Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Simplicity

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #226 GUEST BLOGGER Katie Crommett, CZT

Isn't it special when our world is in sync and right thing happens at the right time. Although saying that, our family is going through a very sad time. I wasn't quite sure if I was ready to share this but I am sure my Zentangle family will understand. My Mum is hospital and seriously ill with pancreatitis, her body is wearing out and she is exhausted. I have been sitting by her bed for long hours, quietly chatting, reading and tangling. Many of my tangled tiles have been shared and given to nurses and patients. These tiles have bought smiles and conversations when times are awkward. They have been drawn with simplicity in mind, nothing to complicated or over done. I often ask Mum if she needs anything, she replies with "No thank you, just stay" That's easy, simplicity with love and a hug.




 

27 comments:

  1. Keeping both you and your mum in my prayers.Zentangle is such a wonderful gift....glad you are able to share.

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  2. Thinking of you and your mum.

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  3. Beautiful tiles. Speedy recoveryto your mum.

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  4. Lovely tiles,
    Hope your mum will get well soon.

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  5. Beautiful tiles in their simplicity. You have a way of doing that. Prayers of comfort for you, your family and your mom.

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  6. Lovely tiles esp. Like the hiding printemps :). Hope you mum feels better soon.

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  7. My zen-prayers for your Mom, Shelly. Almost 3 years ago I was sitting by the side of my Dad in a hospital and tangling Ganesha at that stage was a great inner support to me. I can understand your situation. I Wish your mom a speedy recovery. Your tiles are beautiful, as ever.

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  8. Dear Shelly ~ prayers are sent your way. There is such a beauty to simple presence. Blessings on all of you.

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  9. Not overdone, definitely simple on one level and very lovely. Stay strong.

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  10. Wonderful tiles, and I am sure all the staff who receive one will be thrilled, your tiles are always truly artistic. I used to be a nurse and sometimes it was awkward because a patient tried to give us a present and we were not allowed to take them, but to be given something like a Zentangle Tile which is actually not of any monetary value would have been greatly appreciated. It is the thought and seeing you do them that would count more than anything.

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  11. My heart and prayers go out to you and your mum. Also giving thanks for the simple blessings that help process life's challenges ... tangling, hearts entangled, quiet time shared, quiet gifts of heart and hand.

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  12. Your tiles are lovely. I have a niece who had a sudden attack of pancreatitis 2 years ago. It is a very long recovery process. Big hugs and prayers to you and your mum.

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  13. Shelly, oh, how I felt every bit of pain and sadness in your words. I am so sorry that you are having to experience this part of life with your mom. No matter how old or how ill a loved one, especially a parent, it's never easy to think of losing them. My heart has empathy for you. We just went through that same thing with my mother-in-law. She passed 2 months ago. Would've been 90 on the 6th of this month. Hang in there my friend. So many loving thoughts, prayers and love are being sent your way, for you, your mom and family, Hugs to you!!!!
    Isn't it amazing in times like this, though, you still are finding a way to share some Zen!! Bless you!! :0) Annette
    oh I do love your simplicity of tangles! Beautiful!

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  14. Shelly, my heart goes to you. I can hear the sweetness in your mom's request to just stay. Presence is a gift. Thinking of you and your mom. Your tiles are beautiful.

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  15. 'Just stay" is the only real thing we can do, but it is not done very often. Bless you for staying with her. I think of you both!

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  16. I feel with you and your mum and wish you all the best to both of you. Your zentangles are very beautiful.

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  17. So sorry to hear of your Mom's illness. My thoughts are with you both. As always, your tiles are beautiful and elegant.

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  18. Very moving, very 'Zen' words and tiles, Michele. You convey so effectively that in times of real emotion, the simplest of things can provide the most relief and support. I send you and your family - and particularly your mother, of course - all that can possibly be good in your difficult times. Axx

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  19. Your tiles are super, simple or other!!!

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  20. I am thinking about you and your Mum. I am glad your zentangles are comforting you and bringing joy to others.

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  21. Shelly, I was just writing on my blog, and wanted to link to your blog because of Mah-Kra-Mee . . . . and saw this post. I'm sending you and your family love and hugs!

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  22. Thinking of you and your family in this time of sadness. Keep on sharing the love and kindness Zentangle brings to the world. Your work is beautiful as ever & I am sure very much appreciated. Your mum is very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter. Prayers for you all.

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  23. I am sorry to hear about the difficult time your family is going through right now, Michele. How lovely that you are able to be there for your mum and able to share some of your wonderful talent to bring a smile to those around you. Helen

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  24. I'm sorry about your mother! Take care!
    Lovely tangles - see them as the therapy they are!

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  25. Sending virtual hugs to you and your family. Take care! And keep on tangling, it is not only you who benefits from it.

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