"Happy Anniversary to me" *hic*, "Happy Anniversary to me" *hic*
"Oh there you are, have a glass, grab a bottle of fizz from the crate and join in :-) "
Yes, it is one whole year since I first discovered Zentangle® and started this blog! Well technically I discovered the Zentangle® Method a fortnight earlier in May, but for some reason it didn't immediately grab me!!! Can you imagine that!!! It was actually another two weeks before I returned to it and became a Zentangle Zealot. It is easy to remember because I created the blog to post a tile I had drawn for The Divas's Challenge and the challenge one year ago was - guess what - The Beads of Courage :-)
During my working life I was a Peadiatric Nurse, training and working at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London, as long ago as the 1980/90's. I wish we had heard or thought of the Beads of Courage then, they sound brilliant, both as a reward and as a story of the children's journey.
|My first Beads of Courage Tile.|
For The Diva's Challenge this year I thought at first that I must try hard to do something really fantastic to show how much I my tangling had developed since last year. Perhaps those marvellous gems or something, but in fact I ended up doing something much simpler than last year. A Monotangle of Nipa had immediately come to my mind. If I coloured the orbs to turn them into Beads of Courage it should be just right, and also added a couple of square beads.
After the week's break last week I am looking forward to visiting all your blogs and seeing your beads.
Ha! I love your beads and Happy Zeniversary;-) this post causes me to chuckle out loud. Isn't it funny that these throwbacks seem to have at least one thing in common: we learn (yet sometimes forget-my blog topic this week) that Less is more;-)ReplyDelete
Happy Zeniversary and I see an uncomplicated work can also be very nice. Good idea to use Nipa and well done!ReplyDelete
Happy Zenisversary to you! Woo Hoo! I love your first tile. And I love this weeks' tile. Both so different. I love the color on this weeks' tile. I never thought about coloring in the little orbs in Nipa. Great idea!ReplyDelete
Great beads! Love it.ReplyDelete
Congrats, YL. HIC. Love the work you share and the tidbits of your neck of the wood. CherylReplyDelete
Your beads are lovely great choice of colours. I only discovered Zentangle at Christmas- happy zenversary to you.ReplyDelete
Happy Zeniversary to you. Love the simplicity of your tile.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your 1st year of fabulous tangling! Hic!!ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary! Beautiful beads!ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary YT! It has been an amazing journey. Sometimes simplicity is best, as in this beautiful Beads of Courage!ReplyDelete
Both are lovely!ReplyDelete
Happy Zeniversary, YT! Thought I had commented earlier; glad I checked back! I love this post. I always enjoy your writing, your stories and your journey. You are so creative. I'm sure this was a real gift for the children in your care. Santé!ReplyDelete
I like the clean, graphic nature of this tile. Happy Zeniversary!ReplyDelete