i hope you had a nice weekend, those of you who had a long one i hope it was great!
THANK YOU for all the Birthday Wishes!!
My birthday was pretty low-key, which was okay after last week.
But he was doing so well by the end of the week that he made a special guest star appearance on our local news morning show. We were on the news that morning talking about the Beads of Courage Colour Fun Run that we do every year to raise money for Beads of Courage Canada.
|my shining star|
|ice cream faces|
The weather took a turn, just in time for the long weekend - as it does in Saskatchewan, and the temps dipped below freezing a few nights, so we took advantage of the one nice day to take the boys for some ice cream.
B-rad and Chewie did some work on the driveway this weekend - as we prep for rebuilding the fence this summer.
Monday we did a bunch of work around the house, b-rad did more work outside and i got to some of those nagging tasks that have been bugging me. Then my mom came over around supper time and my hubby took me out for a belated birthday dinner, and a walk by the river.
It was nice to get some things done - it was kind of a bummer that the weather was so lousy. But apparently the temps should be nice and warm this week.
Weekly Challenge #218: "White on Black on Found"
This week's challenge is an option.
The challenge is to do a white on black tile or zentangle inspired piece of art - using a white pen on black paper. HOWEVER, i know that not everyone has access to those art tools.
So, there's also the option of creating a tangled piece on a found object instead or in addition to white on black.
personally, i love the look of the white on black tiles, but i never seem to have the patience for them because there's a lot more 'finessing' of the gel pens, i find. It seems that the ink will flow better if you almost 'dab' the gel onto the page, and then move very slowly. Which, in hindsight, may be a good thing when it comes to creating a tile. I find the white on black to be quite challenging.
I used a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. They work fairly well, but i also like to use the uniball Signo white gell pen, they ink seems to roll out quite nicely.
I also find that the black zentangle tiles are not as thick as the white ones. i think i prefer the weight of the white tiles, myself.
However, as you can maybe tell - this is a found object... it's a black coaster from the Cactus Club where B-rad and I went for supper on Monday night for my birthday. It turned out pretty great, and maybe part of the reason i like it is because of the sturdy weight of the coaster.
I have a habit of taking coasters and tangling on them. They just beg to be tangled, sometimes, don't you think?
So this week's challenge is use white on black, or if you don't have those tools, to tangle on a found object! (if you've been thinking about tangling that toilet seat or that mailbox, now's your chance. lol.)
Have a great week.
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 have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), 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. ;)