Tuesday, September 30, 2014

News & Diva Challenge 187

Today's news: 
1. I had to stay home sick today - again.
2. Did some drawing, when I was feeling up to it.
3. We got our new iPhones via FedEx today.
4. The man of the house came home and announced that he got a raise! That is the SECOND one this year, and he's up for another one with his performance review the beginning of next year. Go Eric!! (I'm so very proud of him!)

Tomorrow's news:
I have a trip to Sacred Heart Hospital scheduled, to see the GI doc in the afternoon. I finally go in for an upper GI endoscopy. I can't say I'm looking forward to it, but I'm super happy that it may provide some answers to why I've been so sick this year. Thank heavens for FMLA or I probably wouldn't have a job by now.

This week's Diva Challenge is to do a blind string, and in my book, One Zentangle a Day I am on Day 2. Therefore, the result of my tangling today was a combination of the Diva Challenge, and 5 of the 6 tangles I've learned in the book, so far. I haven't decided just how much I like how it turned out, but I put ink down according to what I was feeling and focusing on. Zentangling is supposed to be a relaxation/meditation art. In my own personal process the focus of my meditation is on God and whatever he speaks to me and vice-versa, expressed through the art that becomes of it, one stroke at a time.

By the way, the view below is how I drew it. The view above is how I decided it needed to display... for personal reasons I can't explain. :)


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous!!!! It's always fun to decide how to hold a tile and that we see that all sides are OK.

  2. Your tile is beautiful! (Wishing you the best for tomorrow.)

  3. your tile would look lovely from any angle. that first one with it opening on the top reminds me of lifting hands to the Father and accepting the blessings He pours down on me everyday. ok, i feel like i've had my morning devotion time now :) so , thanks! and God bless you with your medical issues. praying for good news and a resolution

  4. Very lovely tile! Best wishes for you!

  5. Your tangle is lovely. Remember in Zentangle (R) there is no up or down, right or wrong. I like both view of your tile and thank you for sharing them. By the way no explanations are needed. Be blessed, hope everything goes okay with your tests.

  6. Lovely tile. I am working my way through the same book and am through day 28 (if you don't count a few ZIAs I have skipped for now). Enjoy the journey and prayers of health and resolution for you.

  7. Beautiful tile and it looks great both ways! Good luck on your appointment.