It's been a pretty non-exciting week for us here. We dipped down to SUPER FREAKING COLD weather with several days down around the -35C mark (-31F) and that's not including the windchill which sometimes took us down as far as -44C (-47.2F). Those are the days were we run from the house to the van, and from the van to the school and back again - and then we don't leave the house again unless we ABSOLUTELY have to.
There's a lot of hibernation mode around here. One of the things that happens a lot in the winter, though, is that B-rad tends to play more video games and i tend to paint more.
So i have begun a crazy project - which you can follow on instagram if you're so inclined (@iamthediva)
When i'm painting a large canvas, i tend to get too precious with the work i'm doing - and i get stuck. Not knowing what to do next, and so the canvas gets moved to the 'unfinished' pile because i just don't know what to do next.
|getting ready to embark on The Crazy|
I have actually no idea how many hours i tend to put into pieces, so i had no idea if that was going to be WAAAAY too many hours, or not nearly enough. but, i have begun. So far it feels like 50 hours is going to be a really tall order to fill.
|this is the end of Hour 1|
Chewie went to bed that night feeling special (he doesn't get a lot of one on one time with us) and with visions of starships in his head.
Sunday afternoon i had the privilege of teaching an introduction to zentangle class to these ladies:
|Tangling their little hearts out|
and here's a close up one of their complete tiles. (The birthday girl was such a natural, she took to tangling like a duck to water!)
they were a fun crew. I hope they enjoyed their class!
Weekly Challenge #299: "New Official Tangle: Drawings"
I have been very excited for this week's challenge. Over my self imposed (but much needed and appreciated) Christmas break the mothership released the step outs for their new tangle "Drawings" that they officially shared with CZTs back at their ZenAgain conference in November.
You can see the official step outs for Drawings here. (remember that it's pronounced Draw-Wings)
|Christmas Wings - 12 Days of 3zs|
I was lucky to have a lovely CZT offer to share some 3Zs with me just in time for the 12 Days of 3Zs, and i'll share them all with you over the next couple of weeks. Thank you AGAIN Jody Genovese!!
I also have many travelling tangles collaborations to share with you, so watch for those in the coming weeks as well.
AND - also my fellow Saskatonian CZT Margaret Bremner (who attended ZenAgain) was so awesome and brought the rest of the Saskatchewan CZT contingency their own 3Zs to play with, so excpect to see more of those in the future. ;)
This week's challenge is to try out the new tangle Drawings! i look forward to seeing how you fly!!
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 #DC299(Diva Challenge #299) 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.
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