Tag Archives: The Sketchbook Project

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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A look back, a look forward

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”~Marcus Aurelius, Roman soldier October 2014. Friends. Family. Sketchbooks. Parties. Coffee. Tea. Zentangle. Penn State. A … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project in the D

“Don’t limit yourself.”~Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman The Sketchbook Project visited Detroit, a tourstop announced mid-September. How could I say no to seeing my Sketchbook in my practically-backyard? I couldn’t. Some friends joined me as well. The only downside to … Continue reading

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Good Grief, it's a Zentangle

“Decorate your home; it gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”~Charles Schultz, American cartoonist An appropriate WordsOfWisdom for today, since The Diva’s weekly Zentangle Challenge #157 is using a tangle created by a Zentangle … Continue reading

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Travels, tangles and taste of friendship

“Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”~Richard Evans, American clergyman Reviewing my life last month was…wow. I published a book: Mom, Star Trek and Las Vegas: A Grand Adventure and my husband saw my Sketchbook … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh: reflections of home

“Where we love is home–home that our feet may leave but not our hearts.”~Oliver Wendell Holmes, American writer I’m still thinking about home, Pittsburgh home, that is. The trip this week was short but spectacular. Usually I come to Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project comes to Pittsburgh

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.”~Doug Larson, American cartoonist After five Sketchbook Project tourstops over two year seeing my sketchbook in person, I shared my book with my husband at the sixth in-person … Continue reading

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How is your day? How was your month?

“I love life because what more is there?”~Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor Another look back at life in July. That means it’s August. Already. I am failing miserably on my New Year’s Commitment, except that I am keeping up with my … Continue reading

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Make time for all of it

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”~Gilbert K. Chesterton, English writer I miss my friend. Deb has flown back to New York, and the only comfort I had was that DTW was trending when … Continue reading

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Post-Sketchbook Project Tour 2013: Chicago

“For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn’t the art of photography but I don’t agree.”~Annie Lennox, British singer Yes, we did have a fabulous night’s sleep. The second day of The Sketchbook Project … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project Tour 2013: Chicago, Day 1

“People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.”~Judith Jamison, American dancer Two wild chicks on the adventure of a weekend. Once again, I’m off to The Sketchbook Project Tour in Chicago, this time joined by … Continue reading

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Paper: the fabric of our lives

“I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks or me and my life.”~Paula Cole, American singer With all due respect to the advertising campaign for Cotton, I think paper is more a part of our lives. Even with … Continue reading

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Dear Old State

“Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”~Joe Paterno, PennState football coach Did you know that driving from Philadelphia to Michigan via State College adds only 20 minutes to the drive time over traveling via the … Continue reading

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My Sketchbook Project 2013 on tour

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”~Epicurus, Greek philosopher Scenes from The Sketchbook Project Tour in Philly.

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Sketchbook Project Tour: to Philly we go!

“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”~Ambrose Bierce, American journalist Today my friend and I traveled to Philadelphia for the last-minute surprise tour stop of The Sketchbook Project Tour. Sometimes the journey is the adventure. Mary … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project Tour: Chicago, Day 2

You know you’re having a fabulous time when… You forget to check-in. You don’t have time for FB updates. 140 characters are too many to type. You don’t want to take a bathroom break because you’ll miss something. You are … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project Tour: Chicago, Day 1

Chicago, Day 1 for me and my friend Mary. Here’s me with one of my 2 sketchbooks: “What Exciting Adventures Will you find Along the line?”. (call #148.13-5) Here are books from some ATC friends. This is my favorite page … Continue reading

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