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!
|Artoo on the couch|
Having B-rad home this past week has been great as Artoo was still recovering from his most recent bout of pneumonia. My dear husband slept in the rumpus room on the floor next to the baby a few nights in a row so he could keep a close eye on him and to administer some more night time meds - and so that i could get some much needed sleep...in a bed, instead of a hospital cot.... nice guy, that b-rad.
|Chewie at the beach|
Grandma (my mom) has been super helpful this week too. She's a school teacher so she has the summer off and has been able to take Chewie to a near by lake a few times last week. Having Chewie gone meant that i could take care of Artoo while B-rad got some work done on our house from last summer's flood. It also meant that Chewie got to actually do something - to have a bit of a summer! It's hard to leave the house when your kid needs to be suctioned at any given moment. ah well.
|Chewie splashing in the puddles|
So, this week will be more of the same - i've been painting a bit, which has been nice... with Chewie - he LOVES making crafts and colouring and painting. ...wonder where he gets that from?
That's what's been going on here... and now, i turn the time over to Carol, today's guest blogger - she can be found regularly at Celebrate Possibilities
Weekly Challenge #31: "Fairyland"
Hello Zentangle challenge participants!
Ever since I was a little girl, fairies have been very special to me. I have had lots of fun giving fairy garden presentations to garden clubs all over N.E. Ohio, and have fairy gardens in my yard.
Making a fairy garden is simply creating an environment where fairies would like to visit.
Lately, fairies have been visiting my Zentangles.
My challenge to you is to create a Zentangle environment where fairies would feel at home. There are lots of tangles that have full fairy approval and affection! Have fun!
My name is Carol Bailey Floyd and I am the Director of Programs for Mental Health Recovery and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan). I am also an Advanced Level WRAP facilitator. After becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher, I started the Zentangle Club of N.E. Ohio in 2009, where we have lots of fun, Zentangle art shows, and workshops. I have also coordinated two Zentangle-O-Ramas and am looking forward to many more Zentangle adventures! Becoming a Certified Zentangle teacher is right at the top of my best life experiences, and I consider teaching Zentangles to be an honor and a privilege. Part of my mission is to spread the word about the many unexpected benefits of WRAP, specifically because I have arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tremors and find that doing Zentangles helps relieve the pain along with the bonus of wonderful creative and meditative outcomes. Another gift is that I have met amazing people through Zentangles! My blog is celebratepossibilities.blogspot.comand 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.
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. :(