Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekly Challenge #280

Happy Monday all!

It hasn't felt much like there's any summer left up here this week - and a majority of this week was nothing but rain.  We did, however, get out to the Saskatoon Exhibition on the weekend!

Thankfully the weather cooperated as we enjoyed a beautifully sunny day

The boys were a bit more adventurous with rides having been at Disneyland this year

When at the fair, Candy Apples are a must

One of the only pictures i got of all four of us on the Ferris Wheel/Gondala which i tried very hard not to be squirmy about - as i'm not a big fan of heights 

Artoo really loved the small ferris wheel and the caterpillar rollarcoaster.  

Look at that face!!

We had a really great day - enjoying the rides and the fairground snacks and the booths filled with 'as seen on tv' devices that you don't really need, but you can't help but watch the demonstrations thinking: "hmm....mayyybe?"

don't worry, we didn't buy any...  ;)

Weekly Challenge #280: "Rio Olympics!"

Have you all been watching the Olympics? Sadly, i haven't been - but this is mainly because i don't have TV! (Don't worry, i still have Netflix) But i have been watching the replays and the clips and reading the articles!!

This week i received a text from my fellow Saskatonian CZT Margaret Bremner, suggesting the olympic be the theme of this week's challenge - and i thought HECK YES!

Something really cool for me is seeing that one of the players for Team Canada's Men's Volleyball is a kid i used to babysit when i lived in BC!  #2 Gord Perrin (and also his brother and two sisters) were my little charges for many a summer back in the Creston Valley!  It's been exciting to see him in action, their match against the USA team was actually one of the only bits of the Olympics i've been able to watch in real time.

GO Gord GO!!
i used a zentangle apprentice tile for mine tile this week, because i wanted a bit more space to work in

So here's my tile for this week's challenge!  I read that the 5 olympic rings symbolize the continents Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania 

I added a laurel crown of Flux, and then tangled the background using Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sakura Gelly roll metallic pens. 

This week let the Olympics inspire you!

Have FUN!

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 #DC280 (Diva Challenge #280) 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. Singapore just celebrated their first gold from a very talented young man by the name of Joseph Schooling. We're beyond proud of him, because for such a small country like Singapore, a gold medal is a big deal. :D

    Wonderful theme for this week. I'll get inspired. :)

  2. A very difficult theme (for me) this week, but I did want to join. I LOVE what you made of it!!!

  3. Nice to see happy faces on a lovely day. A nice challenge and I like your tile!

  4. Brazil got their first gold last night and it was so wonderful to see a fellow jump higher than he ever had before in front of his home country.

  5. I love all your photos this week, especially that candy apple one! Nice tile to honor the Olympics as well.

  6. Thanks for another great challenge; your blog and contributions to the Zentangle community really do earn you a well deserved gold medal:)

  7. Looks like a fun time had by all!

  8. Thanks for all you do for us tangly people. Give yourself a medal. And a few for the adorable men in your life. Cheryl

  9. That's a wonderful idea, dear Laura, love your details with medal-colors and Ring-Info.


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