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Marshmallow Peeps, ghosts and friendship: a #ThrowbackThursday post

I’m happy I stumbled upon the Throwback Thursday Link Party. There’s a lot of #tbt flopping out there on social media, but a lot of it is selfish. Look at me! Me me me!! It’s all about me!! People post … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Zentangle in a coffeeshop

“Life isn’t about finding yourself; Life is about creating yourself.”~George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer Today, I am doing just that. One month ago, Colleen contacted me about Zentangle classes. I’m not actively teaching, but the big-box craft store I had … Continue reading

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Party On! the first weekly #ThrowbackThursday bloghop

Who wants to PARTY…!?!?! The newest blog party has hit the Internetosphere: #ThrowbackThursday Link Party. You can read all the fine print here on the Official Link Page, but I’ve summarized it below. The three co-hosts of this adventure are: —Adventures … Continue reading

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Amazing results: THON 2015 and Zentangle Diva Challenge

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”~Francis of Assisi, Italian Saint This past weekend, 708 Penn State students stood on their feet and did not sleep for 46 hours to raise … Continue reading

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New news in a Zentangle New Year

“Life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself.”~George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright February 14th was Valentine’s Day. My husband and I had evening plans in Detroit, but snowy weather and a busy week for both of us changed … Continue reading

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Making excuses

“It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”~Charles Spurgeon, British clergyman Sometimes you just need to throw yourself a good pity party to celebrate life. After yesterday’s frustration, I turned things around a … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Zentangle

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American activist This week enters a new era, Diva Challenge #201. This week’s challenge is the annual awareness to Moebius Syndrome, which her youngest … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Bicentennial Diva Zentangle Challenge

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American activist This week, we celebrate a milestone: 200 Diva Zentangle Challenges. Wow. I’ve been around since Diva Challenge 4: Stars in January 2011. … Continue reading

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Getting Hitched

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”~David Allan Coe, American musician This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge #199 is to use the tangle created … Continue reading

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Betwixt and Betweed for a Halloween-inspired Zentangle

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”~Harriet Beecher Stowe, American writer Focus. Staying focused. Focus can be good, so that distractions don’t sway you from your goal. Focus can be bad … Continue reading

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Zentangle: Pretty in pink

“Understanding is joyous.”~Carl Sagan, American scientist Cancer has affected my life. Among Dad’s many health conditions, he developed cancer in his later years of life. My one aunt had skin cancer. I expect that another family segment of relatives would … Continue reading

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Birthday fun, flowers and Zentangle

“It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”~Charles Spurgeon, British clergyman Happy Birthday to me! Yep, that’s me, boldly proclaiming the day the world was graced by my presence (“Monday’s child is fair … Continue reading

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I'm publishing a book!

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet Well, here goes….  It’s been said that if you state something publicly, then you are held accountable for that action.  With that 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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A color-full Diva Challenge Zentangle

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”~Henry Ford, American businessman This  week’s Diva Challenge #180 is another UMT (Use my tangle) challenge.  This month, Anneke van Dam delights us with her tartan-esque pattern MacDee. I was … Continue reading

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My Star Trek is a winner

“Art is the daughter of freedom.”~Freiedrich Schiller, German writer I AM A WINNER! How totally cool is this? My first published eBook, Mom, Star Trek and Las Vegas: A Grand Adventure, won THIRD PLACE NATIONALLY in the annual NFPW Communications … Continue reading

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A Fan-ciful Zentangle Challenge

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”~Thomas Paine, English Writer This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge #177 is another guest post. Caroline Brady, CZT, encourages everyone to use her tangle, Truffle, in your … Continue reading

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BYOB, Zentangle-style

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”~Ayn Rand, Russian writer BYOB has a new meaning this week. Over at the Diva’s Zentangle Challenge #176, it’s the inspiration for the art. … Continue reading

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At the Crux of a Zentangle

“I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.”~Pietro Aretino, Italian poet Happy Monday. Yes, it is a happy Monday here for sure: our new air conditioning unit is installed, working and now the weather is too … Continue reading

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To be, Auraknot to be

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading is down new paths.”~Walt Disney, American cartoonist This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge 172 is another duotangle, this time using Auraknot and Mooka. … Continue reading

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