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!
Mostly i'm feeling it in the morning and right at night. There's a nagging cough that just won't go away....
Monday morning B-rad stayed home from work to be with Artoo so Chewie and i could go to the doctor...and let me just say that Chewie does NOT like to have his throat inspected, but even more than that, he hates having his ears touched. You wouldn't think a 3 year old could be that strong!
On Tuesday we got slammed with a big fat snow storm.
(since i didn't give you any photos last week...here's a bunch for you)
|Snow snow snow...|
|our front steps were completely covered|
|Chewie eating an ice cream cone - to stay warm|
LUCKILY FOR ME (and for you!) this week's challenge will be brought to you by Certified Zentangle Teacher, Marizaan van Beek, all the way from South Africa! Let's welcome her!
Weekly Challenge #62: Sprial Vs Paradox
The challenge is to use spiral together with paradox. Your basic string should be a spiral and tangled with paradox. More than one spiral string can be used.*
I posted the challenge Spiral vs Paradox because of my own challenge. At the seminar Paradox proved to be my nemesis. So I am a spiral person and decided to combine the triangle and the spiral just to say I have mastered the challenge.
I used a big spiral as the basic string and drew lines inside the curves to make triangles, and just started tangling.
Life is about obstacles and Zentangle has proven once again that they can be overcome.
(For anyone who needs help with this tricky tangle, Paradox, Margaret Bremner, my fellow Saskatonian CZT, has a wonderful tutorial on her blog where she demonstrates the method of doing Paradox triangles - you can see it here!! -Laura)
I am from South Africa, have two teenagers, and I am married almost 20 years. I saw Zentangle at a camp 4 years ago from someone that was taking classes from a woman teaching Zentangle - not a CZT. How Ironic is that ? Well I made up my mind that this is what I want to teach because it brings my Social Work background and my love for art together in one teachable medium to people that often feel left out in the art department and in self esteem. So off I went last year in October at the first seminar in Providence and proudly became a CZT#7.
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??