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).

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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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Los Amigos – A Boomeresque Atlantic City, New Jersey Restaurant Review

August 17, 2015 35 comments

Interior Los Amigos Restaurant, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Once the summer muggies descend on our hometown, Philadelphia, we head “down the shore” to the house we bought in Brigantine, on the first barrier island north of Atlantic City, New Jersey. When we brilliantly bought the house right before the 2008 real estate collapse caused by the financial crisis, our then 20-something sons incredulously asked […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #231-Undulating Tangles and Brigantine Sunsets (Just Because)

August 17, 2015 22 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge 231

This week the Zentangle Diva’s challenge is by Sharla Hicks, CZT, a summer guest diva. Sharla challenged us to use undulating tangles, explaining that she finds tangles composed of undulating “C” and “S” curves to be calming. I’m actually kind of fond of them myself partly because they’re very “forgiving”, and notwithstanding the rule that […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #223 – We All Scream for Ice Cream Edition

June 22, 2015 29 comments

This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle Umble by Maria Thomas of the Zentangle Mother Ship in a composition. I was a little over ambitious in terms of how much time mine would take and Mr. Excitement is chomping at the bit to go for a walk on the beach here […]

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