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Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekly Challenge #206


Greeting everyone. The challenge from i am the diva this week was to use some new tools, due to Laura’s unfortunate thumb cut. As luck would have it, I just received an order from Lynell Harlow, of Dreamweaver Stencils and wanted to try one of them out.  Great stencils by the way! Highly recommend them, and you can find out about them here. I used some Smoosh spray for the metallic feather in the middle, and then tangled with a gold gelly roll, and black micron on top. The metallic surface didn’t do well with the black, but it does give a nice ghost image, in person. Used my brown and black pens with touches of gold for the other two feathers, and all on some toned tan Strathmore paper, I had in a sketchbook. 


I also want to thank you all for your support in this most trying time in my life. It means more than I can say.  Having a spouse go from mild dementia to very advanced dementia in the course of two months, has been a life altering challenge and change. I am thankful that I have tangling in my life to give me a few moments of Zen.

Have a great week and Tangle On!

13 comments:

  1. Dear Kate, utterly wowed by your super a crummy feathers... I'm going to try your technique just now.
    I can't imagine how difficult things must be for you but I do believe that tangling will help. I send you big hugs and love. Axxx

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  2. I love feathers, and yours are really beautiful! I love the variety of colors and how the white looks on the gold. I like working on the Toned Tan paper tool
    I am so sorry to hear what you are going through with your spouse's health. I can't even imagine how hard that must be. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

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  3. Hello Kate...please know that you are in our thoughts as you go through this really difficult time. If there is something we can DO please let us know. Friends often feel helpless and internet friends maybe even more so. I have often wondered about social media, as to whether or not it is really social, because you don't really have that physical connection. But hoping the knowledge that you are in our "prayers" will help. Thank you for using the stencils...they are beautiful how you have repeated the feather and rendered your tangles. Gorgeous!

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  4. I love these feathers (I love all feathers and collect them all the time), this zia has a real quit feeling around it. I'm thinking of you!

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  5. Your feathers are amazing. Beautiful and airy. Full of presence

    You touched my heart with your sharing. So diffucult
    I wish you find your path in these challenging times.
    "Zen moments", however sparse, can be the pebbles that mark the way

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  6. Kate, I am so saddened to read about your husband. I am so so sorry. Having been a caregiver to two of my family members I know how hard it can be. Please take care of yourself when the time allows. Your feathers are beautiful

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  7. Wow these feathers are truly beautiful and I love your use of colour!

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  8. Your feathers are gorgeous! Take care.

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  9. It's really very beautifull and full of finesse and delicacy. i love it

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  10. Those feathers are so beautifully done. I hope that working creatively gives you a needed outlet. Thank you for sharing with your friends. We all care about you and send you strengthening thoughts.

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  11. The feathers are gorgeous! Take good care of yourself...its of the utmost importance in being able to take care of someone else.

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  12. This is so beautiful. I hope it provides you with solace. I know art has helped me through some difficult times. You and my husband will be in my prayers.

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