AAAAAAhhh Dang Winter!!!!

Okay, It's time to rant and rave against the great mean winter of  Michigan!!!! My friend Jeanne and I were scheduled to fly out this morning at 6:40am - off to Whitinville, MA for the CZT training, but winter had other ideas!! We in Michigan got the big snow dump starting Sunday afternoon. Over 10 inches. We had been holding our breath as the training got closer hoping winter would let us be, but NOOOOO! Our flight was cancelled and when I called at 2am this morning to see when the next available flight would be, I was informed everything was booked until Wednesday night. I know it's nothing personal, but we were both so ready for this wonderful experience, now we have to wait till May, Grrrrrr! 

The good news is... Maria was able to get us into the May CZT training. It's a weekend training that is booked but at least we were able to be added. Look at the things to be grateful for. Spring is almost here, I won't say we can't get more snow, and we're all safe and sound. I will miss meeting all the wonderful people face to face that I've only experienced online. I'm sure it's going to be a great adventure for all involved.

So to make my self feel better (I've been up since 2am trying to get a flight fixed), I started tangling. The Diva's challenge this week is #10. I can hardly believe its going by so quickly.
So, Challenge #10 "The Space Between" create a tile or Zentangle inspired piece being aware of the space between the tangles, leaving some white space.

I love white space but I tend to fluctuate between leaving a lot of open area, on one hand, or not knowing or acknowledging when enough is enough. That's how I roll. Once I start on a tangle it's hard to stop. Each little open space screams to be filled with another lovely pattern, dot, swirl, dohickey... That is one of the most wonderful things about the process, I can let "my cup runneth over" and it's appreciated! At Christmas time, over doing it on decorating is the rule rather than the exception, the same can be said of many of my Zentangle creations. How fun to get that same rush all during the year! Thanks Zentangle.

As I said, I do have a fondness for white space, so I found this challenge enjoyable. In any drawing the suggested space can be the most effective. Seeing only part of a hand - the viewer completes the image. The same can be said for this challenge. Let the viewer breath and appreciate the white space and the unseen parts of the patterns. Remember, I haven't had much sleep so this may not seem as profound once I get a nap!

This does resemble and angry snail but I do like how it turned out. I may do more since I won't be bogged down in a wonderful CZT class - sniff, sniff.  Waaaaa!




11 comments:

  1. oh my gosh!! that really sucks about not making it... if it's any consolation - i went in May and it was GORGEOUS!! all the flowers around the retreat are in full bloom!

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  2. Thanks Laura, I am looking forward to May!

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  3. Oh Daniele....this is beautiful!

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  4. Oh, Daniele - that's such a shame!!! So impressed with your ability to tangle on regardless... and so pleased there was space left for you in May. Sounds like May will be a beautiful time to be in Whitinsville. You really have been in-between today with all this happening, and now you have some in-between time between this CZT retreat and the next. Sending you e-hugs!

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  5. OH NO!!! So sorry - but glad that you will be able to go to Whitinsville in May. In spite of the disappointment you still manage to create such beautiful zentangles - this one really expresses the challenge of the "space between."

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  6. So sorry you're not going to be here for CZT. I was looking forward to meeting you, as I too am from Michigan, but live here in Mass now. But so glad that you'll be here in May. The area of the class is beautiful but I can imagine that it's even more lovely when the weather is warm so you will definitely get a great experience.

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  7. For some strange reason you are meant to be at the next seminar! I think your tile actually looks quite calm considering the turmoil!

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  8. Actually, I get the sense of spring in your ZT. It's beautiful. You must be wishing the time to go quickly. I am signed up for the May training as well and by then snow shouldn't be getting in our way!

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  9. Thanks for the encouraging words Janee, that does give me something to look forward to.

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  10. How frustrating...getting all that snow right when you didn't want it. Lovely tangle!

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  11. So sorry to hear you couldn't get out but at least you can look forward to going in May. May is a better month to travel.

    I love your tangle!

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