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!
So, we've been spending as much time as possible outside, while the weather is still good. Dare i say it - the leaves are starting to turn yellow already!?!!
|Chewie and Grandpa help build the play centre with B-rad|
At the beginning of August we bought a play centre for the backyard on sale, and that has been worth every penny... both boys love it, but especially Artoo. We taught him the sign for 'swing' and some days he wakes up from naps signing "Swing! swing!" so cute.
|Artoo and i say Hello! (Also, my hair is short)|
|Play centre, at capacity!!|
Chewie has now mastered the fine art of climbing up the slide, and he's quite proud of himself for that. He still hasn't figured out that he shouldn't walk in front of a moving swing, but a few more collisions with the baby swing and i'm sure he'll figure it out.
My parents also bought a used camp trailer this summer, partly because my dad would like to retire and drive around seeing the country in a camp trailer so this is their 'starter' to see if they like it enough to get a really nice one, and partly because with Artoo's special needs they want us to be able to feel safe camping with them...
|Chewie can't wait to catch some minnows|
my wonderful mother was bound and determined to get me camping this year - so Mom and Dad drove the camper out to a nearby site and set it all up for one night so that i could go out there with the boys (while B-rad was at work), Dad went home for the night and mom and i and the boys had a campfire and went to the beach. it was fun. Artoo loves the water, and after some coaxing - Chewie did too.
|Chewie loves his big girl cousin|
|Don't i look cozy? (Also, NEW GLASSES!!)|
Okay - have you all seen enough pics? LOL
on with the Challenge.
Weekly Challenge #83: DuoTangle v. V: Assunta/Mooka
Mooka and Assunta are both tangles that i have to admit... i'm not a fan of. To be honest, i probably haven't even done Assunta since it was released in the Zentangle newsletter... and this is partly why i've made these two tangles the challenge for this week.
So, i started my tile with my border/string - and ugh - right away i hated it. BUT - i think i've said this a few times before on this blog - my own PERSONAL CHALLENGE to myself on this blog is to always post the tile that i make... no do-overs...
i had to resist the urge to grab a new tile, or to erase this string that i didn't know how to fill with these two tangles that i find so tricky.
|fighting the urge to start over - there are no mistakes|
y'know, i think i could probably make Mooka my challenge for a whole year and i'd still never get to a place where i felt comfortable with this tangle.
Anyway, this week - i challenge you to create a tile, zendala, or ZIA using ONLY the two tangles MOOKA and ASSUNTA (click the links for their respective instructions)
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.
Hey - i should note here quickly that i try my best to get the slideshows up in a timely fashion, but sometimes my life gets in the way (like when Artoo spends a week in the hospital, just for example) so, please be patient. thanks. HUG
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??