Saturday, February 26, 2011

EIC #128 - The Hidden Alphabet

Hey everyone. Still a little down for the count, but working as hard as I can to get back to normal. I don't like scaring my kids like that, and I know my 14yo (Hannah) was terrified to see the EMTs cart me off Wednesday night. The ER doctor says the cartilage attaching my lungs to my sternum is inflamed, which is part of what is making it so painful to breathe. Most likely this is from coughing so hard with the bronchitis. So, nothing major, just a huge inconvenience, and literal pain, and I'm getting less air than I should, since it hurts to take a deep breath.

Anyway, you guys aren't here to read about that. You want to know what's up with the EtsyInspired Challenge this week, right? Right! This week our shop is called The Hidden Alphabet. Have you ever noticed how sometimes certain shapes in our environment look like letters of the alphabet? Well, Laura at The Hidden Alphabet sure has, and she has taken some of the coolest photos of these "hidden" letters and turned them into fabulous art! One of our winners this week will win a personalized LOVE print, like the one shown here.

I had a kind of crazy idea based off the alphabets in this week's shop, so I made myself a zentangle bookmark. I've been reading a lot lately - there's not a lot else one can do when one is stuck on the sofa, and I'm a bookworm anyway - and I can never have too many bookmarks. I think I need a lot more practice with Zentangles, but it was still fun to make!
It's really about 2"x 6", so it'll fit perfectly in a paperback book! Apologies for the photo. My desktop flipped out on me with my CompactFlash card in it, so this pic was taken with my phone so I'd have something to post.

We have another great sponsor this week. Paper & Roses is an Etsy shop filled with romantic paper art. There is a neat prize package for one of our winners...yet another one I wish I could win!! Good luck to all our players this week!

Check out the rest of the DT and then head over to the EtsyInspired blog to link up your own project. Full challenge deets are on the EIC blog.

13 comments:

de said...

OMG Carole I just LOVE this! So cute! I want one! But I think my name needs to be longer for the full effect! HA!

Jackie said...

This is sooo cute Carole! I can't believe you made this in your condition....please get some rest & I hope you start to feel better very soon Sweetums!!!!!

Kerry said...

What a fun drawing technique to play around with! Your bookmark turned out great! I hope you get some rest this weekend and start to have less pain. It has been such a rough winter this year...I'm hoping spring will bring sunny days and better health for all!

Joy said...

this is fantastic!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love your bookmark Carol. The lettering is soooo fun.

Hope you feel better soon. That's scary. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest. :)

Sherry Campbell said...

Awesome project! I hope you feel better soon- that is really scary!!

Wayne said...

if (caroleHasTime) && (caroleFeelsBetter) {
makeWayneACard()
}

P.S. Wayne asks that, if possible, his card include, instead of a Peace symbol, an Opeth 'O' (difficulty level: extremely hard) or a Dream Theater Majesty Symbol (difficult level: easier than the 'O')

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Very cool bookmark!

Debbie Corbari said...

ACK! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! Oh I'm so glad you stopped by my blog....I can tell already I'll be getting lots of inspiration here!

And...I hope you are feeling ok! YIKES!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER FUN! I love that you did this all by hand! I have yet to try zentangles....it looks like fun and there are so many things you could do! FAB job!!! LOOOOOOOVE IT:)

Ruby said...

Hope you're feeling better.

My Mum had costochondritis a few months back, it really was painful for her, so I can sympathise with you.

Great Zentangle bookmark, I must have a go of that!

maryanns said...

So sorry to hear that you have been sick--take care of yourself! Your bookmark is adorable. The peace sign is just the right touch for a bookmark.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great bookmark- you take card of yourself- how scary and painful!