Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekly Challenge #138

Happy Monday everyone!
First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
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  • 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. 
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Happy Monday Morning everyone...

It has been a dismal week up here in the Skatch, sadly - it's time to face the facts that Winter is Coming.  :(  The last half of the week we had very cold rainy days.  Luckily, though, by Saturday and Sunday the weather cleared up and we had some great sun.

On Saturday, B-rad was putting in the last bit of work on our deck at his shop.  There's only a few more things to do, it's getting so close to being done i can almost taste it!  SO the boys and i brought him some lunch and had a picnic in the back of the van, then i surprised the boys by taking them to the zoo for the afternoon with some friends they hadn't seen in a while!

This kid is mine.

This kid is not mine.

Chewie and his friend Miss E learning about owls
We happened to be at the right place at the right time when this handler was putting her owl back in her enclosure.  Our kids got a mini owl show and the handler told the kids all about owl gizzards and their wing span and how they hunt... and they got to see the owl eat two dead mice, it was all Chewie talked about for the rest of the day.  

"i'm coming Chewie!"
Usually when we go places, Artoo goes in the stroller.  He can walk, and he's much much better than he ever has been, but he tends to get tired fast.  However, he decided he wanted to walk at the zoo, and he did his little shuffle walk/run after his big brother, the whole time shouting: "I'm coming Chewie!! i'm Coming! i'm Coming too!!"  it was sooo adorable, and Chewie, being the excellent big brother that he is, eventually noticed his little bro chasing after him, and he doubled back to Artoo and give him a great big hug... and i was lucky enough to catch it on camera :D

The crew
 After the zoo we took the kids to the playground to run off the rest of their energy, and i think it worked.  The boys were almost sleeping in the van on the way home. 

Sunday was Parent Watching day at Taekwon Do, and Chewie was only too happy to show me all his new moves he's been learning. 
 And then after supper we all played with the Play-doh, and things... well? things got silly.

The bright pink Play-doh Monocle and adorable British Gentleman's Accent not shown.
Weekly Challenge #138: "Fun with Borders"
This week, the challenge is brought to you by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, our Zentangle Gurus.  This week Maria posted on the Zentangle Blog a really great post about finding inspiration where you are, in the things that surround you... in the borders of everyday things. 

Her post is a beautiful collection of photos from items in her home that have gorgeous patterned borders!
From Maria's post:
Borders provide their own "elegance of limits" to inspire and support.
Perhaps it is the border on your ring or bracelet . . . or the tooling on your leather shoes, or a book binding, or the table runner under the flowers, or the gingerbread on an old Victorian house on the corner, or the elegant gold pinstriping on that old Singer sewing machine, or the multicolored piping around the pillows on your favorite chair, or maybe . . . maybe it is in your memory, of places warm and comfy.
as always, Maria provides delicious tiles to delight your eyes...  like this one:

Rick adds: Take a moment to enjoy matching Maria's tiles with their inspirations[...]

Now take another moment to look around you right where you are at this moment and become aware of border tangle inspirations. From where I am right now, a small sampling of what I can see:

  • Coiled wire on a telephone land line
  • Stitching on leather
  • Shadows cast by my computer keyboard keys
  • UPC code wrapped around a pencil in a cup nearby
  • Scales on a dragon on the picture frame holding Maria's picture
  • Grain pattern in the oak wood of my desk
  • Interlocking zipper teeth on my back-pack
Next, in your mind's eye, play with how you might deconstruct these images into the fewest and most easily recombined elemental strokes (see page 1 of our book).

Finally, put on some water for tea, grab your tiles, pencil and pen, and enjoy!
(This challenge, photos, and words were re-posted with loving permission from Rick and Maria [love you guys!])

I hope to have some time to create and post my tile for this challenge, possibly when i'm.... AWAY ON A WEEKEND YOGA RETREAT!!!

you guys, seriously, oh my glob.  i'm so excited!  i'm taking a much much much needed me-time yoga vacation just outside of Edmonton, AB from Friday to Sunday night!! Woo hoo!! I couldn't be more thrilled, and thankful that B-rad offered me to go on such an amazing treat.

But before i go, some other fun and exciting news:
Last week i celebrated 1,000,000 views and then this week i received my advance copy of The Beauty of Zentangle!

I have a piece in the book (page 138), and i was thrilled to see it in print!!  I'm even MORE thrilled to tell you that i've been given THREE copies of the book to give away to my readers, as well as TWO sets of Tangle Cards by Sandy Steen Bartholomew! All courtesy of Design Originals! Happy 1 Million everyone!! It wouldn't be possible without you guys.





I know that many of you CZTs will have your own copy already and may not want to enter, but if you would like to be entered in this giveaway please leave a comment below saying: "I wanna win!!" and tell me how long you've been doing the Diva Challenges, and if you have a favourite.

Also, please leave a valid email address so i can get a hold of you!! i will select the winners sometime next week after i return from the yoga retreat!

(If you don't win, i believe the book goes on sale November 1st on Amazon.)

Have fun with the challenge!! And thanks Maria and Rick, thank you Design Originals, and Thank you to all of you who keep coming back every week, lookin' for more Zentangle Love!!!

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??

91 comments:

  1. Oooo! I wanna win!! I've been doing the Diva Challenges (off and on...) for about a year and a half. Can't really pick a favorite--they're always fun and the best part of my Mondays!
    williammaurice44@comcast.net

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  2. I wanna win! I just found the Diva's challenges this year so I don't have a favorite challenge, for me the fun is just participating, especially using tangle patterns I don't ordinarily use.

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  3. I wanna win, too! I have only been doing the challenges for about a month or so. My favorite one so far, and admittedly the one I found most difficult, was the non-dom challenge. Those little left handed bales really made me slow down and concentrate on each little stroke.

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  4. I wanna win! I've been reading with envy on the CZT FB page everyone's comments about this amazing book, and I'd love a set of Sandy's Tangle Cards! I've been following the Diva Challenges since the very first one, though I've seldom been brave enough to enter. My fave is B-rad's Phicops. So happy for your get-away - have a marvelous time! ♥
    deepmagictangles@gmail.com

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  5. I would LOVE to win! I've only been tangling a few months and take part in the challenges whenever I can and love seeing all the different interpretations. My current fav tangle is Betweed :)

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  6. I wanna win!

    A dear friend of mine told me about Zentangle and all the lovely blogs out there. The first time that I participated in a challenge was at the end of 2012 I think and before I knew about Zentangle I would have never ever even considered it because I always felt that I have to compare myself with my mum (believe it or not but she's a crafting guru) and that I have to be at least as good as her. ^^ Today I'm not doing that anymore and I think she really likes what I'm creating. It feels good.

    My favorite challenge was #122 "Grid unlocked". I needed a while to understand it but it was fun and the possibilities were endless.

    energetic_red@gmx.de

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  7. I wanna win!

    I have only been doing your challenges for a short time, but I love doing them! I don't have a favorite yet... honestly the main reason I enjoy them so much is it makes me slow down and do at least one or two doodles a week.

    wretha@gmail.com

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  8. I Wanna Win.
    I love the Challenges and congrats on that amazing number of folks following this challenge blog! WOW. I've been onboard for about 6 months I think.

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  9. I wanna win! I am in the book myself and received my copy but I would surely be glad with Sandy's cards. I follow your Challenges from the very start and hardly missed one. I like it most when you make us do a monotangle or a duotangle. Hope you enjoy your yoga event. You surely deserve it. Glad your husband knows that too.

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  10. I wanna win! I think I started challenges around number 5. I was faithful for the first year but while I always check in every Monday, I haven't been as faithful at doing them lately. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things though. I'm off to work on this weeks!

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  11. I would LOVE to win! Imake your beaytiful challenges since number 80 and its difficult to choose wich one i like the most!I like duotangles but i like also tangle in a string. And nr 100 dance or 118 Kuke or 122. I love almost everything you give us as challenge. I hope you never stop! Thanks.

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  12. So much fun! I just must say that I have enjoyed your challenge from almost the beginning of their arrival on the blogspot world and I love them......hummmm.....I think my favorite is the non-dom. We are experiencing the beginnings of fall also.....good and bad. I love the photos and the zoo.... I always look forward to seeing what you have been up to in your amazing life!

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  13. Yes...I would love to win :)
    I think Challenge #12 or #13 was the first I joined. Every Monday I am looking out for it. Thanks to you Laura I'm always motivated to draw. I very much admire how you find inspiration to give us a Challenge every week. My favorites are the Duo tangles, they make me use tangles that are sometines not my favorite, and let me feel how nice they can be. Thanks !
    marietlus@gmail.com

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  14. I would love to win. I have been with the challenge from the beginning, but not every week My favourite is Amanda Day. You can me reach me at dharmakarmaarts at gmail.com

    Indira

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  15. I would love to win a book. I've been following your challenges since approximately #40. I enjoy being able to stretch in my drawing practice and love your family stories.

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  16. "I wanna win!! I started backwards with the first one then then realized I want to try and pick up with everyone else. so its bee on and off for about two years . and I really love seeing what others come up with . its awsome!

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  17. I wanna win. I just found out about the Diva Challenges and plan to start doing them. I am just learning and am so impressed with all the beautiful work that everyone does.

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  18. "I wanna win." I began following your blog around challenge #11. The first one I responded to with a post on my blog was #13. I don't know that I can pick a favorite. You inspire me every time I drop by. I am also inspired by all of the beautiful work shared by others in the Zentangle community. Thank you!

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  19. "I wanna win" My first challenge was #68 and I have been taking part since May 2012. I really enjoy the Monotangles as they make you use a pattern in different ways. Having said that I enjoy all of the challenges.

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  20. I wanna wins!

    janiejoey

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  21. I wanna win! I have only just started your challenges.

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  22. i forgot my email! crystalpaulart@yahoo.com

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  23. "I wanna win" I've been following your blog since the fall of 2011. I got brave enough to enter in April, 2012 with #66, and have only missed a few since then. I look forward to Mondays and finding out the next challenge! I also enjoy the monotangles, but what I enjoy the most is seeing what everyone has done with each challenge. I'm always inspired by what I see. While I already received my advanced copy of the book, I would love to get a set of Sandy's Tangle Cards. Congratulations on hitting a million and thanks for all you do to keep us motivated with each new challenge!! kathybarringer@ymail.com

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  24. I wanna win!! woods.meg@gmail.com. I started with Challenge #128 but took awhile to enter it. My favourites have been the nondomonotangle and the tipple challenges!

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  25. "I wanna win!"
    I started doing these last year, and my favorite is usually whichever one I'm working on at the moment.
    you can reach me at clbarnhizer at yahoo dot com

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  26. I wanna Win! Been watching excitedly for Monday's to come so I can see the challenge and try to do it. For as long as 2.5 or 3 years. My favorite? Too many to report. My email is janiejoey@hotmail.com.

    Tried to send a comment, but was very difficult. So had to go anonymous. Made mistakes and decided to try again.

    janiejoey

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  27. I wanna win - need some inspiration - been watching this blog since sometime in 2012...

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  28. I wanna win!
    I'm quite new here, this will be my 5th...and I'm new to Zentangle, so I would love to win!
    Unfortunately I live in Italy (Rome) and you didn't mention whether the prize is up for US residents only...well, I give it a try anyway!
    Love from abroad!
    ceciliakimystyle@gmail.com

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  29. Yes please "I wanna win"
    cecilewilson1958@gmail.com
    cecile_wilson58@yahoo.com
    I believe I started back in January 2013 but didn't have my own blog until February. My friend Beverly Gotthardt at http://www.gottheartart.com/ post my tangles on her blog since she got me started tangling.

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  30. i wanna win, aaceha@gmail.com

    Since early spring 2012 I do your challenge every week and I'm always so curious what you come up with. I am so glad that you do this challenge and I am also pleased to have met a lot of beatiful people from all over the world. I also have learned a lot by doing the challenge.
    All the posts about you family are great, especially your boys.
    Thanks again laura!

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  31. I want to win!! Been doing zentangle since January and following you ever since
    My favorite is whichever challenge I'm working on
    Pat email is: patmooney3@verizon.net

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  32. I wanna win!! I am new to Zentangle and the Diva challenges but am already completely hooked! tannea@gmail.com

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  33. I really wanna win!! I have been a fan of your site since around challenge 49 or 50. Yahoo! I haven't missed a one and even went back and started playing "catch up" in my sketch book.

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  34. Oh no! Forgot my email address - cathycusson54@gmail.com

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  35. I wanna win. I have been reading and following blogs and practicing tangles for about a month or so. I do not have the ability to send my tiles. No printer/scanner. Thank you
    sobee@telus.net

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  36. I wanna win! But more than that, I want to give you a great big hug for doing this every week!

    My first challenge was #24--stripes, and I've done nearly every challenge since (although sometimes late, and occasionally I don't even get them posted.) My favorite??? That's a tough one. There are so many! I particularly liked "biggify" because it really did open my eyes to new looks and possibilities.

    I love coming to the challenge every week. You've created a wonderful, supportive community where I've learned so much. I guess that's because YOU ARE THE DIVA!!!!
    Karen Lynn (findingkarenlynn@gmail.com)

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  37. I wanna win!

    I've been following your challenges since...I'm not sure! I think the first time I found your challenge was when you used a video with Artoo - he was pretty little then. My favorite is your first...Simplicity!
    YOU ARE THE DIVA!
    Jeanne
    hertzel216@yahoo.com

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  38. My Blog's been a mess and I haven't been adding my Challenges in it since May. I've been following your blog and challenges since September 2010. I discovered Zentangles in the Summer of 2010. It is tough to put it down! Now I look forward to Mondays, because that's when you put out the new Weekly Challenges. Mondays use to be grueling to me because of having to get up early int he morning for work, 5 days in a row. Lately the weeks been ending quickly and before you know it, Ms DIVA comes up with a new Challenge.

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  39. I wanna win! I am pretty new to all this. I only discovered zentangles a couple of months ago. I'm having so much fun and now I'm ready to try some challenges.

    Rebecca
    aelirenn01@gmail.com

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  40. I really wanna win! I'm fairly new to Zentangle, but since discovering your blog I look forward to your weekly challenges. It's SO interesting to see how different everyone's interpretation of the same challenge can be. And you yourself are a real inspiration!

    Renata

    renata.lessismore@gmail.com

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  41. Yes, I wanna win! I love your challenges, and have been doing them since......ummmm, since Challenge #2! My favorite? I think it's the non-dominate hand ones. I surprised myself both times. I do enjoy all the challenges (or at least most of them). It's great to expand the mind. Thanks so much!

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  42. ooh, I wanna win the tangle cards! Been doing the Diva challenges (on and off) for about a year. Fortuneteller was my favorite, hands down. I loved that one.

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  43. I wanna win!
    I've been doing the diva challenges since Nov. 2011 when I started finding out about Zentangle. I think my first challenge was # 48 - tri-shapes, and it still is one of my favourites and I use three shapes as a string quite often. But saying that, I also love/hate those challenges that make me at first think "yuck" or "no way", but then I do them.... and feel so accomplished for pushing myself out of the comfort zone. All the challenges are wonderful and I learn and stretch with each one!!!
    susharp@gmail.com

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  44. I wanna win! Been doing Diva Challenges since June 2012. I look forward to being inspired each week and seeing the creations of the others who participate. If I'm lucky enough to win, you can reach me at: ronniesz@aol.com.

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  45. I wanna win, too! I've only been doing the Diva Challenges since some time in July. I have no particular favorite; I just look forward to the challenge every week, and a chance to try new things. If I'm lucky enough to win, my email is audrie@comcast.net.

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  46. I wanna win!! I have been doing the Diva challenges since I think the challenge # 46 or so. I LOVE it!!! email is owllovingapril@yahoo.com

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  47. I wanna win! I haven't done a challenge yet - I'm a chicken (and a relative Zentangle newb). I don't have my tangles on my blog, but I have 'em in a public album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chantelledick/media_set?set=a.10151831659746023.1073741829.633511022&type=3

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  48. I wanna win!! what fun! you're the greatest. My favorite is whatever you come up with next. . . but my favorite zentangle that i've done was the one for your chinese new year challenge. i've been doing your challenges for about a year. thanks much for them. dmyork@comcast.net

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  49. "Pick me, Pick me, I wanna win!!!!" Weekly challenge #136 was my first one, but #137 was my first real Zentangle! Your challenges inspired me to go full throttle and I went and purchased the Zentangle Kit!!! Love it, totally awesome!! Lots more to learn but I'm ready and willing!!! Thanks for everything! Peace be yours :0) email: Callitwhatyouquill@gmail.com

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  50. Oh my, yes I wanna win too! My very first diva challenge was #83 and since then I fell in love with zentangle and I'm looking forward to the challenge every monday. My favorites are the one s where we have to use a certain tangle, because they make me inspire to do new things, and especially the ones where I think Yak at the first peek. I'm always surprised by what I can do.... Thanks for all those great journey's throug the zentangle world!

    Diana (didisch) dnschr@gmail.com

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  51. Oh yes! I wanna win!!
    I discovered Zentangle in May 2013. And for me it was a wonderful new experience!! My dear daughter encouraged me to create an own blog. Since this time I have met so much nice artist friends in blogland. Their wonderful tiles and Zia´s gave me so many inspirations. Also their many friendly comments reassure me. Without the challenge this one wouldn't be possible. Thanks you, Laura, for your imaginative and creative challenges every week!
    The weekly challenge #123 was my first one. It was a very special one! Since this time I´m looking forward to your every Monday. I have no special favorite but I do like the variety of the challenges.

    Kind greeting, LonettA
    Lonetta.cre-art@t-online.de

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  52. As always, challenging! I have really learned something from every challenge I have done. I have not done too much de-constructing, so it was good to be "forced" into it today! And I would love to win, Laura! I have the Yoga for your Brain Zentangle Workout which I love but none of the others. I am a relative newbie, with Challenge 134 being my first. Living in Australia, I am always impatient for Tuesday to come around as we are so far ahead of you in the time zone,
    Monday has gone! My email is kathyalexander@hotmail.com. If I win, I am happy to contribute to postage! Happy 1,000,000!!!

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  53. Good for you, making all those great memories with your sons. They will long remember the owl eating the mice and your playdough mustache!
    I WANNA WIN!!!! I have only recently started Zentangling and I am hooked....the world seems to melt away while that pen is meeting paper. I have a sketch book that I tangle in, it keeps them all in one place and I can grab it "tangle" on the run.
    Congratulations on you 1,000,000 views, here's to 1,000,000 more!
    Deb

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  54. I want to win! I love reading your blog, following your escapades and doing the challenges. Your photography is beautiful and I am loving watching your boys grow. I've been doing the challenges off and on for about two years now. I really enjoy the first Monday of the month with the UMT challenges - it forces me away from my standby tangles and into new territory. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win - cathwi1684@gmail.com

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  55. I wanna WIN!! I've been doing the challenges for about 6 months. Still very new to zentangle, but LOVE it. My favorite so far has been the color challenge.

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  57. I wanna win! the book (or the cards) I have been doing your challenges for about 6 months, since I started my own blog. My favorite was Henna Drum because it made me realize how much I like the tangle. I am a CZT but don't have any work in the book, and would love a copy.
    caren@tanglemania.com

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  58. i wanna win! I discovered Zentangle in January of this year an found your blog soon thereafter. I have yet to do a challenge but enjoy reading your posts (lovely photos) and looking at all the images posted. I am now obsessed with art with zentangle being my favourite. Keep up the great work! email rwege at telus dot net

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  59. I want to win! The prizes are awesome, Laura, and so great to see the support from the Zentangle community in recognizing your achievement and hard work. My first challenge was #93, Bunzo, and I was so excited! Although I have only managed one or two challenges in the past few months, I have really, really enjoyed every one. I think the challenge I enjoyed the most, because the interpretations were so incredible, was #109. I don't remember what the "technique" ended up being called, but I think of it as "pole bending". It was a big stretch for me, which is a large part of why I enjoy your challenges so much. My email address is h.character@gmail.com (Elizabeth Cline Beveridge on FB.

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  60. Oh, yes, I wanna win!!! I just started doing the Dares in July of this year. I look forward to them each week as they sometimes force me out of my comfort zone. My favorite was the one in which we used two pencils to draw our string. I think that was the first one that I ever did too. I really got pushed, in a good way, with the non-dominant hand one too. Thanks for a chance to win: jeanchaneyaz@gmail.com

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  61. I wanna win! I've just recently signed up for your newsletter and so haven't participated in a challenge yet. In reading some of your previous posts I think the challenge of using tangles that I wouldn't normally gravitate to would be one of my favorite things. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for doing all you do for Zentangle!

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  62. I think i started about a year ago, but used to email them to you, then finally got the courage to start a blog this summer. Don't know if I have a favorite per say, all of them have been interesting, and some a stretch, but also lots of fun. I would love to win! katea@mchsi dot com.

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  63. I forgot to mention in my original post, that I already have 2 packages of the Yoga for your Brain Tangle cards, but I would love a copy of the book. Thanks again for your great challenges and blog.
    audrie@comcast.net

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  64. I wanna win!! My kids teachers have asked me to come back and tangle again this year with the classroom. I love the card packs...they would be so fun to use in the class. Miss Diva you make me smile when you post the next challenge and it's been a year-ish....I can't pick a favourite...maybe Tipple because it was going back to basics....but you sure do challenge me with some of them! I'm attending the CZT seminar in November!!! yvonnewestover@rogers.com

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  66. Dear Diva,
    I wanna win! I have only been tangling for about a month yet have found both Tipple and Hollybaugh to be my go-to tangles. This is only my second challenge; they are so much fun it sure won't be the last.
    Love, Amy amylsmith4@gmail.com

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  67. Congratulations on your page in The Beauty of Zentangle'!!

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  68. I'd love to win! LIke many others... I did my first Zentangle in April 2013 and my first challenge late April. My favourites are the ones I get to...! Actually, the one after your Calgary visit before the floods. Or maybe the stars...? I love that the challenge gets me going.

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  69. "I wanna win"! Hi Laura, I have to get my hands on that beautiful book! I am very new to the art of Zentangle and have only done your two recent challenges but have been browsing for the past month or so. Eventually plucked up the courage to submit something! Thank you for providing these challenges, otherwise I would most likely not push myself.
    It's hard to say which challenge is my favourite obviously, but I wish I had taken part in the Tipple and Hollibaugh as I have been playing with these quite a bit recently. My e-mail is bnmturbanik@gmail.com.
    Hugs, Brenda

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  70. Love your challenges... been doing them forever it seems... Like Jane, my favorites are also the non-dominant hand ones. I always show those to my students, and the beauty one gets from shaky lines!
    I have the new book, but I wanna win! the cards... I'm teaching an after school program this fall and I'd love to have some of these as giveaway cards for my kiddos there!

    Thanks again for all you do!
    Sadelle, CZT#7
    sadelle AT tanglevermont DOT com

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  71. I wanna win! I first picked up your challenge back at number 13, but for a long time was too shy to share my Zentangles. A lot of what I learnt came from looking at the Zentangles that everyone put up each week. You've made a great teaching tool!
    I love your blog, and even when I don't feel like participating I still read every week to keep up with your wonderful family.
    My favourite challenges are the UMT series as they push me to experiment.
    claire.warner77@gmail.com

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  72. I wanna win! I have been doing zentangles for around 4 years and have been an on again off again kinda tangler as life gets crazy and other crafts step to the front for a while. I'm just getting back to it and the first thing I did was go looking for your blog to get some inspiration! Cheers!

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  73. fiddlesticks! I forgot my e-mail addy!! sbergeron00 at hotmail dot com Thanks!

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  74. I wanna win also. Seems that the chances are getting slimmer with as many people as have entered. I have not been doing the challenges that long. I started with #87, the Pin wheels challenge. I started right before I went to my CZT training. Had known about it before from my sister's involvement. She was in CZT 4 and the one that got me involved in this art form. I try to do as many as I can but there are times that life is too busy. They challenge me to try things that I probably would not do on my own. Hope to participate for a long time. If by chance I do win e-mail is drwilka AT gmail DOT com. Congrats on having your art included in the book.

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  75. I wanna win! I have been doing zentangles for about a year and started the challenges at #108 I try to participate when I can. I love doing the challenges it gives a chance to do something different with the zentangles I create and I also love seeing what everyone else has created. I liked the create your own tangles challenge, it really challenged me to look at things to see where I could find patterns and how to break them down. Thanks for all the great challenges and congrats on your 1,000,000 views and your art in the book! angelawhalen09@gmail.com

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  76. I wanna win! My oldest zentangles date from the year 2011, but I`m addicted from the very start. Tipple and Fern are my favorites plus I recently discovered Paushalòv and Diva Dance Rock _ Roll and they turned out just gorgeous. thank you for your weekly challenge, I really enjoy it and love to see in how many different ways they are executed,

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  77. I wanna win! I have been doing your challenges every week of 2013. I started doing zentangle one year ago this month when my daughter got a how to book for her birthday. My email is leahost2972@gmail.com

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  78. I had sooo much fun with this week's challenge. Thanks to you Laura and of course Maria and Rick for great inspiration! Winning a book would just be wonderful also. Count me in pleeeze :)

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  79. I wanna win!!!! No, really! I do! :)

    I've visited on and off nearly since the beginning of the challenges but have only actually participated once (the one with Tipple) after I saw someone else use Pinterest to participate. As far as a favorite challenge, I really don't have a favorite, I like the nice mix you provide. abundantlyblessedtoo at gmail dot com

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  80. I wanna win!!! I know I'm a bit late but have just come home from 6 weeks touring in Europe! We have had random wifi for the six weeks so not kept in touch with the challenges but I'm back and I have missed them. Bring them on!! I enjoy all the challenges because they usually give you a bit of a push in a direction you haven't thought of before. It stretches your mind and abilities. Thankyou Laura. chriskev.frampton@virgin.net

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  81. I wanna win! I started with challenge 100! I love tangling! Congrats on the views and being published! It is hard to pick a favorite! I have so many. If I have to pick it would be the double line string. That forced me to leave my comfort zone big time! Thanks for the chance!

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  82. I WANNA WIN!
    I've been a part of these challenges since #4: Stars. Boy, has my attitude towards this art changed from that simple time, from the time before I became a CZT, before I was confident in my abilities. Diana Hirsch, CZT 6

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  83. I wanna win! I've been enjoying your challenges for about a year now and love every one of them! Thanks for all you do for the Zentangling community!

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  84. I still so wanna win! I just realized I didn't include my email inside my post! I hope my entry is still valid. Here it is: bessamys -at- gmail -dot- com. Thanks for the chance!

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  85. !!!! I would LOVE TO WIN !!!!! Tangling changed my life! Cannot geft enough of TANGLING !!!! YES, I admit it.... I am hooked!!!
    I've been tangling for about 3 years now and always longing for your challenges (what will it be this time). I do not always enter, 'cause I like other creativity too. It's my intension to promote tangling in The Netherlands... That really needs to be done! SO I SO SO SO SO SO HOPE I WIN :-)
    THANK YOU LAURA FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS !!!! love 'n greetz, Ellen

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    1. In november 2011, I posted my first link of challenge number 50: Biggify love 'n greetz, Ellen

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  86. WHOOOOOOPS email :-S
    eaj(underscore)wolters(ad)hotmail(dot)com

    sorry :-S

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  87. I want to win too! I have been zentangling for almost two years. It was a way to relax when I became frustrated with my special daughter. I love your ideas even the ones where I think this will be too hard end up being fun. Email is jenni@genestelecom.ca

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tangle me some zen, baby!!