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So, the first challenge in the month of March, and i have to say that when i got up this morning at 6:30 - i could see the beginnings of a sunrise, this was amazing... and the temperature has been 'somewhat' mild - meaning that yesterday you could go outside without your skin freezing off your face. ha!
And let me tell you, we CAN NOT WAIT for warmer temperatures around here. Chewie is a little cabin fevery, and me too. Because of Artoo's boots and braces, he can't fit into a snow suit - so we can't really go out and play. But back when we had a 'warmer' spell a couple of weeks ago, i suited Chewie up in his snow gear and sent him outside to play in the snow on the deck with STRICT instructions not to go near the stairs, which was fine with him... he just wanted to throw snow at the sliding patio doors and then eat the snow on his mittens.
|Here's an updated photo of Artoo (on the left) and Chewie (on the right) for Christina|
It was great because i could sit just inside with Artoo and keep an eye on Chewie at the same time. But then it got cold...
How i wish i was a snowbird some times, just head down south for the bitter cold parts of the winter. My mom and dad got home on Wednesday after being in Jamaica for a week... jerks! ;)
|here's my gorgeous mama in Jamaica - look at all that beautiful BLUE water...|
Anyway, today is my Mom's birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!) and this works really well to segue into this week's challenge, which is kind of a coincidence that it falls on mom's bday.
This week's challenge is called: "Something Blue!"
A Zentangle®, in the traditional sense, is done in black and white with pencil shading. I was asked one time in a Zentangle class why it is that we only use black and white - and to that i answered Zentangle is designed to remove the obstacles that we place in front of ourselves when beginning art.
By only using the gray scale spectrum we eliminate the decision of what colours to use - so there's no thinking, there's no reason not to start. By only having black or white or gray to choose from, it takes away a level of stress that some people feel when beginning an art project.
So, with all that being said - this challenge is designed to gently dip into colour. Instead of the whole colour palette - i chose blue.
The challenge is to use the colour blue in your tile or Zentangle inspired piece. Think back to that famous quote by Henry Ford when they asked him what colour to make the cars and he said: "Make them any colour you like, as long as it's black" only this time, we'll use blue.
So, blue pen! or blue shading, maybe a blue highlight, blue paper! Blue markers, blue paint, blue wax or pencil crayons!
|I used my regular Sakura pen and Blue Watercolour pencil crayons. I also used an "M" shaped string, for Mom.|
Last night i was putting the finishing touches on this post (while dealing with the migraine, sigh) and i was thinking about my mom - and her birthday - and i remembered that Blue is my mom's favourite colour! So, i dedicate my tile to my Mom on her 53rd birthday. :)
Oh, and one last thing that i want to know - when you add your link and your comment, let me know in the comment section how YOU pronounce the word Crayon... is it "Cray-On" or do you say "Crown" or some third way that i've never heard of? This is one of those heated debates in the blogging world. (I'm of the opinion that the only proper way is to say "Cray-on") another one is Coupon (Coo-pon or Cyoo-pon?) and Tuesday (Toos-day, Chews-day, Toos-dee, or Chews-dee) and then, of course, Schedule. (Sked-jool or Shed-jool).
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)
Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
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 will 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. :(