Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Re-finding the Zen

I finally processed my pictures from our New Orleans trip. I didn't take as many as usual probably because we had been there before so I already have lots of great shots of wrought iron balconies and shotgun houses. But here are a few selected for your viewing pleasure.

This was hanging in our hotel. Very Zen I think!

We walked around the Sculpture Garden in City Park. There are pieces by artists from all around the world. This one really struck my fancy.
Karma, 2011 by Do-Ho Suh
At the Botanical Gardens in City Park

We went to the Whitney Plantation which opened in 2014. This plantation is dedicated to telling the story of the enslaved peoples.
Sculptures by Woodrow Nash representing
 some of the enslaved children
At the beginning of the tour each person was given a lanyard with a picture of one of the Children's Sculptures on it. Some of the children were interviewed as adults as part of the WPA program created by then President Franklin Roosevelt. Portions of these are on the backs of the lanyards.

This is a beautiful and heartbreaking piece by Rod Moorhead
 in the Field of Angels
The museum is well thought out and the docent was incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a better understanding of this country and how it started.

Fun Fiesta at the San Francisco airport

Take-a-Stitch Tuesday

I got a week behind on these but caught up this week.

TAST 54 - Knotted Buttonhole Band
TAST 4 - Cretan Stitch

TAST 55 - Up and Down Buttonhole
TAST 5 - Herringbone Stitch

Weekly Diva Challenge

This week's challenge was to go back to basics and doodle for the sake of doodling...find your zen!

Tangles Used: Gravee, StarMaps, Printemps, and Nzeppel,

I did this while listening to a SF Giants game last night. They lost in the end but I had a great time getting into the zone and doing this.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your trip! Nice tile with some fun tangles.

  2. I enjoy looking at your tile. It sends out much harmony!

  3. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics and I can feel you have enjoyed your trip very much. I like your well balanced tile, uncomplicated and nice!

  4. Great tile and your trip looks like it was wonderful!

  5. I like your tile! Thanks for sharing the photo's.

  6. New Orleans is one place I really want to travel to! Thanks for sharing some photo's. I love your tile - a version of NZeppel I haven't seen before, and I had forgotten star map! Nicely done.

  7. Nice relaxing tile. It's great to have a relaxing tile to look at after you've relaxed with the tangling.

  8. Great photos!
    You have some nice depth in that tile.