Monday, December 4, 2017

Weekly Challenge #344

Good Morning friends
 Happy first Monday of December... it honestly feels like it's still february sometimes... where did this year go?

With December comes the many Christmas concerts at school - Chewie is in Senior Choir this year, which he's really excited about.  The choir concert was great, and we're so proud of him.

Chewie and I at his choir concert
The boys were super excited about the return of our family Elf, Elfybulla!

This weekend was very low key - as Artoo and i are both sick.

Artoo and Luna chillin' watching the Muppets while B-rad and Chewie went bowling this weekend
I can tell when Artoo is really feeling crummy, because he becomes a snuggler and finds his way into my lap, like he did for most of Sunday afternoon.

So far, he's doing well - and i am suffering the most.  It's a head cold, but each time i sneeze if feels as though i'm about to crack my ribs.  I'm really exhausted. 

Weekly Challenge #344: "UMT: Afterglo by Carole Ohl"
The first Monday of each month is a Use My Tangle challenge where the tangle we use is brought to us by ONE of YOU!! You don't have to be a CZT to submit, but they do have to follow the guidelines etc found here...

This month's Use My Tangle is called Afterglo, by Carole Ohl.  You can see the step outs here

I chose this tangle because it's sorta Christmassy... it reminds me of snowflakes, or stars, or poinsettias... 

i used an ATC tile for this tile
No video tonight because i am quite sick.  

Also, i want to dedicate this week's challenge to a member of the zentangle community who passed away recently.  Please keep Vonnie's family in your thoughts.

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have fun with this tangle, it's one of my faves!


have a great week everyone!
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 #DC344(Diva Challenge #344) 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. Poor Artoo and poor you, take care!!!! I like this challenge and will work on it (hopefully) tonight.

  2. Thank you for this inspiring challenge and bringing Afterglo back onto my radar. So sad to hear about Vonnie. She was an enthusiastic participant in the chat room.

  3. I love this challenge, thank you! Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Your Christmas tree and the artwork in the background are lovely.

  5. Hugs and health to you and Artoo! Thanks again for always showing up, even when you're not feeling 100%. Your generosity is inspiring.


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