Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Red Thread - Challenge 49

Knightsbridge, Purk, Shattuck, Vortex, and Cootie from "Zentangle for Kids"

 "An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

This weeks challenge is to draw our string in "red" to support the Red Thread Promise.  The tiles will be put together for a poster that will be sold to support this organization that globally helps Children with medical issues.  I enjoyed this challenge and am happy that it has a deeper purpose that will help others.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Challenge 47 Lest we Forget

Today is Remembrance Day when we pause to remember and give thanks to those who have given of themselves to keep our country free.  Our challenge this week was to be inspired by the famous poem "In Flanders Field", and use poppies as part of the theme.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Let us never forget the sacrifices that have been made, and are continuing to be made to protect our freedom.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Diva's Give-away Celebration

Don't miss out, the Diva has had 200,000 hits on her blog and is celebrating by offering three awesome prize packages on her blog.  It all ends November 30th.  Do check it out! Just hit the link below!

Diva's Give away Celebration  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Pumpkin Time for Challenge 46

It's that time of the year when pumpkins are popping up everywhere.  I made this one to show our Zentangle Club and also to be my entry for this week's Diva's challenge.  It's not very spooky, but it sure was fun.  The first two views are of my pumpkin but the final view is of a pumpkin that my student, Nancy Smith made after seeing mine.  I'm very impressed with the great job she did!

View 1 of my pumpkin

View 2 of my pumpkin

Nancy's pumpkin - in all it's awesomeness!