Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #269 – Philadelphia’s Grand Dame Edition

May 24, 2016 23 comments

Brigantine Beach, New Jersey sunset

(If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.) This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use Ellish, a new official tangle (i.e. direct from the Zentangle Mother Ship). This is a fun one that uses the Holligbaugh technique of “drawing behind”. I added Akoya as a border tangle and also tried drawing […]

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The Hyatt at The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia’s Venerable Grand Dame

May 22, 2016 19 comments

Rose Garden Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel

If you’re a Philadelphian of a a certain age, you grew up somewhat in awe of Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the” Grand Dame of Broad Street”. Opened in 1904 and constructed in the French Renaissance style, the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, now the Hyatt at The Bellevue, remains a venerable reminder of Philly’s Gilded Age. The hotel is […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #268 – TSA Update Edition

May 17, 2016 22 comments

Dawn over the Atlantic enroute to Dublin.

(If “Zentangle” is a new concept for you, start here.) This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to add a “bit more black” to our composition than we might usually. I must be feeling a bit distracted by our impending move (on June 10th) because I completely missed the “bit” part and used considerably more […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenges ##275 and 276 – Back in the USA from Scotland and England Edition

May 11, 2016 25 comments

Domed ceiling over the central staircase in the Birmingham, England Town Council Building.

(New to Zentangle? Start here.) I missed posting my response to last week’s challenge. My excuse—I was too busy visiting people in England. My real excuse, I found the tangle Crux difficult to master — and “master” is probably too strong a description for what I eventually accomplished even with the coaching of Margaret Blank—Magibee […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #265—Scottish Stripes

April 26, 2016 25 comments

Edinburgh Castle

[New to Zentangle? Start here.] This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to tangle stripes. I did my challenge tile after traveling all night and all day from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the USA to Edinburgh, Scotland via Dublin, Ireland. It’s not my most exciting nor creative work, but it wasn’t very taxing which is what […]

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Weekly Challenge #264: “String Theory: String into Spring”

April 18, 2016 22 comments

Azalea blooming on Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

[New to Zentangle? Start here.] OK, Mother Nature, cover your ears. Here in Philadelphia, it seems that spring might actually finally really have arrived. We’ve been on a weather roller coaster here in the northeastern United States. We had temperatures over 80 degrees in early March, before the official first day of spring, followed by […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #263 – All the World’s a Globe Edition

April 12, 2016 21 comments

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[If Zentangle® is a new concept for you, start here.] I’ll make this short and sweet this week. Our challenge from the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, CZT, was to produce a grid on a zendala shape. I admit to “messing up” a zendala tile and then just tracing it so I wouldn’t mess up any […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #262 – Learning the Tangle Fassett, Etc.

April 4, 2016 14 comments

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[If Zentangle®  is a new concept for you, and you want to know if it’s addictive, start HERE.] This being the first Monday of the new month, it’s Use My Tangle (UMT) week in Zentangle Diva land.  The Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle Fassett by Lynn Mead. I enjoyed learning this one. Not […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #261 – Faux Stack Edition (and Diamond Head)

March 29, 2016 33 comments

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[If Zentangle is a new concept for you or if you’re wondering whether it’s addictive, start here.] This week, we were challenged by guest Zentangle Diva, Jane Reiter, CZT, to do stacked tiles, using a Bijou tile (2 inches by 2 inches) as the centerpiece. After the simplicity of last week’s “use Shattuck in a […]

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Baby Boomers Hike Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii

March 23, 2016 33 comments

Aerial view of the Diamond Head crater on Oahu, Hawaii

We live in the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), Rocky’s hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am positive that in this city of over 1,500,000 souls, quite a few of them have never visited our most iconic landmark, the Liberty Bell. When you live somewhere, you figure you’ll get around to visiting the important […]

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