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.
We had such a great Long weekend at Casa Diva. B-rad did some work at his brother's place, building a retaining wall - building up some "favour-credit" for when we rebuild our deck in a few weeks... and on Sunday morning i went on a 6 km walk with some friends, canvassing a neighbourhood for a charity 5K run my friend and i are putting on in two weeks... *YIKES* and Monday morning B-rad did some yard work, and then put together our brand new fire pit before we all headed to the zoo with my mom and dad.
|Artoo and Mama, me and B-rad, a sleepy old bear, a nesting Canadian goose,|
and Chewie holding mama's hand
|A mountain Lion, my mama and me, a swan, and Chewie gettin' close with a Peacock|
After the zoo, we all went back to our house and had a wiener roast in our new fire pit, complete with bush pies! It's been a pretty great weekend.
|hard at work, writing my blog post|
Weekly Challenge #119: "Ebony and Ivory"
I've actually had this challenge in my back pocket for a while A few weeks ago, Maria had popped me an email letting me know that a fun post was going up on the Zentangle blog that would make a great challenge. This week's challenge was directly inspired by this post on the Zentangle Blog where Rick and Maria showcase some gorgeous pieces where the black and white are evenly distributed throughout the tiles.
having had a few weeks to think about this, i pondered how i would go about creating my tile... but in the end, i decided that i wasn't feeling very zen about my pre-designed tile - that that was too much pre-planning and wasn't in the true spirit of Zentangle... so, i scrapped that idea and just sat down, got out my pens... and just tangled.
|Ebony and Ivory....living in perfect harmony|
So, this week's challenge is to try to use equal parts white and black within your tile... if you don't have access to a white pen, you could try using tangles with high contrast like knightsbridge, bunzo or zedbra! Or just browse through tanglepatterns.com for some inspiration.
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??