Monday, May 27, 2013

Challenge 120, quote

"No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety." ~Publilius Syrus

Doodling has become the art of Zentangle because of the pleasure of using a variety of combinations of pattern.  

 The challenge this week by The diva is to use only the pattern "bales".   This was a fun challenge - using a single pattern in a variety of ways.  

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day celebration, quote, quilts

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Memorial Day is a very special day for me.  From childhood to the present, I love the roar of the race cars at the Indy 500.   The pre-race ceremonies always include the celebration of freedom due to the honor and bravery by our service men and women.   And the race itself is an Indiana tradition.  Whether I attend in person, listen on the radio or watch the race on TV, I always get goosebumps of enjoyment throughout the day. 

This year I completed a couple of quilted wall-hangings which I display in our home during the month of May.

I wish you and yours a wonderful Memorial Day celebration and hope you will join me in celebrating
the freedom we enjoy as Americans because of the sacrifices by our service men and women.

Friday, May 24, 2013

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  ~A.A. Milne

Yesterday I "found" my desk in my studio which allowed me to express some creativity making greeting cards.  I try to keep a "stash" of cards available.  Unfortunately, I have used/sold most of the sympathy cards I had.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quote, Amy's graduation, Purdue quilt

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.  ~Author Unknown

May 11th we were honored to celebrate our granddaughter Amy's graduation from Purdue University.
We are so proud of her and excited knowing that she will definately make a difference in this world.
Congratulations Amy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Challenge, quote

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. ~Niels Bohr

This weeks challenge by The Diva is titled "ebony and ivory".  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Challenge, quote

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place:  from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.  ~Pablo Picasso

The Diva's challenge this week was so much fun, that I did a second design using the new tangle called Kuke.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

challenge 117, quote

Be nice to those you meet on the way up.  They're the same folks you'll meet on the way down.  ~Walter Winchell, 1932

This is my zentangle created for the Diva's challenge this week.  The challenge is to use a new zentangle just created called "schway".

When I first saw schway, I didn't think I would like it; but once I starting drawing it, it became a pattern that just began to create itself.