Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Weekly Challenge #237
"Guest post- Charlotte Carpentier"

   Hello one and all! Happy Tuesday to you!!! I'm quite happy today! As I was looking at some pics that I took yesterday, I just couldn't help smiling, and thinking how wonderful God's creations are in this world! It's the little things that help our days and remind us to be grateful and thankful!!! Thank You, God for butterflies!!!

Can you see the butterfly in there? 

Now can you see him in flight? He was huge! I don't know what kind of butterfly he was but what a glorious sight! He flew around this Kumquat tree for a good 5 minutes. Just fluttering!!
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   Well, I just had to share that with you, because my little ones and I were in such amazement, over his size and how long he stayed to flutter!
   On with the challenge! Yesterday was just one of those days. I felt inspired! Oh did I mention that I taught my first 'Official' class yesterday? Oh my, we had soooooo much fun, and my ladies were just fabulous!!  (Thank you ladies for breaking the ice for me.) I still don't have a venue, (mainly because I'm lacking the time in my schedule to teach consistently right now). But what a joy it was for me, to see these beautiful women put the Zentangle method into practice. And most of them had never heard of Zentangle and when I showed them what they would be creating, the response was, "Oh there is no way I'll be able to do that!" And of course they did!! It was AWESOME! I so enjoyed teaching, and can't wait to do more of it!!
There were actual moments of solitude and Zen!!!! Brought memories of my CZT class.

They all took notes in the sketch pads I supplied.

Don't they look like they've done this before?

My set up! I taught this one at home since it was small and I knew one of the girls.

Here is their display of finished tiles!! YAY!!!! I was supposed to write on the black boards but didn't get a chance to.

Okay,........ I'm sorry I got carried away! The class was fun and I would say a success. A couple of the women asked if I would do another class or even teach a Girl Scout Troop!! So exciting!!! I guess I could've saved all of this for a post all by itself, but I just wanted to share with fellow Diva tanglers.
For reals now,..... on with the challenge!
I used colors for fall. I am sooooooooo ready for a change of weather! We have had nothing but really hot temperatures here! YUK!

Here are the supplies I used for this. I just felt inspired to play with different mediums.
   I used Sizzix die cuts for my leaf stencils. For color, I first sprayed with alcohol dies. And believe it or not, I did not use any black ink on this at all. It just didn't happen. If fact this whole thing was not thought out, I just played with colors and design, as it went. It was so much fun playing. I don't know if I'm 100% happy with it, but it was fun!
   Thank you Charlotte, for giving us a new and different challenge! I enjoyed it! Please do check out Charlotte's blog, CharKat's Creative Insanity, for many exciting art projects, and inspirations.

   Welp, enjoy your week and we'll see you next week!! Last week was so much fun to see how creative everybody got with the Diva's challenge, "The Unexpected"! Everything was just amazing!! 

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  1. I love it...Beautiful colors! Thank you so much for the shout out, and congratulations on your first class!

  2. A lovely idea and the use of colour is inspired. I'm glad your class went well and I hope you have many more.

  3. Congratulations on your first official class! Sounds like you had a great time :-)
    Your Diva tile is very beautiful, great choice of colors and patterns.

  4. I love your tile. The colors are beautiful and the tangling is lovely. Congrats on your successful class.

  5. Such a lovely tile; I love that, let it just happen!!! Love what you wrote about the butterfly, Things like that, are in my opinion the big happy moments in life, not the small. Am I right?
    Glad that you had your first class so satisfactory!


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