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 - also to those people who donated this week... THANK YOU SO MUCH.
It was kind of an 'exciting' week for us here, and by exciting, i mean that we made it out of the house 3 times this week. Now that i'm no longer working, i am able to get Artoo to his therapies and appointments with a lot more regularity. So we had a few this week.
I had a rehearsal for a fundraiser that i'm singing in on the 20th. I haven't sang in public in a loooong time (aside from tipsy karaoke, which i don't think counts). For those of you who don't know - my online handle has been iamthediva for a long time, almost 15 years or so, and i went to University to study music. Singing, in fact. I'm a light lyric soprano. ;)
But, after my University days were over... not counting the odd performance here or there for a wedding, it's been a long time since i've had to rehearse and memorize a song. But, my good friend from my Uni days came a callin' and i just couldn't say no... PLUS the two songs i'm singing are soooo much fun. (Whatever Lola Wants, and Little Girls) I love Whatever Lola Wants, but it's been my DREAM to be Miss Hannigan from Annie ever since i was the AGE of Annie. Who wants to be the Little Orphan Annie when you could be Miss Hannigan? And i realized after rehearsal, that i'm FINALLY the right 'age' to play Miss Hannigan. Oh, my thirties, i've waited so long for this. Should be fun.
here's some more pics:
|there are no words to express how much i love this drawing|
|there are about eighteen photos like this on my phone. Artoo has a cute forehead.|
|The rest of his face is pretty adorable|
Mid April, and there is still SOO much snow. This week, i got sick of the cabin fever happening in our house, and this happened:
|am i not the best mom ever?|
|Sir Chewie, the Adorable|
Weekly Challenge #114: "You with the Stars in your Eyes - Stars v 2.0"
The last time i did a star challenge was 110 challenges ago. Challenge #4 was a Star challenge, and truthfully, i think it's time to revisit! You should go take a look at that old post, there's a super cute photo of Chewie holding a "zentango" from back when he was only 2.... aww....
Also, following the 'template' of challenge #4, here's a youtube video that inspired my challenge title:
y'know, a lot of my challenge titles are inspired by songs... that's why i'm the diva. ;)
for this challenge, be inspired by stars. Whatever that means to you. if you'd like some inspiration, search for images of 5 sided stars on google images, or 6 sided, or 7 sided, or 8, or 9, or 10, or 11, or 12!
i had such a great time looking at pictures of stars this afternoon, here are a few that i saved...
|5 sides! (source)|
|6 sides! (source)|
|8 sides! - Ohio Star|
i'm sure you quilters will be all over this... (source)
|9 sides! (source)|
|10 sides! (source)|
Aren't those fun?
As for me, i chose a Six sided star and it just begged to be filled with paradox. I just used the Two Triangles technique to draw it, like a Star of David.
|you, with the Stars in your eyes...|
And "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars" - Les Brown
which makes me think of this:
|heh heh heh|
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. (please email to weeklychallenge(at)mail(dot)com). 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??