I have been busy with my new sweety angel pie baby GRANDSON Orion
|Hi there world!|
He is THE most looking around kid I have ever seen...when he is awake and calm, he is looking around. End of story.
|Lookin good in his shark suit|
|what a sweet face|
|yup, nuthin but sweet|
Believe me when I tell you, I am head over heels in love with this one. When I came home after he was born...after 30 hours of helping my daughter labor, it was beyond time for a shower...I got refreshed and put on clean clothes, and all I wanted was to go back and hold Orion some more. Much of my free time has been spent at home with him and his mom, and a few times just baby and YaYa home babysitting which I love better than anything.
And he is an easy baby. Easy to calm down with a lullaby or something to suck on, and even when he is full bore hollering out the top of his lungs, it isn't grating or nerve wracking. Just a little love bum.
|birthday with mom and dad|
May 9, 2017
|cook and future cook|
|daddy wears black; so does baby|
Well that's what I've been doing for the past month. Orion just
made it to the one month mark, and today (Tuesday) he is
five weeks old. Amazing, isn't he?
|Yaya and baby|
Now, for the Diva Challenge.
I've been checking in with the Diva, but generally speaking haven't done anything with the challenges. I found some terrific beads on a trip to the Gem Faire with Orion and his mom last week. Want to make something cool with them, something to possibly hang up in my window where I can look at them. I thought of R2 while I was selecting them :) and then ended up not doing a tile for the challenge.
But I did this one, for the challenge this week.
Another challenge I look at every week is Adele Bruno's It's a String Thing, and one that caught my eye, and my heart, was when she posted a challenge in support of Lily Moon, when her daughter's cancer came back...SO so sad.
I made this tile for that challenge, but because it doesn't require a blog, no blog entry.
Along with the IAST challenge, I have been involved on Swap Bot, especially seeking out swaps using ATC's. Zentangle seems to be made for ATC's, but I am also interested to see other styles of art on these little scraps, so I've done some swapping. There are also post card swaps...and guess who makes her own post cards! ha! I've also done tangled envelopes, poetry swaps, book list swaps, etc. Some days when I check my mail, there's four or five Happy Mails in there! And I've started a lovely collection of ATCs.
here are some of the pieces I've sent out:
|this is a postcard, for a poem swap|
|This was a "little extra" I sent in a penpal swap|
This one...I want to get busy making more super rich vibrant colored paper, because LOOK AT IT! WOW!
I have received SO much happy mail, including letters, recipes, poems, ATC's, note cards, washi tape (who even knew there was such a thing hahahahaha) and some of them works of art from the envelope to the ephemera slipped inside. Good stuff. But since getting samples of art outside the realm of zentangle was my first reason to start swapping on swap bot, I present some ATC's I've received:
|fun to send and receive|
and there we have it. My first blog entry, and my first Diva Challenge entry, in over a month.
It's been fun hanging out, though.
time to go now....