It has been a long time since my last post on this blog, and this is my first since becoming a CZT [ after completing Seminar 18 in April ]. After the seminar, I spent 3 weeks in Japan and finally got back home on 5 May. It often seemed like everything needed urgent attention and all at once. These past few weeks have simply flown by. One of the cats was also ill and I had also received a large handmade custom order. [ These pieces have since gone up on the FB album 🙂 ]
It took me a really long time to come up with a name before finally deciding upon ‘Tangled Pursuits’ because like much of everything I do these days, Zentangle is part of my development as an artisan and crafter. In a good way, I am finding myself tangled up in creating and crafting like never before. This entire creative experience is an on-going adventure for me, and I am relentlessly in pursuit of a better, more soul-satisfying and ‘mindful’ lifestyle.
Last Friday I also had a MAAD Pyjamas booth and used this opportunity to feature official Zentangle products. Most of the people attending had never heard of Zentangle, save for two ladies, and we chatted at length about the method.
Diva Challenge Week 221
I hope to end my hiatus from the Diva Challenge with this week’s post 🙂
This week’s challenge is very inspirationally titled, “Beads of Courage“, after the Beads of Courage non-profit organisation in Canada. This cause was created “for children who are coping with serious illnesses by helping them to record, tell and own their stories of courage through beads”.
I am always grateful for having discovered the Diva Challenge, especially when I participate in challenges that encourage me to take time out from my day (week!) and spend time thinking about meaningful causes. Causes that I’d otherwise never even heard of. Beads (especially pretty and shiny glass ones!) are close to my heart – I am a crafter after all, and reading about this beautiful idea of a cause, really touched something within me more so than the usual challenges.
I incorporated ‘glass beads’ onto a heart which needs mending (early this morning, I had a panic attack and needed some mending, myself. Mending in the form of tea, honey and tangles!).. I did not stick to any particular string, just a shape in mind. I kept it simple with just a few tangles: Barney, Beadlines, Cadent (in silver), and lots of Tipple with hidden hearts in the negative space 🙂 And I finished it (for now!) off with a pop of shading and glitter 🙂
Here we go… (as always, clicking on the images will take you to Flickr)
Another shot from an angle to (hopefully) show a bit more glitter ^^
And.. last but not least.. I do realise I have a tile from the Earth Day Challenge Week 214 that I’ve not put up yet. Before it gets lost in the big, virtual mess otherwise known as my archives.. here it is 🙂
P.S. Thanks for all the visits and comments. They are always much appreciated ❤
P.P.S If you should require a response from me, or have any questions, I may be contacted at hesedetang[at]gmail.com 🙂 Have a great week!