- if you haven't seen the slideshow for Week #5 - you can see it here
- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs!
- and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds last week. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community. HUGS!
Last week's Orbs were amazing. And so very soothing to look at as we recovered from the previous week at our house. My husband really enjoys looking at the slideshows every week as well - we both are constantly impressed by the pieces you are creating.
I also am really loving how we are all learning from each other, and how we are being INSPIRED by each other... not only in our Zentangles but how we are coming together as a group. That's inspiring - don'tchya think?
After Artoo's procedure last week, we had a couple of rough days and even rougher nights, but things seem to be getting back to what we call normal around here. Thankfully.
The other day, while having a bit of a rest on the couch with the baby - i happened to notice a sharpie on the table next to me, and started tangling a bit on the back of one of Artoo's casts. it didn't take me 5 seconds before i knew where this would take me... and i thought - in celebration of these being the very last casts in the club feet treatment, i would give my little man some fancy digs.
So, i tangled around my sleeping babe - and let me tell you that zentangling on plaster is beautiful - the stark white of the plaster is just gorgeous. plus, the baby's pretty effin' cute (if i do say so myself.)
Because they cut his achilles tendons, i wrote "Love" over both spots where the incisions were. Because he's healing those little club feet i wrote "Happiness" on the soles of both his little tootsies. And because they are his last casts, i wrote "These are My Last Casts".... so cute.
So now we're all caught up!
This week, Rick and Maria sent out the Zentangle® Newsletter (you can subscribe to it here) and in this issue they introduced a New Tangle and the instructions.
I know that personally, it takes me a few tries with a new tangle before i feel comfortable throwing it into my tiles.
So, Challenge #6 is to use the new tangle IXORUS
|Instructions via the Zentangle.com newsletter|
Sometimes i need a push out of my comfort zone - i tend to use the same few tangles over and over again.
|Using 'Ixorus', 'Ennies', 'Cubine', 'Striping' and a variation of 'Tink'|
So lets all expand our tangle repertoire! Get out there and get crackin'!
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)Have a great week everyone!
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. :(