|My happy Kindergartener|
|Chewie and his friends playing with Artoo before school|
Chewie is really excited for school to be done. I remember being in school and those last few weeks were just torture. These kids are pretty pumped for school to be done because they know that we're leaving on a BIG ROAD TRIP to California in July!
|Playing some hockey|
|Chewie leading his music class|
So i try to remain calm - by going outside and looking at my beautiful flowers.
I'm so enjoying them, but i know there are a bunch of sneaky lilies that are going to wait until we are gone before they bloom.
|Disapproving Cloud disapproves|
|taken out my front door one evening|
Also, this weekend my good friend Sabrina drove up from Regina because she and i had tickets to the Opera! we went to the Saturday matinee of The Barber of Seville and it was very awesome. We have gone to a few shows together, it's so nice to have a friend who appreciates a good opera or musical. (We are going to see The Book of Mormon in September with B-rad. I'm super excited about that one)
|Sabbie and I at the Opera!|
|Sabbie had a scoop of Coconut Ice Cream and Chocolate Chai Ice Cream in a waffle cone|
I had a British '99' - which is soft serve in a waffle cone with a Flake bar and Raspberry puree.
|wine and tangling; a perfect pairing|
|my tile on the left, hers on the right.|
Sunday was father's day, and the boys presented b-rad with the gifts they made at school. They were both so proud of their projects and so excited to give them to b-rad that they were practically bouncing! I think school made gifts are just so darn awesome. I made eggs and sausages for breakfast before Sabrina left to go home, and then we spent the afternoon out at B-rad's mom and dad's for a Father's Day barbecue.
This week's going to be just as busy as i try to get things ready for the trip and also attend some of the last days of school activities.
i'm tired already. lol.
Weekly Challenge #272: "What's Black and White and Red All Over?"
A Zebra with a sunburn. (Badum TING!)
This week in the midst of all the hubbub, i picked up a tile i had started working on a while ago - to finish it up and catch a bit of zen. However, when i started tangling - it became apparent that i had accidentally picked up my red Micron, instead of my black one.
My first initial thought was: "OH NO!! I've RUINED it."
But instead of trashing it and starting over, i thought i'd just keep at it and see what happened.
It turns out, it looks awesome, and is now one of my favourite tiles.
|To get the red background i used a red paint pen from POSCA |
and when it was dry, i tangled on it with my microns
One of the things that really appeals to me, personally, about zentangle is that it's in black and white (for the most part) and i can turn off the 'colour composition' part of my brain that tends to get in the way when i'm painting sometimes.
The elegance of limitations.... my tile was now wearing red, so what was i to do? With this tile - the red found it's way there by accident - and because it wasn't part of the plan, i didn't have to think too much about it, i just wanted to see what would happen if i kept going.
And i think that because i create my tiles without any sort of plan when i begin, there is that freedom that allows room for exploration. If i had planned this tile with a specific idea of how it would turn out, the red pen would have been a fly in my ointment, instead of guiding me into a different direction.
Also - i made the title of this challenge a joke because sometimes i think we can run the risk of getting too serious. Keep it light!! This is fun!
So this week's challenge is use the standard black and white of traditional zentangle - but also red! And the extra challenge is to not take yourself so seriously and have fun with this.
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 #DC272 (Diva Challenge #272) 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. ;)