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The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Beads of Courage

In this week's Diva Challenge, Laura Harms explains: Beads of Courage is an arts in medicine program that helps kids with chronic or life threatening illness tell the story of their medical journey. Each bead represents something different. A different procedure or appointment or special circumstance. For example, when seeing a doctor or getting a poke, instead of getting a sticker when they leave they are given a glass bead for each thing. (Blue for doctor, black for poke. Some other beads are yellow = night in the hospital, pink = respiratory support, magenta = trip to emergent care, teal = tube insertion or removal, rainbow = therapy--physical, speech, occupational, respiratory. Every child's necklace is unique to their story.

Laura, our darling Diva and Beads of Courage mom/supporter,asked us to be inspired by this wonderful organization and / or the Color Run she recently organized for its benefit. Her son, Artoo, is a brave heart, whose favorite color is green. This tile is for him, and all the children who battle illness every day.


My beads are fragmenta from the Zentangle Primer, vol 1.

Thank you, Laura, for all the inspiration you and your family offer us every day.

22 comments:

  1. How clever to think of using the fragments! Perfect way to use them. I love your colored heart background as well.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! I didn't realize it was a heart until I had finished!

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  3. Lovely gentle colour and it makes a great background for the patterns.

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  4. I agree with Jean, what a clever idea and it is really very nice, also your background is beautiful, what an orignal tile!!!

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  5. A necklace with fragments is a great idea and .... the result beautiful.

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    1. I struggle with using the fragments inside their "reticula", but I like using them as individual elements!

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  6. I love your beads, makes me want a necklace based on your design.

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  7. What a clever idea! I love your tile with the little splash of colour!

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    1. Thanks, Simone! I love that "hefty hack" that Laura gave us!

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  8. Lovely! Each bead is so beautifully detailed and that little splash of color. What a great idea to use fragments;-)

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    1. I was glad to find a way to use them at my beginners' level.

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  9. What a great idea to use fragments from our favourite book for your beads. Lovely.

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    1. Maybe one day I'll put them together in a proper "reticula". I'm happy with this one for now :)

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  10. What a great idea to use fragments for your beads! Great tile.

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    1. They have always seemed likes beads, or broken crockery you might see in a mosaic. I still want to use them in a proper "reticula".

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  11. Fabulous fragments with your elegant style.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shelly! I hope to make them less "fragment-y" and more of a mosaic one day!

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