Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekly Challenge #49

Happy Monday everyone!
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 #47'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!
Today's entry will be short and sweet, as B-rad and i are doing everything to keep Artoo at home instead of in the hospital.  As of THIS SECOND, it's nothing serious. Just a cold that is plugging his nose and making it hard for him to breathe.  This in and of itself isn't so bad, but when paired with his neurological disorder, it tends to hospitalize him.   So for now, we're focused on keeping the little man's breathing clear, keeping the junk out of his lungs the best we can.

As for me, i am still feeling a bit under the weather, but when you're a mom, babies come first.

Thankfully i had already planned to have a guest post this week!  Cris Letournea, CZT blogs at Tangled Up in Art and has an amazing challenge for us this week...


Weekly Challenge #49: "Red Thread Challenge"
"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

To me, this sounds like an invitation to tangle. To my friend Sonya, it sounded like an invitation to help orphans in China, disabled kids in Haiti, and people in the United States who would otherwise be lacking in medical care and other essentials that most of us take for granted.  She is VP of an organization called The Red Thread Promise. Take a look at their blog to see the wonderful work that they do.

To raise awareness of their mission, your challenge this week is to create a traditional black and white tangle tile with a single red "thread" running through it.



If you are inspired to help even more, I will be collecting actual tiles to be auctioned off to help raise money for the Red Thread Promise.  All tiles collected will be made into a poster that will be available for purchase.  Proceeds will also be used to help fund their mission. If you want to participate, you can find out how at my blog, Tangled Up In Art 

(be sure to check out her link, if you wish to participate and don't have an official tile to tangle on, she will provide you with one.  this is so great, i can't wait to see the poster!!, Laura)

Cris' bio:  I am a homeschooling mom and wife of 22 years who loves to make pretty things.  I heard about Zentangle about a year ago and it was love at first sight.  I signed up for the next available CZT seminar and have been on a wild ride ever since.  Who would have thought that such a simple thing would have blessed me with confidence in my creative abilities, discovering a love of teaching, and meeting wonderful people from all over the world?
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??

34 comments:

  1. My comment is going to be anonymous again. Sorry. I can post my drawing, but not my comment. I used my new zentagle squares this morning. I'm not used to working on such a tiny area. Could have used a few more inches. LOL! To me the red line symbolizes the road we are born to follow. We often get off at intersections, but the red road is always there if we need to get back on to find our ways home. Some of the intersections are dark and scary. Some are bright and filled with happiness. We will take many wrong turns in our lifetimes, but we can always get back to the red road to find our way back home. Thanks for this wonderful tangle. I can't wait till next Monday!! I was #1 this week. Mel vicmelhorse

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  2. Cris, this challenge opens the heart to thought as so many of our recent challenges have been designed to do. I think it makes us better people. Thank you for this challenge. I love the proverb. Laura, as always I appreciate all you do! I hope feel better very soon and that each day will bring you the joy you deserve.

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  3. A perfect week for this challenge - one to help remind us of all we have to be thankful for and to help those who need it! I'm sure there will be some GORGEOUS tiles submitted this week! Happy Thanksgiving (to those US folks).

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  4. I'm looking forward to seeing all the tiles together with a beautiful red thread tying them all together. great challenge!

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  5. Thank you Laura and Cris for such a wonderful challenge, a red thread which will connect the world . a red thread which is so auspicious and so full of promise.
    Good luck Cris

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  6. Want to apologize now as I attached my blog home page rather than site specific - I am so Sorry!!! This is a wonderful challenge and I look forward to being able to particpate in it.

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  7. Great Challenge, thanks as always for the opportunity to make a difference for someone! #8 :)

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  8. A lovely challenge for Thanksgiving week. Thank you, Cris and Laura. #9

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  9. Thanks for another great challenge!!!

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  10. I am grateful for your website, Laura; I really enjoy the challenge each week. Thanks, Cris, for the special inspiration this week. And thanks to all in the Zentangle community for your acceptance and encouragement!

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  11. I couldn't leave well enough alone, had to add some other red elements in! Thanks for a fun challenge!

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  12. Thanks for a great challenge! #22 :)

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  13. Great Cris, love the quote, that's special.

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  14. Hope you and Artoo get well soon!!

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  15. A wonderful challenge Chris. It is the perfect time of year to look and reflect upon that red thread, I love the proverb and the thoughts. My thoughts go to Artoo and wish him a quick recovery.

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  16. First time linking and what a wonderful challenge with which to go public! Thanks Cris for letting us know about this important cause. A huge thank you to Laura for challenging us week after week, it is so much fun. I hope Artoo is feeling better now - stay healthy and strong.

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  17. Lovely challenge, Cris! I hope Artoo is doing well, Laura. Take care, Sue

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  18. The Red thread challenge triggered off my thoughts to a relationships session I take in my workshops, and a very interesting connection emerged which gave rise to my response this week.

    Dilip

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  19. Thank you for lovely thoughtful challenge. It make you think positively for others. I enjoy this challenge. I like others's work and find it beautiful. Keep warm, Laura and your family.

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  20. Great challenge, it was different drawing the string in red! It does feel that we have a thread that connects us all.

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  21. Great challenge. Thank you Laura and Cris!
    #35. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  22. The challenge this week was more challenging to my mind than to my hand. Diana

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  23. With a simple thought to a great idea.Beautiful challenge,

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  24. It's ben along week! Hope your family is doing better and that you are getting some much needed rest! Number #45 this week!

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  25. My thoughts are with you Laura. Thanks to you and Chris for a wonderful challenge.

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  26. This was a fun challenge. I used real thread for my string!

    Hope you're feeling better soon, Laura.

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  27. This is a great challenge -- really enjoyed the positive thoughts and vibrations.
    Hope you're feeling better, Laura!

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  28. love the challenges with a cause, they inspire me more!

    fell better...

    julie+ (49)

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  29. Number 52 here. Hoping that your stayed well enough to care for everyone and that Ar'too made it through the week at home. Thanks for the Challenge.

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  30. Thank you Cris for the challenge!

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  31. Love the idea - made me think a lot about the people that have come in and out of my life. So glad you're all "in" and staying in. Laura, hope you're feeling better.

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  32. What a wonderful organization and a great challenge. I'm so honored to be able to help in Cris's Red Thread project. Thanks Laura for all you do to challenge us. You truly are a DIVA!!!

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tangle me some zen, baby!!