donderdag 25 mei 2017

Photo (!) string

First a BIG 'Thank you' for all your heartwarming comments last week about the story of my husband Kees. We both appreciate this a lot!

And now the challenge of this week.

I LOVED this challenge, just loved it.
Started with looking for a friendly image of a caterpillar on internet and printed that. Then glued it on my (green was appropriate I thought) tile and started tangling.
Maybe you wonder why I chose a caterpillar; well, I think they probably are the most underappreciated creatures. People hate them when they eat their bushes and most of the time kill them.
Later people LOVE butterflies and don't realize that there would be much more of those beautiful creatures if they didn't kill the caterpillars. That's why I have chosen the caterpillar and .... yes you think right: I don't kill them.


Thanks Laura, for this fun challenge!!!!

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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

maandag 15 mei 2017

My knight in shining armor and the weekly challenge

Last week was a hectic one; I'll explain why.
As some of you know, Kees (my husband), has CP (Cerebral Palsy) what was called 'spastic' earlier.

Sometimes when he is walking outside children or adults call him nasty names or deride him. With help of an organization for disabled people (if you translate this, it is something like 'Netherlands unlimited'), Kees went to a school nearby to tell a class of children (about 11 years old) what it is to live with a handicap like this.

There were also people from two TV stations (one national and the other one regional) that did interviews with him and filmed him in school and at home.

This all happened on Thursday, but also Friday was filled with reactions from lots of people known and unknown. Those reactions were heartwarming and something to be remembered.

This is a photo of Kees in the class


and this is a link to an article on the website of the regional TV station. Of course it is in Dutch, so hard to understand for most of you. If you want, Google Translate will give you some idea.

http://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/1618778/gepeste-gehandicapte-kees-70-lucht-zijn-hart-op-basisschool.html 

No need to tell you how proud I am that he did this. Not just for himself but for all people 'different'!
As Kees said "We have moved a stone in a river on earth" (translated from a Dutch song).

So, and now to the challenge of this week: String Theory - Stripes!
I like this challenge and worked on it with a real zen feeling. Decided to leave the stripe in the center open and after finishing I think that was the right thing to do.


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 9 mei 2017

Molygon on pink

Laura asks us to make a 'study' of Molygon this week.
Well, I did not really study this tangle because my Mosaic App doesn't work anymore. It tells me that the password is not correct, so I ask for a new one and also with the new one they send me it doesn't work. Of course I'm doing something wrong, but what?????
Does anyone has had the same problem?

Anyway, I just did some Molygon in my scrapbook for trying and then started the tile. The result is not world shocking, but it's also not too bad.


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

woensdag 3 mei 2017

Scallamps in purple

Wow, I just love this weeks challenge. Scallamps by Sarah Uram is such a pleasant and easy to draw tangle. So elegant and beautiful!
So, I had a great time this evening creating this tile.

Thank you Laura and thank you Sarah!!!!!

The scan does it again: so vague, what a pity that is!



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 25 april 2017

Amanda!!!

First I like to thank all of you that gave such kind comments about my cat Tedah last week. Those comments were very much appreciated by me.

And for now, Amanda day. I had a bit of a hard time to decide what to do this year. On Monday I started coloring some tiles in earth colors.
The one I used for the challenge is the best one I think. I traced a glass and the circle represents our planet. I filed it with Betweed because that shows the way everything and everyone on earth is interwoven with each other.
I used the Sharpies I got as a present for my birthday last month.


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 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

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 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:

























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

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