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!
I just can't believe how fast November has flown by. For some reason, i just have had such a hard time keeping track of the date this month. I thought it was the first week of November for the first three weeks of the month! lol
In my crazy busy life, i try to make some time for some art - and i actually managed to make a little this week.
|My mug and a portrait in my journal|
|Artoo "enjoying" a steam in the bathroom|
Chewie had a great time at his Zumba class - I love watching him do the steps and the moves but the best part, though, is that it's just me and him. He gets me all to himself, and i cheer and clap as they dance. it's so cute.
|at the end of class, Chewie's teacher gave him a Zumba bracelet! he's so proud.|
also, this week i took my beautiful niece to see the last Twilight movie.
Weekly Challenge #97: String Theory v. XX -"No Strings Attached"
I find strings to be tricky. It's one of the most challenging parts of creating a tile...for me. Sometimes when i just want to turn off my brain i randomly choose tangles, but i'm right back to being stumped cuz i still need a string to put them in.
Or do i??
I've been playing around with doing tiles without a string, lately. Here's an example that i did in my art journal, i had this photo of this 1920s nude and didn't know what to do with it, so i tangled around it.
I've found that working without a string can be both freeing, and frustrating - freeing because i don't have to 'come up' with a string, and frustrating because how do i then divide up my tile?
So, how DO you divide up your tile then? Well, pretty much any way you feel like - but here are a few ways that have worked for me.
Start in one spot, on the edge of the tile, and work your way out building tangles off of tangles - or use tangles to divide your tile - like hollibough or crescent moon. Or begin in the center and work your way out, which works AWESOME as a Zendala - or some other awesome way i haven't thought of.
So try your hand at it this week - Creating a tile, zendala, or ZIA without using a string. How does the lack of string make you feel? are you blissfully free? Or are you blocked? Or a mixture of both.
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??