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Well, this weekend was crazy - full of ups and downs. B-rad has been battling what we think is a sinus infection, and with my birthday date night coming up we were hoping he'd be feeling better by then.
we had some nice days, but some rainy days - we had to find things to do.... and we did.
|Inspector Chewie will solve the case|
|He put on a brave face for me.|
|wearin' my new perrdy dress - drinking my tasty tasty wine...|
|oh my.... oh my my my|
|Mmmm i don't even remember what it was but it was so good|
|This is a shot of the cake that Chewie and Daddy bought for me|
after the movie, it turned out the B-rad really REALLY wasn't feeling well. So, i drove us home, the date night over.
My mother, who was staying overnight for our big date - cleaned my whole house! best birthday gift ever.
Mothers Day was fairly uneventful, as B-rad is still not feeling well. B-rad rested while I took the boys to my mom's for a birthday/mothers day dinner and B-rad stayed home. It's been declared that i shall get a Mothers Day do-over.
|Happy Mother's Day!|
Weekly Challenge #70: "Colour me Sepia"
In honour of my birthday, i wanted to do a colour challenge - with one of my favourite colours... Brown. ;)
A Zentangle®, in the traditional sense, is done in black and white with pencil shading. I was asked one time in a Zentangle class why it is that we only use black and white - and to that i answered Zentangle is designed to remove the obstacles that we place in front of ourselves when beginning art.
By only using the gray scale spectrum we eliminate the decision of what colours to use - so there's no thinking, there's no reason not to start. By only having black or white or gray to choose from, it takes away a level of stress that some people feel when beginning an art project.
So, with all that being said - this challenge is designed to gently dip into colour. Instead of the whole colour palette - we pare it down to just one... brown - or sepia.
|I used a blind string to start off with, and used my|
Sakura Micro Sepia pen to do what ended up looking a big like a snake. lol
I also used Margaret Bremner's new tangle "Shing"
(Also, i apologize for any of the typos and grammatical errors in today's post - B-rad is Weekly Challenge Editor in Chief, and he's so adorably sleeping on the couch and i can't bare to wake him.)
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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.
Hey - i should note here quickly that i try my best to get the slideshows up in a timely fashion, but sometimes my life gets in the way (like when Artoo spends a week in the hospital, just for example) so, please be patient. thanks. HUG
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??