Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Folded Star


Time to start the ornaments! I can't believe we are into the Holiday season already. It's been rather stressful around my home so I was glad to finally have a chance to sit down to tangle on an ornament. I used the folded star design that fellow CZT Cris Letourneau has on her blog . She provided a star with a grid on it so I could use the reticular concept as I tangled.  I did it on a cream colored sheet of cardstock paper and tangled with a brown Micron pen. I used both a 05 and 01 sized pen. A little colored pencil added some shading.

If you are in the Chicago area, I am teaching a class on Zentangle for the Holidays at the Dupage Art league on Wednesday Dec 7th at 1pm. Call them to sign up. Link here.

As I mentioned, it's been stressful for me lately - both in a good and not so good way. We had the entire family here for Thanksgiving. I LOVE having them all and seeing the beautiful faces of my grandchildren, but it's nice to have the house quiet again now. The not so good parts are - first and foremost, my husband's continuing battle with lung cancer. He is now in the Hospice phase and I am his caregiver. Hospice has been wonderful in helping us out with whatever we need and his pain is under control.

The other stressful parts took place just in the past few days. My oldest son returned home only to discover his home had been robbed while he was with us. the house was trashed and some very sentimental pieces of jewelry were among the things taken. However, that is only STUFF!, because the next day we heard the news of the attack at Ohio State University. My youngest is an engineering student there (An engineering building was the one in the attack). Thankfully he was two blocks away when it all happened. My heart goes out to the families of the students that were hurt.

15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful star. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I know how stressful it can be as a care giver, so you take care of yourself too. Glad that you had fun with your family visit even with the stress. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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  2. Sue, I am so sorry to hear that you are dealing with such sadness at this time. Your star is lovely though. Sending you positive thoughts and hugs.

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  3. I love it...and sending wonderful thoughts of comfort to you and your family.

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  4. Your star is beautiful! Thanks for including the link for the pattern - I'm going to try making one - Will be thinking of you and your family over the holidays….

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  5. You are dealing with a lot. I hope that tangling helps you cope with stress as much as it does me. I'm glad that your son is safe. Your star is beautiful!

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  6. Sending warm hugs and heartfelt thoughts to you and you family right now. I hope you find comfort in each other. Take care of yourself too. Such a beautiful and festive heart Star!

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  7. That star is gorgeous and I hope tangling will give you some, very needed, zen. So sorry to hear of your husband's condition, sometimes life is hard and sad. Thinking of you!!!!

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  8. This is lovely - I need a houseful of them! Well, I can start and see how far I get.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous!
    How did you fold your card stock without wrinkles? I had to downgrade to a lighter weight paper in order to get it to fold cleanly!

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  10. Beautiful tangles, as alwsys �� Even better is your ability to face reality and yet still see those things that bring up deepest gratitudes. You, your husband & family are in my thoughts & prayers, Sue ��

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  11. Thank you for still posting while you are having such tough times - your star is beautiful. I hope tangling continues to offer you comfort in the time ahead. I love that it's patient, and always still there for me when I come back to it from time away.

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  12. Such beautiful work, Sue. I was glad to be able to see you again at ZenAgain. Sending you peaceful and healing energies.

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  13. In the midst of it all, you produce such beautiful art. My thoughts are with you and hope your tangling brings a quiet place to your life.

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  14. Love the star. I have not had a chance to do these. Hoping to get a few done in the next couple weeks. Thinking of you and your family during all this.

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  15. So beautiful star!
    It makes sad to read about your difficult situation. My thoughts are with your and I hope tangling brings some Zen to you!

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