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.)  😉

Web Zentangle





It’s odd that “happy” is the photo challenge for this week.  Ironic, I guess you might say.  It’s been a difficult week for our family because we lost one of our precious pets yesterday.

Marshall was a dear, sweet lug of a dog.  He was loving, and warm, and had the softest ears ever :-).

This was Marshmallow Man when he first came into our lives. That was a happy day, indeed.

Marsh spent 13 1/2 years with us.  He’s been a part of , and the cause of, many happy days.  Now we have memories, and as sad as it is that he’s physically gone, those memories will always bring a smile to my face.


I know the hurt lessens, but for right now “happy” is a little tougher than it was two days ago.  I’m kind of glad this was the challenge offered up by WordPress this week.  It gave me the chance to pay tribute to Marsh and to thank him for a whole lot of happiness.  Love you, Marshmallow Man.

“Happy” manifests itself in many ways.  Click here (WordPress) for more.  Enjoy.

For those of you who will stop by, like, comment, or just browse, thank you.  I appreciate the visits.  They make me happy. 🙂