I’ve been a bit of a stranger to the Zentangle Diva Challenge world for a few weeks. I did actually do the challenges, but I never got around to posting them on my blog. I’ll add them to my Zentangle Inspired Art Pinterest board if anyone is interested in checking them out.
This week’s challenge is the last one for 2016 (where did that year go???). The challenge was to use one of the past holiday time challenges. I chose to redo the one from last year to Give the Gift of Zentangle. My impetus for choosing this one is that
Mr. Dr. Excitement decided I should finally do something useful with the hours I spend tangling. He saw I bought some blanks for bookmarks and asked for some to include with holiday gifts for the staff, scientists and technicians in his lab. (If you are reading this and happen to work in his lab, please act pleasantly surprised when you receive a Zentangle Inspired Art bookmark by moi.) They each have tangles on both sides:
And the other sides:
So, it turns out that travel can be dangerous to one’s health—especially if one is of a certain age. I’ve been having to attend physical therapy for impingement of the rotator cuffs in both my shoulders. Note to Self: Don’t be too proud to ask the strapping
young man next to you to assist you in hoisting your suitcase overhead on planes and trains when traveling alone. I’ve always felt that I should be able to handle my suitcase without assistance. Apparently, I’m going to have to rethink that because I’m not ready to give up traveling.
I’m finding chronic pain to be quite enervating, so I’m feeling behind in my travel blogging with at least two more posts about Iceland to be written. Fortunately, the dog still needs to be walked, so I have a few photos to share from the Rittenhouse Square area here in Philadelphia decked out for Christmas.
And finally, Rittenhouse Square has been decked out in golden Christmas lights, making it cheerful even on a rainy night.
Lastly, if anyone still needs some holiday gift ideas, I did a blog post to share a few of my favorite things.
Best wishes for a joyful Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza or any other holiday you celebrate.