Zendala Dare #12

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Behold. The blank mandala Erin gave us this week. This is a weekly challenge where Erin posts a blank on the Bright Owl, and we fill in the tangles! I thought this was a fairly easy one, but it actually turned out to be the most intricate drawing I’ve done. I think. And this is… Continue Reading


Dream Garden, APR

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The Artists Play Room is hosting a garden party this week. As artists, we are supposed to render a creative ‘picture’ of our garden. Well, to begin with, I have a black thumb. Nothing I touch – plant wise – grows. We also live in a very dry location – dry sand, hot temps, nothing… Continue Reading


Tangle Patterns String 006

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It’s week 6 in the Tangle Patterns string fun. Above is the string Linda gave us to work with this week, courtesy of Sandy Hunter, CZT. We take this string and turn it into a work of art. Hopefully :). I had fun with this string. I turned the loops into a wrecking ball and… Continue Reading


Praying You Through This Storm!

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A wonderful video put together by my friend Kaylin. She lives in Colorado Springs where the wildfires – the fire storms – are bringing danger and disaster. Yet, through it all God can still be praised. As Kaylin puts it – God is for me. Yes, Kaylin, He is. We continue to pray for you… Continue Reading


So Long Debby!

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These are my new feed-the-horses-in-the-monsoon boots! (Not a good quality picture – sorry – taken with my phone.) We needed to get hay to the horses, so we headed out. What a production! The first thing we noticed is that the road is still a major mess! See the pond where these teens are swimming?… Continue Reading


Prayers for Colorado

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Many of our speech/debate/communications families live in Colorado Springs – in the area of the fires. They are pictured in this photo. We are concerned that one of the families may have already lost their home, others have been evacuated and are awaiting news. Please lift a prayer for these people we love so much!… Continue Reading


Monsters and Giraffes :)

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If you read yesterday’s post you will recall that I was working on a project for Tangles and Stuff using blue painter’s tape, watercolor paints, and tangles. I wanted to do another because it was fun! I actually meant to do the tangles on the colored portions this time, but I got carried away with… Continue Reading


Tape the String – ZIA Journal #25

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The ZIA Journal challenge at Tangles and Stuff is called Tape the String this week. To do that, I took a sheet of watercolor paper and randomly placed blue painter’s tape on it. Some pieces wide, and some torn into thinner strips. With the tape in place, I slapped on some watercolor paint. When the… Continue Reading


Tropical Storm Debby

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This is a test. I am trying to figure out how to post photos from my iphone onto my blog. I think it’s going to work – yay! So. We had a little storm blow through. Actually, Tropical Storm Debby came through and it sat on Florida for hour after hour after hour. It’s been… Continue Reading


Zendala Dare #11

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Erin at The Bright Owl¬†presented us with the eleventh zendala dare this week. Above is my traditional zentangle approach to the dare: betweed, zedbra, and something I learned on Art With Mr. E’s page. Sorry, don’t know the name of the pattern. This is the blank mandala Erin gave us to use. I chose to… Continue Reading