Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Zentangle Challenge #91 - Beads of Courage

This week's Zentangle Challenge (from www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca) is for the charity Beads for Courage. Children collect beads that they get for getting through things like doctor's appointments, needles, tests, achievements... What a wonderful visual way of seeing how much they've been through. This challenge reminded that at one time (actually, 3-4 decades ago) I had wanted to create a wall - hanging that was made with macrame and would be a sort of a diary. I had envisioned that each string would be a day, each knot would represent something like weather or how I was feeling, and I would also add beads to represent events such as a date or an outing with friends. The wall hanging never got done, and I had forgotten all about it until I read Diva's post. That was the inspiration for my design using "Beads of Courage".

12 comments:

Donald Wilka said...

Wow! Really impressive beads. Love the color and the different tangles.

jane eileen said...

I love this original idea! I got an email telling me you had left a message for my tile post. I clicked approve and then got a message stating it was rejected. I am not sure how that happened, but want to let you know I appreciate your comment and am not ignoring trying to publish it. Again, nice work here!

ledenzer said...

Oh do I love that string! I mean fantastic!

Gloria said...

This is wonderful,Sue. It must have felt like you were weaving your macrame wall as you drew each string and decorated each bead. Very pretty and clever design. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Helen said...

Love your interpretation of this challenge. Beautiful :)

Fiona said...

This is lovely. It made me think of macrame which I used to do when I was young.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Like Fiona says: it's like macrame some of us did years ago. Lovely Sue!

Blue-bird (a.k.a. Ilse) said...

I keep seeing more and more original takes on this challenge! I love this one! It is really one of the most creative ones I've seen!

Claire said...

A wonderful beaded curtain... love the colours and use of so many different tangles.

Tinkered Art said...

Wow Wow Wow - fantastic take on the challenge - the bead work - they all look like fine jewels - beautifully done.

Chrissie said...

WOW, beautiful idea. It's super.

Karen Lynn said...

I love what you did with this challenge! Beautiful and creative. And it gave you a chance to relive and share your dreams and ideas from the past with friends from all over the world. How cool is that?