Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekly Challenge #307

Happy Monday All!

I feel like we've been just getting through day to day around here.  We're knee deep in Second Winter right now with temperatures around -32C (about -25F) - which makes it hard to believe that just a few weeks ago we had temperatures around + 12 C (about 53F).  Temps like that make me want to hide inside, or go to the mall...

A boy and his dad
Chewie has been having a really great time league bowling, and last week he was awarded Bowler of the Week and Bowler of the month for January!  His auntie Mel gave him a set of bowling balls of his very own, and so now he feels very professional.  (He plays 5 pin)

look at those eyes
Artoo has been working hard on a research project at school - and was very happy to show me the fruits of his labours!  In the hallway outside his classroom is his report on Deer.  He's so proud, and so am i!!
  It feels like everything is just getting back to normal again, and then someone gets sick.  This time it was Chewie - who caught a tummy bug and was out all weekend... and so there was much laundry and cleaning and disinfecting around here.

Sometimes when you're not feeling good you just need to snuggle up in a cuddly blanket
By Sunday he was feeling much better, and he helped me make supper - we made teriyaki stir fry and he helped me chop the vegetables, and make the sauce and cook the rice.  He did great.  He's come a long way from boiling hot dogs.  :)

he has all the prouds
We are all really looking forward to nicer weather and less yucky sick feelings.

Weekly Challenge #307: "Kitchen Table Tangles with Indy and Mazzy"
If you haven't had a chance to yet, you should totally read this post by Molly on the zentangle blog.  (Coincidentally the post was published on my mama's birthday)

at the end of the blog post we are treated to a Kitchen Table Tangles video - starring Molly's kids Indy and Mazzy.

you can watch it here!

It's so fun to watch these two little girls create with such confidence!! Watching Mazzy draw lines made me feel bolder,  Take a watch and follow along because this week's challenge is to draw their tangle ZINGO

Here's my tile! I hope you like it Indy and Mazzy! Thanks for being such GREAT teachers!!

So pretty! (I used a green sakura golddust gel pen on my tile) #zingo
have a great week!

And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App or Instagram - 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 #DC307(Diva Challenge #307) 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. ;) 

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  1. WOW! And I thought it was miserable here in BC!!! YOU WIN!! Wishing you survive until REAL Spring without anymore sickness! Thank you for this challenge! Indy and Mazzy are too cute! ...just like your little men! :)

  2. Soooooo cold, so immens cold. I can hardly imagine that. Keep warm and tanlgle! Your tile is lovely.

  3. I don't really know how people can live in such cold places. When it falls below 80 degrees in Arizona, I am freezing, LOL!
    So much fun to see these little cuties! Your Zingo shows what great teachers they are!

  4. 16 to 24 inches of snow tomorrow. Oh gosh, winter not over yet! LOL

  5. Aaaarrrggghhh! That cold is way too cold for me too. It actually got up to 80 here today. Ahhhhhh! Finally!!! :-D You will get spring up there in the not too far future. I love that video with Indy and Mazzy. They do such a good job showing us how to do this tangle. And yours turned out very beautiful.

  6. I love the little movie of the girls creating Zingo...they are such confident artists and great teachers! Marie...will you please adopt me!

  7. Hey, Laura. Nice video you got there of Mazzy and Indy. They sounded so professional at it. Looks like they have a career ahead of them. It's good to see your brood doing better these days now. Well, I am linked onto the "linky machine" at number 13...I seem to get that number most times now, and I am superstitious when it comes to the number 13. Have a good week for you and your family.

  8. I love your tile. It's simple but effective ... and so 3D looking!

  9. Such a sweet video! I had fun trying their tangle - thank you for the challenge.

  10. it is always nice to read something about people with the same interesses on the other side of the world. Thank you Laura, I hope it will be soon a bit warmerin Sascatoon. I like your tile and the lovely pattern Zingo.

  11. SO awesome! What an honor to be a part of the challenge. I better get on this one.
    Thanks again for all you do!

  12. The video with Indy and Mazzy is so inspiring. Picasso said: It has taken me a lifetime to learn how to draw as a child.
    Maybe it will take shorter time with the zentanglemethod! Especially as we can get guidance by these two great teachers! I hope I will have time to make it on a tile this week also. Now my first one is in the calendar!

  13. Oh hey Laura, thanks for sending us out to watch Indy and Mazzy drawing Zingo. Kinda gets you in a go crazy with the pen and quit your worrying mood, which I did fer sure.

  14. I had to watch the video again and get back to Zingo-mood. Love this challenge!

  15. Indy & Mazzy are just the most adorable teachers ever! Wonderful challenge idea! 😍


tangle me some zen, baby!!