Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Diva #241 - stones and ceremony

This week's Diva challenge involved thinking about stones, such as standing stones and cairns, and ceremony. The challenge was set by guest Paula Bramante, CZT

Reading Laura's blog this week combined with Paula's story about this week's challenge got me thinking. 

I very quickly completed the tile below. I think it's pretty obvious what the subject matter is.

The subject matter is breast cancer. The left breast is filled with Tipple, which look like stones. No coincidence there as that was the side that my cancers grew in. The right breast or stone is mostly filled with Vitruvius. I chose this tangle because I always mis-read the name as 'Viti-virus' and because I don't like the tangle, as I don't like Breast cancer. The right stone also has some Luv-A in it because, as horrible as cancer is, there is a lot of love that has come my way because of it.

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at least in Australia. Get yourself checked. If in doubt, check. I was only 38 when I got hit with it. So please, get checked.

My next tile is along the same theme.

This tile is a complete departure from my usual style. I have never consciously chosen images, strings or tangles for their symbolism and I don't think I've ever used text as part of the design. The words here are positive words reflecting how I got through and continue to get through this disease.

Finally, a tile just because.

This tile uses favourites: Holibaugh, Shattuck, Swarm, Finery and Verdigogh. 

A note about Comments

I really, really appreciate your comments. You may not see them straight away on my blog as I moderate them first. I have a bit of a thing about controlling what goes on my blog, so bare with me on this. I do check my blog regularly and have published all comments so far. 

Thanks for the messages of support about my current health issues. I had blood tests this week and annual x-rays and scans next week. I'll keep you posted.

Miss L


Kreanimo said...

I love them all.
Cancer awareness is so important!
I came here to look at your diva challenge, but saw so much more.

Jean Chaney said...

I love that you used your tangles to express your feelings. It's good that you share and encourage others to take care of themselves. Good for you and thank you.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Great way to do this challenge and Stay Strong! You are a survivor!

Shelly Beauch said...

Miss L...you rock! Cool tangling!

The Creative Miss L said...

Whereas for you, life is a beach! Betcha never heard that one before.

Anne's tangle blog said...

This is such a great way to express your feelings. I love all you did!

The Creative Miss L said...

Thanks. This week's challenge hit me hard.

crotnem said...

Love all of your tiles!

Antonine Koval said...

I love that you used Zentangle to express what is in your life and in your heart. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, and know that you will have many tanglers out there sending blessings and prayers to you.

Dorita Menconi said...

Great way to journal your feelings. Love the tiles.

Susan said...

This is an inspiration. Love your tiles. And good wishes with your health/

Susan said...

This is an inspiration. Love your tiles. And good wishes with your health/

Joanne Faherty said...

Love your tiles the breast cancer one is great, so important to check.