TIME OUT FOR ART – MARCH 26 2015

Some of you may have noticed, I’ve taken up Tangling.  Zentangle is a fabulous, relaxing, confidence building pass time.  I was just reading a post by my amiga, Lisa, at Zeebra Design’s & Destinations.  And it’s true.  There’s always time for art.  If you have 10 minutes, you can draw or paint or start SOMETHING!  It’s calming.  It’s productive.  It’s FUN.

Here’s some of my art.  I never felt like I could really, REALLY draw, but I can.

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Take Time Out For Art…

But first stop at Lisa‘s to see the best of the best!

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2015 WEEK #11

It’s March 20, 2015.  It’s the first day of SPRING!  It’s snowing!  I will NOT share how I feel about that.  So…

List 2 things you have to be happy about?

I can’t even think of anything that comes before this.  I am grateful for my husband, Jeff.  For too many reasons to list.

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And my other love, something that I will not say is my passion because I’ve complained about not having a passion, so I’ll just say it’s something that makes me happy, relaxed, and, yes, a little confident that there is still hope that one day I will have a passion.  My tangling.

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Zentangle – A happy thing.  Not a passion

Do you prefer ketchup or mustard or mayonnaise?

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If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?

Black, mostly.

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

Shower.  Definitely!  No photos.  Don’t thank me.  😉

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week,  Having lunch with my friend, Gen.  I have very little adult, human contact (sad, I know) with  Jeff working away from home so much and with Gen living two hours away, so I’m always grateful when I get to see her.  We talk (a lot), and laugh (a lot), and share (a lot) and for that I am oh, so grateful.

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50 plus of friendship – what’s not to be grateful about

and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Easy.  SPRING!  The weather may not be cooperating today, but the word “spring” is out there now so it can’t be long.March 2015 260APlease take some time to stop off at Cee’s for more sharing and for a look at a sensation blog.  Click on the icon below.share-your-world2

 

SHARE YOUR WORLD 2015 – WEEK 3

Back with a Share Your World, hosted by Cee.  Read on then join in. 🙂

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Warren Buffett.  A have a few questions for him.  And a request.  😉   Seriously, I think he’d be a very interesting person to have sitting across the dinner table.  If he’s not available, or if they both want to come, I’d also invite the Dalai Lama

When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

I crank up the radio and sing in the car, when I think (hope) no one is looking.  I did this yesterday to Janis Joplin/Mercedes Benz.  I’ll bet I was a sight.  (like I care) 😉

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

I would like to be wildly and intensely creative.  I know I try my hand at a lot of things: musical instruments, photography, writing, crocheting, jewelry making, blogging, drawing, tangling – to name a few (and to display a few),

but I wish I had more of a natural knack for imagining.  My creative synapses are not firing at full capacity.  If there were a drug for this – other than LSD – I’d consider it.  I’m OK. But, of late, I’ve seen some amazing art.  Dang!

What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

The news.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week, I realized that I’m stronger than I thought.   I’m grateful for that.

The week to come – more strength.

Click on the icon and win a prize!  Nah!  But you will see some fun stuff at Cee’s.  Go ahead.  You know you want to. 😉

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – CONVERGE

I took some liberties this week – I’ll attribute it to poetic license.



Poetic License – definition
noun
1.

license or liberty taken by a poet, prose writer, or other artist in deviating from rule, conventional form, logic, or fact, in order to produce a desired effect.
My desired effect was to showcase a rose that caught my eye, a Zentangle I created and felt fit the theme of the challenge, and a conglomeration of the two. 
P.S.  I throw out that word “artist” with tongue in cheek.  🙂
CONVERGE
Rose

A rose that captured my heart

My Converging Tangle

My Converging Tangle

You might notice some white spots in the black ink.  I could say I meant to do that.  Truth is I need a new pen – ROAD TRIP!

A blend of the two

A blend of the two

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Thanks for the visit, comment, or like.  Heck!  Thanks for just taking the time to stop by.

HAPPY HANDS CREATE – OCTOBER – #1

Meghan @firebonnet has a brand new, fun challenge.  It’s all about putting your creative juices to work.  The only part your camera/iphone/smartphone has in this is to document something you’ve created by hand.   Its’ called – wait for it – #happyhandscreate.  LOVE IT!  I posted on Instagram (gemma013) but I thought it would be fun to put it out here as well.  I’m going to try to get the most outta myself.  Thanks for the push, Meghan.

Check out her blog  and get in on the action.

Here’s my first entry.  I am new at this Zentangling thing, so if you are a pro, or have any tips, please feel free to (kindly) help out.  I am all ears (and a little bit eyes, nose, and mouth.)  😉

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY

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ESE’S WEEKLY SHOOT AND QUOTE CHALLENGE – MUSIC

ART TAKES MANY FORMS.  MUSIC BEING ONE OF THEM.

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Find a beautiful piece of art.  If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall in love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.

~ Maya Angelou

Follow this link to Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge.  Just click on the musical notes. 😉

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Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens,
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Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.
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Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.

Maya Angelou

Share with your Friends

Everyone likes a good quote – don’t forget to share.

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