Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tangle challenges

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; 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.

Miss L


Jean Chaney said...

Lovely work. How happy to read that you are a 10 year cancer survivor. Wishing you a lifetime of those words! I used to feel the same about a Christmas tree; however, in southern Arizona the tree is dead and a fire hazard in no time, so artificial it is.

Anne's tangle blog said...

All you present here are beautiful!!! So is the tree and especially the cat under it :-)
But the best part of your post are the words that are telling that you are a breast cancer survivor for 10 years!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deanne Biron said...

First...Congrats on 10 years of surviving breast cancer! YOU ROCK!! Love your ZIA'S! And it's so nice to see your 12 days of 3z tiles as I don't have the mosaic app. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! :)

michele said...

Everything here is so beautiful! The most beautiful of all is your 10 years a cancer survivor. Thank you for all of the inspiration you share here each week. Wishing you a joyful holiday season;-)

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

So great to be a 10 year survivor! Your tiles are lovely and the tree is beautiful! Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to you.

Ria Matheussen said...

A wonderful blogpost with lovely results.
I wish you a merry Christmas, a happy New Year and most important of all: a good health,
take good care!!!