Wednesday, June 14, 2017


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June 21, 2017  
Duane has graduated from Zentangle CZT class #28.  I will be home tomorrow night around 10 pm.  Tangle on.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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 (only  3  days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

Getting ready to go to Providence here.  Making all kinds of last minute preps.  Yesterday afternoon I took my wife in for her first Physical Therapy appointment since her accident where she broke her elbow.  Remember a couple weeks ago when she fell against the wall and went down and on her way down to the floor she broke her elbow?  She is doing a lot better now and finally able to do small things for herself, like opening small packages and some jars/ bottles, etc.  I still have to do some of those for her....while I am gone I am having to depend on our 20 year old daughter to help her mother get by.

I just saw today where TSA, airport security, is testing a new program where they will use fingerprint to ID people at the airport gates instead of a boarding pass.  But only in Denver and Atlanta, so I won't be involved in that mess.  I am going from here (Portland, Or) to Philadelphia and then on to Providence.  I just hope I can get my syringes, needles, and insulin drugs past TSA without them pulling me out of the line and delay me.  Oh well, such is life.  To quote one of my favorite Comedians,  "That's our lot in life; it's not a lot but its our life."           Phyllis Diller.

Be well, everyone.

Duane.

Monday, June 12, 2017

WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, TANGLE BLOG.......WHERE ZENTANGLES LIVE...

 (only 4 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

I think that last line says it all........

See you all when I get back.

Friday, June 9, 2017

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 (only 7 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

Hi everyone, I am sorry for not having displayed tiles for the last couple weeks.  Things have gotten crazy here with making preparations for my trip to Rhode Island, getting suit cases out of storage, cleaning them up, having to research how much I can take with me and how much they can weigh as well as having to take measurements of the suit cases because you are only allowed certain size and weight.  I remember when you could take up to four or five cases for free.  Now its one case checked and one carry-on, and one medical bag (for those of us old people who need to take medicines and equipment -- I am diabetic, have a ton of pills I take everyday, and I have sleep apnea (my body forgets to breathe when I sleep) so I have a CPAP machine to breathe through to make sure I get the right amount of air at night.  
My wife, a few weeks ago, managed to fall in the house, hit the hallway wall with her body and broke her elbow.  She was in a cast for several weeks and the doctor did have to operate on her elbow to put the bones back together after she shattered one of them (she now has titanium screws in her elbow to hold it together).  So with that in play, I have had to keep up the housework....ALL of the housework...yes, I DO cook and clean (not many husbands to that anymore -- I was trained by my Dad to do those things when I was still living in my parents house).  Good training, I have used it many times over in my life.  Also, being a retired Navy man, I was trained in the cleaning skills while on active duty many years ago.

So off to Providence, RI in a week.  I will be off the Diva's challenges for a few weeks.  When you all see my work again, I will be a trained CZT.

Love to all my Zentangle family out there.
Duane.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


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 (only 24 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

This is today's Diva Challenge #317, using a cut-out picture of something as the string and drawing around it.  In mine I chose to reveal my other passion...that of building scale models of ships.  Here is my scaled down version of USS Crockett (PG-88)  This was a Gun Boat used in the Viet Nam War of which I am a veteran of.  I saw this ship in and around the harbors on the rivers.  I served in an LST (USS Hickman County LST-825) and we hauled cargo up and down the rivers of Viet Nam supplying the Army troops with needed supplies.  I found this copy of the Crockett online at a Radio Control ship building hobby store.  I ordered it and built it over a period of about 1 1/2 years.  I have all the necessary details and people aboard.  I belong to a boating club here in Tualatin, Oregon and am a pretty avid radio control (RC) hobbist.  I have several other ships I have built, as well.  I will include a better picture of this ship under this one.  I realize this can't be seen very well.
Tangles used here are Angelfish, Andante, CO2, and Agua.
This was taken by me of my "baby" at the lake with our boat club at a get-together a few days ago.  One of our guys in the Club has a replica of the USS Missouri (BB-63) and it was here that day, just not in this picture.
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Deanne, take a look at this drawing I did and let me know if this measures up to the tree that you drew.  I used yours as a guide to do this one.  Hope I did it justice and I hope you don't mind me doing it.

Monday, May 15, 2017


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 (only 32 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

Ok, here we go for another week.  This one is not going to be so CRAZY, I just know it.  (I hope).  My wife is improving...still in a cast and arm sling but she is now doing many things for herself instead of calling me for every little thing.  I even get full nights sleep now.  Tomorrow we go to her surgeon for her first after- operation check up.  At that meeting we will see what more is going on, if anything.

Now, down to the week's #316 Diva Challenge.  It's a "Stripe Thing"  this week.  Anything goes stripes.

I consider all of these tangles to be stripes.



The Tangles used here are:  Hurry, Hollibaugh, Bunzo, Lightning Bolt, Maryhill, and the boarder is done in Emingle.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, ZENTANGLE BLOG.......WHERE ZENTANGLES LIVE...

 (only 37 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

I have not been able to get this week's Diva Challenge done because I am too busy playing nurse for my wife.  About the time that my ankle started getting better, she took a fall at home and fell against the wall while trying to walk and broke her elbow.  She actually broke a bone in her elbow....most painful !!!  I had to take her to the hospital where they X-rayed and found the round bone on her joint had shattered and they had to operate to put the pieces back in place and put in two titanium screws to hold everything together.  True, this is her elbow and not her leg or something but she still has a hard time getting around and not able to do anything really.  Her arm from shoulder to hand is in a splint and cast and all that is in a sling.  She is rather immobile from the pain and discomfort.  Doctor has her on medicine for the pain but still there is some.  I have to keep her on track for pain meds every four hours (and I mean EVERY), so, I don't get a lot of sleep....mostly when she sleeps I get to sleep and then up with the alarm to give her medicine and help her move around the house.  I am learning a little bit what a mother goes through to keep her children healthy.  I know it isn't the same and I am not being exposed to it all but I am learning a small portion of it.

See you all next week.