Friday, February 18, 2011

Grow Dreams

I am finally home.  The past month at work has been exceptionally difficult trying to keep everything consistently up to date and deal with the constant, urgent priorities that flux and change practically each moment - and all while packing up two offices for the seventh move in seven years...  I am exhausted.  We are being relocated the very day I return from my week away.  As I return home on Saturday I already know I'll be going back into the office to pack up the few remaining items on the Sunday.  *sigh*  Another day of my life lost... but now I slough it off!  I reject delivery of any more stress and upset and worry.

I am off to grow dreams!  I am going on a trip I've waited for, planned for and eagerly anticipated for months now - I'm off to Whitinsville next week for my Zentangle training and I hope that maybe, at the end of it, I'll be awarded the coveted CZT designation!  I'm packing my pens and a journal or two, updating my car club membership (I'm driving) and hunting for twin-size bedding... I'll be clad in optimism and my dear friend Debi's gorgous jacket (my favourite in the world!) that she is lending me.  I love it and can use the spiritual armour.  All this and another great (and brave!) friend, Ruth, is going to keep me company and also attend!  Ruth is not only a muti-faceted and greatly talented artist, but also a highly educated and dedicated homeopathic practitioner; my western medicine makes sure the machine works, but Ruth's therapies make it worth running!  Ruth isn't only going for a 9-hour drive (each way!) with me, but didn't back out even when I told her I'll play new country music all the way... Heheheheee  Actually, I love many forms of music so I doubt it'll be all of ANYTHING on the drive.  A big snow-storm is scheduled for Sunday night and we set out early on Monday morning so hopefully things will have cleared by then.  I may or may not be able to blog while away, so don't give up on me if I'm gone for a few days, alright?  In the meantime, please enjoy my drawing, "Grow Dreams", which features an Artoo tangleation, Ruth's lovely Organza and a plethora of other tangles:
Happy Friday!

13 comments:

  1. Wow, this is wonderful. It's hard to believe you had a stressful week and then came home to create this little masterpiece. I love your tangleation of Artoo - delicate and beautiful

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  2. Have a wonderful time in Whitinsville! (And what a beautiful piece of art to sign off with... it's magical!)

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  3. Christina your dreams and Zentangles are flourishing! Best wishes for your trip and I am sure you will have a very splendid time at the seminar!
    Hugs!!

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  4. Beautiful zentangle!I just love the tittle and I wish you good luck with the training. If I were not at the other side of the ocean i sure would give it a try myself. Now I'll have to do it with the official kit for my birthday present.But all you zentangle-people are so nice and I learned a lot in such a short time.

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  5. Beautiful tangle, beautiful post about your feelings, beautiful friendship with Ruth! Wishing you a safe journey and plenty of fun along the way! A little C&W is music to my ears ;-0

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  6. Very pretty! See you Tuesday night :)

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  7. Gorgeous tangle.. hope you have a lovely time.. a safe trip and come home with that certificate..
    xx

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  8. Wowza! I really heart this one! Love the peapods! So whimsical and fun!

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  9. Safe traveling and have a great time. I'm only a little jealous.

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  10. Good luck!!! This is a beautiful tangleation, and a fab interpretation of artoo.... So different
    Frankie
    xx

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  11. Great ZT – reaching out for something new and being aware of you already have…
    Those 'BTL JOOS' at the bottom seem to become roots, anchoring in the ground. Getting stable and connected with the higher self deep down. Nourishing new sprouts.
    XXX

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  12. your artoo and compo is fabulous!

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  13. Travel safe. Thinking of both of you sending my love. debi

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