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
okay, there are SO many pictures to go through this week! it's been a busy and amazing week.
I decided that this was the week to rip out my overgrown and half dying cedar bushes. It was quite the adventure, i was pretty sure the cedar bushes were fighting back because i had a couple of flesh wounds.
|DIE, CEDAR, DIE!!!|
|To be fair, most of it was already dead.|
|ROW 28 on the floor!!|
|Band on the Run - So epic...|
This summer is so busy, and hot, and the boys are busy and i can't believe that August is half over already... gasp! Chewie is starting kindergarten in two weeks and it's hard to say who is more excited, him or me.
|"Cucumbers? growing in our GARDEN? This is the best day EVER!!"|
|I'm dreaming of Salsa-To-Be|
|Boys playin' in the water|
Weekly Challenge #132: "Non-Domonotangle"
Okay, so this week's challenge, should you choose to accept it, is another monotangle but the extra challenge is: To do it with your non-dominant hand. WHAT? yes. FOR REAL? yeah! c'mon! What have you got to lose?
i've been reading a lot lately about using your non-dominant hand to increase your creativity.
I'm sure you've all heard the research about right-hand/left-brain left-hand/right-brain. If you haven't, the reader's digest version is that the left-brain is where we process logic, patterns, language, speech - etc, and the right-brain is creative, intuitive, holistic, and looks at the whole. The left side of the brain governs the right side of the body, and vice versa. If you are right handed, you are left brained, etc.
This does NOT mean that only left handed people are creative, though. ;)
There are many reasons to practice using their non dominant hand (and not just for Tangling).
Not only does it increase your creativity, but using your non-dominant hand makes your brain fire in ways it's not used to, and that's a good brain workout. (Yoga for the Brain* anyone?)
|Left handed Bales|
|I wanted to show you that i did the entire thing with my left hand, |
including my ritualesque signature and date
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??