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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hola! Amigos!

    And there was the real extent of my two years in Spanish class way back in high school.  Okay, maybe I know one or two more words but not much.  However that didn't stop the fun I had with Erin (over at The Bright Owl) and her zendala dare #4.  We could choose either to do an ocean inspired zendala or a Mexican one.  Since I had recently done an ocean one and I felt really colorful this week, I decided on Mexico.  This was so much fun!!  I even tried my hand at a couple of my own tangles.  I might even get "brave" and post the directions.  I found the inspiration for those on some Mexican fabric. 
Fiesta
  From the moment I saw the challenge I knew I had to use those little lizards I had seen in one of Suzanne McNeill's books.  The problem?  I didn't own the stencil.  So I traced and cut and traced some more.  It was a pain, but they turned out okay.  One day I will get the stencil. 
   Our weather is so hot for May.  It really worries me at what to expect in July and August!  I would love to live in an area where it was spring all the time.  Well, sort of.  I do like snow.  I just don't like heat.  However as you can see, Lakota enjoys a bit of sunshine.  He doesn't stay out long, because being black, he just "bakes"!




  
"I love summer!!"
  Hope you have a great week and thank you for dropping by!

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness....just LOVE the lizards! They were well worth all your efforts. Your zendala looks very, very authentically Mexican. Great job!! BTW, your dog is so cute. :-)

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  2. I love your zendala! Great choice of tangles and judicious, but lively, use of color. The suns around the border are great, and the tangles in the center were an inspired choice.

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  3. Wow, wow, wow.... I LOVE this Zendala! I love the lizards - we saw so many of them in Mexico, and your tangles are all so wonderful. Absolutely Brilliant!

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  4. Love your Zendala! The lizards are great and the colors really capture Mexico...wonderful work!

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  5. I love this Zendala, the lizards are great and overall it has a lovely mexican feel.

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  6. This is really "hot"! Your whole tile shouts Mexico, and is beautiful in it's interpretation of the theme. Dog is cute too!

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  7. Wow Cathy, I LOVE the lizards. This Zendala is amazing. Thanks for taking the 'Dare'.

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  8. Outstanding job! The addition of the lizards was really brilliant. I'm going to have to remember that I can add to a zendala pattern. I have never, ever considered that.

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  9. aw! lakota's adorable! and ii agree with you about the heat - it's miserable! can't even imagine august.

    your tile is beautiful - i really love the color! i don't think you could do this tile without color :) it belongs! great job!

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  10. Your lizards are inspired! I don't have that stencil either, but after seeing your tile, I just might have to get it. I can see so many uses for it that I didn't see before. Great work!

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