First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
- If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out. You can click on the links above or: See "Getting Started" and "Tutorials"
- Last week's challenge slideshow is late, my apologies. Oh dearie, I hope to have it up and running soon!!
- To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tab above, or follow this link
- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
- Due to an AMAZING TURN OUT each and every week - i'm going to have to cap the amount of entries PER PERSON to TWO per challenge. (This doesn't mean that you can only post 2 entries - no no noooo, it just means that i will only download 2 entries for the slideshow, of which i will download the first 2 presented to the challenge. i hope that makes sense, somewhat.)
- 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!
Good Monday Morning everyone! Didn't you just LOVE last week's guest post?? i know i did, the Zendala's you have created are just stunning! i hope to be all caught up with slideshows etc in the near future!! Thanks again Geneviève for hosting last week's Zentangle challenge...
I'm going to make this short because - well, i don't have a lot of time.
The past week Artoo has been recovering from his almost-return-to-the-hospital and also recovering from the antibiotics responsible for that. Chewie has been feeling the need for extra hugs, cuddles, and attention this week - after having been carted around to different family members while Artoo was in the hospital, then to be returned back home Friday morning only to have me leave for the weekend Friday night. Poor dude.
it's been quite a busy crazy and hectic week - i'm still adjusting to the information i received at the seminar i attended... and my house is a disaster and every day i think to myself "Why is it again that i'm not independently wealthy and have a cleaning lady?" sigh.
One day.... a girl can dream...
but we have been getting some use of our backyard, the weather has been lovely this week - and Chewie loves to play in a tub of water on our back deck. Keeps him occupied for TENS of minutes!! We also took a trip to the nearby spray park yesterday - it received mixed results.
|AHHHH!! THE SPRAY PARK WATER IS TOOO SPRAY-EY!!|
|Artoo chilaxes where ever he goes...|
On to the challenge!
Weekly Challenge #26: "String Theory v.III - Spiral Out, Keep Going*"
*100 imaginary bonus points to the one who knows the song lyric i just quoted
Before we get started, i just really want to remind those of you posting links to the linkey machine to please use the site specific URL for your entry. This is really coming into play now, as i'm a few slideshows behind, and it's helpful to me to be able to click DIRECTLY to the post containing your tile, instead of having to search for it on from your home page. If you need help with this, please see my half-assed tutorial on using site-specific URLs here
One of the great things about running your own challenge is that you can really spend time working on things you feel you need help in - for me, this is strings.... I find i spend too much thinking of a "COOL" string before i start that having a string pre-chosen is really helpful to me. This is also why i love the Zentangle pre-strung tiles! (You can buy them directly from the Zentangle website or from a Certified Zentangle Teacher or CZT)
This week the challenge is to make your string a Spiral!
There are all kinds of significance to the spiral - it occurs everywhere in nature, also in sacred geometry, you can build it with the golden ratio, etc., etc., etc., - i'm not going to get into that here because there's just too much to talk about and i'm trying (not very hard) to be brief today! Ask my husband about spirals, he'll tell you* - or Rick Roberts, i'm sure he'd have lots to say as well.
*"The spiral you drew is not technically a Golden spiral, it's more of an Archemedean spiral." - B-rad, my uber sexy geek of a hubby.uh....righhht....
|Here is my Spiral - untangled|
|my creepy crawly spiral|
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. :(