Saturday, February 20, 2010

Zentangles 101...

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a class at Scrapbook Cupboard in Bridgewater given by artist Toni Henneman, a certified zentangle trainer. Shown here are the three designs I created under her guidance and instruction (a bit primitive, but okay). I took this beginner class out of curiosity because I had heard so much about zentangles; I now look forward to an intermediate class.
A life-long doodler, I have learned how to create art instead of just doodles. As promised, the practice of creating a zentangle proved to be a focused, calming activity...I think could just get lost in the doing and forget everything that's happening around me! Such fun!

Friday, February 5, 2010

So pretty, so delicate, so pink...'s not a new baby girl! It's the beautiful ATCs I have received from my dear friend Judy as we begin our third year of swapping. Such a lovely surprise when I opened my mail, to see these cards...a breath of springtime to warm my mid-winter blues. Judy wrote "This year my inspiration comes from the devastation in Haiti. It makes me think about our good fortune, with gratitude."
Thank you, Judy, for these bits of hope.