Monday, March 27, 2017

Weekly Challenge #309

Good Morning all!

And a very happy Monday to you!

Thank you all so much for your well wishes.  I'm feeling so much better now.

We celebrated my mama's 59th birthday with the family this week.  Isn't she cute?

Blow out the candles!
 I had a very productive week and went through all the books in the house and made a big donation to my mom's community school - where they have a "free book fair" to make sure that every kid has books at home.  I feel good about the books going to someone who will read them and love them.  And then i also cleaned out a large box of books to be donated to our local Symphony's book sale.

The boys had a short school week because of Parent/Teacher interviews.  Both boys had excellent report cards and their teachers had nothing but wonderful things to say.  They are pretty great kids, if i do say so myself.

So Friday - on their day off from school -  we found a box of Christmas Crackers that i forgot about at Christmas time, so we took turns pulling them and laughing at the snapping sound - the boys loved the jokes inside, and especially the paper crowns.
Chewie is a Rainbow Prince
 look how cute these little guys are.  oh, my heart.

Pull, mom!
\On the weekend i went to Gardenscapes (a gardening trade show) with my friend Tara, and we spent over 4 hours wandering around and looking at bulbs and i bought some vegetable seeds and some cala lily bulbs, i'm so excited for the weather to cooperate so i can get into my flower beds and clean them up!  (Something 22 year old Laura thought i'd never say... hahaha)

Chewie had bowling on Sunday and i'm so impressed at how much stronger he's gotten over this year.  He gets so frustrated sometimes because he doesn't remember where he was when he started.  But he's made really great improvements.

my little bowler
 And one of my favourite things lately has been hanging out in the studio with this little man.
He's becoming my partner in crime, and when i go downstairs to paint or draw, he likes to come with me and draw along side me.

Check out this amazing drawing of Kermit the Frog! I mean, it's just too cute!!

i have all the prouds

Weekly Challenge #309: "New Official Tangle: Noom"
This week the Zentangle Mothership sent out their latest newsletter, and inside the newsletter are the step outs for the new tangle called "Noom" (You can find the tangle and the step outs here)

This is another tangle that they shared back in November for ZenAgain, and now it's public for everyone to love and enjoy!!  

I enjoy this tangle, although i will admit that i need a bit of practice to really make it my own.  


OOH  - also i'm working on a little sumthin' sumthin' over here at Casa Diva, which i think is going to be pretty cool... i hope to have all the pieces in place soon, so stay tuned!!!

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 #DC309(Diva Challenge #309) 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. 

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  1. Glad your mom was given a proper birthday celebration :) Those boys are just too cute, and I am happy to be "pushed" into exploring Noom. Yours is great!

  2. This was my first attempt at noom--thank you! The Kermit drawing is so much fun to create with kiddos!

  3. Here is my take on Noom. Not perfect but it is what it is :)

  4. Your mom is too cute! I see her in your and the boys! I'm really excited about your " sumthin' sumthin' "....Oh what could it be.... tee-hee, tee-hee????

  5. Your mom is very cute! And happy birthday!

  6. Please forgive me but I posted the wrong URL the first time! The 2nd is correct for 309!

  7. As your mom, I had my birthday last week (25th) and like her I had my children and some friends over and got some real GREAT presents. I like your tile and liked working on Noom!!!

  8. Love Noom! Thanks for the challenge!

  9. Tell your mum, she looks good and very young.
    You have a nice family Laura.
    I do like your tile with the beautiful Noom!

  10. Your tile is beautiful! I enjoyed to draw the new Tangle Noom! Best wishes from Germany, Margarete

  11. I did make a mess trying to post from my mobile. I succeded at last! My Noom is in my calendar this week, since I am not at home doing this. My blog will be ip-adress when I get home. I loved to try Noom!

  12. Your Noom looks beautiful! And like you I absolutely love it when one (or more) of my kids are creating some art along with me. Those are really precious moments!


tangle me some zen, baby!!