Monday, July 30, 2012

Life is what you make it

Life is what you make it - Flux, Indy-Rella, Picked

So um... a bit of a SCARE happened to me today.

As I was walking home from an errand (only 2 blocks away from my house) this guy driving his truck said "hi, come here a second." I was in the parking lot of the store I just came out of, so I thought maybe the guy was lost and needed directions. I cautiously got a bit closer to his passenger side window to hear him better. I then noticed he wanted to give me a business card.

I immediately responded "I'm sorry, but I can not take that, have a good day."  Thinking to myself (I'm not reaching into no vehicle to take something from someone whom I've not had any other contact with, I don't know if he is going to try and pull me into his vehicle)

Well I don't know if he understood why I wanted to leave so abruptly, but he kept calling after me saying "what's your name?"

I said "sorry I've got to go."

He kept asking as I was hurriedly walking away "what's your name? - I just want to know your name?"

(Could he not tell I'm NOT interested?!?) anyway it kinda weirded me out and instead of taking a leisurely walk home in the wonderful 80 degree weather. I started running. I couldn't help myself, I become overwhelmed with this terrible feeling, that I just had to get home asap.

I got home safely and needed something to calm me down. So I went to the Diva Challenge #80. Whoa I say to myself as it presents a Zendala string. I started drawing and noticed that I couldn't make a smooth line worth a darn and realized I must still be all shaken up from my earlier incident.

I even started to draw these little flowers (which I lovingly called "picked" for now) if someone has see this somewhere else, let me know what they called it and I'll update the name.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Rocky Start with Mi2

A Rocky Start with Mi2 - Mi2, Sedgling, Tipple

The past weekend I was adventuring in Ohio with a mini vacation from Thursday until Monday, which will account for the late start on this weeks Diva challenge #80. The challenge is to use the tangle Mi2, up to this point I had only practiced it once or twice on scrap paper and had not put it to good use, even though I really liked how it looked.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Olympic Union

Olympic Union - Linq, Knightsbridge, Oof, Footlites

Whew, this was my 6th attempt and my interpretation of the Diva Challenge #79. I was starting out with Oof to represent the Olympic emblem and the first time I drew it on a scrap piece of paper, I did fantastic. Maybe even more than fantastic, I did so well with proportion and distance for the lines I though oh wow this tangle is easy. Ha ha ha ha - I nearly gave up when I could not repeat the awesomeness that I had on the scrap piece of paper, but I stuck with it and finally got a set of "rings" that I think are worthy of being a tangle.

I am glad I stuck with it because I am so pleased with the outcome and really like this piece. *after the 6th time lets hope so*

Monday, July 9, 2012

Basket-weave Star

Basket-weave Star - Auraknot, Betweed

Another zentangle drawn for The Diva's Challenge #78. This challenge was to use the new tangle Auraknot. This tangle is fun, but also a bit tricky for me, since I'm not that great at drawing long straight lines. I really like how the middle looks like it is tunneling downward. Its another sunny hot day today. My tomato plants appear to be shocked by all this hot weather. I would think they would be thriving, but they seem a bit timid. Hopefully after the rain we are suppose to have this week they will liven up a bit. Come on tomatoes, I'm craving tomato pie. Yum.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Memories Live Forever

Memories Live Forever - Fiore di Pietro, Fescu

This is a Zentangle drawn for The Diva's Challenge #77. I am just starting to do the Diva Challenges. This is a new tangle by Rho Densmore, CZT called Fiore di Pietro. She designed this tangle in memory of her Brother-In-Law Peter, you can read more about this here. I thought I would show a gradual decrease in size of this tangle shrinking to one side, and I sorta did that, but I forgot that I would need to make the space inbetween the circles smaller too if I wanted more of that kind of effect (affect) *I can never seem to remember which word to use.* Thank you Diva and Rho, for a touching challenge.

Rho you have my permission to use my Zentangle, Memories Live Forever if your book.