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!
This week in preparation for my return to work in October, i took Artoo to daycare for a trial run. It was a sad day.... for me.... Artoo was fine - as i imagined he would be... but i didn't even get to the end of the block before i was in tears.
I know that he will be FINE at daycare, he has Chewie there to watch over him and to translate all his signs, and i know that i will be FINE to leave him - it's the germ cesspool that had me crying in my van.
In the end, he did great. He played with the kids and had a great time, but by the end of the night he had a fever and we ended up taking him in for tonsillitis. Logically, i know that he would have picked up this bug a few days prior, but his timing is impeccable. Morning - Daycare, Evening - Fever.
i can hardly wait for his tonsillectomy in October.
in other news, i have been really struggling with pain in my right arm and hand. I'm thinking carpel tunnel or tendonitis? My arm regularly goes numb while i'm sleeping, and many times i feel like i'm losing feeling in my pinky and ring finger. It's not fun. It makes even the simple act of writing in my journal super painful... and also doing Zentangle tiles. :(
Weekly Challenge #87: "String Theory v. XII: Pinwheels for Peace v.II"
Again - Amy Broady, a CZT in TN (hi!!) - reminded me that September 21 is the International Day of Peace
from the website:
Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to commemorate and celebrate this day. Events range in scale from private gatherings to public concerts and forums where hundreds of thousands of people participate.
Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. [or in our case, creating Zentangle art - Laura] Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense.Last year for International Day of Peace, we dedicated the weekly challenge (#40) to creating Zentangled Pinwheels inspired by this great website Pinwheels for Peace. Pinwheels for Peace originally started as an art installation organized by two high school teachers in Florida. They used the project as a way to teach kids how to express their feelings about the world and what's going on in it. Since then, it's grown from 500,000 pinwheels the first year to 3.5 million last year!!
So, this week's challenge is to create your own pinwheel for peace. You can do this in a few ways:
|This is the string!|
You can use this simple pinwheel string Amy created (Above), you can create your own pinwheel string, you can create a Pinwheel Zendala, or you can create an actual tangled Pinwheel using the template from the Pinwheels for Peace website!
|i decided to use very simple tangles to keep this as child like as i could.|
Can't wait to see your pinwheels.
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??