Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Weekly Challenge Entry

I finally entered a weekly challenge from one of the Zentangle® Facebook pages I subscribe to. I always see the challenges and think, what fun!, then don't get the time to participate. I love Marie Penzine's new tangle®, Zing Zing and decided to give it a try on Eni Oken's page, Shading Zentangle. For some reason, the tile is much darker and defined in person. I tried scanning and taking the photos with my Kindle Fire tablet. Anyway, here are the before shading and after shading photos.

Before Shading
















                                                                                    After Shading

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Explosion Box Listings


Two Sundays ago, I was on the phone and my husband's computer trying to restore our Internet link. When I stood up to check our land line, my foot caught in the bedspread end hanging on the floor next to his computer desk. I found myself flying toward the floor with a painful oomph. Hours later at the emergency clinic, I was told my right arm wasn't broken, but I needed to use a sling for several days because of the trauma to my arm and wrist. Of course, this is my dominant hand and arm. I put my etsy shop, Tangled Moons, on vacation for a week, estimating that I would be fine in a week.
Well, I am better - I can type a little and write/draw a little. I still can't pick up anything heavy or turn a doorknob with any resistance. Fortunately, Henry is a wonderful husband who has waited on me when needed and also is off work for the summer.
I have  opened the etsy shop again, but the listings are not offering variations at this time. What is listed is for sale as is. I have managed to get a few new photos of some boxes that were already made, so I have a few more listings to add. I'm not someone who is happy to sit back and do nothing, so I am exercising the arm as much as I can.

I'll have to set a new goal (2 more weeks) and I plan to be back on target. Not the summer I had planned, but I'm trying to make lemonade. I'm refocusing on creating a small book on Tangling with Die Cuts and may even start an Explosion Box book. Stay tuned.