Monday, February 26, 2018

Weekly Challenge #353

Happy Monday everyone!

I am SOOOO happy it's monday.  do you know why? Because my kids went back to school today!  LOL

The boys had the whole week off last week for February Break - which would be a lot cooler and more fun if it wasn't in the middle of February when it's too cold to go anywhere or do anything.

I did the get boys out of the house a little this week when we went to the library, but the kids were both also still not feeling 100% and so we stuck around the house mostly, and tried to stay indoors as much as possible.

Which made for an interesting week but we played some card games and the boys got along for the most part.

There's no pictures on my phone from this week because it's really been kind of a hum drum week.  So, let's just jump to the challenge

Weekly Challenge #353: "Heart Zendala"

So this is the last week of February - and the last week of my heart shaped string theme... This week's challenge is to create a zendala using a heart string.  I will admit i wasn't sure what to do with this one, so i actually got a little assistance from my prestrung zendala tiles.

I used a prestrung tile, and with my pencil i drew over the faint pre-existing lines to create some overlapping hearts.  what resulted ended up a much more geometric tile and the hearts sort of faded into the background!  I totally love how that happened.

heart string zendala
Okay, so i also did a video of this process.  I do think that i will get them up on the you tube channel (which is right here) once i get it edited.  I want to make the videos better for you guys cuz i love you and i'm sweet like that - so i have some recording equipment on the way and i'm trying to get better and faster at my editing.  So, AT THE MOMENT - there's no video for you to watch.  the recording happened, but the back end of it is not done.  :)

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 #DC353 (Diva Challenge #353) 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. Your Zendala is AWESOME !!!
    Thanks for this lovely challenge.

  2. I love your Zendala!
    This was a fun challenge!

  3. Sorry, my first Link isn´t right (Nr. 8).
    Nr. 9 is ok.
    Thanks for this challenge, it was a great fun.

  4. I had a heart time seeing the hearts. :) Thanks for the challenges! I know it is a lot of work. Just want you to know that it is appreciated.

  5. Your Zendala is so beautiful! Thank´s for this challenge and all the others.

  6. Sorry, something went wrong, my link was posted twice!

  7. I love your zendala! It's really beautiful.


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