Saturday, February 18, 2012

" Diamonds " - Weekly Challenge #58

The theme for drawing this week's Zentangle or ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) challenge has been offered by Diana Hirsch, CZT.  Diana says:  "The Four Diamonds Fund was started by Charles and Irma Millard after their son, Christopher, lost his 3 year battle with cancer in 1972.   Symbolic of the traits Christopher felt were needed to defeat cancer, he wrote a story in which the knight Sir Millard overcomes obstacles to achieve the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength."

While meditating over this tile, I found my peripheral thoughts very open and allowing apprehension to enter.  Hmmm.  What's going on? 

I was so concerned with "doing justice" to the diamond that I lost track of the Zentangle methodology.  The outcome was a bit of a surprise.

Traditional Zentangle Tile - Sakura Micron Black #'s 005, 01, 08;graphite shading; Prismacolor pencils

Thank you Laura and Diana.

Happy tangling...
... and thank you for visiting.

Happy Birthday Auntie Doris!  Love you!!


  1. This tile is very sweet, you have definitely done justice to the four diamonds!

  2. I've been working on this some, just starting and thought what the symbols might be for each diamond
    Courage - Lion, Wisdom an Owl, Honesty - the best I could think of was scales and Strength is a little harder - perhaps a tree. I've been trying to "tangle" them in a stylized version of each. Sorry I don't have a scanner so your imaginagtion will have to do.
    Mary - Lady Lavendar

  3. Your diamond ended up being the focal point of a lovely garden! Organic and beautiful!

  4. Love the way your diamonds glow Tricia.

  5. This is a pretty tile, Tricia. Very soothing feeling.

  6. I think it's lovely. Very pretty. :)

  7. Very pretty! Your diamonds are the highlight of a spring garden.

  8. This is really beautiful and has such a peaceful feel to it.


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