artwork by Catherine Langsdorf

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Whirled Peace

The 'Diva' does it again!
Challenge #40 is for International Day of Peace. TODAY. September 21st.
She passed along information about Pinwheels for Peace
What a wonderful idea! 

All over the world there are places putting out pinwheels 
to remember our hope for peace.
and the most creative motto - whirled peace
while my ZIA is not complete,
I just had to get it  posted in time for International Day of Peace

It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of mankind to work in cooperation for this goal.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Lala's world
is having a give-away . . . I'm hoping for a chance to win.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Simple message

My heart aches on this day.
God bless the families whose hearts were broken on this day 
ten years ago.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Challenge 38

A simple challenge this week . . . one tangle, Paradox.
Thanks to some folks at "Create-in-Me" workshop, I finally understood this pattern.
"One stroke at a time" ® is so true.

This was such meditation to create. Working from the center out, blocking in squares and triangles and then completing each space with the tangle Paradox.
My next step will be to add some color - still debating what medium to use. 

For my birthday this year, my sister gave me the most interesting book - "Contemplative Crochet: A Hands-On Guide for Interlocking Faith & Craft" by Cindy Crandall-Frazier. Why do I mention this? Because much of what she says in regards to crochet applies to this craft of tangles. The title "The Power of Limits: Having More within a Structure of Less" is right on target for this challenge. We were given a limit, but then I found so much more within that structure! In her book, Cindy says,"As I practice, I learn to accept my shortcomings, fix my mistakes, and see my projects to completion. I learn patience and management. And because I have seen how one stitch(stroke) at a time can make a blanket (ZIA), I am not a stranger to the idea of taking one step at a time when faced with solving a life problem or just making it through a rough day."

This zendala was great reflection on patience and taking it step at a time. Enjoy the moment!