Diva Challenge and WZAC Meeting
Business first. This week's Diva Challenge was to use the tangle 'FLUX' in a tile. I've been working on the quote and main design in my doodle book for a couple of days now so I added FLUX to it. It's the plant like bits nestled in the border curves.
I don't use FLUX much so it was nice to get acquainted with it. Maria's version of the pattern is on the top border and Rick's is in the lower border.
Saturday was our Wisconsin Zentangle Artists' Coalition meeting out in Waunakee. I love this group SO MUCH! I wish the meeting was more than quarterly! It was nice to meet up with my doodle buddies again and see what everyone is working on and to learn new techniques. As an added bonus, the president, Katie, brought along a couple of special guests; two lovely, young women from the Latter Day Saints church who are here in Wisconsin on their mission. One of the girls is the daughter of Jimmy Osmond, Donnie and Marie's little brother. They were both super sweet and enthused about tangling. I'm sure it's a great outlet for the stress and loneliness of being away from their families for a year!
The ladies at my table were all working on something called Smash Books which is a hybrid version of a Zentangling journal and scrapbooking. It was beautiful, BEAUTIFUL work and makes me want to investigate color more!
On the way home, I stopped at Mendota Park in Middleton for a stroll. It was a beautiful sunny day but the wind coming off the still-ice-covered lake cut my walk a little short. I wasn't dressed for it. But it was gorgeous! Scott and I used to go to that park quite often when his grandmother lived in the assisted living place just up the road.
You can see the ice is gone from the shore but is still pretty solid in the middle.
I just love water diamonds. I have a small video clip we took at Rockland Breakwater a couple of summers ago of beautiful diamonds on the ocean waves that I watch now and again just to make myself heart-wrenchingly homesick!
I woke up Sunday to a layer of ice and a cold rainy day, so Ben, Cooper and I spent the it doing chores and then reading, knitting and watching National Geographic. It was nice to kick back and just chill. We got the dishes done and chores all tied up before the new seasons of 'Call The Midwife' and 'Mr. Selfridge' on PBS began at 7:00 PM.-perfect ending to a perfect weekend.