Tag Archives: ATCs

A fabulous #WeekendCoffeeShare with friends, football and Frappes

If we were having coffee…. Thanks for coming over to my house today. I hope Keurig coffee is okay today. Excuse the mess on the table, but I hosted my annual Halloween Crop at Casa de la Hirsch last night, … Continue reading

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Do you remember your first time? A momentous #TBT

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”~William Shakespeare, English poet Today is a momentous Throwback Thursday: July 21, 2009 is the day of my first Facebook post. I was with my Journal Club writerfriends at … Continue reading

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My final #ROW80 Round 1 reflections and suggestions

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”~Winston Churchill, English statesman A Round of Words in 80 Days. The challenge is detailed here on the #ROW80 blog for all writers, bloggers, artists … Continue reading

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Remember December

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician It’s the middle of the month. Right about now, resolutions are falling faster than snowflakes.  Mine have been sidetracked by one nasty, … Continue reading

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Do you remember when…?

“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”~Bo Bennett, American businessman I didn’t intend that quote to be reflective of this blogpost; it’s just serendipity. Today is December 1. I’m reading social media … Continue reading

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A month in review: thank you, Photo 365

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist I made art.  I was creative. I played games.  I won and lost, but friendly competition.  I earned 5000 coins in Word Science and 100,000 coins in … Continue reading

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Zentangle stripes on unique ephemera

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen, that stillness becomes a radiance.”~Morgan Freeman, American actor Stripes. The first thing that comes to mind is the 1981 movie starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. Mom … Continue reading

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Unique elements on artist trading cards

Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.”~Lucille Ball, American comedian Washi tape. It’s a relatively newer element to scrapbooking. It’s a thin paper tape that instantly creates a border for photos. It’s also … Continue reading

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Remember the good times

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Playing games. Stylin’ a new haircut. Stuffed animals and Slurpees. A bird on the back deck. Coffee and coffee, then throw in a little more coffee. Toss … Continue reading

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All Things Creative once more

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”~Mark Twain, American writer If it’s the second Wednesday of the month–and it is!–then it’s time to submerge yourself in All Things Creative. This month’s theme was Winter Wonderland, which is … Continue reading

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All things creative: the book edition

“Fortune cookies are a good idea; if the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.”~Yao Ming, Chinese athlete What can a collective do? We can change the world, one book page at a time. The demo … Continue reading

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Mega Meet 2014, Day 2: Tangled up in friends

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”~John W. Gardner, American educator Yes, this is a totally Zentangle-y quote, almost a bit cheesy, but it’s always worth the reminder. Especially with Zentangle classes. The first day, yesterday, is always … Continue reading

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How to find daily happiness

“Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.”~Thomas Fuller, English clergyman I got suckered into an April Fool’s joke, the first one played on me in…oh, years…. That’s why I didn’t expect it. At least that’s my excuse and … Continue reading

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Poetic Vines

To wrap-up National Poetry Month, I’m sharing a few more Found Poetry cards. With a deck of 52+ it’s hard to showcase them all unless they are in a video. Hey, guess what I did before sending them off…?!? Vine … Continue reading

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Poetry ATCs and Zentangle wisdom

“Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.”~Muriel Rukeyser, American poet That’s a good quote for those exploring Zentangle. Relax. Breathe. Smile. Even more CZT-Zentangle artist trading cards from the swap. I have 53 of them to showcase; these have been a few of … Continue reading

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What does Love do?

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet When you love what you’re doing, love cultivates art. I share a few more of my CZT-Zentangle artist trading card swap. The swapping is going on right now, and … Continue reading

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Found poetry, found fun

“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”~Robert Frost, American poet Poetry can be complicated. Using the word “poem” almost gives it a childish impression. It’s not serious writing, or it’s too serious. Nahhhh…nothing can be too serious or too un-serious. … Continue reading

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On Zentangle, poetry and napping

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”~Elbert Hubbard, American writer It’s a long drive from Philadelphia to Michigan. A long drive. No matter how fast or pokey we are, it always takes 12 hours. I have been a zombie today. … Continue reading

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Dance in the Diva Moonlight

“If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up; figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.”~Michael Jordan, American athlete Inspiring words on what I found to be an…interesting…Zentangle challenge. The Diva’s … Continue reading

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An anniversary of sorts

“I prefer drawing to talking; drawing is faster and leaves less room for lies.”~Le Corbusier, Swiss architect Today is my anniversary on the ATCsForAll site. I’d celebrate, but I have not been active there in months. Balance? I was pulled … Continue reading

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