Archive | July 2012

Diva’s Challenge # 81- Relay for Life

This week Erin Olsen ( has suggested a zendala for this challenge to raise awareness of the American Cancer Society and it’s mission in fighting cancer. This is a disease that has impacted several of my family members and friends, young and old, as it has so many others. So finding a cure is critical. That’s why even though I’ve only done one zendala in the past, I decided to give it another try.

Diva Challenge # 80 Mi2

This week’s challenge is to use Mi2. It’s a pattern I’ve used before and like very much, so it was fun to do. I’m also trying to catch up with the strings challenge. I did strings 4 and 5 this week, but still have some serious catching up to do since week’s 10 string was just put up! Enjoying a beautiful sunny day here in upstate NY and praying for good weather this weekend. We have over 80 people coming on Saturday for our annual Pig Roast. Still have lots to do to get ready. Thank goodness for Zentangle. It’s helping to keep my stress level down! So here are my tiles, and a picture of the view from my swing as I tangled and destressed. Life is good!

Diva Challenge # 79 Citius, Altius, Fortius

I wanted to get a head start on this challenge since the rest of my week is going to be very busy. CZT Rho Densmore is hosting the challenge this week. I liked her choice of the Olympic Rings, and drawing those 5 rings freehand really was a challenge! When I was finally happy with my rings I started to fill them in with whatever came to mind. Not wanting to overwhelm the rings with busy patterns in the background I decided to add pokeleaf. The first tile is in black and white with pokeleaf colored in. Then I decided to add color to the rings. All was going well until I got to the last 2 rings and was using my watercolor brush. I got too confident and went a little too fast. Now I know that even at my age I still can’t color in the lines! I think I’m leaning towards the first tile, although I like them both.

Diva Challenge # 78 – Auraknot

This week’s challenge, Auraknot, was a fun one. I couldn’t work on it until today. I watched Rick and Maria’s video, it seemed easy enough, and for the most part it is, but I’m still working on getting the sections a little more balanced. The first one, the flower, looks a little wonky. I think my lines are too close, so in the next tile I made them a little wider. I like that one a little better.

Diva’s Challenge #76,77- Home, and Fiore di Pietro

On June 9th I left for Ireland and while it was a great vacation, I did miss having my Zentangle connections. I brought my Zentangle kit with me but only managed to do one tile while I was there. We were going from morning until evening each day. We saw and did so many amazing things, but after staying in so many hotels I was longing to sleep in my own bed. So when I got home a week ago and saw the Diva’s challenge for “Home” my bed was the first thing that came into my head. I finished it last Thursday, but jet lag kicked in and I never submitted it. So my first 2 tiles here are the Ireland and “Home” tiles.  The next two tiles are for this weeks challenge in honor of Rho Densmore’s brother-in-law Peter who recently passed away. My heart goes out to all of the family. Rho, you have my permission to use any of my Fiore di Pietro tiles.