Sunday, November 21, 2010

This is my finished product and I am quite happy with it.  The Zentangle is copied on a transparency and layered over a base butterfly I watercolored with yellow h2o paints and then I layered a smaller transparent butterfly on top of that. 
If you are interested in knowing about The Butterfly Effect, visit and  you can decide if it is something you might like to do. 

Now, on to my Christmas cards that I hope has got a zentangle in it as well.  I already have planned the layout and need to get busy.  Just wanted to share this butterfly effect with you as I think it is a very meaningful project and fun to do.

May your days be bright and your tummies full this Thanksgiving holiday.
This is my Zentangle butterfly I did for a project called The Butterfly Effect which my friend Marilyn told me about.  The problem with it is it is not two dimensional so I am going to work on it and see if I can do something that will make it so.  Just wanted you to see it before and after.
Last Wednesday our Art Group got together for an evening of learning to do Zentangles.  This was the first one I did and I must say it was an interesting class and fun to spend time with friends I have not seen in quite awhile.

Now that the holidays are upon us I am back in the swing and spending time in my art room.  My fellow bloggers have inspired me time and time again and my life without Gary is getting better and I'm finding myself motivated to move forward.  My friends have made that all possible and this Thanksgiving I am so grateful for people who give of themselves freely without conditions.  You are a blessing.

Hope your Thanksgiving is a wonderful day spent with family and/or friends.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fall Path

For anyone who visits my blog you have noticed absolutely no posts in quite some time and I must admit, I have been away from my art for quite a while.  I am coming back and have a few things in the works but nothing to show for it as yet.  This seems to be my fall path, that I go where my heart tells me and it has been taking me in another direction entirely. 

Of course with the fall comes all the outside work to be done before winter hits.  Then, I have made an assessment of my finances and decided I needed to take a part time job to make some extra money for Christmas and to get some repairs made to the house.  Without Gary here it all lands in my box of "to do".
And so I began working two weeks ago as an aide on school buses with "special needs kids".  It's a relatively easy job to do as you are just riding and making sure they get to school without a health crisis and are safe.

My new schedule means I have to get up at 4:30 am and have to go to bed by 8:30.  Although I have some free time in betwen morning and afternoon I find myself doing the household work and not doing art.  At night I am just too tired to "get into" the art, but do still knit and do have some things I'll be posting soon.

Meanwhile, I am still following my favorite blogs at night and am loving what you are all doing.    It gives me hope as I know a lot of you are out there working too.  Come January I will be going to part time or working as a substitute aide and then I will free up more time to get back to the art.

Hope you are enjoying your journeys as they are truly inspirational to me.


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