The Diva Challenge has returned after a short and well deserved holiday break. The challenge is a bright spot in my Monday, even if I don't get to tangle the challenge. But a new year has begun, and as many of us settle into a new "improved" routine, one of mine is to allow more tangle time. I don't really like the thought of one whole year being new, as it can be very overwhelming to think I have to keep up with any of the changes I've set up for myself.
For the past 5 or 6 years my creative friends and I gather on New Year's Day to start the year with a creative community. This year we held our party at our new bead store. We invited the general public to gather and do whatever it is they love to do. There was a little beading, scrapbooking, quilting, tangling. Great fun. One of our partiers greeted each person with "Happy New Day" rather than the customary "new year". We liked that and decided it really took the pressure off of trying to have a whole new happy year. One day at a time, we can handle. Even if I have a bumpy start to a day, it can often work itself out.
This week's Diva Challenge was a new tangle created by Laura's husband, Brad. (Happy birthday today, Brad!) I had a bumpy start with this one. I started it directly in my Tangle-a-Day calendar, which is always a leap everyday. Each day I make a dedicated attempt to take apart my tendencies to "make it pretty." Calendars and journals can be tricky that way.
Thanks Laura and Brad! Have a great week, everyone.