Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Challenge, zentangle, quote

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."  ~Helen Keller

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Is it a Zentangle?, quote

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

This is one of my favorite quotes and I may have posted it before, but it fits this weeks challenge by "The Diva's website this week.  The challenge is to create a zentangle design by not using the familiar tangle patterns we are so familiar with.  Thus  . . . .  is it a Zentangle or not?  Here's mine:

What a challenge!  You must check on The Diva's website button here on my blog and check out all the creative designs this week!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Quote, Memory

"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God." ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

In memory of Todd Satterfield, my best friend's son.  May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Challenge 122, quote

"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom." ~Merry Browne

This weeks challenge by "The Diva" is to use patterns from a grid - "(un)lock the grid".

Sunday, June 9, 2013

My birthday, quote

"Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."  ~Larry Lorenzoni

Our friend Dean cut these beautiful flowers today as my birthday present.  I came right home and put them into the vase.  Lovely!

Friday was actually my birthday and Bob and I went to Nashville, Indiana to celebrate.   I shopped and shopped, then we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Hob Nob Restaurant in Nashville.   On the way back we stopped in Indy at the Habig Nursery and bought some more flowers for our yard as well as a "bottle tree".  Now we just need to pick wine out for the beautiful bottles, hoping they taste good as well.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Challenge, Quote

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." - Lou Holtz

This weeks challenge by the Diva is to use the tangle pattern called "Bird on a Wire" by Mary Kissel.
When I first looked at the pattern, I wasn't too sure that I'd like it, but I really enjoyed how the pattern flowed.  This was a fun challenge.