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).

Zentangle, ZIA, Tangling

Spangles, A New Boomeresque Tangle (With Apologies to Francis Scott Key)

June 4, 2018 4 comments

Spangles, a new boomeresque tangle

With the caveat that I’ve tried to do due diligence to discover whether this is already a named tangle, here is Spangles, a new Boomeresque tangle. It’s a little embarrassing to admit that the genesis of this tangle is nothing in particular. I suspect it started when I was doing some old-fashioned, traditional doodling while […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #263 – O Canada Edition

May 14, 2018 12 comments

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

I’ve been doing the Diva’s weekly challenges, but I’ve been “out” a lot lately, so I haven’t shared them here. When I say “out”, I mean “out of the country”. In April, we spent two weeks in Italy, and a week after returning from there, I flew to Quebec City in Canada for a conference, […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #360 – Bella Italia Edition

April 18, 2018 13 comments

Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Ciao from Italy! (Did you know that “Ciao” means both “hello” and “good-bye” in Italian?) After the first week of our two week tour of Italy, it seemed I never said “Wow” so often in any other seven days of my life. I’m relieved I still have the capacity for wonderment at my somewhat advanced age. […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #358 – Back to Barcelona Edition

April 4, 2018 14 comments

Basilica of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

For the first challenge of every month, the Zentangle® Diva (Laura Harms) picks a tangle that is new to her for us to use. This month she chose Pickpocket by Tomás Padrós of Barcelona in the autonomous region of Catalunya. (I was going to say from Spain, but there’s a strong separatist movement in Catalunya […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #357 – Longing for Real Spring

March 26, 2018 21 comments

Rittenhouse Square snow scene in Philadelphia march 2018

In her challenge this week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, lamented that notwithstanding the date on the calendar, spring didn’t seem close to springing in Saskatoon, Canada where she lives. I was uncharitably rolling my eyes and thinking, “Canada, Duh”, until I was shivering while walking the dog here in Philadelphia, a good number of […]

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Spearator – A New Boomeresque Tangle

March 26, 2018 5 comments

New Tangle, Spearator

My tangle, Speartor, is arguably a new take on one of the Zentangle® mother ship’s original tangles, Knightsbridge. However, I think the underlying matrix is different enough for it to be its own thing. Other CZTs (Certified Zentangle Teachers) have agreed with me. So, with the caveat that there are now so many named tangles […]

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Springish – A Philadelphia Almost “Spring” Inspired Tangle

March 26, 2018 5 comments

Almost spring trees in Philadelphia

Out there in Zentangle® land, there are so many tangles (designs), it is hard to be sure one is publishing a “new” tangle. I usually post mine in CZT Facebook groups and ask if anyone recognizes it as something that has already been named. If people a) like it, and b) don’t recognize it, I’ll […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #248 – Travel to Cuenca, Ecuador Edition

January 25, 2018 8 comments

Descent into Cuenca, Ecuador

I didn’t expect to be able to do this week’s Zentangle Diva challenge because Mr. and Mrs. Excitement are traveling in Ecuador this week. It turned out I had more free time than I thought. More about that later. The Diva challenged us to do a tile acknowledging Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Her seven year […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #347 – New Year’s Resolutions Edition

January 17, 2018 19 comments

If you’re wondering about this Zentangle thing, you can read more about it, here. I’ve been MIA here in ZentangleDivaLandia since November 15, 2017. No real excuses, but if you’re nosy interested, it has something to do with my New Year’s resolutions, so you can scroll down towards the end and read about them. I’m […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #341 – Oaxaca, Mexico Edition

November 15, 2017 9 comments

Basilica of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico

This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to “go big, or go home”. Mr. Excitement and I are on day two of a ten day trip to Mexico, so I’m definitely not ready to go home. I’m also finding it difficult to find time to tangle. Last night I was exhausted from a 13 hour […]

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