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!
B-rad and i spent a very lovely anniversary together, in the isolation ward - after we managed to get Artoo to sleep, we played Scrabble together on our phones - as we didn't have a board game handy. This is kind of a tradition for us, as we played a lot of Scrabble on our honeymoon (I was very sick on our honeymoon) and we played Scrabble last year on our anniversary as well. lol.
|Here we are, looking snappy in our isolation gowns - 8 years of wedded bliss.|
The day before we came home, Artoo slept for almost 4.5 hours in the afternoon. I tried to get a nap, but it's almost impossible to nap in a hospital room, between the nurses and the Residents and the pediatricians and the cleaning staff and the food service people and the orderlies, and the ringing of the monitors and the sounds of oxygen and suction machines buzzing...
i did manage to get some journaling done though....
I wanted to say thank you again for all your well wishes and emails while Artoo was in the hospital. He's still got quite a nasty cough, but he's getting better all the time.
|here we are on discharge day - it's always so nice to have all the wires taken off|
|walking to school with mama, still wants to hold my hand.|
|first day of school!|
also, i wanted to say a very quick Happy 15th Birthday to my very beautiful niece!
Weekly Challenge #86 "Break Free!"
A traditional Zentangle begins with dots, border, string - and often times, the string stays inside the border we drew, containing our work to the inside of our tiles.
I often find myself enamored with those tiles that seem to extend off the tile - and sometimes i forget that one of the wonderful parts of learning the rules when it comes to art, is learning when and how to break them.
This week, the challenge is to break free of your border! To create a tile or ZIA where SOME element of your work goes beyond the border and stretches or expands out, free from constraints!!
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.
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??