Which Way Challenge

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Today is a beautiful day and Mike and I explored some more of Morris County, New Jersey. It was the Open Gates Event with community gardens throughout the county open to visitors. This path leads from the garden plots, through the woods, to a wildlife blind.

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We mostly saw ticks, dragonflies and this little frog.

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“the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.”

Check out Cee’s Photography blog.

Zendala 4: Diva Challenge 324 Tangled Heart

Sorry it has been so long. I may be posting sparsely for the rest of the summer. I will try to do at least one Zendala each week.

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Here is my Zendala for the Diva Challenge this week. It is Zendala 4 of 100 and mandala 46 of 100. I’m a little late in the week posting and its going to be a short one. I’m having some new health problems and have exacerbated some old ones, but I’m making art and checking blogs as I can. For more Zentangled Hearts see the Diva.

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Four Years

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WordPress has kindly reminded me that I have now been blogging on Lunanista for 4 years. It started as an easy communication with a geographically distant friend and has become so much more.

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This was the beginning of my altered art gratitude journal. I was telling my friend about my art journal and she wanted to see pictures and here they all are after so many posts. The first year I had 269 visitors and at first I was mystified about how they found me. Since then I have found some wonderful groups that have helped me connect with people who have similar interests and concerns.

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My main Zentangle connection came from Laura Harms the CZT Diva, long before I considered becoming a CZT. And Kathryn Costa got me started on the 100 Mandala Challenge!

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An early photography influence and the flower of the day Diva is Cee’s Photography.

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My new friend Claudia McGill turned me on to making Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and inspired me with her painting and poetry.

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And most recently I have discovered others who are as crazy about photographs of doors as I am! Thanks Norm 2.0!

Want to hear something else that’s kind of crazy? I have had 1,679 visitors so far this year! I have been so grateful for this blog that started as a record of my gratitude and a way to deal with pain and disability. It became the practice ground for my life as an artist! Thank you for all your likes and comments. I appreciate every one. Please check out my professional art blog at Jeanette Clawson Art! Let’s make something beautiful!

Thursday Doors on the way back from Delaware

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I don’t remember which state this adorable little church was in, but it was on the drive to or from Delaware. I believe it is in New Jersey. It is the First Baptist Church of Hopewell.

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I love that we can see all the way through the church from this angle. The symmetry of this little church was delightful to me. The cemetery was also picturesque.

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On the way home from Delaware we went along the river road on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River we stopped at the Stover Mill Gallery. My favorite landscape was framed by a door.

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You would really need to watch your step from this one! We first encountered this lovely drive last summer when we went to Tinicum Arts Festival to meet Claudia McGill. The festival is going on next weekend and I hope to see Claudia once again (weather and health permitting).

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Sorry I’m late and thanks Norm!

Flower of the Day: Rose Buds

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I hope you enjoy this rose from the New York Botanical Garden. Tomorrow I’m off on a new adventure and won’t have access to my computer until next Monday. I hope you have a beautiful week. In the meantime, get lots of flower photos from Cee’s Flower of the Day posts.

Diva Challenge 321: Draw with your Left Hand

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I used to try to be ambidextrous, but I haven’t worked on it lately. I’m pretty rusty, but after a bit my strait lines got better. I drew the initial circle with my right hand (actually traced around a container). Curved lines are more challenging and the smaller circles turned out a little wonky. The Diva gave us a great challenge.

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For more results from the challenge check out the Diva’s blog.

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