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 tab above, or follow this link
- 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.
- and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community. HUGS!
Well, i was back to work this week - and what a crazy week it was. I think Mercury must be in retrograde because things were just not working with electronics for me.
Thursday morning started my run of bad electronic ju-ju... i managed to set off the office alarm system and it went off for almost 20 minutes while i argued with our security system that YES, i DO work there... before my coworker arrived and shut it off. Then we had to go straight into an all day meeting, and my spreadsheets weren't working properly, and every machine in the office was out of toner so i couldn't print the things i needed... then on Friday i accidentally locked myself out of facebook for 24 hours, and when i got home that night my laptop kept crashing and i was freaking out thinking it was broken.
It was just a stressful week... that plus Artoo went back to daycare this week after a 2 week hiatus from being sick, then his surgery. He did amazing, though, and seems to be doing much better now.
It's interesting how much the tone of his voice has changed after having his tonsils removed.
Friday and Saturday it snowed and snowed and snowed - and the roads were HORRIBLE and it took me over a half hour to get to my Chiropractor on Saturday, it's usually a 12-15 minute drive.
|epic snow drift hanging from our roof|
|Chewie making snow angels|
|Chewie and the neighbour girl, playing on the big snow pile|
|B-rad's car, covered in the white stuff.|
This week we have a guest poster, a fellow CZT who had a great idea for a challenge - so without further ado, i give you:
Weekly Challenge #95: Guest Post - "Mickey Challenge"
Greetings from Texas. My name is Courtney and I'll be your guest challenger this week.
On November 18, 1928 the Walt Disney Studio released the animated short film, "Steamboat Willie". This was the official debut of Mickey Mouse as well as his girlfriend, Minnie.
Since Mickey has been touted as one of the world's most popular cartoon characters and noting that his debut was in a black and white film, I feel it is only fitting that we use our black and white Zentangle art to pay tribute to Mickey, Minnie and/or Walt Disney.
I chose to take this challenge quite literally so started with a decision to use the steering wheel (is that what it's called on a ship??) on Willie's steamboat as my string. Once that decision was made it seemed to demand to be a mandala so I started with my somewhat less than perfect mandala. Then as tribute to Minnie I added some polka dots (yes, in the "olden" days she was fond of polka dots) and Mickey's initials became the monogram tangled for the spokes on the wheel. The curves above the wheel were based on Mickey's facial mask above his eyes.
Then I decided to also do a tile as a tribute to our favorite mouse.
I am so looking forward to seeing your posts. Please feel free to choose to create your challenge on a tile or as a mandala.
My name is Courtney Frantz. For many years I taught first grade and special education but with a minor in art and a fascination with all things creative I've taken many classes and taught many art classes over the years. As soon as I found out about Zentangle I signed up for the training and have been happily tangling ever since.
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. (See the contact tab above for my email address). 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??