Diva #297 - Holiday Bash!
The final Diva challenge of the year is to revisit one of the previous year's challenges. I've taken that to mean revisiting one of the end of year challenges, although it could have meant revisiting a challenge from 2016. I chose the former.
The challenge for December 2015 was to give the gift of Zentangle. Last year I created a simple ZIA with the word 'thanks' on it. Since I have a few thankyous to hand out, I thought I'd revisit that word and that challenge.
My second tile links to my first but uses the December 2014 challenge of Keeping It Simple Silly. I chose another circular tile, with Skye as the border and the number 10 in the middle.
Thanks part 1
The 'Thanks' tile is to thank all those wonderful people who create and share their Zentangle art. It's the creators, Rick and Maria; it's the hosts of invaluable websites such as Linda Farmer at Tanglepatterns.com; it's the people who create and share their tangles (just reflect on how many tangles you've learnt and loved this year!); it's the people such as the Diva, Joey and Adele who provide the online community with challenges every week; it's the people who participate in those challenges; and it's the community that has developed around this incredible art form.
I'm so grateful and thankful that this art form has entered and stayed in my life.
Thanks part 2 + 10 (years)
The second part of the thanks tile is to send virtual thanks to those people who have helped me reach a significant milestone. In a couple of weeks it will be my 10 year anniversary of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Or, in the language I've been using since day 1, in a couple of weeks it will be my 10th anniversary of being a cancer survivor.
My thanks goes to: my family, friends who stayed the distance, newer friends who joined the journey, and the medical staff (doctors, nurses, admin staff, medical researchers) who all made my survival possible.
12 days of 3Zs
I have been participating in the 12 days challenge, although I haven't been keeping up or posting everything on the app. However, here are my latest set of tiles. Some are not so great - still not friends with Molygon and my take offs and landings haven't been as precise as I'd like. My favourite is my last one.
Oh Christmas tree, of Christmas tree ....
Here's a little something for those of you who live in the northern hemisphere.
My children like a live Christmas tree. Apparently it is all about the smell and how that makes them feel like it's Christmas.
So, a week or so ago the Husband and I drove out the local Christmas tree farm to buy our tree. It was hot, dusty and the air was full of flies and jumping insects. Not what those of you in colder climates get?
Here's our tree at the farm before it got cut.
And now in our home, complete with Arthur who has discovered he can pull the baubles off and play with them. No tinsel because Luna, the other cat, ate some last year and had to spend time at the vet because of it. No harm done but now we don't do tinsel.
Have a safe and happy holiday season. Thanks for dropping by.