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.
Before we get started, i just wanted to give a quick shout out to those 2 lovely people who emailed me this week (hi Sharon! hi Liz!) to say that my paypal donation button is not working...again... I have attempted to fix it...again - so here's hoping it works now. Mwah! Kiss kiss.
If you've been following my updates on my facebook page, you will know that... Artoo is sick again.
and no one is shocked. :(
He has an intensely crazy hacking cough - and it has been another fun week here. I mean, is this boring to you all yet?? i feel like a broken record these past four weeks. If it's not one things it's another. Luckily - i have Zentangle in my life to keep me relatively sane.
|even when he's sick, he's pretty freakin' cute.|
|"There's a washcloth... ON MY HEAD!!!" he's a goof. I love him.|
Weekly Challenge #96: New(old) Tangle: Zinger!
The latest Zentangle newsletter went out this weekend, and in it was the break out instructions for the new-old tangle "Zinger". If you're familiar with any of Maria Thomas' Zentangle tiles, you will have seen this tangle again and again - for years.
from the newlsetter:
Like many of our tangles, it takes form using the principle of aura, except in this case each resonating aura decreases in size as it is drawn.
this is a fun tangle by itslef or to add flourish to another tangle.
|(I borrowed this image from the Zentangle newsletter, it's not mine, i don't own it.)|
My tile is a classic example of how a tile doesn't necessarily end up the way you anticipated. I had an 'idea' of what it would look like when i started, and the end result is nothing like i expected, which is REALLY the magic of this artform.
It's very "geometric" for what i consider to be my "style". I will give it some time, maybe i'll like it more as time goes on... but - My own personal challenge is to ALWAYS post the first tile i do, whether i think it's pretty or not. We are all our own worst critic. :)
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??