Friday, May 10, 2013

Between Naps

      Sometimes bossy people are the greatest people in the world.  Seriously.  One of my favorite people in the school is Alice, our school receptionist.  I have been fighting this coughing, bronchitis thing for about two weeks.  Dragging through the day with no energy.  I dreaded asking our principal to have a day off.  He's not an ogre or anything, I just hate asking.  And I kept thinking today will be better.  It wasn't.  I got pretty sick at school Wednesday and had more or less decided to take Thursday and Friday, but hadn't worked up the nerve to tell him.  Alice called my room about mid-day and said the sub was arranged for the rest of that day and the other two days.  Bossy lady.  I really love her.
     With two and a half days free, you would think I could get a massive amount of drawing done.  Not really.  I draw for a little bit then head off to try to sleep.   Sometimes I just sit.  It seems all I have energy for.  Fortunately my brother doesn't mind bringing me anything I need so I really don't have to move.

Diva Challenge #117

     Diva asked us to use a new official zentangle this week - schway.  I finished it Monday afternoon, but never had the energy to post it.  I really don't like this one.  Maybe it will be like nzeppel, and one day I will pull it back out and try it and boom!  fall in love with it.  But I rather doubt it.  It is too organized.  Too.  Oh I don't know - just too.  But here is my first and only attempt at schway.

Monotangle #10 - Hi-Cs

     I love this tangle.  It was however rather hard to think of how to make it an original monotangle.  I did just a big tile of this at first.  Nothing special.  Then I had an idea.  I discovered it fits rather nicely into a curvy space.  I hadn't really tried that but I like the effect.


     Inspired by some of  Cris Letourneau's work.  I just sat played around with lines. Somewhat mindless work, but pleasant.

     I hope you are having a great day and thank you for dropping by and leaving me some sunshine.  I am really hoping to be back to normal by Monday.  There is so much going on this time of year and I hate to miss it.  Also another wonderfully bossy person has told me if I am not well, he - my brother - will drive me to the doctor or the emergency room, but NOT to school.  Bossy.  I am surrounded by these bossy people.  Ain't life grand?


  1. I really like your second HI-Cs tangle, with the sweep of the curve. Great work on all of the tiles.

  2. Lovely pieces, Cathy! I really like the way you have made schway look 3d by adding the extra outline :)

  3. I to had difficulty with this tangle. Your second looks like it was fun to do.

  4. You did very well with this HI-CS!
    And I am thrilled with the twirls. I went to the site of Justine Asbee and I'm so intriged by this fantastic art.

    Take care of yourself!

  5. wauw, I love the twirls very much to!

  6. this is beautiful thanks for sharing it with us


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