Showing posts from August, 2014

Diva Challenge-Stripes and Memories of Maine

This week's Diva Challenge was to use stripes as a string. I can't think of anything more 'stripey' than Hollybaugh so I used that as my 'template'. Fun! Thanks Laura for another great challenge! I just got back from a couple of weeks in Maine and am having a hard time adjusting to 'real life' back here in Wisconsin. I love spending time with my Mum so much that it's always a week or two of the 'I-Miss-My-Mommy' blues when I get home. And this time around I have more to miss! I connected with my birth siblings this spring. I have four new sisters and a new brother! I got to meet up with two sisters, Doris and Dina and a brother, Dan, for lunch while I was home. They are all warm, funny, smart, caring folks and I'm so glad that fate (or as I like to call her, Shelly) brought us together.  As an adopted kid, I didn't look or act like anyone in my family. It was kind of mind blowing to see baby pics of all of us and see that I

A Garden for Bijou

I LOVE this week's Diva Challenge! The good folks over at Zentangle have rolled out an adorable new mascot and new mini tiles that are the cutest things ever! This is Bijou. (Picture shamelessly stolen from the Zentangle website.) His new Zentangle tiles have his picture on the back and inspirational sayings and are only 2" by 2"! Room enough for exquisite, teeny tangles only! You can read all about Bijou and his tiles here .   I have A LOT going on this week and  didn't think that I would have time to do the challenge but since it was to create a tangle in a 2"x 2" space, I couldn't resist. I love little Bijou so much that I made him a garden to rest in!  I hope he likes it as much as I like him!  Thanks for the great challenge, Diva! Adieu for now Bijou!