Today's challenge is brought to you by the wonderful Emily Classon, CZT. See y'all next week!
Weekly Challenge #196: All Dolled Up
Hello! I am thrilled to be helping our fabulous Diva with her post this week. We’re all sending along healing vibes to the Diva and her family.
As the mother of an adorable four-year-old girl, my life is surrounded by dolls--stuffed dolls, magnetic dolls, story dolls, and of course, an infinite supply of princess dolls. For the holiday season, I will be creating a tangled tree as part of a local historical society’s seasonal exhibit. Area organizations and businesses decorate a tree based on items from the society’s collection. I chose antique dolls for a tangled paper doll tree. Each 12-inch ornament will have an individually hand-tangled dress. I can’t wait to see how this tree develops!
Your challenge this week is not to decorate an entire tree. You may now breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Instead, I invite you to be inspired by dolls like I have been. Awaken your inner child, and add some playtime to your tangling with a doll-shaped string, a tangled paper doll chain, or a tangled fabric doll. Do you have an old Barbie stuck in a trunk somewhere? I bet there’s a way to tangle her too.
Here are a few of my tangled dolls for inspiration as well as a paper doll string on a Renaissance tile.
Thanks for playing along with me! Happy tangling.
I am a mom (of an amazingly adorable 4-year old girl), blogger, freelancer, lizard-lover, and Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). At home, I am referred to as The Queen of Silly, and I am seen donning a tiara at many a tangling event. I live in Massachusetts.
I adore creativity and imagination. For years I have been a scrapbooker and card maker. I have explored a variety of crafts and once had a jewelry making business. After falling in love with Zentangle® art and practice, I became a CZT in August of 2012.
I used to be a crazy, Type-A perfectionist who multitasks while multitasking. The Zentangle method has been transformative for me because it has encouraged me to slow down, to breathe, and to break down the chaos in my world into manageable pieces. Tangling allows me to reduce stress, to center myself when my mind is swirling with thoughts, and to inspire my creativity. When I create Zentangle art, I get the same clarity and calmness that I get practicing yoga or meditation. I love tangling and sharing my passion with others!
Emily Classon, CZT (9)
momzenartist (at) gmail.com
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??