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
In case you missed it on Friday, my second mixed media post is up at ArtistCellar.com! Come on by and have a look!
It's gonna be a quick post today - i have been under the weather for the majority of the week... My tooth has been aching every day since my dental work 2 weeks ago, even after i went back to get it fixed last week! i will be calling again, because it's pretty awful. Also, i had been sneezing and had itchy watery eyes for most of the week, which i assumed was due to allergies, but has since turned into a full blown head cold type thing, and my brain is just not "on" right now.
The most exciting thing that happened this past week was Color me Rad! Back in June when my girlfriend Tara and i planned and carried out our Colour Run for Beads of Courage I wasn't really able to actually RUN the 5K, which was on my list of goals for this year (to run a 5K), i was too busy coordinating Volunteers and grinning from ear to ear (we raised over $15,000 that day! not too shabby for two stay at home moms from Saskatchewan). So, when Color Me Rad announced that they would be coming to Saskatoon for the first time, i signed up with my neighbour and my friend from my old work. The race was sold out, with 9,000 runners!
Only, on the day before the run, my buddy sent me a message to let me know he'd hurt his leg (running a half marathon the weekend before) and wouldn't be able to come... so at the last minute B-rad took his place!! I'm so glad we were able to do it together, it was so fun.
|B-rad and I Before... all clean|
|B-rad and I....after......|
|Team Discovery Channel!|
Inspired by 9000 rainbow runners - this week's challenge is COLOUR!! Now, this may not be challenging to some, but to some of us (myself included) it could be quite difficult. Traditionally, Zentangle is done in Black and White and Grey. Adding colour can be stunning, but it can also be nerve wracking!
For me, i sprayed my tile with some water then dripped water colours onto the wet tile, letting the colours create my 'string'. I really did find this challenging. More than i had anticipated, and i didn't find that 'zen' as easily because i was concentrating on making it look "Pretty". Eventually, i was able to let that go, and it came a lot easier.
Anyway - Fear not! you don't need to use watercolour or paint for this challenge. You can use anything that brings a bit of colour! A coloured pen, some coloured paper, a crayon, whatever floats your boat. Use a lot, or a little.
Have a great week everyone! I am going to drink tea and hope my cold goes away! :)
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 send your submissions to weeklychallenge at mail dot com.... Not gmail, just mail... there started to be too many submissions in my personal mail box. If you have a question or need clarification, please email me at the contact information provided above, but all submissions should go to the mail.com address...thank you!! sorry for any confusion). 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??