Thank you all for the much needed week off. It's been a bit of a go 'round here.
Artoo did end up getting sick, and we ended up going to the Emergency for a bit on Tuesday - luckily the doctors told us that we did everything right and got ahead of it enough that he recovered quickly.
|Brave little man|
So brave. To celebrate them sending us home with meds (instead of staying) we went to have a celebratory Sundae.
|Ice cream makes everything better.|
Meanwhile, Chewie had his year end dance recital for his Hip Hop class this weekend. I took him for his dress rehearsal, and on the way home he asked if he could show me a cool thing he saw with his grandpa - his driving diretions were: "It's by the sushi place before we go to our house"
With not much to go on, we actually managed to find it!
|Goofy Face boy|
Being almost 8, he's very good and pushing all of my buttons, but then he will say or do something so sweet or so funny that my heart melts into a pile of goo. I love him, and i really don't get to spend a lot of one on one time with him. I'm working on that. Even if it's just bringing him along to pick up groceries...
Weekly Challenge #271: "Beads of Courage"
So, this is the challenge that i had completed for you all last week when my computer decided that i needed to take a break. lol
|These are some of Artoo's Beads of Courage|
Beads of Courage is an arts in medicine program that helps kids with chronic or life threatening illness tell the story of their medical journey. Each bead represents something different. A different procedure or appointment, or special circumstance. For example, when seeing a doctor or getting a poke instead of getting a sticker when they leave, they are given a glass bead for each thing. (blue for doctor, black for poke... some other beads are yellow=night in the hospital, pink=respiratory support, magenta=trip to emergent care, teal=tube insertion or removal, rainbow=therapy; physical, speech, occupational, respiratory) and every child's string is different and unique to their story.
|Co-Founders!! Me and my bestie Tara|
|lovely ladies, all!|
|The Dream Team!|
|Artoo Covered in Colour|
|Two colourful brothers|
|Artoo's favourite colour - GREEN!|
|Chewie running through Violet|
|Artoo really loved running this year! Here is is running with B-rad and Grandpa!|
|He was so excited and squealing and cheering, and running as fast as his little legs would go|
|My wonderful family!|
It was a really amazing day, it truly was!
So!! This week's challenge is to BEad INSPIRED by Beads of Courage! By our Colour Run, or by whatever gives you Courage.
For my tile, i used a technique called the Hefty Hack (you can google it, it's super easy and super addicting!! there's lots of YouTube tutorials) to make a colour splotch on my tile, then tangled a string of beads - inspired by Artoo's string in the photo above.
|Beads of Courage|
Thanks for coming by this week!
I look forward to seeing your tiles. :)
Have a great week!!
And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App, - i'm @iamthediva - come on by and follow me, and i'm going to be using hashtags on the app for each of my weekly challenges. So if you're game use the hashtag #DC271 (Diva Challenge #271) for your tile this week!
[i had been using a much longer hashtag for past challenges - iatdwc for iamthediva weekly challenge - but i'm shortening it for ease and for less memorizing random letters ;)]
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. ;)