Friday, February 22, 2013

A Second Quandary

Quandary, like Tripoli, taunts me...I can do this, if I slow down, I can do this...I fuss at my kiddo because he always wants to rush through his homework then gets so mad and frustrated when it starts to go awry...hmmm, a little lesson learned myself as well in this? Yeah, yeah...whatever (he is so totally me-pray for my husband! Haha!) I just couldn't let this pattern go this week. I love how it looks in other people's work and I just couldn't let it rest until I was happy with my results. So I dabbled a little in my Tangle a Day calendar yesterday:

Quandary, Fengle, Poke Leaf
I had started the page just wanting to play with Fengle, but Quandary kept nagging to be included, then finished with Poke Leaf which I still want to color in as I'm looking at it this's just never enough! Aaahhh!
 And this is a second Whimsy Grid I played with the other day for Letter Love:

I'd had this idea in my head to do these Christian affirmations after Ann Voskamp had posted them in her Sanity Manifesto for the new year, and finally got it down on paper and all colored in. It's not perfect, but it's at least a step in the right direction...I'll play with this idea again later as I wanted it to be a postcard or a really fat bookmark...Definitely not done!
Thanks as always for stopping by! Have a super fantastic weekend! They're talking more snow in the forecast for us again, though they can't seem to make up their minds. First it's snow, a lot of snow, then it's rain, then snow and rain...Ash and Kyle are coming over tomorrow for Chinese, White Russians, and Movie (Argo) Night so I told them to bring jammies just in case they need to stay if we get snowed in--yay! Too fun! Bundle up and keep warm, ya'll!


May the Father’s blessings be upon you as you go into the world today. Carry His banner.
Reflect His love; embody His spirit. Show the tenderness that He has shown you.
Give the grace you have been given.

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are very glad.”
Psalm 126:3

“Live in peace with each other.”
1Thessalonians 5:13



  1. Your calendar entry is so lovely.

  2. LOVE your calendar challenge with Quandry. Great compostion and interlinking tangles and forms. Fengle and Leaf shapes are great. Your lettering is beautiful.

  3. What a beuatiful page in your calendar!!! Your Quandary is great!

  4. Dawn, this turned out so beautiful. Your tangles just flow with a soft gracefulnes.

  5. Your artwork is super with those quotes & I love the way you have used different colours with the different quotes & letter styles. Quandary is a real treat combined with the others in your calendar - it's beautifully even.
    Paula (PEP)

    1. Hey Paula!
      You've been so quiet--was hoping everything was okay! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Beautiful Zentangle calender and I love your Journalpage!

  7. Loving all your quandary pieces dawn :) I'm really enjoying seeing your progress with the calendar.

  8. Ooh, love that calendar page!! Lovely work on the Quandary - it gives me such fits!!