Monday, August 29, 2016

Weekly Challenge #282

Happy Monday!

well, here it is. The last few days of summer before school starts for these kids.  We are trying to eke out the last bits of fun times before it's back into the routine of every day life.

This week i took the boys to a matinee to see the Secret Life of Pets, which they both really enjoyed.

Movie Time!

these trailers sure are bright

We also went and spent a sunny afternoon at the out door pool with my mom and my niece, had a playdate with friends from out of town, and then went out to dinner with some different freinds from out of town - and to top off the busy week Chewie started league bowling on Saturday mornings!  

There was art to be had too, as i've been playing around a lot with some fun Happy Mail (which i'll post about later) and a big project i'm working on in the house - Artoo and I did a bit of chalk drawing, complete with chocolate chip cookies on our faces.

Artoo is writing out a playlist of his favourite songs here
Things will be chaotic - i'm sure - in the coming weeks as the boys adjust to getting back into school mode - Artoo will be going into the first grade and there will probably be some adjusting to going to school every day for the full day... for mama too.  Hold me.....

At least i've got tangling to keep my sane.

Weekly Challenge #282: "Spill It!"
A little while ago my bestie gifted me with two big delicious beets, fresh from her garden.  I love beets, so i was thrilled to have them.

That night, as i was washing and peeling and chopping the beets for dinner, i was awestruck, as i often am, of the vibrant magenta colour and i thought: I wonder what would happen if i spilled these peels onto a zentangle tile?

The result? a Big Beautiful Magenta splotch - which i used as a string and tangled.

here's the result
It was super fun and i still am in total love with this colour.

This week's challenge is to spill something onto your tile and then tangle it.  It doesn't have to be beets, lol.  

I also did an ATC using coffee as my Spill

and then the finished result:

You could use coffee, or tea, or wine, or beets - anything that will leave a splotch!  Food colouring in water? Water colours? what else? Enjoy!

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 #DC282 (Diva Challenge #282) 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.  I'm also on instagram @iamthediva
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  1. Indeed, the color of beets is amazing! And you tangled on it so beautiful. The coffee tile is great as well.
    Succes with ajusting to school times again.

  2. And are your fingers the same beautiful color? I love roasted beets. Never thought to color a tile with them. Oh, the possibilities. Farm market here I come!

  3. LOVE the beet tangle! Thank you for the fun challenge. Best of luck with the start of school. TBH-- my least favorite day of the year, as I miss my side kicks so much!

  4. How pretty is beet juice? Too bad I just don't like them :( Your tile is super!

  5. Love the tiles and the challenge!

  6. What a cool idea - love your beet juice colour, and of course your tile.

  7. Wine! Or diluted acrylics. Or even inks. This is going to be so much fun. :D

    I wish Singapore had enough pavement space to be able to draw on. The downside of being such a small city. :/

  8. I had so much fun with this, thanks Laura!

  9. Ooooooooohhhhhh, I loved this challenge. It was a bit challenging to not overthink what the heck I wanted to do once I spilled my herbal, coffee drink on my tile. Then I said to myself, "let go and let Art" and it worked. Shake shoulders, loosen up, enjoy JOY. Thanks once again for a great challenge Laura. Love it, love it.

  10. A lovely end of the hollidays and a lovely challenge. I like your tile very much.

  11. Who knew red wine would blossom into a bunch of flower tangles? Great challenge, and it pushed me into another look altogether. Thanks for the fun!

  12. I am so impressed by the creativity of these tiles, you guys are the best! I have so much to learn.

  13. After a tricky start because of tiles that contain bleach (!) this was a lot of fun. Thanks Laura!

  14. I love the color you get from beets. I don't have any beets, but I do have some bottled beet juice. It worked just as well, as far as the color is concerned. But unfortunately, I didn't realize that it had pooled up in one area, and caused some difficulty in tangling over that spot. Not my best effort, but, as they say,"It is what it is."

  15. What a great way to celebrate a friend's gift. Love your tile and thanks for another fabulous challenge. This was such fun.

  16. Thank´s for such a playful challenge! I couldn´t stop spilling! So I am taking place with 3 tiles this time!
    I love your tile! I is so beautiful!


tangle me some zen, baby!!