Tag Archives: Zentangle

A flood of writing emotions

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”~Helen Keller, American writer I arrived at Barnes & Noble early enough for tonight’s Deadwood Study Group. The format has changed over the years, and right … Continue reading

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Wrapping up #ROW80 Round 4 and my afterthought

“We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”~Joseph Campbell, American author Spoiler alert: I only accomplished one of my five ROW80 goals in Round 4. I despise … Continue reading

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Feeling nostalgic about writing and missing crayons

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”~Tom Stoppard, English writer I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately. Maybe it’s the packing and seeing my previous life end up in boxes. Touching these things that are or were precious … Continue reading

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Owlcrate July 2016 unboxing: same vendors, sneaky theme

“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. Once cannot exist without the other.”~Eric Burdon, British musician Oh my gosh!  Thank GOODness I got the Good Owlcrate box. . . . The July theme was … Continue reading

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Self-promotion: Things to do and not to do

I used to be all about the me-me-me approach to self-promotion, but now I realize that sucks. Oh, you should be proud of your work. I am; my writings are great. As Barbara Fine said at BEA16, “No one cares … Continue reading

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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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Today is about the choices you make

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”~John C. Maxwell, American clergyman It’s little things that change your day and alter your mood. It was a crazy day at work in the morning. I mean, weird crazy busy. … Continue reading

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Retro love

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American leader I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately. Do you remember any class in school where you had a creative writing assignment? If so, you … Continue reading

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Feeling okay with a less-than-perfect NaNoWriMo word count

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”~Jimmy Dean, American actor It’s third way thru NaNoWriMo and I am not ashamed at my word count, or lack of word … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Mega Meet (and Zentangle) class registration opens tomorrow

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”~Maya Angelou, American poet The 2015 Great Lakes Mega Meet class schedule is online. Time is short to review: class registration opens at 7:00pm this Tuesday night. That’s only four days from today! … Continue reading

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Writing thoughts on how to be successful

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”~Ernest Holmes, American Theologist “I want to be a writer.” I hear this from strangers. I hear this from my writers group. I hear this … 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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Today, I am not my Father's Daughter

“Serious art is born from serious play.”~Julia Cameron, American writer My father’s number one rule, the most important lesson he taught me, was to “Get Out,” as in, don’t stay indoors. You rot without human contact, breathing fresh air, seeing … 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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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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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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