Diva Challenge is challenging this week. In San Diego, we don't have fall colors. I have been trying my whole life to time it perfectly when I travel to see this beauty take place. Not being successful up to two years ago, I planned a trip by chance to visit my Mother in Washington State on Halloween. Bingo !!!. OMG, when I got off the plane, I couldn't believe my eyes. I must of taken 300 pictures in three days. All of you that have "color" in your life... don't take it for granted.
Now onto the Diva Challenge...Not having fall leaves available (or trees for that matter in my yard... I have plumeria plants).... yesterday by chance at our Zentangle Club, Susan's Aunt was visiting from Canada and since the maple leaf is on Canada's flag which represents nature and environment as well as:
The maple leaf wasn't chosen at random. Adoption of the maple leaf as an
important Canadian symbol dates to 1860, when the prince of Wales was visiting.
The English wore their traditional roses, the Scots wore their traditional thistles, and
Canadians needed something to wear as well, so they chose a maple leaf.
Thanks Susan, it was a perfect Diva Challenge for today. Who would have thought? So today you got a little history of Canada, what I like to grow in my yard, and that everyone doesn't have color in their lives... Thank goodness for watercolor pencils and Zentangle.
Susan dusted the tile first with several fall watercolor pencils, blended, and strung a maple leaf shape in pencil. We tangled. I choose to use a brown micron pen to go along with the fall colors.