Saturday, May 3, 2014

It's spring with Camelia!

Phew, Spring is here. I love to hear the birds and frogs and smell the earth and rain. Spring in Vermont after a looooong, coooold winter is so amazing. Our snow is gone in our yard but the ski trails on the local mountains still have the snow. It reminds me of my oldest son when he was little. He was so excited for his birthday to come (May 16th) and I told him that it wouldn't be his birthday until all the snow has melted. Not yet, Cam! He will be 27 this year, once the snow melts.

I have been neglecting my blog and my Zentangle classes this winter. I guess that life just got in the way, but now I'm back. I spent 3 full days of tangling with over 100 CZTs (Certified Zentangle Teachers) in Portland, Maine at our second annual Tangle University. It was such great fun to see old friends and meet new ones while learning and getting inspired. Such wonderful and talented folks from all over the world!

On to the Diva Challenge #165, a UMT (Use My Tangle) challenge using Camelia by Anne Marks. I've enjoyed this tangle pattern in the past so it's a great one to help me get back into the swing of things. I also bought some Zentangle supplies and broke out the tan Renaissance tiles with brown and red Microns in addition to my black one. This is the first time trying the Renaissance tile and I had fun exploring it.

 At TangleU 2014, many of us had brought our CZT trading cards which we had ordered from Zazzle. When I opened my pack of cards I expected to smell the bubble gum, but the smell was not there. Funny how our brains work. It was fun to trade and collect the cards and later set them out on a table to revisit everyone. Not everyone had a trading card, but enough did to have some fun.
Enjoy your week!