Monday, August 8, 2016

Weekly Challenge #279

Hello all!  And a happy Monday to you!

As i'm typing this it's very late sunday night - my family and i arrived home late last night (sunday) because we were at a family Reunion this weekend to celebrate my grandma's 80th birthday.
A short hike for all the 'little' families - they went on a bigger hike afterwards

My mother is the oldest of 7 children and amazingly enough all of her siblings came! We rented out a massive house just outside of Waterton National Park in Alberta and the weekend was jam packed with hiking and giant Jenga and karaoke and highly intense games of charades.
artoo and chewie learning about mountain lions


We had a formal dinner/talent show/birthday party for Grandma and she was so happy to see so many of her friends and family there.  I love her.
isn't she lovely?
It was incredible to be able to be with everyone this weekend to hear them sharing stories of how they grew up, and sharing stories about my Grandpa who passed away when i was a baby.

ON to this week's challenge!!

Weekly Challenge #279: "Duotangle Meer vs Auraknot"
A Duotangle is a term originating here on the blog for a tile using only the two tangles - in this case; Meer and Auraknot (Step outs in the links) and their variations.

ta da!

these tangles are in my go-to toolbox - so t his was a fun tile for me, albeit a quick one.  ;)

Have fun using these two tangles!

Tangle ON peoples!

And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App, - 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 #DC279 (Diva Challenge #279) 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.  

If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), 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. ;) 


  1. Glad you and your family had such a nice time. I really like your duotangle. This will definitely be a challenge to try to get these two tangles to play nice :)

  2. A wonderful reason to celebrate! We should all look so good at 80. You are blessed.

    Couldn't imagine how Auraknot and Meer could work together but alas, like all tangles, they do.

  3. Great to have a family like yours!!!!! Aurakmot and Meer ...... a real challenge. You did very well though.

    1. Hope you are having a great week Laura and thanks for another great challenge. 👍🤗

  4. How nice to have a family reunion. A couple of my cousins and I getting together is the closest we get. I look forward to these challenges on Monday.

  5. How nice to have a family reunion. A couple of my cousins and I getting together is the closest we get. I look forward to these challenges on Monday.

  6. Your pictures tell the story. What a wonderful reunion.
    I really enjoyed this challenge; The tangles were perfect together.

  7. Had to enter my post 3 times before it worked. Sorry for the confusion.

  8. I think you've had a nice time during the "reunion", I see only happy faces and your grandma looks great!!!
    Thanks for this nice new challenge. Wish you a fine week

  9. Sounds like you're having a very full and fun summer! Yay!

  10. How wonderful to have so much family around! I think I "got" Auraknot this time. I have struggled with it in the past but things were smoother this time. Thanks for the challenge.

  11. Such a challenge this week as auraknot is not a favourite. Thanks for a lovely challenge and sharing your lovely family reunion with us.


tangle me some zen, baby!!