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).

Shorely – A Boomeresque “Down the Shore” Tangle (with Aloha)

August 5, 2017 24 comments

Zentangle tangle Shorely by Suzanne Fluhr, CZT

(For anyone visiting this post from Zentangle DivaLandistan where I am guest Diva this week, scroll down to see Aloha used with 2 versions of Shorely.) My blog is named “Boomeresque” because I am of a certain age. It’s an age when recalling the names of tangles to use with the Zentangle® method becomes a […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #237 – Patterns on the Iberian Peninsula Edition

July 31, 2017 19 comments

Moorish tiles from the sinagogue in Cordoba, Spain

This week’s Zentangle Diva challenge is by guest Diva, Henrike Bratz, CZT. Henrike hails from Germany, reflecting the international scope of the Zentangle community. Continuing the international theme, Henrike’s challenge is based on her fascination with the beautiful Portuguese tiles she saw while visiting Lisbon, Portugal. Henrike deconstructed some of the patterns she saw on […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #236 – Is Conformity Overrated? Edition

July 24, 2017 23 comments

Prime Meridian. Greenwich, England

This week’s guest Zentangle Diva is Elisa Murphy, one of the Diva’s classmates from their Certified Zengangle Teacher (CZT) training. Elisa challenges us to do a monotangle, using only the tangle N’zeppel. Phewhhhh. “Phewhhhh” is a phonetic rendition of the sound I made in my mind when I realized the tangle in question is one […]

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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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Museum of the American Revolution – Philadelphia Beyond the Liberty Bell

July 16, 2017 30 comments

Diorama from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

Those visiting Philadelphia to steep themselves in the early history of the United States will find the Museum of the American Revolution to be a worthy addition to “America’s most historic square mile”. I’m a life long Philadelphian and an unashamed history geek. When I was growing up, an immersive dive into the history of […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #324 – New York, NY Edition

July 14, 2017 12 comments

Skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Waterfront, New York City

I’m a little late to this week’s challenge because I spent last weekend in New York City, a/k/a the Big Apple, Gotham, the city that never sleeps. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) When I finally put my micron felt tip pens and pencils to paper, I found that I still am obsessed […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #233 – Happy Birthday USA Edition

July 5, 2017 16 comments

Fourth of July Fireworks

Not sure what this Zentangle® thing is? You can read more about it here. This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to share a composition that reflects our home. The tile she shared featured the Canadian Maple Leaf. The fact that we celebrated July 4th had me thinking of my national home. The Fourth of July […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #322 – How Does Your Garden Grow? Edition

June 26, 2017 16 comments

Brigantine Beach new jersey hydrangeas

Not sure what this Zentangle® thing is? You can read more about it here. This week, the Zentangle Diva (Laura Harms) challenged us to use the tangle Aquafleur. She explained that she picked this one because it’s one that she has trouble with. Using it in today’s challenge forces her to practice it. In the […]

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15 Things to Do During an Airport Layover

June 24, 2017 45 comments

Airport waiting area

There was a time in my life when I had more time than money. If the cheapest airplane ticket required three airport layovers, so be it. Fortunately, having reached the ripe old age I am, the time-money ratio has swung more in the opposite direction, so now I’m all about finding non-stop flights  — and […]

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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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