This week's challenge is: "Eyes Wide Shut!"
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to draw your string* with your eyes closed. I was pretty excited to do this one - but when i finally found a minute or two to sit down and actually do it, i was thoroughly unimpressed with my string.
*a string is the term for the pencil line that cuts up the tile into sections
|Eyes Closed - a string|
My first instinct was to start over and try to do something that 'looked cooler'... and then i thought... "C'mon, Laura, it's supposed to be a challenge. So, rise to it" (Or something equally wise and insightful, in reality it was probably something enlightening like: "aw, crap.")
When i finished the tile, i showed it to my husband and he said: "How was the process?"
I said, "What do you mean?"
and he quoted back to me something i tell my students all the time: "It's about the process, not the product."
so i thought for a moment and then said:
"Well, i started thinking it was going to look bad, cuz the string was so small and confining, but then i took a deep breath and thought, okay - i'll just start with this little section, then do this next little section, until the whole thing was done. One step at a time."
(thanks baby, for reminding me)
So, here it is - my tile in all it's glory:
|Click to enlarge|
not bad, huh?
So close those eyes, and see what you can create!
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how do find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (See the contact tab above for my email address)
I am going to make the deadline for each weekly challenge Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. It's just getting kinda tricky with latecomers wanting their tiles added - which isn't a problem right now, as we're only on week three, but i see this as more of a problem as the weeks continue.
I'm also going to try to be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. :(
Have a great week everyone!