Monday, June 18, 2012

Cadent is Calling!

Hi everyone, I know it's been quite a while since I've posted. We opened our bead store this past weekend, and now I feel like I can have a little breather. Even though there is still lots to do, there is a sense of relief that the doors have actually opened. It was a great weekend of seeing some old friends, but making new ones. The sense of potential always gets me going, so great fun! It's that sense of potential that always draws me back to Zentangle.
    The past month has had its days filled with beady activities and planning, and I haven't even picked up a Micron once. But--- today, it was Monday, and I knew the Diva would most likely be on her game, and yes she was. I was all of a sudden ready to tangle. I'm a little 'rusty' with my pen, and of course I picked one up that was on its last little drop, but still, it was great fun. And to do a classic like Cadent seemed just right for getting back in the swing.
    Looking at my blank tile, I was excited to quietly make my corner dots, my border and then a lively string. I love to monotangle and love busting through the strings. Since it had been so long, I had to remind myself that is was ok to go beyond the string and make up things as I went along. Funny how our 'shoulds' hang on so hard.
   I had a great time, and feel mighty grateful that the Diva and all of you are still playing with the challenge. It's just what I needed to start my 'day off'.

lovies,
carole


19 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Carole! You may be feeling rusty, but your work is as gorgeous as ever.

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  2. Beautiful Zentangle. And congrats on opening your store!

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  3. So beautiful, could just keep staring!

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  4. I am just about to have a go and the new challenge, submitted my first ever tangles in last weeks challenge. love the white space in your tile.

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  5. Welcome back! I have missed your gorgeous and distinctive tiles! You are always so inspiring in zentangle! Yes, I love how you tangle!

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  6. I'm so glad to see you back. I love your art. This is lovely, as always.

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  7. You must be so happy; after all this hard work now the store is open! And ......... you made your 'fist' tile a beautiful one.

    Annemarie Huijts

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  8. Love this! Especially your use of white space. I'm really bad a that!

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  9. Congratulations on your bead store. You will have more work and fun ahead of you, that's wonderful. You haven't lost your beautiful Zentangle style. Great tile!

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  10. Wow, Carole! You've still 'got it!' :)

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  11. Lovely and you were missed Carole! Good luck with the bead store!

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  12. Congrats on your store opening! I love what you have done with this challenge. For some reason parts of it remind me of the underneath of an octopus! Then the bottom left corner looks like other undersea creatures in the dark water. It flows beautifully.

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  13. Congratulations on the store, and I'm glad you're back. I always love your work. Great variations on this one.

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  14. I love all the "foldyness" and shading!

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