Weekly Challenge #124 : We Are Calgary

This week’s challenge was prompted by the flooding in Calgary, and the heartbreak suffered by a community due to the destructive flood waters.  This challenge is “open”, and I quote : “I only ask that you keep Calgary in your hearts this week, and any part of the Earth where people are dealing with incredible struggles and tragedy.” (IAmtheDivaCZT.blogspot.com)

My home state is Oklahoma, and I have nieces & nephews living in the Moore area. Thank God, they are OK.  My heart breaks for the families who lost everything, especially for those who lost loved ones. So, my drawing is dedicated to Oklahoma.  I used patterns that remind me of wind & rain & hail, homes, crops & brokeness. I also used “Hartvine” to show the love sent to the area, and flowers to show hope. I drew this week’s challenge on a 4-1/2 in square of print maker’s paper.


(clicking on any photo in this blog will enlarge it.)

The specific tangles used are listed here:

Casella by Connie Holsapell, Hurakan by Carole Ohl, Pop-Cloud by Carla duPreez, Cracked by Lori Howe, Hartvine by Lori Howe.  Official Zentangle patterns: Nipa, Zinger and tangleations of Zinger, and Hollibaugh.


5 Responses to “Weekly Challenge #124 : We Are Calgary”

  1. June 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Your ZIA visualizes the disaster and your feelings so well…. I am deeply impressed!!

  2. 2 Annemarie
    June 30, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Very well done, a great tribute.

  3. June 30, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Very fine and dramatic tangles. And above all sun is arising. This is fine interpretation about this challenge.

  4. June 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Your tangle is lovely, very balanced, and full of hope, as are your words. Great tribute to Oklahoma, Calgary, Colorado, Arizona, and of course, India….who may have suffered the most.

  5. July 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Great tile! It is very impressive. I love your choices of tangles.

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