One day, we went to the nearby azalea garden by Brighton Dam and it was fabulous. Azaleas of all different colors...just rows and rows of them. I got a few good shots and am sharing them below.
|Paved with petals|
On Saturday night, I also got to see old friends of mine who I knew when I lived out there. We were all nannies together and have known each other for years and years. One of them, Micki, had shown an interest in the Zentangles that I have been doing since November. She has always been artistic and is really talented in pressed flower art and wins ribbons frequently. So, after dinner, we camped out at the restaurant and I gave her a quick lesson on Zentangle. She has already posted some of her work on Facebook and I can see she will do fabulous pieces. She took to it like a fish in water.
It is exciting to share this art form and to see others get so interested and ignited with enthusiasm. I hope that my friend Kip's new studio space, Small but Mighty Arts brings about more of that. We all need a little art in our lives and the peace that doing creative things brings me really is essential for me.
Due to the trip, etc, I am behind on doing the diva's challenges once again. But, that's okay. May is a busy month with holidays, birthdays, events and assorted other things, so I will get them done when I can. Most likely in increments, as I do most things.