A blank book...full pens...and an inspired Muse awaiting their rendezvous with destiny.
My sign in pages...My pages 1 and 2...followed by my pages 3 and 4...:) The medallion lifts in three layers and reads: If... "A dot is a line that went for a walk..." (~Paul Klee) then... "A zentangle is a garden of lines blooming in the mind's eye..." a magical place where your Muse can dance, glide and flourish with delight!" (~Me)Following then, are Cindy Michele's pages 5 and 6...
and Cindy's pages 7 and 8.
Next, are Sandra's pages 9 and 10...
and Sandra's pages 11 and 12...
which, in turn are followed by Jella's pages 13 and 14...
and Jella's pages 15 and 16.
Everything is beautifully interwoven.
Rounding out my book are Lisa Rene's pages 17 and 18...
and Lisa's pages 19 and 20.
I have not yet determined if I will add additional pages
to my book.
Sadly, for unforeseen and unknown reasons
my book, thus far, it the only one
has completed the exchange and has returned home.
This is truly bittersweet. Of grave concern is the whereabouts
and completion levels
of Sandra, Jella, and Lisa's books.
They have not made it past the second rotation.
We each hope and pray that
Cindy is well and that the books will once again fly free.
We have tried endlessly to make contact and resolve this dilemma. Until then, My Muse and I hold Cindy's book in safekeeping.
I cherish my book to pieces...she is a special irreplaceable treasure. To Cindy, Sandra, Jella, and Lisa... I am deeply grateful for the staggering beauty of your intertwined artistic expressions and the countless hours of time spent by each of you while you danced and glided and flourished with your artistic Muses in my Moly. You gals are the best!
“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~Denis Waitley
...to my brother Mark and my sister Susan...born on this day
exactly two years apart...:)
May each of your days be decorated with joy
and be packed to the brim
with special moments that make your heart smile.
Love you both...Lots!
"To the outside world we all grow old... But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets,
family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time." ~Clara Ortega
This art deco styled mandala was drawn "ink straight in"
and graces the pages of my Zen journal.
Hopefully, this summer I will be able to visit several
of the amazing homes he designed here
in the midwest...
and leave with a sketchbook filled with his spirit.
May you find beauty and inspiration where ever YOU look
Happy Cactus Monday all...:) (Click on images to enlarge if you like)
“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright