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!
Fair Warning: this is a long and image heavy post!!
There are a few things to get out of the way before we jump into today's challenge...
B-rad, I love you. 9 years ago today you asked me to be your wife, as we sat in your car and made out at the top of that hill in Calgary. I said yes, and i'm so happy i did. MWAH!
I've added a new widget to the right sidebar of my blog - It's a music player for a totally awesome band called "Georgia Sound" and you should most definitely check it out (but not right now... i'll explain in a minute).
this will be the last challenge of the year as my family and i will be taking a much needed (and well deserved) Christmas break! Please come on back on January 7th for the next challenge
OHMIGOSH OHMIGOSH OHMIGOSH!!!!! Welcome here, all my peeps!! Welcome to the ONE HUNDREDTH WEEKLY CHALLENGE!!
i was just re-reading my first challenge this morning - which was posted on December 20th, 2010 (that makes us 2 years old this week!!) and thinking about how far we've come together as a fabulous Zentangle community.
I have to say that i am so humbled by the success of this hair-brained idea, and i want to thank each and every one of you who has joined us in this amazing journey, who has participated each week, who has commented, who has helped to create this community of artists, who has come on this crazy medical journey with our son Artoo, the emails, the cards, the virtual and real life hugs - i am blessed. Truly.
Today i'm so excited to give you this week's Challenge. It's a guest post given by none other than Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, founders of this amazing ride called Zentangle! SQUEEEE!
Weekly Challenge #100! "New tangles and a Diva Dance"
|Maria and I in May 2010... i miss those glasses...|
Laura was full of wonder, excitement . . . something new. (We didn't know it at the time but "Artoo" was the something new she was full of!)
The Diva, as we now know her, was quiet but had that je ne sais quoi . . . I think she just sparkles. She tells her story, makes everyone feel good about themselves, and judges no one.
She has created an arena for people to share, encourage and admire Zentangle art from around the world. She not only challenged us to do things we might never have thought of, but then asked us to get up the courage to exhibit them on her site for all to see. All this without the worry of winning or losing. And in true Zentangle fashion, there was no criticism, only wonderful comments on one another's art.
Heartfelt thanks to Our Diva, Laura Harms, for creating simple excitement, friendships, . . . and artists.
-- Maria Thomas (and Rick Roberts)
I want to take this opportunity to give a very special extra big THANK YOU and hugs to Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts who are just amazing people, and i am so lucky to have them in my life. Thank you for the inspiration, the encouragement, the friendly emails and phone calls. You two have given me an amazing gift, and i'm so happy that i get to share it with everyone each week!
And now for my contribution:
mobile from iamthediva on Vimeo.
It took me several tries (four to be exact) to get the camera angle right, the lighting proper, and the proper file format - before we arrived at the finished product! B-rad was my ever helpful camera man and helped me hunt for over an hour for the camera cable for our camcorder (which we ended up not using anyway, incompatible file format with iMovie!!! GRR!!!). This project took a better part of our Saturday afternoon and evening, and then spilled into Sunday as well. My husband has the patience of Job. I have the patience of a four year old.
I hope you enjoyed the video.
If you enjoyed the soundtrack you should go visit my friend Ryan Roy at Georgia Sound's Facebook page, and tell him i sent you. You can also purchase their album on iTunes here!
Also, the last bit: After the whole process of creating this video - i'm ready to give my tiles a new home. So, next Monday - i will randomly select 4 people from the comments and i will send you one of these video tiles. If you want one, just say so in the comments and you're entered.
|One of these bad boys COULD BE YOURS!!|
Hint about the Diva Dance tanglations:
the black 'weight' goes on the downbeat. ;)
Waltz: line line weight, line line weight
Foxtrot: line line line weight, line line line weight
Rock and Roll: anything goes, let 'er rip!
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??