Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Diva Challenge #221 - Beads of Courage

This weeks challenge is Beads of Courage. This wonderful program awards very ill children with a beautiful bead as an award for undergoing scary proceedures during their health care. Collecting these beads displays the courage of these brave children. The beads challenge can also be used as an inspiration to create a tribute. Last year my response to the Beads of Courage were for my Son who died of Cancer, This year my Tile is to honor Artoo, the bravest little boy I know, and my wife who passed away in February. A simple clean tile for a loving wife, mother, and friend. She would have liked this tile as she commented on every Tile, Tangle, and Pattern I drew. Losing two loved ones in one year is very tough. I love Zentangles, and the Diva Challenge community. I appreciate the support and encouragement I receive in the comments and art that each of you share each week.


Patterns: Stone Necklace and Holiday Ornaments bySuzzane McNeill,
LoLo by Hsin-Ya-Hsu, Printemps, Ribbons and Auras.


Thanks to everyone for your comments on last weeks Challenge.

To see other challenge tiles for this week's Challenge and past Diva challenges, visit "IamTheDivaCZT's" Blog site.

23 comments:

  1. Even without the dedication this tile is lovely, symbolic of love and courage. With the dedication, it's heartbreaking. Be strong, David.

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  2. This idea of necklace putting on pearls, heart and (seems to me) capsules of medicine pleases me a lot. The garland of hearts is magnificent!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear that you've had such a tough year... I wish you much strength, David!
    Your tile is beautiful, it's full of love.

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  4. Beautiful and so moving. I'm sorry for your losses.

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  5. This is beautiful ! Red and Orange adds a lovely touch to the beads !

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  6. I am so very sorry for your double loss - that is heart breaking!! I am so very very sorry!! And this is a beautiful tribute to them!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/06/my-diva-beads-of-courage-challenge-entry

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  7. Love the way you incorporated the hearts in your chain of beads.

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  8. Beautiful and detailed tile David. Not sure what tangle it is but really like the descending tangle on the left. Is that Lolo? Nice tribute for your family as well as Artoo. Glad that you feel the support of those around you as well as the internet community of tanglers.

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  9. Beautiful, I like the colours and composition of this tile. Great creativity! Like always..;-))

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  10. This is really beautiful! And I am very sorry about your loss.. May God give you strength to come out of this..

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  11. Your works ALWAYS inspires me! And now I understand why... we are seeing a bit of your heart. Thank you.

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  12. David, your tile is absolutely gorgeous, and a wonderful tribute to your wife, to Artoo, and to your son. You have endured such loss in such a short time, and my heart really goes out to you. I am honored to have met you at CZT 19, and will always admire your gentle spirit and beautiful artwork. May you find strength and courage to go forward into whatever the future brings for you. Life brings surprises to us all the time if we just open our hearts.

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  13. The tile is gorgeous, lines are so delicate. I'm so sorry for your loss and this a beautiful tribute.

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  14. David, I think the family and survivors deserve Beads of Courage also. I see the love (hearts) in your beads. Lovely.

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  15. So sorry to hear of your sadness David. Thank you for your courage and beautiful artwork.

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  16. Hi David,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost some near and dear ones, myself, and I more than understand the emptiness they leave behind. We can only choose to celebrate their lives in the most meaningful ways we can and know how. It is so sweet that you dedicated this tile to her.
    This is such a beautiful tile too - I love how fluid and light it is. Even the border which turned into an aura, lightly shaded, is so elegant in contrast with the dancing colours and shapes. Simply beautiful!

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  17. David, it is so pretty. I love being your friend in tangles even tho we have not yet met. I think your wife is smiling down on the lovely work you do!

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  18. I love your tile, David. It's a loving tribute to your wife and Artoo.
    Like Hesedetang I hope you are able to celebrate the lives of the loved ones you lost. And keep talking (and of course thinking) of them, I know from my own loses that that can help and also make them immortal in a way.

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  19. As always, you take the challenge to a higher level. This tile is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart. I will be praying for you.

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  20. Dear David, I am glad that you have been able to channel your emotions into beautiful artwork and have gained solace from tangly people far and wide. "Sorrows when shared are less burdensome, though joys divided are increased" -- Josiah Gilbert Holland. Have a brilliant day! c

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  21. I´m so sorry to read about your loss and I hope your memories help you through the grief. Your tile is beautiful and a wonderful tribute for your wife, because it comes from your heart. My thoughts are with you.

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  22. This brought such a lump to my throat, David. I am so sorry for your tragic losses. Your tile is exceptionally beautiful - your work is always amazing - it seems to really pulse with love.

    Axxx

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  23. Very nice tile , David :)

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