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!
Thank everyone for the delay in this week's challenge. It has been yet another exhausting week. We took Artoo in to the Emergency room on Wednesday afternoon because he was having some issues breathing... after a few hours, they sent us home saying if it gets worse, come back... well, at 4 am Thursday morning, it was worse.
We packed up Chewie into the car, B-rad drove Artoo and i to the hospital and dropped us off. We were in Emerg for almost 6 hours, with Artoo on oxygen, until they admitted us and sent us upstairs.
In the end, it was a viral infection - nothing we could do but wait it out and hope that he didn't breathe any mucous or saliva into his lungs which turn into pneumonias. luckily, he didn't. We got the orders to go home on Sunday morning.
But we're home now. Artoo is still a little bit sniffly and has a bit of a cough, but his breathing is calm and steady and that makes a world of difference.
For our anniversary, b-rad bought me flowers and after we got the kiddos in bed we played a game of scrabble before i burnt out. (I won, but just barely) But, even so, it was a pretty sweet anniversary...so glad we were all together. Seven years... where does the time go?
|7 years married to the man of my dreams, not too shabby!|
Weekly Challenge #38 "Better than a Pair of Ducks"
So, while i was in the hospital, Maria Thomas emailed me and suggested this week's challenge... which was perfect...she suggested a monotangle* using the tangle Paradox
*monotangle - a Zentangle or ZIA using only one singular tangle for the design;
the tangle may be used in its "pure" form or in tangleations.Maria says; "Maybe folks would take a stab at doing a whole tile in multi-paradoxical tangleations."
|(Which can be found here in the February 2008 Newsletter).|
Paradox is one of those tangles that you either love or hate... or fear... but it's definitely a trip once you 'get it'. i, myself, was under the impression that this was one of those tangles that i just wouldn't ever be able to do, cuz i couldn't get it... until i went down to Whitinsville to become a CZT and Rick Roberts demonstrated Paradox for the class... it was like a light bulb went off... of course!!
There's no mistaking, this tangle takes a bit more concentration than your average pattern. it's easy to get lost or forget which direction you're going - but one thing to remember is to always turn your tile. This will help you stay in the right direction, and to keep track of where you are.
And to further help you out, in case you missed it last week - my fellow Saskatonian Margaret Bremner, CZT posted a fabulous tutorial on using Paradox. You can see that here.
|My first attempt|
|my second attempt, much more random|
|B-rad's contribution! Paradox is one of his favourite tangles... he's a big fan of geometry and math - he'd get along really well with Rick|
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. :(