Here are my tiles. Lots of them this week. You'll understand why there are lots in a moment.
Where I was when I did my Diva tiles
The last couple of days have been challenging for our family. My husband became very ill on Sunday night. I took him to hospital Monday morning. On Tuesday afternoon he had emergency surgery. The good news is the surgery was considered a day procedure, so he was allowed home that evening. The bad news is that he will require more surgery in several weeks time and who knows what other follow up.
The positives out of all this is that the problem was caught and fixed. Thank you Medical System that we have in Australia. Top notch. Wonderful. I was able to care for him and be by his side, which is pay back for the countless days The Husband did the same for me over the years with my health issues (cancer survivor of nearly 10 years). Moo also stepped up by sitting with him Monday night, while BoyBoy did his part keeping the house and pets going.
How does this related to the Diva Challenge? I did the tiles while sitting waiting in hospital. All them done on my knee, not a table in sight.
So grateful for this art form, particularly how portable it is.
My travelling Zentangle Kit
I have made up a little travelling Zentangle Kit. It includes a lovely, small, hard cover Jasart sketch book with 200gsm pages. This, plus pens, pencil, tortillon, and eraser all fit in a pencil case. This case goes with me to work and to medical appointments, any where where I expect to have to sit and wait for a while.
Here are some drawings I've done lately, based on the chapter about reticula and fragments in the Zentangle Primer.
Last week I wrote about being in a black place. That has lifted somewhat although it takes daily effort.
Thanks for the messages of support. Your comments did make a difference. Gotta love this Zentangle community!
Lately I've been reminded of the Serenity Prayer. You would have heard it - it is used by the 12 step programs. I'm not in one of those and don't need to be, but the words of the prayer do resonate.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
One last thing - I've been skiing again
This blog post is soooo long! But I have to share some more pictures.
Last Saturday The Husband and I had another day skiing. The weather was frigid cold, the snow was deeper than it was last time, and our ski fitness levels had increased. We managed to ski for 22km, over 16 runs, over 6 hours. It was a brilliant, brilliant day. So happy to have rediscovered this sport and to have worked out how to get ourselves down to the snow.
|Looking up Pretty Valley from the chair lift|
|Me about to drop down into Pretty Valley. Copper Head Rd, my favourite run, is way off to the left of the photo.|
|Me taking a break, bottom of Pleasant Valley. It was COLD!|
Thanks for taking the time to visit my page. I will get back into visiting yours. Life just needs to settle down a bit, that's all.