  I gave this one to my daughter, Samantha and her boyfriend Sean as a housewarming gift.