wonderful week


This has been the most wonderful week!  

We went to Alberta to visit my daughter and her family, and I got to spend some quality one-on-one time with my beautiful little granddaughter.  She has seemingly boundless energy, and this grandma had a hard time keeping up!  But I loved every moment, and can't wait for next month when she'll come to my house for a visit.
Margaret, Laura and Me!

On our way home, I had the opportunity to stop in Saskatoon and visit with fellow Canadian CZTs, Margaret Bremner (Enthusiastic Artist) and Laura Harms (I am the Diva).  They graciously shared some of their zentangle-wisdom with me, and answered all my questions - some before I even asked. 
Thanks SO much, ladies!

Laura suggested we tangle while we visited. We each began a tile, then passed them around the table at each step, creating three awesome tiles.  What a cool exercise!  We all initialed the front and signed the back, then flipped them over and each got to choose one.  
I got the middle one!

http://enthusiasticartist.blogspot.ca/Both Margaret and Laura are busily tangling Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) for a big swap they are participating in.  Margaret brought out a pile of them, and told Laura and I we could each choose one.  When there are lots of choices, I find it SO hard to pick!  I started to ask them to choose for me, when my fingers touched on this gorgeous card, and I was hooked.  It's absolutely juicy - the photo doesn't do it justice . . . there's bling in the center of the flowers!!!

When I was catching up on emails and such back at our hotel later that evening - I saw that I had won the Sakura Give-Away from last week's Diva Challenge!!!  When I contacted Laura with my mailing address, we both had a chuckle, because I hadn't seen her blog before I met with her, and she didn't realize that THAT Carol was ME.

Yup - a wonderful week indeed!