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All for Hayden

Friends and readers, along with this week’s challenge entry, I am dedicating this post to Hayden Weiss. Hayden is 3 years old and is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with Reticular Blastoma. I know, #FuckCancer (and this is usually a G-rated blog, but cancer going after a child seems to warrant a bit […]

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Commissions and more color

Happy Monday everyone! This week’s Diva challenge is a guest post by CZT Jen Crutchfield and encourages the use of color–something I can always use more of. Since I recently completed two commissioned pieces using color, I am sharing these as my challenge entry for this week. This one was commissioned by my very own […]

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Tipple Me Independent

Again, with only office supplies at the ready, I took a quick stab at this week’s Diva challenge: Tipple Monotangle. Since I was so very late with my Umble Panda and Umbles and Ruflz last week, I thought that I might take an early approach on this one. My sincere hope is to revisit and […]

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Sad Panda

An Umble Sad Panda

I had so much more planned for this week’s post but I just don’t have it in me. As it turns out, this week’s Diva challenge was Umble, which I tackled last week for the Colours of the Rainbow challenge. So, this week I went for Zentangle-inspired art incorporating Umble and friends in this sad […]

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Umbly yours, from NYC

This week I took a one-day hiatus from the whirl and twirl of corporate life for a day-trip to NYC. Since I live relatively close (north of Philadelphia) and my big sister lives there, I have been to NY a zillion times. But, I haven’t done the “tourist” thing since I was a kid. Since […]

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Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage

This week’s challenge from Laura Harms (I am the Diva) is inspired by her family’s participation in Beads of Courage, a program that supports kids with chronic or life threatening illnesses and their families. Kids get beads to support their courage for each needle stick, hospital stays, doctor appointments, surgeries and more. Normally I check […]

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All Boxed Up

A phoned-in, boxed-up challenge

I’m not gonna lie, I kinda phoned in this week’s I Am the Diva challenge (All Boxed Up, using the tangle by the same name). I’m hard at work on a piece my father “commissioned” for my parents’ 60th anniversary. I’ve started that piece about 10 times now and have trashed it each time. I […]

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Renaissance Tile

Calming Power of Zentangle

If you’re interested in Zentangle (or maybe just interested in learning to chill a bit), here’s a great article on the calming benefits of Zentangle. In her article, “Calm Down and Get Your Zentangle On,” Cathy Malchiodi explains succinctly what Zentangle is (vs. misnomers like “doodling”): Zentangling or tangling is actually a formalized process that […]

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