Zentangles – Art for Hayden + Diva Challenge Wk 228

Art for Hayden

Ever since my life took an unexpected turn two years ago, I have developed a lot of empathy for people battling long term illness. Before that, I was always just sympathetic. I mean, I’ve lost loved ones to cancer a number of times now, beginning with my beloved grandma and then my mom when I was just 16 [ and then some, but this post is not about that ]. I know how hard some people fight to stay alive, but I never knew how hard the fight was to keep mobile and active till my own fiasco came along. Some days, I am still fighting.

But then, when cancer strikes a little three year old girl, how does one make sense of that? I basically have no words to apply to the situation.

My friend Cari, a classmate from CZT seminar, has put up a call to action for this little girl, Hayden Weiss. She has written up a lot about this on her blog, so I would love to invite you to join us in sending art and prayers if you have not already done so.

[ FB page : https://www.facebook.com/ZentangleforHayden ]

My own contribution is actually already two weeks late due to some much needed down time, myself. I will be sending this along with some other Z art when I can finish those off.  [ clicking on the images will always take you to Flickr ]

Diva Challenge Wk 228 + Art for Hayden

H is for Hayden

This tile was also intended to flow with the nature inspired theme for this week’s Diva Challenge, which was, incidentally, also brought to us by my friend Cari.

Diva Challenge Week 228 – Inspired by Nature

Because of the discomfort I have been in these past few weeks, I have merged some of the themes and purposes. Cheated, if you like.

This ATC is for one of the upcoming ZIA swaps that I regularly host on Swapbot [ Autumn Aura ATC ], and was also intended to be my second entry for the Diva Challenge.

Diva Challenge 228 + Autumn Aura ATC

Whilst I was at it, I also threw in some nature inspired tangles for this other ATC – also for another upcoming swap [ Cabbit ATC ] on Swapbot.

P.S. the step outs for Cabbit are here or here.

Cabbit ATC

As a last entry for this week’s challenge, I decided to include another page from my journal 🙂 This time, I was testing out a two-pencil string for my next String Theory class.. which I hope will happen soon!

Diva Challenge Wk 228

Diva Challenge Wk 228

As is probably evident, I do love these organic tangles, very  much 🙂 I use them SO often..

If you’d look closer, there is some white shading over the tangles in black ink – this was not intended.

I was trying out a new, fancy, eyeliner type glitter pen from ZIG which looks more like makeup than an actual art pen, but it is for all intents and purposes, an art pen!

The clear glitter dried really pretty and shiny.. The glitter particles being really delicate and I actually loved it…

Somewhere in this crazy heat and humidity, though, something must have happened chemically and the glitter disappeared, leaving me with this white shading, which is actually quite pretty.

Though of course, not as pretty as the glitter had been!

Diva Challenge Wk 228

Ta, for now.. ❤

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!


  1. Debbie, I love your tile for Hayden! I did one too, but forgot to take a photo of it! I don’t know if you’ve shared in past post about your illness, but I hope you will be well and wishes and prayers for good health are being to be sent your way!! (((hugs)))
    Your organic tile is beautiful too.
    Thank you so much for the Zen-ism friendliness on my new blog. I’m so glad, you recognized it was me. I hope you (quill) visit it again! :0)
    Much love, Annette :0)

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