Firstly, her exuberant style of writing immediately engaged me - she opened up and shared herself straightaway and I really liked that. Then she threw a real challenge out - do a Zentangle WITH THE WRONG HAND!! Wow, I say again, and WOW!
I have long fancied doing this but somehow never actually got round to doing it. So a big thank you from me, Elisa, for pushing me where I wanted to go but never followed through on my own. I was fascinated by Elisa's beautiful contribution - it really has a different feel to it and I liked it very much, together with her stream of conscious thoughts that occurred as she did it.
And then I read her potted bio and was shocked to hear of her own tragedy - another person in this wonderful community of people who has had to bear a devastating personal blow and yet who has managed to get up and get on again and give so much to others in the process. I am so very sorry for your dreadful loss, Elisa. I really cannot - and don't want to have to - imagine what you and your family must have to have gone through and I am impressed/humbled/thankful that you have found such strength to carry on and see the good there is to be had in life.
So, following on from last week's 'THX' from Holly, this week, we can look at things from the other side - and in my case, the left side, though some tanglers must be left-handed, I'm sure - and be grateful for whatever we have and how we can adapt ourselves to the challenges life throws at us.
I hope Artoo's recovery is continuing and that Laura and her family are doing well during this time. Thank you to Laura for introducing Elisa to us - I feel I have met someone very special.
Here is my left-handed Zentangle for this week. I had hoped that it would look completely different to my right-handed ones....but it doesn't! It just looks a bit more wobbly, the shading is very heavy-handed and I have made lots of smudges on the edges...but it's not too bad overall. Great challenge. Thank you Elisa.
|I used Wud, Aura-Leah, Pendrills, Swarm and curvy Steps.|