I have to admit, this hasn’t been a very trying winter here in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia and environs). We’ve had only real snow of 3-5 inches and within days it was 65 degrees. Still, it’s darker and grayer, and I can feel Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) starting to rear its ugly head. Consequently, I’m very happy to report that if all goes according to plan, I’ll be responding to next week’s Zentangle Diva challenge in Honolulu, Hawaii.
This year, I managed to convince
Mr. Dr. Excitement, that in the grand scheme of things, the earth will not stop spinning on its axis if he were to be physically away from his laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 weeks. My compelling arguments:
- The week in Honolulu will be mostly “work” for him–consulting at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and speaking at a conference there. (P.S.: Don’t worry about me entertaining myself.)
- At age 63, he isn’t getting any younger, and with the exception of his grandmother who lived to be almost 98, longevity doesn’t exactly run in his family. In other words, carpe diem.
- There’s an Azamara cruise to a part of the world we’ve never visited (Baja California and the Sea of Cortez) that leaves on February 9th from San Diego and San Diego is on the way back home to Philadelphia from Hawaii.
- We can “fill in” the time between the Honolulu conference and the start of the cruise, by spending a week on Kauai, another Hawaiian island known as the Garden Isle.
- Thanks to the internet, he can be in touch with his laboratory as much as he
thinks heneeds to be.
I’m happy to report that he succumbed to my lawyerly persuasive skills much more quickly than I anticipated — like in a nanosecond.
Zentangle peeps (and travel peeps who could perhaps benefit from a meditative art form to keep calm during unexplained airport delays), if you’re still reading, this week’s Zentangle Diva challenge was to use the tangle from the Mother Ship known as Drawings. There is definitely a wing-like component to this tangle; hence, the name of this tangle is a play on words that
probably perhaps only other tanglers will appreciate. I thought I’d try to do a “pure” Zentangle in black, white and graphite shading on a 3.5 square. However, I’ve been working in color a lot lately, so the end result seemed drab (oops, forgot to take a photo for the “before”), and I succumbed to the siren call of my colored pencils and produced this Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA).
Until next week, Aloha.
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