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. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community. HUGS!
B-rad has been doing a bit of overtime this week, and i have been picking up a few shifts at my sister in law's store - the result being us not seeing each other too much this week. Sigh.
Chewie and i got to spend some time making crafts for Valentine's day, he and i made cards for all the kids at daycare (he goes once a week for social interaction and so i can schedule Artoo's appointments) - they're having a party on Tuesday!
And Artoo is just adorable as all get-out...like always...
Diana Hirsch and i had talked about her taking the reins for a challenge to promote a cause close to her heart. So without further ado, i give you this week's guest post:
Weekly Challenge #58: Diamonds
Can you stay awake for 24 hours straight? What about 46 hours? Can you also spend those two days standing on your feet, not once sitting down? I can and I did. Twice. This weekend, February 17-19, 708 college students will do just that to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.
Penn State University’s Dance Marathon—lovingly called THON —is an annual event that benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. In 1973, 39 dancer couples participated in the first THON and raised $2,000. Last year, in 2011, 353 couples danced and raised $9.56 million. In its 40 years, THON has raised over $78 million, money that has paid medical expenses for more than 2000 families and also funds innovative research.
The Four Diamonds Fund was started by Charles and Irma Millard after their son, Christopher, lost his 3 year battle with cancer in 1972. Symbolic of the traits Christopher felt were needed to defeat cancer, he wrote a story in which the knight Sir Millard overcomes obstacles to achieve the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength.
This week’s challenge is Diamonds. You may use the Four Diamonds logo as your string (for ATCs and tiles--),
Use diamond-esque tangles only, or anything else that represents this theme to you.
Afterwards, if you would like to donate your tile or ZIA to a Four Diamonds family, contact me and I guarantee that the families will love and cherish them forever.
To donate or to watch the live 46-hour simulcast, visit www.thon.org. Tune in Sunday, February 19 at 4:00pm Eastern time to see the Total Reveal.
Diana Hirsch is a CZT based in Michigan, teaching classes and workshops in and around the Detroit area. A mere 45 days after receiving my Zentangle kit, I was so enthralled that I registered for the last CZT workshop that was held in Whitinsville. I love inspiring people with this simple, encouraging art form. As for THON, I persevered twice: once as a Penn State undergraduate student and then again in 2010 as a THON Alumni. (My age then? You do the math.) It won’t be my last time dancing in THON.
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??