Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

Jim Davis

The diva's subject is halloween this week.  This is my entry.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween cards & quote

"When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on halloween."

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween cards & quote

"A don't know if there are real ghosts and govlins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids."  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween cards & quote

"A grandparent is one who pretends they don't know who you are on halloween."  -Unknown

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween zentangle & quote

May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright                                 

Of soft and golden hue

Pierce through the future’s veil and show

What fate now holds for you.

~Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween cards & quote

"A black cat crossing your patch signifies that the animal is going somewhere."   - Grouch Marx

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween cards & quote

"Ill bet living in a nudest colony takes all the fun out of halloween!"     -unknown

Monday, October 24, 2011

Star Light, Star Bright

"When it is dark enough, you can see the starts."    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, look on the bright side for the stars, even if cold, dreary weather dampens your mood.  Call a friend you haven spoken to in a while.  That friend will have their day brightened by a "star".

This week's challenge #45 by the Diva is to use the tangle pattern called "chainging".  It was a pattern I'd never tried before and I really like it. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Diva Challenge, quote

"Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."   - James Bryant Conant

What I like about the weekly challenge posted by "the Diva" is that she does just that - challenges us to stick our neck out and try something new.  This week she challenged us to create tangles within a larger tangle.
I chose the tangle "beeline" because it reminds me of a quilting pattern.  Using light and dark shading and patterns it creates an optical illusion.

Practice, practice, practice!

"I have not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."     -Thomas Alva Edison

I finally took some time to sit down and create some cards.  As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've been busy cleaning and organizing my garage and basement studio.  I'm still not finished with the project but I just felt the need to be creative.  While I wasn't really overly excited about the cards I made (I felt as if I was a beginner again) because it had been so long since I'd let my creativity flow, my grandchildren will still love them!  I'm so lucky, my grandkids love anything I make for them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Zentangle Challenge, quote

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

Joseph Addison

The diva's challenge this week is to do a zentangle highlighting sunflowers.   Hope this brings a smile to your face!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What would you do?

Sometimes I suffer from indigestion of the mind. ~Carrie Latet

Today the trash men came.  Bob and I had carried all the stuff to the curb which I threw out as I cleaned the garage.  I was really proud of myself, I only carried back three items back from the curb!    However my mind keeps thinking about one item I took to Goodwill.  Actually I took a lot of stuff to Goodwill, but my mind keeps reminding me about one specific item.  Should I go back to Goodwill and buy it back?  What would you do?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hope, Love & Peace

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone

The Diva's challenge this week is to create a zentangle showing our vision of hope.  

Monday, October 3, 2011

Enjoying nature, quote of the day.

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. "    -John Muir

Here's one of my first attempts at drawing zentangle designs in a circle rather than a square.

The quote today reminds me that I don't get out and enjoy nature enough.  I've got to get out and enjoy nature more often, especially now that fall colors are descending upon us.  Nature truly paints beautiful pictures for us to enjoy!