First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
- If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out. You can click on the links above or: See "Getting Started" and "Tutorials"
- To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tabs above
- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
- The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs. I will take the first two presented to each challenge.
I know that some of you have told me that the paypal button does not work, and some of you have had no trouble, i'm not sure why it's inconsistent, i've redone the code a few times... If all else fails you can donate to my paypal address which is madam_diva ( a t ) yahoo ( d o t ) com - also to those people who donated this week... THANK YOU SO MUCH.
We FINALLY had some beautiful weather this week!!
B-rad and i took advantage of the weather and got a lot of work done on our yard. There was a lot of snow mold on the grass from the looooong winter. It felt good to get that cleaned up, and to clean out my flower beds and my raised garden bed. I'm really hoping some of my lilies survived and that they'll grow again this year.
|Chewie and Artoo catchin' some rays|
|Artoo gettin' his Ride on.|
|I'm so thankful for our big back yard, but it sure is a lot of work|
With temperatures in the high 20s this weekend, i came away with a bit of a burn, but i'll take it if it means there's no more snow.
Also, with us spending the majority of the time outside away from the tv and computer and phones, i realize i have very few pictures to share with you this week, but i think that's okay. It really was a fun weekend.
Weekly Challenge #117: "New Official Tangle: Schway"
this tangle has taken me a little while to master. I had a hard time making the rows line up to get even arrows. Having said that, i LOVE the way this tangle looks. I love the interlocking arrows, and one of the classic Zentangle elements - complexity through simplicity. I really think that this one is a "Wow" factor tangle, up there with paradox and cadent.
See you all next week! (this is where i let it slip that my birthday is next sunday! May 12, which is also Mother's Day! i'll be 33.)
UPDATE: today Rick and Maria posted on the Zentangle blog a variation step-out (aroz) of Schway created by Scott in Colorado. If you're having trouble 'lining things up', this might be the version for you! Rick says:
It is so exciting to become aware of patterns in your surroundings, ponder ways to deconstruct them, and then share them with others. With so many people enjoying that process, we will likely see more of this.
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 don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (please email to weeklychallenge(at)mail(dot)com). 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.
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??