First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
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What a crazy week. Thank you, everyone, for your understanding when i was on vacation - and then for your good thoughts and vibes while Artoo was recovering in the hospital. Like i said, the fun never stops at Casa Diva. ;)
It's seems like it's been so long! Let's catch up, then, shall we? GET READY! it's gonna be an image heavy post.
So - my brother, with whom i'm very close, lives with his girlfriend in Victoria, BC. That's over 1,600 km from home (or +1000 miles). We don't see him very often, in fact the last time he was home was shortly after Artoo was born. Almost 2 years ago.
I decided to go out and visit him, and while i was there i'd spend a few days in Vancouver with a friend from school. This was a solo trip. Sans babies. Sans B-rad. All by my lonesome, only it wasn't lonesome, it was awesome.
|The prairies by air|
|The Rocky Mountains by air|
|My buddy in Vancouver is a big comic fan, so while i was there, |
i got my NERD on!!! CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!
|Public Art - huge welded laughing dudes|
|while attempting to take this picture, i dropped my paints into the sand. good times.|
|More public art: Inukshuk|
|Found Zentangle art in downtown Vancouver|
|Riding the ferry to the island|
|My and my little brother - i'm very excited to be there.|
|One of each, please.|
|We've been friends for almost twenty years|
after lunch we wandered in back alleys (pictured above) and through Chinatown.
My brother Patrick then took me to see this totem pole
|The totem pole? It's very big.... can you see me??|
|Here's a close up of the bottom.|
|I could have stayed here all day|
|My toes in the water, the beach is all pebbles - no sand.|
He came home Thursday night, then Friday after work B-rad took Chewie out to the lake and i stayed home with Artoo. It's been crazy. Phew! But, i think we're all caught up.
If you've made it this far, congratulations!! Let's have the Challenge, shall we?
Weekly Challenge #84: "String Theory v. XI: Blind-Sighted"
This week's challenge is to close your eyes. More specifically, to close your eyes and draw a string. A blind string.
However, there is also something kind of liberating about letting go of that control. When you open your eyes, it's a creative challenge to do something with the MESS of the string you made with your eyes closed.
NOW! Go forth my pretties! Close your eyes, create your string blind - then see what you can do with it. :D and don't worry about the control, it's all an illusion anyway.
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??