Trip to Paradise

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My life just doesn’t seem to slow down. I thought when I retired that life would be easier, that I wouldn’t feel pulled in so many directions. Boy! was I wrong! I seriously need to learn the meaning of the word ‘no’ and start using it occasionally. Actually last night I did send an email to a friend who runs an ATC swap  through facebook and asked to be left out of the next swap. I have too many irons in the fire.

I just got back home last night from visiting up north. On Thursday I head south to a zentangle retreat at Paradise Beach. I can not wait! One of the fun things Jo-Ellen arranged for us to participate in is an ensemble tile swap. What you see above are the straight lined ensemble and the curved line ensemble that Zentangle® carries. I sell them in my Etsy store :). There are nine tiles in each ensemble with a running string throughout the nine. For this swap we were instructed to tangle each tile independently – that would be why they look a little strange next to each other. When we come home from Paradise, we will have 18 new tiles – from 18 of our fellow artists. Pretty amazing! And what a great way to collect artwork from other tangle artists! Retreat to Paradise? Here I come! (After I wash clothes, pack, find my supply lists and probably make a trip to Michael’s, repack because I will have forgotten something. . . well, you get the idea 😉 )

The Creator's Leaf

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  1. Now why I am drawn to that straight line ensemble I couldn't begin to explain. I'm sure saying NO to the next ATC swap is the right thing. You have to take care of yourself first. I hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat, maybe you could persuade the suitcase to pack itself?…….hm no I didn't think that was a good idea. I'd like to come with you to Michaels though.Paula (PEP)

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