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!
We had quite a week of weather... after talking about how we were having nice spring weather last week - on Monday we had some wintery weather again. Freezing rain, accompanied by a power outtage. The power was out from 10:45am until like 6 or 7 at night, which was no fun as the day got colder and colder... by the end of the night, i ended up driving the boys around in the van because our house was cold. How fun. It was an adventure - as we drove around the city the roads and driving conditions got worse and worse... oh man. good times.... we're good now, though. Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away and all that.
Before we get to the challenge - here's something really cool....
|Golden Spiral: Paradox - by B-rad|
The Spiral he used is called the Golden Spiral, and is the spiral found naturally in nature. He's a big fan of Geometry and Mathematics... he felt to do the challenge justice he had to make sure his string was geometrically accurate. The Golden Spiral is infinite, both inwards and outwards.
Weekly Challenge #64: String Theory v. VIII "Fortuneteller"
So, as is the case with all the String Theory challenges, the challenge here is for everyone to use a common string in their work. For this, i simply divided my tile into 4, then divided them again, through the diagonals, creating 8 special-right triangles. (Each triangle has a 90 degree and two 45 degree angles)
I called this challenge the Fortuneteller, because the string reminds me of those paper fortune teller i used to make as a kid.
|10 year old Laura: "Will Jason D and I fall in love and get married? "RED" R-E-D...."|
The first few triangles i tangled inside were tricky, i found it hard to work in the confines of such a geometric space.
But as i continued working through each space on my tile, and as i tried to blur the lines of my 'string', it got pretty fun...
So again, the challenge is to use the string pictured above. Let's see how we all interpret the elegance of limitations.
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??