Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge- Letter D


 to my second year in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.

Since I plan to retire shortly, I thought an alphabetical look back at my paying library career and a look ahead to my crafting and writing career would be a good use of my 26 days in this challenge, 26 wonderful words for retiring me. Hope you enjoy. I am looking forward to reading whatever you share this month on your blogs, too.

Detritus- (loose material such as rock particles, organic particles, that result directly from disintegration.) 
Started going through my files, drawers, shelves at work making an inventory of what is mine and what is theirs. I've found some old photos of really good people and times that I love. Found notes on  2 unsuccessful building campaigns to enlarge the library; I played an integral part. Taxpayers said no and life went on.
I am organizing my work. I am revising the job descriptions of our 20 employees, creating procedures on how I do my job, knowing the next person will rearrange the work and make it their own.
Loose particles floating around me every day. It's ok with me.

Looking ahead: 
One of my first attempts at Zentangle and an uncooperative camera.
Doodle- (a design made by idle scribbling.)
In the meantime I have become interested in Doodling, Zentangling. The work is anything but idle scribbling. It is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns; fun, relaxing, increasing focus and creativity. So says Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the creators.
I agree, it's just what I need. As I create curls and wavy lines into patterns I can feel myself unwinding , unfurling. I do this at night during commercials or in the tense parts of the tv shows when I don't want to look at the screen. Or at 4 am when I wake up because of  worries from work.


Heather M. Gardner said...



Keep scribbling.


Margo Kelly said...

Very cool! :) Love the doodling. And thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I doodle as I talk on the phone, it's the only art I can do.

Suz said...

Thank you all for visiting.

Heather, potato, patatoe, let's call the whole thing off.

Margo, You should see some of the beautiful pieces some of the artists do.

Elizabeth, hey, you're multi-tasking.