(If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.)
I was feeling a big smug, thinking that Mr. Excitement and I had managed to escape what I was sure would have been the worst of Philadelphia’s winter by
escaping leaving for a month from January 22nd until February 21st. We started with a week in Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by over a week on the Hawaiian garden island of Kauai, followed by a 12 day cruise from San Diego, California, around the Baja California peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. We returned to a week of balmy temperatures in Philadelphia in the 60’s and 70’s. The daffodils and even some trees started blooming.
I’ve been MIA from sharing my efforts for the weekly Zentangle Diva challenges because—I have no excuse. I actually did most of them. My favorite result was the challenge to use the Paradox and Diva’s Dance in a duotangle tile.
For this week’s challenge we are to use the tangle Zingo, the creation of two of the youngest members of the Zentangle dynasty, Rick and Maria’s granddaughters. I seem to be drawn to organic tangle patterns these days, so I am happy to add Zingo to my palette. Here’s what I came up with:
I’m still working on blog posts about our recent trip, but in the meantime, here are some photos. At least I’ll have them to look at as we battle the elements tomorrow to walk the dog.
Having lived in Honolulu for 3 months in 2014 when
Mr. Dr. Excitement did a sabbatical at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, it will always be a special place for us:
The pace of life on the north shore of Kauai makes Honolulu seem almost frenetic in comparison. The scenic views of the mountains meeting the azure sea are enchanting:
And then it was on around the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. This fountain graced an inn in the Sinaloa town of El Fuerte, the birthplace of Zorro.
And now I have to go out and buy bread, milk, eggs and toilet paper because that’s what we do here in Philly when any amount of snow is predicted. Even people who are lactose intolerant, vegan, only eat gluten free foods and have enough toilet paper to survive the zombie apocalypse do this. It’s just what we do. 🙂
Where’s your happy place (physical and/or mental) when the weather outside is frightful?