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 Challenge #265—Scottish Stripes

April 26, 2016 23 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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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #260 – Meet My Neighborhood Edition

March 21, 2016 25 comments

Philadelphia sunset

[Zentangle novices, start HERE.] This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle, Shattuck, in a monotangle. Shattuck is one of my favorite tangles, so this week’s challenge was more relaxing than some of them are. I like to be pushed, to be challenged to expand my Zentangle horizons, but sometimes it’s also nice […]

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Boomeresque’s Visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show

March 15, 2016 8 comments

Tulips at the Philadelphia Flower Show

One of the few years I missed visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show was the year our older son was born on March 8th during a snowstorm—across the street from the Flower Show. The first Philadelphia Flower Show was held in 1829 and it has been a March fixture in Philadelphia since the 1920’s. Today, the Philadelphia […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #259 – Saint Patrick and Ireland Edition

March 14, 2016 17 comments

green Ring of Kerry, Ireland

This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to tip our tangling hats to Saint Patrick. I rather unimaginatively based mine around a 4 leaf clover, only to then look it up and discover that 4 leaf clovers have nothing to do with Saint Patrick nor Ireland. Oops. It turns out, I should have unimaginatively based […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #258 – Travel Fatigue Edition

March 8, 2016 19 comments

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The Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, posted a brief note Monday morning, explaining that the Monday challenge would be delayed until Tuesday as she was exhausted from her trip returning to Saskatoon from Ottawa. Like the United States, Canada is a big country, stretching “from sea to shining sea” and Saskatoon is 2367 kilometers (1471 miles) […]

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