Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge #70 Bridge Too Far

I was not sure what this title really meant. Is it “the bridge too far” from operation market garden, the act of overreaching? Well, I decided to do it on what came to mind when I first read the words to the theme:

When I was a child, there was a story that went with the Tanabata Festival about two lovers who were only allowed to come together once a year.  The girl was the daughter of the sky king, and the boy a farmer. A great river separated the two, and on the 7th day of the 7th month, a boatman (the moon) would ferry them across to meet. If it rained,  magpies would come together to form a bridge over which the two lovers could cross and meet.  If you are interested, you can go to Tanabata for more on the festival and story.

Here are the credits:

Background: Irene Alexeeva Designs

Star Overlay: Mariscrap

Magpies & River: Google Images

Zentangle Challenge #3 Eyes Wide Shut!

Challenge #3 was to start the tangle by closing your eyes, and drawing the initial string: