Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A rose for you!

"One rose says more than a dozen."

- Wendy Craig, actress

I can hardly belive that June is just around the corner. When I think of the month of June I always think of roses.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Quote and card

"American Veterans have served their county with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world." - John Doolittle

I made this card to honor all Veterans including my grandson Cameron, my brother Larry, my Dad and my uncle, as well as all American veterans. Words cannot express my pride and gratitute I have for them.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Back Home Again in Indiana" sung by Jim Nabors is one of the traditions of the Indy 500.

My memory of the race track goes back to when I was 7 years old. My parents always listened to the 500 mile race therefore becoming a part of my very soul. Since I was a child of 7, I haven't missed a race either by listening on the radio or attending in person except for one year when we were on a cruise ship. This is the 100th year celebration of the Indy 500 making it a very special year. There are many, many traditions at the track including the Back Home in Indiana being sung. The Purdue marching band plays every year, hundreds of balloons are billowing in the sky, the jets fly overhead and electricity fills the air. But the tradition that warms my heart is the pause and silence of the crowd as the announcer asks for one minute of silence to honor our soldiers. I can feel the goosebumps as I type this.

This year I will again be beside my radio listening to the race; in the evening I will watch the ABC airing of the race (the live race is blacked out because Lafayette is within the 60 mile radius of the track) and on Monday night I will watch the Awards Banquet on TV as well.

I created the zentangle above to honor the Indianapolis 500. I am submitting it as my first entry to a weekly zentangle contest by an on-line blog. The blog link is:

If that link doesn't work try: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com

Have a happy Memorial Day and don't forget what "Memorial Day" really means. Take time as you're cooking out or whatever you enjoy this weekend to honor our military men and women both past and present.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quote, zentangle clown, ATC

"You don't stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing." -Maurice chevalier

This is one of my favorite quotes and I wanted to post it because when I made this zentangle clown, I laughed at myself. I'm not fond of clowns because I feel like they invade my personal space. They're ok on TV or Movies or on stage, but if I go someplace where live clowns are interacting and mingling with the crowd, I shy away from them. So, when I started this zentangle it was going to be a woman's face but all of a sudden I realized that my pen was creating a clown face. It was like my hand had no control - the clown just happened on my paper. So, I went with the flow and laughed while I completed the drawing. Hope you enjoy my clown as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Butterfly cards & quote

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely
admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that

-unknown author

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What does one do with a bunch of zentangles? I decided to attach them to this metal wall hanging I found at Hobby Lobby. It adds a nice touch to our dinining room wall.

Today's quote:

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quote of the day and Zentangles

These zentangles are like Lay's potato chips - can't do just one!!!

Quote for the day:

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

-Henry David Thoreau

Friday, May 13, 2011

Quote of the day.

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an emperfect person perfectly. -Unknown

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Quote of the day and Zentangles

"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if you try! - Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Zentangles and quotes.

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

-Pablo Picasso

I'm truly mesmerized by the artistry of zentangles! The quote by Picasso relates to the drawing of zentangles. "Coloring with patterns" is another way it's described on one of the websites.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quote of the day and Zentangles

"Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement."

- Anthony J D'Angelo, Author

I'm becoming addicted to drawing zentangles. I am aware the I have an addictive personality. It's a good thing I never starting smoking or drinking (unless it's diet Coke to which I am definitely addicted). When looking for a quote about addition, it was very difficult finding a positive quote. The word "addiction" has mostly a negative connotation it seems.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quote of the day and Zentangles

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition."
-William Arthur Ward, American Writer

Zentangles: Recently I've discovered the art of doing zetangles. Some people call it yoga for the brain. It's very addicting and I'd like to share a few of my first attempts:

For more information about zetangles you might like to check out Zentangle.com or just google

zentangles. It's a very interesting and fun form of art.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quote of the day.

"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

-Nancy Reagan

This is a new ATC I made yesterday while in my studio.

I also made these cards:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quote of the day, and a new card.

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides".

- Wm. Arthur Ward, American Athlete

It's so nice to look out my window and see the sun shining today!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quote of the day.

"Never explain -- your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway."

-Ebert Hubbard, American Author