Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekly Challenge #75

Happy Monday everyone!
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Welcome back everyone.

It's been a very trying weekend for me -  B-rad was off with his brothers/dad for their annual Guys Only fishing trip and of course, this is when Artoo decides to spend all weekend with a fever.

My sister in law came and took Chewie for the weekend and i was left with my sick little man who kept spiking up to 100 degrees or so, the highest was 103.6 but i was able to bring it back down with some drugs.

I hardly slept all weekend, because Artoo was up quite a bit, and would only sleep in bed with me, which didn't really provide a restful sleep for yours truly.

Saturday night, i was blessed with a migraine headache - the icing on the cake.  They often take me a day or so to recover from. Was i ever glad when B-rad showed up to pick up Artoo and take him to his parents place for Father's Day BBQ.

So: here's some photos from this week before we get to the challenge

Artoo wearing my glasses

Spidey-Artoo

Chewie Jam-Face

Chewie taking a stroll in the rain

This is a quick watercolour i did of the chickadee in our tree.

Weekly Challenge #75: "Tanglation Nation: Cadent"
A Tanglation Nation challenge is an exercise in experimenting with a particular tangle to create variations or tanglations.  It does not need to specifically be a monotangle, (a monotangle is an entire piece or tile done with only ONE tangle and/or variations of said tangle) i just find it becomes more of a 'study' of a particular pattern when i do it as a monotangle.   This week is the study of 'Cadent'.

I love Cadent.  It's one of those tangles that looks complicated, but really isn't.  I teach it in all my beginner classes, and i get such a kick from those moments where people say: "I can't draw that" and how their faces light up when they discover that - yes, they can!

You can see directions to this tangle here

B-rad affectionately calls this one "The Scroll-y One"



Cadent

Also, i KNOW that someone out there named the tanglation in the top left of my tile but i'm sorry, i don't remember who it was and what she named it.  (Eep!! sorry!!!)

UPDATE:
I went back and checked my book of tangles, and i think i found it - the Swirly Tangleation was designed by Denyse Jones, CZT - and you can see it here  It's done by drawing inside auras, in the style of paradox.  I don't know if she's named it, but "Paradent" might be a good name if she hasn't.  :)
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)

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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??

34 comments:

  1. Moref fun. I LOVE the picture of Chewie in the rain

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    1. Me too. The lighting is perfect, the bright green umbrella, the glistening water. It's a classic.

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  2. Hi Laura, sorry to hear you and your little boy were not feeling well - I hope you are both better now!! Here's my quick entry - I wanted to use red and blue and then the American Flag sprung to mind. (minus a few stripes!! :))I wanted to finish off before I went to bed. thanks again for a fun challenge and have a lovely week. Cheers from down under :)

    Oh and I too love that pic with the green umbrella!

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  3. i still can't get the donate button to work :( sorry.

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    1. hm. that stinks!! did you try logging into paypal first?

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  4. Thanks for being here, Laura. It's been a while, but this was just what I needed today! Love your photos. the cutest.

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  5. Your boys are dolls. Thanks for the challenges and the time it takes. Also I love the chickadee.

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  6. Oh, a hard week, how life goes round and round in circles of challenges and triumphs! I hope that today was better for you. I love the chickadee, you are an artist in more ways than one. Cadent always looks so beautiful and your tile is pure inspiration!

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  7. Hope Artoo - and you - are feeling better! Thanks for the challenge this week, I had fun! I love your chickadee, as well. Keep it up!

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  8. Love Cadent! Thanks for the great challenge. PS-Your chickadee is lovely!

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  9. Cadent is one of my favorite tangles. I struggle to come up with variations that I like. I really like your variations on the top and I used your variation on the bottom with just a slight change. Hope everyone at your house is feeling better.

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  10. Thank you for the challenge! Hope you're family is feeling better.

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  11. Love the picture of Artoo wearing your glasses - cyber hugs to you all - Huge thanks for the AWESOME challenges!

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  12. Love the photo of Chewie in the rain. It would make a darling silhouette painting!. Thanks for a great challenge and hope by now you are back "fightingly fit" as you need to be for those two little rascals.

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  13. I love the picture of your son playing the rain. Thank you for doing these challenges. It's helping me to come out of my shell and stop limiting my potential when it comes to the designs and tangles.

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  14. I love the picture of Chewie walking in the rain... :) Very awesome! I am also struggling with this challenge. It'll get done soon I hope! Cadent is new to me so I'm just struggling. :(

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  15. Another fun challenge Laura, thank you.

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  16. Yes, love the chickadee! And your sweet babies. And, wow, all your cadent variations.

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  17. Wowzers . . . So this was my first challenge and I found it HARD . . . It's not my fav tangle pattern and I had difficulty coming up with a suitable tangle to submit . . . But I did enjoy the challenge and will definitely will be back next week xoxo

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  18. I have been following the challenges for quite a while now, but this is the first time I have participated. I am so inspired by the artists I see here!!!

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  19. Always love the pics of your kids and have to agree that Chewie walking in the rain is a great picture! Love your chickadee too! Thanks, Laura.

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  20. After a while of absence: here I am again. Thanks for the great challenges!

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  21. Thanks Laura for another great challenge. I love your chickadee in watercolor, and I had a blast with this one. Cadent is one of my favorite tangles.

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  22. I got better at this as the week went on, so I just put up another link. Hope that's ok. http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com/2012/06/adventures-in-mint.html

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  23. Thank you!!! I love your challenges!!

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  24. Your boys look like so much fun! I have two boys (now grown) who were inseparable, and still are! Your sister-in-law sure is sweet to help out!
    You are so talented. I had so much trouble with this tangle...but I tried! :D

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    1. Hopefully I've made it in time!

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    2. i just posted my tangle #75...hope i'm not too late...

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  26. Tagging on at the end here...better late than never!! Thanks Laura!

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  27. Oops! Sorry Laura. I scrolled too far down and popped my Home contribution here by accident. It's in the right place now I hope, but please delete it and this post from here. :P

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  28. Laura, is it too late to join? I would like to try this.

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  29. Ok, I have signed up and I am ready to go! I am excited.

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tangle me some zen, baby!!