My beautiful children - 20 and 18 - have been having a short holiday together in Melbourne. I love that my kids are so close. I didn't ever have that with my brother (only a couple of years older than me) so it is a relief to see that my two love each other so much.
It's also a relief that BoyBoy has finally got his provisional driver's licence. It's been a long time coming. He's had a car for a while (his 18th birthday present from us) but he just needed to pass that %$##@ test so he can drive it on his own. All good now.
Diva #323 - home
My first thought when I saw this week's challenge was the word 'Freedom'. That's what my home means to me. My home in Australia, with our freedoms of speech, of movement, of religion, which I've been teaching my Year 8 students recently. Then my home being my house and my family with my freedom to relax, to love and be loved, and to be safe. So, freedom was the focus of my tile today.
Made by Joey
This week's Made by Joey challenge is based on a star shaped string. I followed Ilse's suggestion and filled it with Auraknot, then filled the border with reticula from the Zentangle Primer. It's a relief to be finished with the Alphabet challenge - enjoyed doing it but 26 weeks was a long time.
Shelly Beauchamp CZT
I'm going to be spending two days drawing with Shelly soon. Can't wait.
This time last year when the Diva presented the 'home' challenge I was on day two of my time with Shelly. This week's challenge was a nice reminder of what was and what is to come.
I'm travelling to Hobart on Thursday morning in time to attend the National English Teacher's conference. I've got 2 and a half days there, then driving north to Launceston and Shelly for a couple of days. I'll then travel to a little country town called Deloraine for a couple of days before coming home. Looking forward to every part of the trip.
The last couple of days I've been making a little present for Shelly here's a sneak peak.
I've not been drawing much lately. Cancer fatigue and other busy-ness has gotten in the way. However, yesterday I found this tea pot that I bought ages ago to draw on. I started off being really careful but tea pots are really, really hard to draw on. So, I went crazy.
Here is my Zentangle Graffiti Tea Pot.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great week.