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
The big event of this week was Artoo's trip to the hospital for his ear tubes. B-rad took the day off work, and my dad came over bright and early, at 5:30, to watch Chewie so we could get to admitting by 6:00.
|Cutie little Patootie in his hospital jammies|
After an exhausting morning - tubes were in, and Artoo recovered - none too happy about what just happened to him, i might add.
|Finally sleeping after a harrowing morning.|
Sunday was just beautiful - so we got out as a family and went to the park. Something we haven't done much this winter....well, we haven't done much of anything this winter... Chewie had a great time running around, going down the slides, eating snow and making snow angels.
Weekly Challenge #59: "Mardi Gras"
A few weeks ago one of the Challenge participants, OwlLovingApril, suggested we do a Mardi Gras themed challenge. I thought; what a great idea! I had to do a little research, as i'm not really familiar with Mardi Gras, except that New Orleans is the place to be during it... and that it had something to do with Lent.
For those of you who need the quick 411 like me, Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday - which traditionally was a day to eat rich/fatty foods - to INDULGE... one last Hurrah before Lent began the next day on Ash Wednesday. I think it's safe to say that INDULGING is the key to modern Mardi Gras...well, if anything i've seen on TV or Movies is true that is.
ANYWAY this week's challenge - create a tile or ZIA using the prompt: Mardi Gras. What does that say to you?
To me, it says Beads. B-rad made some crack about how if i ever made it to 'Nawlins' for Mardi Gras, i'd come home with a lot of beads. ....i can't say he's right... but i can't say he's wrong either.... wink!
So, there's a lot of great ideas and points for inspiration with this prompt... the Mardi Gras colours are Purple Green and Gold, you could Zentangle a mask, or look at the costumes - feathers, beads, glitter...
(if you have an idea for a challenge, pop me an email)
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??