First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
- Enter my 200K Giveaway! Contest ends November 30th!
- 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.
- See Challenge #46's slideshow here
- 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!
|Faster, Daddy, Faster...NO!! TOO FAST!!!|
|Artoo, hangin out in a laundry hamper|
He's a lucky boy, quite often he eats better than we do. ;) I'm just always so thrilled that he's eating solids at all, (when he was diagnosed with an extremely rare neurological disorder called Moebius Syndrome the doctors wanted to insert a feeding tube into his belly....but i fought that, and look at him now!!) i don't mind all the work - to create a variety. His feeding specialists told us to try foods with really strong flavour, as sometimes kids who have been tube fed (as Artoo was in NICU) have tastebud issues... and this kid LOVES things with strong flavour, anything bland is boring. He will have NONE if it. lol
On 11/11/'11 at 11:11am i took part in a world wide Zentangling event - as CZTs from around the globe got together to tangle at 11:11 in their respective timezones.
|ultimate wish moment!|
This was my tile. I used a gold Sakura Gelly roll pen because 11/11/11,11:11 only happens once in a lifetime, and it was pretty magical.
as the week wound down, i found myself really super tired and feeling kinda 'off'. i'm hoping against all hope that i'm not getting sick... luckily, for me - and for you - this week is a guest post! The lovely and talented Sue Clark, CZT is sitting in for me this week with her excellent challenge.
Sue can be found at her blog www.tangledinkart.blogspot.com
Take it away Sue:
Weekly Challenge #48: String Theory v. VII: "Tri-Shapes"
I had a simple idea for the DIVA weekly challenge. (*I love simple, - Laura)
Three basic shapes (circle, square, and triangle) when combined can be used to create a string.
I also thought it would be fun to also 'tri' all new tangles (ones you have never tried before). I have attached my before and after tiles and the names of the new tangles I tried are: Zuan Shi, Sanibelle, Gloven, Amaze, Krli-Q's, Rosé.
Sue's bio: I am married and have two daughters. I have had a love of drawing and many other arts & crafts over the years while working and raising my two daughters. I retired from a 36 year career with the federal government and before I knew it I was off to New England in Oct 2010 to become a CZT. I was the first CZT to teach in the state of Colorado. I teach in the Loveland/Fort Collins area and love sharing Zentangle with others. I have experienced so many new things this past year (becoming a CZT, starting a small self employment business, teaching classes, starting a blog, sharing art work on Flickr, etc.) and have met so many wonderful, talented, and supportive people in person and online. We never know where life will take us....and I am sure enjoying the ride!
This week's challenge is to create a tile or ZIA using the basic shapes Circle, Triangle, and Square TOGETHER as your string. For extra imaginary bonus points, use tangles you've never used before! i can't wait to see where you take it!
I managed to try my hand at this, and i'm not too wild about the way my tile turned out - but it's a challenge to post, even if it's not your best work... so there it is.
I love this challenge though, and i can see myself using the 3 shapes as a string in the future, it's just one more way to take the brain out of the process. and i love that. (being brainless, hahaha)
See you next week,
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. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine. please? for me??