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 new mixed media post is up on the Artist Cellar blog!! come check it out and say hi... comments make all the kittens of the world happy. :)
Oh! And a big Congratulations and warm CZT Welcome to all the newly minted Certified Zentangle Teachers!! Check out this link to see if there's a CZT near you!
Guess what season it is!? COLD AND FLU SEASON!! B-rad and i took the kids to get their flu shots. They did really well, compared to some of the other kids who were....NOT...doing so well. There was a lot of screaming, but not by Chewie!! We were so proud of him, he didn't even cry! Artoo, on the other hand, did not do as well. But, he also had to have 2 shots. It was sad.
It was a crazy week and next week is going to be just as crazy, but that's what tends to happen when you travel.
My mom and i took the boys to Calgary, AB for the weekend. Artoo had an appointment. But as his appointment was only 2 days after his flu shot, he spent almost the entire time crying and saying "NO FLU SHOTS!!!" it was hard for the practitioner to work on him, as he couldn't really get close to him. In the end i had to lie down on the bed with him, stroking his hair and singing "Hey Jude"...poor kid.
After the appointment we went to Boston Pizza for lunch, the boys were mostly well behaved, but Artoo was pretty ornery and whiney, and may or may not have had a total melt down. He did.
We sure were happy to be home, though. Artoo is a home body and he totally missed his dada.
Next weekend, B-rad and i are taking Artoo and flying to Vancouver, BC, for another appointment. I will be happy when things settle down... i'm not a huge fan of traveling. Well, i'm not a huge fan of traveling with small children ;) Here's hoping next weekend's appointment goes smoother. Please bear with me as i know i'm far behind with the slideshows.
Weekly Challenge #142: "Comfort/Danger Zone"
This week's challenge to find your comfort zone, and to move beyond it...into...the DANGER ZONE! :D I don't know about you, but when i create a Zentangle, i always tend to gravitate towards the same things every time; my white square zentangle tile, my black sakura markers, even the same tangles... but this week we are going to step out of our comfort zones!!
First, what is your comfort zone? Maybe you already know that you don't like the grid tangles, so you stay away from them, or maybe you know that you really love the organic tangles so you stay away from the geometric ones. Do you always use colour? do you NOT? Do you avoid shading? Only you know what it is that makes you feel 'safe' in the zentangle world. This week, you can either dip a toe into the waters of the Danger Zone, or you can choose to cliff dive, fully clothed into the waters!! A little or a lot, it's up to you!
Me? i decided to cliff dive....
|psychedelic sea star|
i used different sakura gelly roll pens
and the zentangle soap stone for shading
black tile? check.
colored pens? check.
You can't really see the glitter, there is so much glitter.
"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." Brian Tracy
"If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness." Les Brown
"The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears." Dan Stevens
Here's a little ditty to get you in the Moooood.....
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??