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Zentangle Diva Challenge #277 – Running Round in Circles, but Stay Cool

by Suzanne Fluhr on July 26, 2016 · 17 comments

Morning on Brigantine Beach.

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Old Circles.

 

I wan’t sure I’d be able to participate in this week’s challenge because of tendonitis in the wrist of my tangling hand which has lingered for over a month. The Zentangle Diva challenged us to use circles as our string for a composition this week. “Aha,” I thought. “I’ll just use one of the circle based tiles I have laying around.” However, as a political junkie hunkered down indoors for the air conditioning yesterday, I found that tangling was a perfect accompaniment to help keep me sane during the hours of TV watching I did of the Democratic National Convention being held in my hometown, Philadelphia. Fortunately, I was able to pace myself over many hours and my wrist doesn’t feel too much worse for yesterday’s wear. Here’s what I came up with:

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New Circles.

I felt sorry for all the thousands of Democratic Convention delegates, protesters, police, and members of the media who braved a heat index over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Philly to participate in the democratic (small “d”) process , complete with a thunderstorm and downpour. I feel a little guilty for decamping “down the shore”  at the beach in Brigantine, New Jersey for the duration, but apparently, not guilty enough to keep from waving good-bye to Mr. Excitement when he had to return to the city to go to work.

The truth is that the northeastern United States is under what they’re calling a “heat dome”, so it’s even kind of unpleasant outside here. I’ll probably wait until 5-ish before my beach walk. 

My travel share this week are some skyscape photos from Brigantine:

Morning on Brigantine Beach.

Morning on Brigantine Beach.

Sunset in Brigantine, New Jersey

Sunset in Brigantine, New Jersey

After the sunset, Brigantine, New Jersey.

After the sunset, Brigantine, New Jersey.

What do you do to stay cool when the hot and muggies arrive?

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurel Regan, CZT July 26, 2016 at 1:26 pm

I think we’re under that same heat dome here in Ontario. I’ve been spending a LOT of time indoors! Love your circle tangles. I have an overlapping circle ZIA that I was considering using, but ended up doing a simple new tile for the challenge. Fun!

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Patty S July 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Love your circle tiles Suzanne and I must say you did a great job of intricately drawing with a sore wrist. There’s a lot of strokes on that tile! This challenge was pretty relaxing for me….even through the TV politics

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Suzanne Fluhr Suzanne Fluhr July 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Yeah. TV politics isn’t very Zen. In fact, it’s sort of the antithesis of Zen.

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ria matheussen July 27, 2016 at 6:29 am

Such beautiful pics Suzanne, I can only dream from warm summerevenings. We have not a good summer: lots of rain and too cold for this time of the year… we hope august will be better.
Very nice circles you show us, I like the old ones and the new ones, especially because I know you have tendonitis. Please take time enough to rest, that is important for this blessure, wish that it will be better soon.
When it is too hot, I love to drink lots of (unsugarded) fresh made icetea and stay in the house with lovely peaceful music, surrounded by my two little lazy critters, without make up and very comfortable cloths…tangling, reading or watching TV but not moving too much than.

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Jacqueline Gum July 27, 2016 at 7:17 am

That’s quite an accomplishment given the condition of your wrist! Have to admire your grit, forging on. But then politics can do that… make us want to do something opposite, right? on! Put a little zen on the chaos. Lovely photos! Makes this heat dome (we’re under it as well) look almost appealing!

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Peta Kaplan July 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

Beautiful skyscapes and intriguing circles.

As an baby boomer and empty nester with a blog, I look forward to reading more of yours and invite you to take a peek at mine…

http://www.greenglobaltrek.com

Peta

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nan @ lbddiaries July 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm

I love, love, love, love, love, love your new circles. I loved the old ones but when I saw the new ones – *sigh*!!! Awesome – and that sunset – the second pix? WOW that would make a great enlarged and framed picture!!!

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Wendy July 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Hi Suzanne!

I would like to receive your original postings (all categories!) but not notification of all the follow-up comments. I don’t see a way to change that here, but I’m guessing that you will know how to do it for me…thanks!
I enjoy your zen-tangles, your comments and your photos…look forward to them, as a matter of fact!

Thanks for sharing so much of your life with us!
Best wishes,
Wendy

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Leslie in Oregon July 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Beautiful photographs from Brigantine…thank you! As to what I do to keep cool when it is hot and muggy: I make a point of living where the humidity level usually is comfortable, When it is not, I float or swim, i.e., stay, in the nearest body of water, or rely on a good fan, to keep cool.

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Annemarie July 28, 2016 at 2:24 am

Lovely zia’s Suzanne! It’s sooooo annoying having a painful wrist or (like I had/have) little finger. Mine is (after five month) almost over and I hope your wrist will recover quicker. What I do when it’s really hot? Almost the same as Ria (here above)!

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Pat Mathes Czt July 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

Love your tiles Suzanne!

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michele July 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

beautiful work and gorgeous photographs!

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Suse July 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

So intricate and lovely both of them! I’m battling a neck injury and need to be careful how long I tangle for too, but it’s so easy to forget the time when you get in the zone.

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Anja July 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm

Your circles are so Beautiful! The New circles are my favorit. They are gorgeous!
And I alway enjoy reading your posts! Happy Weekend!

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Jean Chaney July 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Your circles are just delightful, Suzanne. The added colored circles are a nice splash. Beautiful photos. Wish I was there 🙂 We spend most of our days under the “dome” but we have a pool, so the warmer, the better!

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Dorita July 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

Lovely tiles and fabulous skyscapes! I won’t whine about the temps here. It is hot but certainly not under-the-dome-hot. I like to sip ice tea (unsugared like Ria) and set my self up to stitch or draw with a fan keeping things cool-ish. Like Jean we have a pool so I use that if I feel the need to move!

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LezliB July 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Love your circles and the pops of color on your newer one. Both are great, but I tend to be a little partial to just a bit of color. I can’t believe that you were able to do that kind of work with a hurting wrist, but you did so beautifully. As for what I do in the heat (which has been horrible this month – too many triple digit days here). I just stay in my air-conditioned condo and tangle or play with the cats and watch the birds outside. Thank you for sharing, as always Suzanne. I love reading your posts, always so informative and a fresh look at things.

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