It's been a long week here at Casa Diva. Chewie has been sick almost all week, and even know - though he's feeling better, he's still quite hoarse. And Artoo has had off and on fevers all week. Perfect timing for them both to be sick, as they were both home from school all week for February Break.
Keeping them occupied was sometimes challenging - as well as keeping spirits high.
|Artoo spent the better part of an hour playing with kinetic sand|
|Check this lady out!|
|Come on in!|
It was the tastiest toast with orange slices and water a girl could ask for.
By the end of the week Artoo was feeling sick, and i walked into the kitchen to find this....
|please excuse my unswept floor|
a boy sleeping on the kitchen floor. That was the first sign he wasn't feeling great. SO i gently woke him up and asked him if he thought it might be a better idea to have a little sleep in his warm and cozy bed on his soft pillow than on the cold and hard kitchen floor. He agreed and so we went up stairs for a little lay down. poor dude. he stopped napping by 2 years old, so it's really telling on how he's feeling when he's willing to have a nap.
|Two giggly boys|
|Art time with Mama makes everyone happy - Artoo, my little Art Journaler|
Weekly Challenge #305: "DuoTangle Marasu vs Molygon"
This week's challenge is a Duotangle!! these challenges are truly my faves. I'm always so impressed with the new and exciting ways you make the tangles interact with each other!!
If you're new here, a Duotangle is the term i coined here on this blog to refer to a tile or piece using ONLY TWO SPECIFIC TANGLES.
This particular duotangle challenge is to use the two tangles Marasu and Molygon in your tile.
Marasu is one of the original 102 Tangles that were around back when i was getting my training at CZT #3 in 2010. I'm not even sure how many official tangles there are now, but i think it's someone past 150? Someone fill us in below in the comments if you know.
Anyway, I hadn't really ever used Marasu until Maria demonstrated it at CZT#15 - and i fell i love with it. If you follow the zentangle blog you may have noticed that Marasu was one of the tangles used in the 12 Days of 3Zs series they did back in December. And lucky us, they also shared the step outs for Marasu which you can find here
The second tangle to use in your tile is Molygon. You can find the step outs for Molygon here
This is my contribution.
I used a renaissance zendala tile that i had already added a gold watercolour wash to. (It's hard to see in the photo, but it's quite shiny). My past experience with tangling on this particular type or water colour was that my 01 micron were not a fan. i KNOW i have a 05 micron somwhere in my house, but i couldn't find it, so i did my tile with a 08 which made my lines feel bulky and thick - I really feel that the design in my head got lost in the translation somewhat. SO, aesthetically, i don't really care for this tile at all. HOWEVER
While i tangled this - i had a pounding headache, and my throat felt a bit like i was swallowing shards of glass, and as i focused on the molygons growing out of each other i really began to relax and to feel a tiny bit better. SO. therapeutically, i love this tile.
I have found, in my experience, that the tiles that make me bliss out the most aren't usually my 'best work' but that's totally cool - because sometimes it's good to remember that it's about the process, not the product.
Have fun with this week's challenge.
have a great week.
And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App or Instagram - 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 #DC305(Diva Challenge #305) for your tile this week! You can also search in the app for people's contributions to the challenge by clicking on the hashtag from inside the app, or using the search function.
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. ;)
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