Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Weekly Challenge #323

Happy Tuesday All,
and a very happy Fourth of July to my neighbours to the south!

FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY - School is done for these kiddos.

Cutie

Patootie
 I am just a mix of emotions when it comes to the end of the school year.  Both boys had excellent reports from school, and i can't believe how far little Artoo has come this year.  It honestly makes my head spin.

And Chewie had such a great year as well, he participated in the school choir and was in the christmas play... i'm so proud of him.


End of the school year celebratory Ice Cream, as is tradition
 And so begins our summer vacation....

off to a good start

Artoo looks impressed


Before we get to this week's challenge i just want to let you all know that, as i've been known to do, i will be taking the summer off to frolic with my kiddos.  But don't worry, i have some amazing guest posts lined up for you, so i hope you come back each week and see what they have to offer!!

Weekly Challenge #323: "Home"
This past weekend we celebrated Canada Day - and not just any Canada Day, but the 150th Birthday of my Home and Native Land.

Canada Day in the Park
 I feel so fortunate to have been born here and to call this beautiful land my home...

Canada is as SWEET as this Cookie
 And just like any country we have made mistakes, but we've also made strides.

Listening to the band playing some TROOPER
 I love being Canadian.  Not everyone says "eh" or "aboot" but almost all of us say "sorry"and we get patriotic over our National Animal - the Noble Beaver, and our poutine (French fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy), our maple syrup, our Nanaimo Bars (sugary chocolatey tasty bar) our Butter Tarts, our Beaver Tails, our Ketchup or Dill Pickle Chips, uur Chocolate bars, our brown bread, our beer, our rye and gingers, the metric system, putting a U in Colour, saying ZED instead of ZEE, our loonies and toonies, and our smarties and our toques.

A group of Canadians is called a Moose of Canadians.  
 And while Canada Celebrates this BIG birthday, and my American friends celebrate their independence, think about what yYOUou love about YOUR home.  

This week's challenge is to create a tile that reflects your home.  This could be your country, or province/state, your city, your neighbourhood, your house, or the planet, the solar system, the galaxy or the whole universe.

Here is my Home Tile.

Oh Canada
Have a great day! and a Wonderful Summer!! please be sure to thank the guest poster's each week!

See ya'll in the fall.


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 #DC322(Diva Challenge #322) 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. ;) 

If you love the challenge as much as i do, please consider leaving a tip (tip jar in the side bar).  I write this blog for free and have no plans to make it a paid for service in the future.  Buy me a cup of coffee, or a new Micron pen!! Click the tip jar on the side for a monthly tip, but if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way THIS LINK will give you a one time option.    A very big thank you to those who have kept me in hot cups of joe. ;)


19 comments:

  1. I am happy to call many people from Canada my friend. I have visited a tiny part of your country and hope to see more of it someday. The thing I found most fun was looking at the different snacks in a convenience store. Doesn't take much to make me happy :) Fun idea for the challenge and a great inspirational tile!

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  2. It makes me happy to have Canada and her people as our neighbor, I mean neighbour.

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  3. Wow. Challenges like this always make people more smart and help them to learn new things in perfect way.
    Emma Charlotte | TheAcademicPapers.co.uk

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  4. A wonderful theme for a challenge! I was born in Würzburg in Germany and I love to live there. I love our area called Franken and have been painting for years the splendid architecture and the wonderful landscape. Canada, I know only from movies. I can understand the love to your country with the breathtaking scenery and the nice people. Beautiful summer time to you and your family, dear Laura! Greetings from Germany, Margarete

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  5. First of all, I want to wish you and your family a GREAT summer. Enjoy your boys and all you do this weeks. And thank you Laura, for all your challenges the past period. The challenge of this week gives me some trouble. For me HOME is a place or feeling where the people I love are. I have no idea (yet) how to express that in a tile. So, maybe a good night sleep will bring a solution. For now: see you after your summer break. Hugs, Annemarie

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  6. Thank you for sharing your love of your country with your followers. My eldest son married a Canadian and lives in British Columbia. I love staying in your country, young and dynamic and meeting its people always warm and caring.

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  7. I love the eyebrows on those pics of the boys. You are going to have so much fun this Summer, enjoy every minute of your well deserved break.

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  8. Happy Summer! I hope you all enjoy a lovely break. Thanks for this great challenge. I still proudly call myself Canadian though I've live most of my life in the US. I spent the weekend exploring my SF neighborhood for flora to create eco-printed art paper. It reminded me to appreciate the diversity of my home;-)

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  9. Thanks for the wonderful challenges. I love home. Christmas time with snow on the ground and the kids playing outside skating and laughing. It's the best. Have a great summer

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  10. The challenge stumped me for a bit but I eventually figured out what to do. Thanks for the challenge - Have a great summer!

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  11. Thanks, Laura, for your blogs, your challenges, and creating this forum for all of us. Have a great summer, and I'll "see" you (God willing) in September.

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  12. I would teach'm about the MOST
    important mission of all:
    faith, hope and love.

    Let this be your catalyst to Seventh-Heaven:

    'The more you shall honor Me,
    the more I shall bless you'
    -the Infant Jesus of Prague
    (<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

    Love him or leave him...
    better lissen to the Don:
    if you deny o'er-the-Hillary's evil,
    which most whorizontalites do,
    you cannot deny Hellfire
    which YOU send YOURSELF to.

    Yes, earthling, I was an NDE:
    the sights were beyond extreme.
    Choose Jesus.
    You'll be most happy you did.
    God bless your indelible soul.

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  13. I would teach'm about the MOST
    important mission of all:
    faith, hope and love.

    Let this be your catalyst to Seventh-Heaven:

    'The more you shall honor Me,
    the more I shall bless you'
    -the Infant Jesus of Prague
    (<- Czech Republic, next to Russia)

    Love him or leave him...
    better lissen to the Don:
    if you deny o'er-the-Hillary's evil,
    which most whorizontalites do,
    you cannot deny Hellfire
    which YOU send YOURSELF to.

    Yes, earthling, I was an NDE:
    the sights were beyond extreme.
    Choose Jesus.
    You'll be most happy you did.
    God bless your indelible soul.

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  14. Almost decided to sit this one out but then decided to give it a go. Did take me out of my comfort zone. Enjoyed the pictures of the boys, particularly the ones with the eyebrows and moustaches.

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  15. This was hard but I too choose the Maple leaf and the reflection of a canoe on water. It was either that or a butter tart :). Have a lovely summer vacation.

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  16. I hope you and your family will have a happy summer! This challenge was fun to do! Thank´s Laura for what you are doing here! It is so inspiring to follow the challenge every week even if I don´t do them every week! I have learned a lot here!

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  17. Thank you for your thoughtful challenge this week. It was inspirational. Best to you and your family.

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  18. I finally got it up! :-D A little late, but I was out of town and didn't take my laptop with me. I needed a vacation from it. LOL Home to me is California - all of it. I've lived all over and camped in the places I haven't lived. So it was hard to come up with something that represented California as there are so many places and things I could pick. But the outdoors is what does it for me, and California Poppies are the thing I look forward to every spring and early summer. Perfect. Great challenge Laura. Thanks for doing this.

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tangle me some zen, baby!!