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!
- The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs. I will take the first two presented to each challenge.
- 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!
These last 26 weeks have been simultaneously the shortest and the longest of my life. ha! I think this is a common feeling for all moms of little babies... but Artoo is not the only little baby i'm proud of - this challenge has taken on a crazy life of its own, creating a community of support and inspiration... i'm one proud mama.
This week Artoo had a Modified Barium Swallow test which consisted of a chair like contraption, a bunch of lead aprons, a bottle filled with barium, an xray video camera, and video imaging of my little man's skull and throat. The doctors wondered if maybe he was aspirating on his formula... turns out he was, but luckily only a little - so we were able to thicken his formula a bit and he seems to be handling that fairly well.
Also, it was a long week of photo shoots.... you can see a shot from MY sexy pin-up photo shoot here, and also my adorable little Artoo's baby shoot here!
Weekly Challenge #27: "Duo-tangle"
We've spent some time exploring strings these past few weeks - so i thought we'd switch it up this Monday and focus on some tangles.
Part of my problem, i find, is that it's so easy for me to fall into the same old patterns i always use. Like i've said before, part of the great thing about hosting your own challenge is that i can work on areas where i feel i need challenging! :)
This week's challenge is to do a tile or Zentangle inspired piece that uses only these two tangles; Dex and Verdigogh. Both of these patterns are official Zentangle Tangles, and the instructions for these patterns can be found in the Zentangle Newsletters - links below. (Click here to subscribe, if you haven't already)
Links to the Official Zentangle Patterns Dex and Verdigogh
While i was doing this tile, not only did i find using two patterns that were out of my regular rotation a bit to grapple with, but ONLY using these two was where i felt it to be the most challenging.
I also had to look at my tile differently, knowing i only had two patterns to fill it with.
I'm excited to see where you will all take these tangles, and what exciting new variations and tangleations will come of it... (I DO love the tangleations, they never cease to amaze and inspire me)
and now, the fine print:
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. **Sometimes, who am i kidding, my life gets in the way... i think it's probably fair to say if the slideshow isn't posted yet, its a good chance you'll still get in... ;)
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. :(