Zentangle, Paris to the Moon, Friends, and UPDATE on Grandmother Status

Lots to share today.  I'll start with the Zentangle class I went to at Mary and Trina's home on Saturday.   Penny Raile gave us a free introduction to Zentangle for 2 hours.

This was Penny's first time teaching Zentangle since she took the workshop with the creators, Maria and Rick, so Penny was using us as guinea pigs (so to speak).

Penny had placed Zentangle samples all around for us to check out. Here are a few of them. To see the detail, just click to enlarge . . .

We all had a wonderful time together, and Mary and Trina were the perfect little hostesses *smiles*.

Here are a few photos I snapped at the party . . .

above is Penny, our instructor.  Click on the photo to see her Zentangle-inspired shirt she's wearing.  How cool is THAT?!

My buddy Diana

From left to right:  Trina, Nicole (Owner of The ARTbar) and Mary
PS - Nicole is having a HUGE sale at the store that you might want to go and check out

And I just HAD to show you this fab-u-lous Christmas tree!  Mary made this about 40 years ago.  The photo does not do it justice, but if you click on the photo you can get a closer look.  AND, there are mini lights throughout that are wired behind the framed tree.  Look at all of the jewels Mary used to make this!  Just GORGEOUS!

After the class I mentioned that I was going over to Paris to the Moon in Costa Mesa.  Mary replied with, "What's Paris to the Moon?"  OMG, I couldn't believe that she had never been there, let alone had never even HEARD of the place!  So you know what happened next, right?   Yep, the three of us went to Paris!

After we left Paris, Mary and Trina went back home and I stopped by Linda's for a quick hello since she lives just right around the corner from Paris.

Remember a couple of weekends ago when I was at Linda's showing her how to make those snow people?  Well here they are all completed and in their wonderland!

 Aren't they cool?!

And of course Marley had to get in on the act last night.  Here she is wearing her Christmas collar . . .

Ok, so I saved this news for last. I am an ex-grandmother! a grandmother.  Below was is my new grandson.   Seems my teenage manchild was not ready for a 3-week old baby!  Great lesson learned in less than 2 whole days by the way.

Yep, he was definitely cute *sigh*.  He has been placed in a new and loving home that can care for him properly. . .

I'm just glad that my teenage manchild realized the great responsibility it is to raise a baby.  Babies do more than sleep!

PS  I hope you are enjoying my Christmas/Holiday selection of tunes here on my blog.  This is the first day that I've been at the computer long enough to hear all of the songs.  I think I did a pretty good job of picking some uplifting tunes!


Melissa said...

Hey Sherry! So glad you're enjoying the cards. I really enjoyed collaging them. Your new grandson is so stinkin' cute! What kind of dog....er, I mean "dog-child" is he? LOL! I wish I lived closer, that Paris to the Moon looks like a great place to visit. Stop by, I just posted a free collage sheet!

Charmingdesigns said...

aaawh, he is soooo cute. Love those Zentangles!! I'll have to get to Paris to the moon this next summer!

Linda Mitcheltree said...

Hi Sherry
Thanks for sharing your trip to "Paris to the Moon" shop, sure wish I could have tagged along. What a really neat looking place.
And your grand-dog is SO cute! Nothing cuter than a puppy!

Vicki Holdwick said...


Love your zentangles, especially the one with the negative cat shape.


mary said...

Hi Sherry
What a fun day we had yesterday. Loved every minute and love to Zentangle with you.
Keep the Zen and Tangle don't Strangle.

Utah Grammie said...

So, OK, 2 things..
1. Can those zentangles be any cooler? i think not - wish they taught out here :-(

b. your grandpup is the cutest ever! What a love :-)

You are an inspiration - keep it up..(no pressure..heehee)

Heartinmyhand said...

Congrats on being a (fur)Grandma!!! He is very cute and I sure still has that new puppy smell.:)
Zentangles are very cool

Anonymous said...

Wow....those zentangles are gorgeous, but I really wonder about my patience level in getting such beautiful intricate designs. My attempts look like sad doodles in comparison.
Oh, that store looks fabulous!
And what can I say about the new grand-pup? Adorable!
I didn't hear any music, and wonder why. I always do on your blog.
Well, off to post Tag 7!

Lori said...

Whew! You have been BUSY! Love all the pictures, that grandbaby is too cute! Let us know what the name is!

Robin said...

Love those zentagles!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

what a newsy and great post
Loving all the Zentangleness going on! Those are addicting, but I probably do not need to tell you LOL!
Love the Sade link too, TFS!!!
Happy December!

Just-Kim said...

Those Zentangles are fabulous!!! I guess it's a good idea to have proper instruction! Lol!!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Household 6 said...

Haha, funny story for you: I am googling Zentangles and guess who's blog it referred me to? Yup. Small world :) So I've been wanting to try this doodling artform, just not sure how to start.