Diva Challenge 339 - Hallow/Autumn



This week's diva challenge was to observe Halloween or autumn - or spring, for those who live where it's now spring rather than fall.  Here in Nicaragua, we observe the Day of the Dead rather than Halloween, and it's a solemn day of visiting the cemetary and cleaning the gravesites of loved ones rather than the colorful, festive observance we think of in Mexico.  And Nicaragua has neither autumn nor spring.  This time of year, the rainy season should be ending and the dry season beginning.  But with so many hurricanes this year, it just keeps raining and raining.  Anyone who doesn't believe in climate change should try coming to Nicaragua.  So, thinking of death and hurricanes and climate change, I drew a stormy tile which nonetheless managed to be beautiful.  "And there are stars!" says my sister Kathy.  Indeed there are, shining out through the storm.  Happy tangling, one and all.

Comments

  1. Halloween or not, I see some definite spookiness in your tile. Your use of Sand Swirl next to the stars reminds me of a Vincent Van Gogh sad sky. ¿Por cuanto tiempo has vivido an Nicaragua? Vamos a México en 2 semanas para visitar a nuestro hijo.

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    1. Tengo 23 anos de vivir en Nicaragua, trabajando en desarrollo comunitario sostenible. Have a wonderful time in Mexico, and thanks for your comment. Could you let me know if you see this answer to your question? I'm used to facebook, where comments and replies are direct and visible. This diva challenge process of each of us posting on our own blogs or whatever drives me crazy in never knowing whether I'm connecting with others or not.

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    2. I received an email showing that you had replied to my comment. I prefer comments on my blog because I'm "supposed to" drive traffic to my blog. Of course, I haven't quite figured out what I want my blog to be/do yet, but meanwhile, I'm supposed to care about numbers. Your blog is on Google Blogger platform (Blogspot), so you don't actually "own" your blog. Mine is considered "self hosted" because I pay Go Daddy to keep it on their server. It's a small way to keep Google from owning me lock, stock and barrel----which they pretty much do.

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  2. Your explanation goes a long way toward understanding your tile. I really like it.

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    1. Thanks, Dudz. I really love how expressive zentangles can be, so I do love both telling and hearing/reading the stories behind our tiles.

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  3. this is lovely Pat! I love stormy;-)

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  4. I like this tile a lot and also the thoughts behind it.

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  5. For some reason, blogspot won't let me reply directly to Michele and Anne, but thank you both for your comments. Michele, I'm glad the stormy comes through. I love it when my tangling actually expresses what's in my heart. And Anne, I'm glad you appreciated hearing my thoughts. I always enjoying sharing them as well as hearing the thought processes of other tanglers.

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