- if you haven't seen the slideshow for Week #4 - you can see it here
- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! A big extra special Thank You to Patty Farrell for her Code Work!! She's great!! (THANK YOU!!)
- and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds last week. You really helped me to have an Attitude of Gratitude this week. HUGS!
Wow, it's been a crazy whirlwind of a week here at Casa Diva. For those of you who are new here and don't know, my youngest son Artoo (this is his online nickname) was born just about 2 months early in October - a little preemie weighing 3lbs 15oz at birth.
One of the realities of having a little preemie dude is all the follow up appointment and things you have to deal with. We know this from our first go 'round with our older son, Chewie (his online nickname), who was also born 8 weeks early.
|A few pics from my busy week... appointments with the babe, Zentangle classes, exhausted family couch naps...|
Somewhere, in my infinite wisdom, i thought i'd just throw in a quick Zentangle® class... the second half of the class i did in December for the Teen Moms at a local high school. The tile in the collage up above is the tile we did.
All week, i had this desire, no this URGE to draw circles. I couldn't wait to get to my tile and try, but the week got away from me. I thought it was weird. I mean, i like drawing circles - some of my favourite tangles are the circular ones. I was drawing circles in my mind all week. I was a little stressed out, to be sure. And then i started worrying that i wouldn't get my challenge done in time - because i just wanted to draw circles...then i looked up the meaning of drawing circles on this website and this is what it had to say:
Circles indicate a self-protectiveness as well as a yielding nature.
Well, it's pretty safe to say that i was most assuredly in a state of self-protectiveness this week.
With this week of craziness, my urge to draw circles, and Monday drawing ever nearer i suddenly had it!
as my Two year old would say in a very GRU voice (the character from Despicable Me) "Light. Bulb."
The Challenge is ORBS.
I know that Maria Thomas is very fond of Orbs. They're so fat and delicious. (I also just started Weight Watchers this week... can you tell??) (She uses them in the instructional video for Betweed)
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According to Wikipedia:
The term orb describes unexpected, typically circular artifacts that occur in flash photography — sometimes with trails indicating motion — especially common with modern compact and ultra-compact digital cameras.
They've also been linked to the paranormal (if you believe in that) as spirits caught on film. ;)
bring on the orbs, baby! I'm so excited to see what you'll 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 to 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)
The deadline for each weekly challenge is 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.
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!