Now, I am not Irish, not even a tiny bit (unless someone back in Italy strayed from the fold somehow...), but as a born and bred Chicago girl, I know full well the major importance of this mini-Bacchanal that included multiple parades (sadly the infamous South Side one has been banned)with every politician in Chicago marching along with the bagpipers, horses, costumed Irish dancing girls Chicago's famed Little People (hilarious - look them up sometime), beer, beer, green beer, and wearing green all day or there must be something wrong with you. Don't think of wearing orange, as you could get beat up (for being a subversive Protestant supporter, don't you know). Italians, you just wait a couple days and wear your red. (St. Joseph's Day is an altogether different type of celebration involving fathers and every kind of yummy Italian pastry you can imagine.) But on St. Patrick's Day everyone is a little Irish (except maybe my dad, the eternal resistor).
Tonight we have our monthly Wine Club dinner in the Arizona "over-55" place where we live. It's not specifically themed, but I will be wearing my new green dress along with some saucy little St. Pat's tattoos my sister-in-law gave me. No green beer but we will have fun anyway.
So today I meet the Diva's green challenge with something quick and fun. A cross between Shamrocks (Sh'rocks) B'Twined on a trellis and the spring basket-like Cruze. I added color with TomBow markers and a green metallic Gelly Roll pen. Yep, I did green nails (they are green-er in real life) this week!
For the Square One: Purely Zentangle board, the focus tangle was OoF. I bordered it with Akoya and punctured it with Black Pearlz.
Suzy Mosh's That's New To Me challenges. I really had fun with the B challenge as I have been wanting to use Sandy Steen Bartholomew's Bollywood for a long time but never seemed to have the right vehicle. When I looked at Helen Williams' Brax, I just started thinking of India and put them together.
|Week 11 Letter B - Brax and Bollywood|
|Week 10 Letter A - Akoya, Arcodos, Axlexa and Acrosstick|
I have begun a Zendala challenge. This is something rather new for me (see my previous post), but I am going to try to continue. This is a different skill and mindset, I think, and one I am anxious to develop further.