Artist and Belief Statement

I believe all people have the need and ability to create. This includes visual arts, music making, cooking, carpentry, welding..and more. I encourage this life-enhancing expression that brings wholeness, physically, emotionally and spiritually to everyone's life.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Diva Challenge 153 & a little free creation

Today is Feb. 7, 2014. It has already been an epic week, and I think it will turn into a very memorable month. I don't know how coincidental this weeks Diva challenge is for me, but it came at a time when I am very connected to Vermont. And the Diva Challenge brought in a tangle, "Jailed Johnny" from our fellow Vermont CZT, Sadelle Wiltshire. She lives very close to my parents, who I made a quick trip(to Vermont) to help set-up care for the final stage of life for my parents. Here is my response to the challenge.

I enjoyed the tangle, and was able to build on it very easily. It reminded me of quilting patterns I do. And on that note. Here is a piece I started as a free creative piece at the end of January. I am trying to "allow" myself the freedom and joy to create as I wish, and not feel it is a "waste of time". I am realising that it is and important part of my own self-care; just as Zentangle creation is. I didn't know what to call it, so I named it "Two Houses, Two Trees". Although there is a lot more going. I even coloured it in with marker. Please let me know what it reminds you of.

Cheers. Be good to yourself. You are the only one who will always be there to take care of yourself.
Deb

9 comments:

  1. I like your tile and I have to,say your challenge of last week,is very beautiful!!

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    1. Anne, Thanks for the post and taking a look at last weeks challenge.

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  2. Like how your Jailed Johnny emerges into other tangles. Nice effect.

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    1. Thanks Donald for your response. I am trying to practice merging tangles. It takes a bit of prethought sometimes.

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  3. Nice work on the Jailed Johnny, but your quilting really jumped my imagination into gear. I see a dolphin over your home. I immediately looked up "dolphin as a totem" and found your reference to be very fitting.

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    1. Hello Jean, Thanks for the reply. Wow. I looked up dolphin totem, and that is so accurate of where I am right now. Thank you for the connection.

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  4. Love this, Deb! Love the circular treatment! Do let me know next time you're in our neck of the woods!

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  5. Nice response to the challenge, but I couldn't stop looking at your quilt! Absolutely Stunning! I like the name you chose too, though "wind" is clearly visible too.

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    1. Hello Sue, thank you for the response. Yes, wind and flowing quilting are some of my forte.

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