Wednesday, September 3, 2014


'X-DID' monotangle (for my string, I actually used graduating circles. No spiral on this one)
Weekly Challenge # 183
'UMT- 'X-DID'  by Me (Annette Carlo)

   Welp, you have no idea how excited I was when I found out that one of my tangles was chosen by the Diva's random selector, for this month's UMT! I was flabbergasted!!! I still can't believe it! And I've looked at the tangler's tiles, who have already participated, and I get even more excited to see what beautiful tiles they have come up with, by using 'X-DID'. (Mind you, I am never one of those people who tend to win at drawings or raffles or anything like that, so this has just got me feeling like maybe I should go play the lottery!!!!!!!!) ) (I'll let you know how that goes, if I do. haha) Anyway, I decided to go ahead and enter my Bijou tiles for this weeks challenge. 
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   The one on the left, I used a spiral string. The one on the right I just enlarged 'X-DID' and used a little "Btl Joos" with it. So there we go!
   Then when I found out that 'X-DID' got chosen for the UMT, I realized that this month is my one year anniversary with the Diva's challenges! She's been challenging me for one whole year now and I still look forward to every Monday morning to see what kind of challenge she's going to put us up against. (Just like a marriage, huh? Some challenges are a little funner than others. But we still look forward to the next one!) :0) 
   So I thought I would take you back to my very first challenge. ( you can tell I was a newby and knew nothing about the whole world of Zentangle,......... yet) It was back on September 19, 2013 with Weekly Challenge #136. That's where the madness began!! Life as I knew it would never be the same! ( I know I'm about 2 weeks early for the anniversary post, but with all this excitement, I figured now would be a great time to do it!)
 Next just to show a little of my growth with Zentangle and a little bit of my personal life in the cyclical year of 2013-14 with the Diva! Here we go!
(remember to click on images to enlarge)

Just playing around on my homemade notebook for practicing and formatting different designs
One little word for the year of 2014.
The Diva Challenge; To bring awareness to Moebius Syndrome. Her youngest son Artoo has this syndrome, so it's a challenge that is a tribute to him!
Too pretty, not to share!

Instead of a guest book, for my parents 50th Anniversary, I had the guests sign this. 50 years of happenings in their life! And then everyone's fingerprint.
Here is Cuteness. He was a little dove that I rescued from our new cat that I adopted. Anyway he was just a baby , and we kept him for 2 1/2 weeks , and then set him free! He captured all of our hearts, and we like to think that it is him that we see flying around our yard!! :0)
Bday card for a nephew. A big Angels baseball fan!

The black cat, Shy, I adopted from my sister and then this handsome guy, Oscar, was a stray and settled in once there was cat food around. ( You can tell he came from a home where he got attention because he is such a lover) Don't get me wrong, I don't take in any animal that comes by.
My sister's house before it was torn down. She lived right across from me, and my parents live on the other corner. (the house I grew up in)
Our whole area is being bought out to build big huge warehouses . From a little rural town, now to a big industrial city. Anyway, I guess THEY call it progress!

Oh, I almost forgot about this little guy. My daughter got him, (Guinea Pig) as a birthday present. His name is Rhino!
This project happened because one of my cyber buddies, Jean you know who you are,  put me up to a challenge! On one of my posts, she said that it was time for me to go bigger. Well, I did! And I did all of the watercoloring using Sakura gel pens! I wish I could give reference to the blogger that posted about that but I can't remember. Sorry!
 We had just remodeled our bathroom (it took 3 years before it finally got finished) Anyway, it needed some wall art, and Zentangle inspired me.

Oh, I almost forgot! The week that the Diva had Water for our challenge, it actually hailed that Wednesday! The size of gum-balls! Mind you, all the other days we have been having 100 degree weather!! Craziness!
Last but not least, I've been having so much fun with my Zentangle Acts of Kindness!!
I leave them all over the place! Hopefully spreading 'Smiles'!!
This is what I put on the backs. Either, Zentangle Act of Kindness or most of the time, just Zentangle.

So that is a glimpse of my year, since I met The Diva!!! 

Thanks for hanging out with me! And sorry for such a long-winded post. (I can be long-winded, .......sometimes)
And sorry for the small print. When I start posting a lot of pictures, it seems like somehow I get stuck in the caption mode. (I told you that I am not very computer savvy)
I almost forgot!!!!! My goal is to be a CZT by my second year Anniversary with the Diva!!!! Anyone want to make that their goal with me? I'm shooting for the June classes, in 2015. That's if  they have them then.

   Have a great weekend! And for all of you who have tried out 'X-DID',........THANK YOU!!!!  You made me 'SMILE' from ear to ear!!! Many blessings!!!  XO's Annette 

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1 comment:

Diane Clancy said...

I love all your tangles on here - congrats on X-Did being chosen!!

My favorite kitties are the black and white tux ones ... I had mine for 18 glorious years!

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~ Diane Clancy