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 tabs above
- 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.
I know that some of you have told me that the paypal button does not work, and some of you have had no trouble, i'm not sure why it's inconsistent, i've redone the code a few times... If all else fails you can donate to my paypal address which is madam_diva ( a t ) yahoo ( d o t ) com
It was my last day of work on Tuesday, and it was a bittersweet goodbye. Mostly i felt supported by the staff, in my decision to stay home with my kids. And there were cupcakes. who doesn't love cupcakes?
After i said good bye i settled into my homemaker job.
I have the BEST job. Ever.
Just another busy day at the office....
|Chewie and I made brownies.|
|While the brownies cooled, we had a quick photo session|
|Chewie is SOOOO proud of the brownies we made.|
We got the recipe from pinterest, it was a success!
|Artoo had some pudding.|
|Chewie and I had this|
|A shot of my backyard... so much snow. Ridiculous.|
|Captured moments from my new job. Love this.|
|i did a quick sketch of myself, i'm trying to figure a way of doing a quick self portrait for art journalling...|
Weekly Challenge #111: "More-Mooka-Madness Monotangle-Mania"
This challenge really came out of a facebook conversation in our CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) page when someone challenged us to fess up to tangles that we don't do because we're not fond of them, or have trouble with them.
I'm pretty sure i've said before how Mooka is one of my 'tough ones'. I said as much in the facebook thread, and it turns out i'm not the only one.
I had the idea to return to the drawing board, or tile as it were, and revisit Mooka... it's been almost exactly 2 years since it was released to the world...
also - to make it a Monotangle.
A Monotangle is a term (created by my hubby b-rad) to describe a Zentangled piece consisting of a SINGLE tangle and it's variations.
Here's a youtube video put out by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas - our Zentangle masters.
you can also see the step outs in the original newsletter here
Before i started my tile, i re-watched the video a few times to get a feel for the tangle again, as demonstrated by Maria.
Also, i think i've mentioned before that i have an Original Maria Thomas tattooed on my body! True story!
|Calligraphy done by Maria Thomas|
The challenge this week is to use ONLY MOOKA and it's tangleations to explore it's capabilities.
Here's my take on it. Y'know - try as i might, i just couldn't get the "flow" that i love when Maria does it. I decided to try again... now that i was warmed up...
I used a black tile, mostly because there was one right next to me. And i have to say that i'm quite pleased with this one. I don't think i'm quite comfortable putting this one into my list of 'go-to' tangles, but i definitely want to keep exploring this one. It feels like the more i do it, the looser i feel, the better my little mooka pods turn out
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). I just ask that you put in the subject line: Challenge # ________
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??