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).

Brigantine Beach

Zentangle Diva Challenge #325 – More Brigantine Flowers Edition

July 20, 2017 12 comments

Brigantine Flower

If you’re wondering what this Zentangle thing is, you should start here. Jessica Davies was our guest Zentangle Diva again this week. She forced us to eat lima beans asked us to produce a tile using another “Mother Ship” tangle by Molly Hollibaugh, namely Peanuckle. I’m not gonna lie because I don’t want to be […]

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Gardens in New Jersey, the Garden State

June 18, 2017 13 comments

I used to be one of those people who rolled their eyes when I heard New Jersey referred to as the Garden State. Really? New Jersey? Gardens? Growing up, my exposure to New Jersey was pretty much limited to rides up the New Jersey Turnpike to visit my grandparents in Brooklyn, New York. This trip involved […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #318 – Brigantine Beach Diptych Edition

June 1, 2017 9 comments

Zentangle diptych 3

Zentangle is a meditative art form. You can read more about it here. This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to do a diptych. A dip-what? (I’m having trouble with words today. I don’t know what “covfefe” means either.) Actually, my brain managed to resurrect memories from my university Art History 101 course. […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #286 – Back from England & Iceland Edition

September 26, 2016 25 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge Straight Lines

For the first time since I started doing the Zentangle Diva’s weekly challenges some time in 2014, I missed several weeks in a row. No excuses. I left my summer digs in Brigantine, New Jersey on August 29th and left for two weeks in England and Iceland two days later, but I’ve participated in weekly […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #277 – Running Round in Circles, but Stay Cool

July 26, 2016 17 comments

Morning on Brigantine Beach.

  I wan’t sure I’d be able to participate in this week’s challenge because of tendonitis in the wrist of my tangling hand which has lingered for over a month. The Zentangle Diva challenged us to use circles as our string for a composition this week. “Aha,” I thought. “I’ll just use one of the circle […]

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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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Hindsight – A Somewhat Self Indulgent Look Back on 2015 Travels

January 5, 2016 19 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art Peace Bird

Actually, this look back is probably more like full on self indulgent, partly so I will be able to remember the pretty good year that just passed and partly for the few people who bemoan the loss of our my yearly newsletter that was tucked into the snail mail holiday cards I used to send. We […]

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Zentangle Diva #237 – Pope, Fleas and Stencils (Oh My!) Edition

September 28, 2015 29 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art

[Are you new to the Zentangle method? Then, start HERE.] I admit I almost did not attempt today’s challenge by guest diva, Charlotte Carpentier, CZT. Charlotte’s challenge was for us to use a stencil as our string. Before I could even think about the challenge, we had to pack up to return to Philadelphia from […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #235 – YIkes! Is that a Flea!?! Edition

September 14, 2015 28 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #235

[Zentangle? What? Who? Need answers? Start here.] Like many others, the Zentangle Diva’s family finished their first week of school. Her little sons seem off to a good start except that the fist week of school is a great time for germ sharing. Her little one already has some health challenges, so here’s hoping his […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #232 – I’m Not that Zen Edition

August 24, 2015 16 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #232 Betweed

This week, guest Zentangle Diva, Holly Atwater, challenged us to listen to an audio Zentangle meditation and to produce a tile created without any preconception about what the tangles are supposed to look like; in other words, to truly embrace the Zentangle method of creating art “one stroke at a time”. Recognizing that some of […]

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