dinsdag 18 april 2017

Something personal and (of course) the challenge

Last week I did not comment much and after Friday I didn’t comment at all.
The reason is a very sad one: Tedah, our very old cat, became very, very ill. For quite a while you could see her getting old and having some problems walking (arthritis). But, she still had fun in life and liked nice food, warmth and being stroked.
Last Thursday she stopped eating all of a sudden and you could see she was not happy anymore. On Friday we went to our vet and he said she had a kidney problem, a urinary infection and was a bit withered (and that while she was drinking all the time) and, most of all, a very, very old lady. We never knew her age because in 2002 I got her from a animal shelter; we guessed she was about three years old then.

So, we went home with her, taking some special food (a kidney diet) and she had got an injection with antibiotic. We had to come back on Sunday for the next injection. Yes, on Sunday, Easter Sunday, this very nice vet was coming to do that on his day off!!!
But then it got worse and worse with her.
It was hard to watch, because there was so little left of our happy Tedah.

Tedah (a name from Wicca that means 'fierce beauty')
On Sunday we spoke to the vet and together we decided that we did not want her to suffer any longer. So we had to make that (almost) impossible decision and let her go.
Later on we brought her to the animal crematorium, that was actually closed but also there was a very nice lady that came for us especially.

Today the house feels terribly empty and we already miss her.
She was certainly not the friendliest cat I ever had, but absolutely the funniest and so very much my cat.

So no you know why I did hardly comment last week.
Normally I don't share much personal stuff here, but now I felt a need to do so.


Then this week's challenge.
Laura has asked us to spill coffee, tea or whatever fluid on a tile and use that as our string. I dropped some coffee on the tile


and when it was dry I started tangling. I liked doing this and the tangling was very relaxing; something I can use in these days.

I did turn the tile after tangling

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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 11 april 2017

Circles and squares

Even after a week with all family members being ill, Laura made it to the challenge!

She gives us a Circle Square String Theory this week.
As soon as I read this, I liked it: simple and clean. The thing was to find some round and square objects to use as a template. I found a template with lots of circles (did not even remember having that) and for the squares I took a few tiles in different sizes.
Then I chose a gray tile, a long time ago I used one of them.

So I started tangling and had some zen time. After finishing I liked it; I only should not have added the aura’s in the right bottom corner. A lesson learned: don't overdo it :-)



Ever since I work in a hospice as volunteer (since last August) I tangle there at the kitchen-table when it's quiet. Sometimes just a few lines, sometimes a bit more.
It's a common thing now for people seeing me there at the table with a tile and a pen; I love the fact that two other volunteers started tangling too!

These are the tiles I did in March:

























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Blessed Be!!!

Annemarie

dinsdag 4 april 2017

UMT Frunky

As always at the first Monday of the month it's UMT-day. This time the lucky tangle is Frunky by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb. Like Katharina writes on her blog it's a quite relaxing tangle, but to be honest not one I will probably use a lot.

I liked working on this tile however. As background I did Bales in soft pencil, not very visible on the scan.


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 28 maart 2017

New from HQ: Noom :-)

As we could expect, Laura has chosen Noom, the new tangle from HQ, for this week's challenge.

This is a very easy to draw tangle and it has a nice effect. Probably most if used as a frame, but I decided to use it otherwise. In real life the tile is much more purplish, as always the scan doesn't show the colors very well.



Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!

Annemarie

dinsdag 21 maart 2017

MacNCheese

I do like this week's 'MacNCheese' challenge!!! And I do understand what Laura (and Maria) are saying about the complexity of some new tangles. There are so (too) many new tangles going around that's it's hard to know what to choose and that makes tangling full of stress sometimes instead of a relaxing thing to do.

So, I LOVE this challenge!!!

Some of my 'MacNCheese' are used in this tile: Ixorus, Paradox, Cadent, Tipple and Crescent Moon. With the headphone on with (for me) beautiful music, I had a great time creating this tile.


This week I also did this one for Square One Purely Zentangle; not the best I ever did, but I like this:

foto van Annemarie Huijts.


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 14 maart 2017

Children's tangle

This week a new tangle coming from the kitchen table at Rick and Maria's. 
Tangled by the daughters of Molly: Indy and Mazzy.

It's a pretty and easy to draw tangle, but I'm a bit scarred that most entries this 
week will look a bit the same. But .... maybe I will be surprised.
I took a tile with warm pink/purple coloring and used several pens, the 'normal' 
one and then up to 08. I also used a white pen for some light in the tile.

Making this tile was pleasant and my stress was gone in no time. And, as a bonus,
I like it!


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. I try to comment all entries, but I'm not able to do Instagram a.o.
Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 7 maart 2017

Lovely Amphora

The first Monday of March and as always that means an UMT. This time it is a lovely tangle created by Lily Moon, she named it 'Amphora'.

I never used this tangle before and like drawing it, the only problem is, what tangles to use next to it! Working on this tile was fun, but the result is not something I like (no, also not the next morning).



Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. I try to comment all entries, but I'm not able to do Instagram a.o.
Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

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