Monday, April 30, 2012

Diva challenge #68, quotes

The Diva's challenge this week is to use duo tangles:  Hybrid & Stricircles.  A fun challenge for me as I really like both tangles, so I made two this week:

"Imagination is the true magic carpet".                         _Norman Vincent Peale

We should give meaning to life, not wait for life to give us meaning.      -unknown

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Zentangle, quote

"Everything in the universe has a purpose.  Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you."    - Wayne Dyer

Friday, April 27, 2012

Flowering bush, zentangle, quote

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.   -Lincoln Steffens

I don't know what kind of bush this is, but it's beautiful.  It's located in one of our neighbor's yard and she didn't know the name of it either.  If you know what kind of bush this is, please let know.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fun photo, fun zentangle, fun quote

 "Today was good.  Today was fun.  Tomorrow is another one."   - Dr. Seuss

Last weekend, Bob and I attended our nephew's wedding.  At the reception they had a photo booth, masks, etc.   The bride and groom wanted us all to take fun photos in the booth as a memento of the day .

Bob needed a little persuasion, but finally he put on the mask and I quickly grabbed a mask for me.  As you can see, he's very photogenic even in a mask and my photos are always awful even in a mask!  But it was fun.

Monday, April 23, 2012

2 Challenge zentangles for Earth Day, quotes

This weeks challenge #67 is dedicated to Earth Day:

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, til the Devil wispered from behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?.    - Rudyard Kipling

Here's my second one:

"The earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 16, 2012

Challenge 66 by the Diva, quote

"The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh."
Lucian Freud

This week's challenge by The Diva is to create a tile with auras.   Again the pattern called Isoris is perfect for this challenge.  I've also added variations of two of my tangle patterns; Itsy Twisty with it's ribbons twisting throughout the design and EEO in the background.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beautiful April Days, zentangle, quote

"There is no glory in a star or blossom til looked upon by a loving eye; there is no fragrance in April breezes til breathed with joy as they wander by."  -William C Bryant

We've had such beautiful weather this Spring.  The flowers and trees have been bursting with color and the April breezes are delightful!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Everybody is a genius.  But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid."  ~Albert Einstein

Monday, April 9, 2012

Dr. Seuss quote, zentangle

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
Dr. Seuss

Friday, April 6, 2012

Zentangle, 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

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Inspiration from friends!

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

Several friends and I meet on a semi-regular basis and via internet posts; we call ourselves "The Committee".  Each of us have talents in several areas wether it be quilting, beading, drawing, fiber arts, etc.
We share ideas and have "show and tell" over a cup of coffee (diet coke for me).  This is a personal thank you and tribute to my friends for sharing and helping me keep my creative flame "lit".

Monday, April 2, 2012

Challenge 65 Zentangle, quote

The Diva's challenge this week is to use the tangle pattern "huggy bear".

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

Some days one wakes up and needs to be reminded of the above quote.   So, if there are times you need affection, don't forget to hug yourself mentally.