Saturday, January 29, 2011

more tangles

Since our weather has been positively blah (it always seems to be drippy and grey) I've been stuck inside.  In order not to lose my mind entirely from zombie like TV viewing I've continued to doodle.  It's become an obsession.  I may need carpal tunnel surgery again... just kidding!

This is my current favorite.  It's kind of cutesy!
 My, what chubby little fingers I have...

I wondered what kind of zendoodles I could do with my brush pens.  This was really fun and it's no where near over!

Friday, January 21, 2011

the day the Eagles came

Sweetie noticed long before I would have... there seemed to be something odd going on...  there were eagles everywhere.  I mean a dozen of them.... It wasn't that odd to see one or two, in fact when we had cats, I always worried that they might swoop down and take one!   But this was something totally out of the norm.

 Old, young, the trees were dotted with eagles.

 And then we saw this... graphic warning!!!  A dead deer on the bank below our house.  I wonder if the dogs got him?

What an amazing weekend this was.  We spent hours watching and taking photos and movies of these majestic scavengers!  If I can figure out how to edit them, I will post mini movies...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Totally tangled in Beads for Life :)

This Christmas my niece gave her sister the most beautiful bead necklace.  We were all amazed to find that they were made of paper, hand rolled and then coated with a protective covering.  They are made by Ugandan women and sold online or at home parties through Bead For Life.  GORGEOUS!!

So there I am, thinking I've discovered a new and wonderful treat to share with Gladys, I email her a link to the website.... Wouldn't you know it, a day later when she comes over to exchange Christmas gifts (we aren't really very traditional or time oriented!) she gives me this luscious bag of beads!!!  What is this phenomenum called?  I know there's a name for it... Anyway, she got quite the chuckle out of my email.

Totally Tangled - another little goodie in my Christmas gift was this wonderful book.  Needless to say, once again I am imersed in tangles!  My hand hurts!  It really takes some practice and exercise to be able to tangle for very long periods of time. :)

So here are my first attempts at zendoodles since the carpel tunnel surgery of 2009.  I have oftern wondered if my zendoodling brought on the need for surgery....

The outline of my hand proved to be more odd than interesting but I will perservere.  I think this one needs a lot of shading and tons more detail to make it even okay, but as they say... practice practice practice! Oh what fun!