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"
- 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!
I used a random number generator from random.org
Lucky commenter #40 was:
Ranza, please email me your name and mailing address and you will receive your very own Zentangle Pocket Pagez, courtesy of CropStop! My email address is in the contact tab above.
Didn't win this week? never fear, you can order your own Pocket Pagez or you can try again this week! (rules posted in blue at the bottom of this post) THIS JUST IN!! Receive 10% off at the Crop Stop when you use the coupon code DIVA - awesome!
ALSO, in case you missed it - i actually got two slideshows up last week. You can see them here and here! (another big thanks to my lovely guest posters Christina and Carol)
This week i officially gave notice that i would be taking another year off work. It was a hard decision, but with Artoo's hospitalizations and the need for suctioning, daycare was not an option. But, the plus side is that my job is unionized, and so i am able to take a year unpaid leave. Stress the unpaid part.
Now i am totally unemployed.
Please excuse me while i hyperventilate into this brown paper bag.... (ahem)... So, if you ever feel so inclined to click on any of the ads on my site, that'd be pretty cool. (*Shameless plug, sigh)
I'm not going to lie, i am very stressed out about what this means for us. And i'm a little worried about finances - so...if you have a good recipe for Raman Noodles, send 'em my way. ;)
At least i have my Zentangles to keep my anxiety levels down.
|upcoming year of unemployment?? Totally worth it.|
Weekly Challenge #40 "String Theory v.VI: Pinwheels for Peace"
Following closely on last week's Love challenge, this week's challenge was suggested by Amy Broady, a CZT in TN (hi!!) - who reminded me that September 21 is the International Day of Peace
from the website:
Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to commemorate and celebrate this day. Events range in scale from private gatherings to public concerts and forums where hundreds of thousands of people participate.
Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. [or in our case, creating Zentangle art - Laura] Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense.Amy brought to my attention this great website called Pinwheels for Peace. Pinwheels for Peace originally started as an art installation organized by two high school teachers in Florida. They used the project as a way to teach kids how to express their feelings about the world and what's going on in it. Since then, it's grown from 500,000 pinwheels the first year to 3.5 million last year!!
So, this week's challenge is to create your own pinwheel for peace. You can do this in a few ways:
You can use this very simple pinwheel string i've created, or you can create your own pinwheel string, or you can create an actual tangled Pinwheel using the template from the Pinwheels for Peace website!
Keeping in mind that a pinwheel is a children's toy, i wanted to make my tangles pretty fun and childish. (FYI - All tangles used in this tile can be found in Sandy Steen Bartholemew's book: Yoga for the Brain)
Can't wait to see your pinwheels.
To be entered in the Zentangle Pocket Pagez giveaway, the rules are this:
1. You must have entered a tile or ZIA in this challenge
2. You MUST enter a "SITE-SPECIFIC" URL in the linkey machine. Links to home pages or to past entries will not be accepted. If it ends in .com or the like, it's not site specific. (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)
3. Leave a comment saying which number you are in the linkey machine
4. If you are emailing your submission, leave a comment saying your piece was emailed
This contest will close as of MIDNIGHT CST on Saturday. I will use a random number generator to select the winner from the comments on Sunday. I will announce the winner in next week's challenge! This contest is open to everyone, including overseas!! yay!!
and now the small-ish 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. :(