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.
- See Challenge #49's slideshow here
- See Challenge #50's slideshow here
- See Challenge #51's slideshow here
- See Challenge #52's slideshow here
- and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community. HUGS!
here's a quick reminder - there is a new feature on the Weekly Challenge. The first Monday of the month will feature one of your tangles!! yes! YOUR Tangles!Artoo has been teething, which is a challenge, on top of which, he may also have a bit of a cold. This, of course, means that there's not much sleep happening 'round these parts.
I figured it would be a great way to get some practice on those tangles that i see on your blogs and image hosting sites, but can't seem to find the time to get around to trying them out.
If you're interested in submitting a tile to the pool, click here or follow the tab "Use My Tangle" at the top of this page.
B-rad was sick all last week...Happy Birthday to him.
and THIS week... well, let's just say that after almost 16 months of NOT being sick... i am sick.
most of the times that i THOUGHT i was getting sick this last year, i've managed to somehow stay on top of it and avoid the colds and viruses and junk - but this time i didn't manage to stay on top.
i have a frakkin' cold that makes me wanna lay on the couch and cry: "Iiiiiiii'mmmmmm Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick" :(
yeah, not feelin' so hot right now.
So, instead of talking about my life - here's some pictures of my kids.
|Chewie holding his baby brother on New Year's Eve|
|Artoo rockin' out in his exersaucer. (Thank GOD for exersaucers)|
sniffle sniffle... where'd my tea go?? hm.
there it is. ah.
(time to go, she's talking to herself... she needs to go to bed...let's get on with it)
Weekly Challenge #54: "Purple Haze"
We haven't had a colour challenge in a while, so i thought this week we'd do the colour Purple. Traditionally, Zentangles are done in Black and White and Grey - sometimes with a splash of Sepia for good measure. This is to eliminate the barrier of asking yourself - "What colour should i use?" and "What colours GO together?" (this creates a block for some people, and sometimes you just need one block to stop yourself from starting at all!) I know that for myself, one of the reasons i love to Zentangle is because i don't have to think too much. (Now if i could just get past the block of "What tangles GO together?"...hm)
So the challenge is to use the colour purple in your piece. I used 2 different purple gel pens from Sakura, one is metallic and the other is glitter. You can use purple pens, a purple marker, a splash of purple paint, maybe you want to work on purple paper?
|Purple Ribbon for my baby|
I've always loved purple, it's one of my favourite colours. (I have a purple rose tattooed on my back!) But for me, this colour has taken on a whole new meaning when i had Artoo and we discovered that he has Moebius Syndrome, an extremely rare neurological disorder. It just so happens that Moebius Syndrome awareness day is in January, and the colour for this disorder is Purple. :)
|Bubbly - seems i was in a circle drawing mood today. ;)|
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??