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 Diva Challenge #335 – Back in Beantown Edition

by Suzanne Fluhr on October 2, 2017 · 14 comments

Suzanne Fluhr writing a brief

If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here

Note: “Beantown” is an affectionate nickname for Boston, apparently coined by travelers who enjoy beans baked in molasses during their Boston visits. 

Wild Flowers at Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

We took advantage of an Indian Summer day to go walking around Fresh Pond, the reservoir for Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This week’s Zentangle Diva Challenge post comes to you from Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city adjacent to Boston where I am visiting my sisters-in-law. First settled in 1631, Cambridge is one of the oldest cities in the United States.

Cambridge is one of those places with a high average IQ per capita as it is home to both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When I learned Mr. Excitement would be attending an immunotherapy conference in Boston, I invited myself along.

I’m using this visit as a chance to catch up with old friends—“old” as in people I first met waaaaay back in the day at summer camp, college and law school.

I was looking forward to tackling this morning’s challenge, but as I opened my smart phone browser seeking Laura’s post, the first thing that popped up was news of last night’s massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada where over 50 people were killed and over 500 wounded by a lone gunman spraying an outdoor concert with automatic weapon fire from the 32nd floor of a casino. Apparently, it’s not just Mother Nature who is on a rampage. I hope you and all those you love are safe.

It is an impossibly beautiful day here in Cambridge, making the juxtaposition with today’s dark news even more stark. I felt a need to use color for today’s  first Monday of the month Use My Tangle (UMT) challenge, featuring the tangle Tint by German CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), Henrike Bratz. I used both colored pencils and metallic gelly roll pens. I took  a photo of my tile, in my sisters-in-laws’ garden:

Zentangle Diva Challenge

Tangles used: Tint, Hollibaugh (with some pearls), and Crazy N’Zeppel.

We enjoyed a walk around Fresh Pond, the reservoir for Cambridge yesterday. My sisters-in-laws’ dog, Izzy, thought it was an excellent day for a swim and bounded into a pond open to dogs next to the reservoir.

Dog swimming in Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Peace. Out.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Jean Chaney October 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Yes, another sad day for too many. It breaks my heart.
Your tile has the look of a stoned edging with a nice stream going through it. The colors are yummy and those white highlights look great on the inner stones.
Before the doctor laid down the law, I used to make Boston baked beans. Soooo yummy! Have some for me 🙂


Suzanne Fluhr October 2, 2017 at 3:45 pm

No beans? That’s kind of mean.


The Creative Miss L October 3, 2017 at 12:18 am

Love the colours in all your photos. Such a contrast to the news from Las Vegas.


Trudi October 3, 2017 at 11:44 am

Your Tangle makes me think of the garden you took the picture in an even though we are entering Fall it feels Spring like, it just needed a dog swimming in the river 🙂


Nan October 3, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Love the dog swimming picture! He’s just having fun and enjoying the day. Your tile is garden-worthy, too. I love the history you incorporate into your posts!! Well I guess you could just say I love your posts ()!


Annemarie October 4, 2017 at 2:40 am

And again so many lives ended and others injured. So much pain, so much sadness. I try to understand what brings someone to do such a horrible thing, but that’s impossible.
So, some color was needed for your tile and it became beautiful!


Ilse October 4, 2017 at 5:48 am

Such a happy Tint tile!


Carmela October 4, 2017 at 7:51 am

Beautiful tile, and lovely color as in opposite of the dark situation in Vegas.


Anita A Westin October 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

Looking at this I start to smile! There is a happy ´NZeppel (yes going crazy I guess) and such boldness in the Tint!


michele October 4, 2017 at 6:22 pm

I love your colorful tile and it’s such a great composition;-)


Deanne B October 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Beautiful colours!


JENNIFER SPARROW October 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Thank you for a lovely, happy tile to counter this sad day.


Donald Wilka October 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Nice tile. Like the colors that you chose. I have tried to stay aware of all that happened in Las Vegas but have been really distracted lately with a lot of issues. Have to keep reminding myself that I am not 45 anymore.


Stefan October 12, 2017 at 2:48 am

Awesome! colours


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