Thursday, October 6, 2011


This week's challenge is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness - the theme is hope.

Most of the time the challenge is finding the time to tangle or learning a new pattern.  The challenge for me this week was how to depict something as elusive as the concept of hope.  So many tangible and concrete things represent hope to me: a baby, the first daffodils peeking through snow, a cocoon, a job application, a lottery ticket.  I had a very hard time finding the one thing that inspires me to hope. I started by drawing a double-string of the word "hope." And then it dawned on me - rainbows.  I love color and light.  In lighting, white light is the presence of all color. Rainbows visually represent the entire refracted spectrum.  When  combined, the result is pure white light.  Healing light.  Hopeful light.  So... here are my interpretations.

A full spectrum of hope

The names bordering the ribbon are special people in my life - family and friends - who have been touched by cancer.  Both my mother, Louise, and sister, Judy, survived cancer.  My mother succumbed to Alzheimer's Disease July 2010.

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”  Emily Dickinson

Without hope dreams are meaningless.  Without hope we wouldn't put one foot in front of the other or dare to believe that a cure for cancer can be found in our lifetime. So, I wish you hope. And light.

Namaste - and happy tangling!


Mariƫt said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! ! !

Pennyb said...

Wow, Beautiful. The names are precious and the Hope ribbon is just gorgeous.

Joni said...

I love your rainbow and what it represents. The Hope ribbon is awesome!
By the way my word verification is "bless"... so you see your zentangles are indeed a blessing

Hazel said...

These are truly beautiful. THe elegance of second one is especially lovely. x

Mel said...


maggiekat said...

Both are just beautiful. HOPE is stunning. And the Ribbon and Rainbow touches me deeply.