After Paravan was added to the list of approved patterns, I have received several enthusiastic mails. A sincere thank you! Below I have posted a picture of my friend M.M. She has made a very nice variation on this pattern. Of course, I hope to see sometimes Paravan in your future tiles! I’ve also got a couple of mails from people who didn’t succeed to draw the “rice grains“ and the “diamonds” in the same proportion. The solution is very simple: just draw continuous horizontal pencil lines and then it is very easy to make the diamonds and the grains evenly!
A few years ago, when we moved to the south of Belgium, I saw a beautiful butterfly, just along the way, during a lazy summerwalk in august. I ‘ve never seen this kind of butterflies in Flanders. I took a picture and searched for more information. It turned out to be a “Spanish flag“. I decided to create a photo book of native butterflies. At this moment, I have already pictures of more than 30 different species. It became also a new hobby and, I am excited like a little child when I get a new picture for my collection. I ‘ve already learned a lot about these beautiful little creatures. This book is unique and valuable to me because every picture is taken by me (or my husband) and the butterflies live only in the surrounding nature. Even in this digital age, it remains pleasant to have a nice personal album, that you can decorate with your favorite Zentanglepatterns. It is also a pleasant idea for your hollidaypictures…
In Belgium, there is every year a day of telling the different kinds of butterflies. Last year, my husband and I participated. On this guided walk, we have seen 13 different species. In Flanders this day will be held on the 6 th and 7 th August and is organized in different places by” Natuurpunt”, in the south we have Natagora who organises different activities to which everybody is welcome. It is worthwhile to join. You learn different types and you find out how you can get more butterflies in your garden. A simple solution is just plant a butterfly tree in your garden and/or make an insect hotel on a sunny place.
In addition to this “butterfly book” I also decided to make another album of the dearest pictures from all the years ago. (had to be done from lack of space!) That was a very complicated work: which pictures would end up in a box (which was stored) and which ones did I really wanted to see again on a regular basis? I had over 20 albums but still it was possible to put my whole life in just one album!
Below, you see a few precious photos: on the first my husband Rob and I have just met. Now we are almost 40 years later and still happy with each other, unfortunately there are some extra pounds and less hair but it doesn’t matter. That is why I have drawn the lovely tangle: heartvine!
I knew that tiles travel around the globe, but until now I didn’t have any experience. .A few weeks ago I got the question by Karin Godyns to share a traveltile with her. So I started to draw and sent her the tile. She finished the drawing and she started a very nice Renaissancetile with a few Printemps and the nice tangle Narwal. I had to finish the work. Thank you Karin for this challenge and I wish you a nice holliday!
Due to the continuing rains, many beautiful blossoms are withered and disappeared too early. Wild orchids love that humidity and they appear at some places in our neighbourhood. I love those wild flowers and I admire them during the daily walks with my four-legged friends. I realize how beautiful nature can be, even in Belgium, even when it rains so much...they brighten my day!
And if it’s not such a sweet summer night as hoped, we make a fire, listen to nice music and have a little wine and we are satisfied. A few days ago, dozens of fireflies and glowworms created magical moments. These are also times where I am grateful for, so simply and yet so special!
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