Sunday, December 23, 2012

Diva Dance!!!!

Congratulations to Laura Harms (aka the DIVA!)

For the past 100 weeks, Laura has offered a weekly challenge for Zentangle lovers across the globe. Most of you are already familiar with her, I'm sure! And, I'm also sure you all share in the congrats to this tenacious, talented, funny, open and loving woman. Even though I don't get to the challenges every week, I always visit her site to see what tangly fun she presents. Often, the challenge is the only time I actually sit to do a deliberate bit of tangling in the midst of the business of life. I am always grateful, even if I didn't tangle that week. Just knowing she is there with her tangly torch is a comfort and a joy.
Thanks so much, Laura!

I intended to get right on this challenge, as it marked the 100th, and Maria and Rick presented a new tangle (Diva Dance) just to celebrate Laura's tangly mark. It happened that my son got engaged the day before and Monday nite we headed out for a congratulations dinner. I was struck by the little bit of synchonicity that Laura and Brad's engagement anniversary was that day, too.  
    I got to the restaurant first to get a table. As I sat in the bar waiting (with a glass of Whoop Whoop Shiraz just for the celebratory name!), I figured this would be the time to pull a tile from my purse and have some fun. The bar was dark, and all I had was a .08 pen that was on its last drop. I also had my phone to try and see the new tangle steps. I really didn't know what it looked like until I saw it in daylight the next morning. Just goes to show, that it's not what it looks like, but how it feels. I had a LOT of fun with this the first time out.
    Today is Sunday. I'm sitting quietly in the bead store way before opening time. I have tons to do, but I couldn't let the week go by without another go at Diva Dance. I tried all the steps, and as in dancing kind of dancing, I usually veer off the sequence, as I can't remember the steps sometimes. BUT in true Zentangle style, the veering off is part of the fun! The what if's are always part of the process and I love to let them take me wherever they say to go.
   
  Thank you Laura, Rick and Maria for another moment of the gift of Zentangle.



10 comments:

  1. Carole, I love your lines, your pen delightfully danced to the whoop whoop beat of celebratory cheer!

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  2. wasn't this fun, carole? i love what you've drawn - great flow and smooth transitions within your tile - so much fun! and we get to start using your calendar soon - i can't wait!

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  3. Of course these are super fun, as always. And yes, it is the veering off that makes life (and Zentangle) enjoyable.

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  4. I love them all. You dance beautifully! I'm reminded of both flowing water and flowing woodgrain. Simply splendid!

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  5. I love the look of your designs, quite striking. I especially like how you framed the second tile with the black and white blocks.

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  6. I totally agree with Diane! But ... all three are lovely!

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  7. What an enjoyable post, Carole! I want to try some Whoop Whoop shiraz! Congratulations to your son and his bride-to-be...that coincidence of dates is really remarkable. As for your tiles: fascinating! Please don't groan, but the first one reminds me E.T. They all remind me of wood spirits, in fact. Of course, that might be the influence of the Christmas 2011 Dr. Who episode out family watched last night. (We just started watching Dr. Who, and we are not up-to-date...but we are enjoying previous seasons of the series and will eventually be caught up on our own irregular timetable.)

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  8. Really like all three, but that first one has 'EYES"!! Looking right at me...lol Hadn't thought of ET till I saw the above comment, but alien certainly fits its description!!!

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  9. Your first tile done in the dark (of all things) is incredible. I see the eyes that others also see. Your other tiles are also remarkable. Congrats on your son's engagement. It's always wonderful to welcome a new person into the family. All the best in the coming year.

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  10. December is a fine time to be engaged. ;)

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