in case you missed it, over the weekend i answered some of your questions in a post i called Ask The Diva Episode 1. you can see it here. If you have something you'd like to ask me, just pop me an email lauraharmz at gmail dot com with ASK THE DIVA in the subject heading.
So! How was everyone's week?
Little Chewie was sick. He had a fever and was sick to his stomach last Sunday night. It was persistent, and his tonsils were very swollen - so i took him to the doctor and got some medicine on Monday afternoon. Even with the meds, his fever stuck around until Wednesday. He ended up being off of school all week - and catching up on a lot of Pokemon.
After a few days, he was less feverish but was still struggling with his swollen tonsils, so we made
a totally unnecessary another trip to the doctor, to see what was up - only to be told to let the antibiotics have a few more days.
Both my boys were extremely well behaved in the long 1.5 hour wait for the second time that week, so i rewarded them both with giant smiley faced cookies.
With Chewie at home all week, and monopolizing the TV, Artoo and i made some art. Artoo asks me every day: "Mom, can i make a zentangles?" and insists on using the "little papers" so we created some bijou tiles together. Here's one of his creations.
|pretty talented, huh?|
My mama-friend Tara completed her First ever 10K too! so proud of her.
|Mogathon 10K Selfie!! (Photo by Deron)|
It was an amazing day for running, too. A beautiful day, with blue skies, and fall leaves! Running along the lovely river. Good times.
Weekly Challenge #186: "String Theory - Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!"
Oh, Autumn. You are so beautiful and yet so short.
I love Fall, it's my favourite season. Everything about it is lovely... it really is a shame that it is so short (at least in Saskatchewan) and that the inevitable winter comes shortly after. :(
|This photo was taken by my friend Tara - this was the finish line for the 10K!|
|I took this yesterday (sunday) afternoon!|
|this one too. So pretty.|
It's sad that in just a few days all those leaves will be off the trees.... so let's make the most of them!
this week's challenge is to use LEAVES as your string.
For my zendala i used a highly sophisticated technique to drawing the leaves on my tile.
|Step one: Acquire leaves from back yard|
Step two: arrange leaves on zendala tile
|Step three: trace around leaves with pencil|
|Step Four: Tangle tangle tangle!|
This week use a leaf as your string! You can draw your leaves, or use leaf inspired tangles, or you can trace your leaves like i did.
I used a renaissance tile because the colour of the tile screams fall to me. Feel free to create a fall inspired tile, if you like... if you're on the other side of the globe (hello!) you may be more inspired by the new leaves budding on the trees and the brilliant greens around you!
Have a great week everyone!
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. ;)
i'm currently trying to decide what to do about the challenge slideshows (read here)... if you have any ideas i would love to hear from you!
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will put it in the slideshow. (send submissions to: weeklychallenge at mail.com) [not gmail, just mail]. 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. - although to be honest the deadline is pretty forgiving.
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??