First of all, thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes. You are all very kind.
Secondly, I was the proud recipient of Maria's beautiful heart tile from her E Unum Pluribus post. This was a very special birthday surprise that I will treasure. Thank you again, Maria and Rick.
This weeks challenge from the Diva is working with something that you might not be comfortable with or have not dared to try. I love Zentangle because I am kind of a black and white type person. Most of my wardrobe is black or white with a little grey, maybe some dark blue thrown in. So Zentangle was a perfect comfortable fit for me. Using color was way to far outside my comfort zone and when I have tried it (talking lots of color) it did not suit me. There are many clever ideas from participants on the diva's blog and I was at a loss as to what I would do.
As I sat at my desk my eye fell on the beautiful tin of Zendalas, only one of which I have finished. I realized I had given more Zendalas away to others who wanted to try them than I have completed myself. It is something about repeating a pattern and wanting them to all come out similarly that made me nervous.
This challenge actually took two sessions to finish. The first day I gave up because my hands were jittery and I was feeling really anxious. Go figure, this is suppose to be relaxing right? Today I sat down and thought I couldn't feel much worse then yesterday and just finished it.
I am sure the next one won't be so tough.