Friday, December 18, 2015

DIVA Challenge 248-Give the Gift of Zentangle

This is the last DIVA Challenge of the year!  Wow, another year that has flown by!  I was busy with lots of travel, projects, friends, and family, but I still managed to do all the DIVA challenges this year.  Some even while traveling, which required some learning on my to post and download pics from my iPad.  It's fun for me to figure out new tech stuff, since that's not part of my world any longer.  This week's challenge is to give the gift of Zentangle (something you made) to someone in your life.  I also love to both give and receive handmade gifts!  Such a treasure! 
These two ceramic ornaments will be gifts for my daughters this year.  I like to give them an ornament every year for keepsakes from me.  My tree is full of keepsakes.  A lot of them are from a very dear friend of mine who is no longer with us, and every year that I decorate the tree, I have such good memories of the years she gifted ornaments to me.  Great challenge to end the year with, Laura!

Wishing all you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

DIVA Challenge #247 African Artist

It's another first Monday of the month challenge at the DIVA's blog.  This week are trying a tangle named African Artist by CZT, Tina-Akua Hunziker.  This is my first time trying this tangle, and I like it!  Thanks Tina!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Loveland Lights at Loveland Library

The Friends of the Library put on a Holiday event every year at the Loveland Library, called Loveland Lights.  They have all sorts of things going on at this 2 day event, gingerbread house making for the kids, origami classes, spinning demo/sales, tatting demo/sales, crochet demo/sales, model trains, and all kinds of wonderful holiday music.  We were entertained with the Hurdy Gurdy, harp, trumpet, and a variety of choirs.   I was invited to share Zentangle with make & takes, and to sell some of my Zentangle Inspired Art.  I had a prime location in the center of everything, and had a lot of fun.  I sold note cards, bookmarks, Christmas ornaments, etc., and got 3 1/2 sheets of emails for future classes.   My thanks to the Friends of the Library for inviting me to your wonderful event!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DIVA Challenge 246 Monotangle Trees

Dilip Patel/CZT is the guest at the DIVA challenge this week.  Dilip has challenged us to use only one tangle (monotangle) to create a tree.  I have been into using Isochor a lot lately, so I used it for the challenge to create my monotangle tree.  It's a rather simplistic looking tree, and I thought maybe I should do another, but it is what I had time for this week.  Thanks for the challenge, Dilip and Laura!