Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rainbow Flags and Beads of Courage

My heart has been heavy this week after the tragedy in Orlando, Florida. Many people I hold dear identify as LGBTQ including my oldest child, and I stand in solidarity with this community.

love knows no limits

LGBTQ Pride rainbow heart

This week, the Diva's Challenge #271 focuses on Beads of Courage, which she tells us is "an arts in medicine program that helps kids with chronic or life threatening illness tell the story of their medical journey."

This program is a bright spot of positivity for these kids and thinking about it helped me remember the kindnesses we humans are capable of creating, even in the darkest times.

Here's my tile with color using the "hefty hack" and the linework before shading. It seemed fitting to keep with the rainbow theme.

Beads of Courage Zentangle Inspired Artwork
Beads of Courage, a Zentangle Inspired Artwork
ink and watercolor

I added the color using watercolor markers from Letraset for the color and did some subtle shading with a set of gray Koi watercolor brush pens.

Beads of Courage Zentangle Inspired Artwork
Beads of Courage Zentangle Inspired Artwork
Julie Bazuzi (c)2016


  1. I appreciate your beautiful drawing "love no limits"
    Your beads of courage are very nice and original. I thank you for sharing the way how you did that, especially the subtile shadow is well done!

    1. Thank you, Ria. I always appreciate your kind words.

  2. Wonderful "Love knows no limits "!!! And your beads of Courage are very beautiful too!

  3. I love the rainbow in this one, and the diversity in the beads. Beautiful as always.

  4. Thanks for your kind words, dear friend. <3