Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Weekly Challenge #370

Hey Guys!
Happy Late Challenge day,

Over the weekend i took myself on a bit of a road trip to visit my friend Christine and her family, for their oldest's birthday party!  My job was to paint all the faces of the 10 seven(ish) year old children!

But i also got a nice visit in, and Christine and Fam took me one of their favourite places to eat, which just happened to be on the edge of a Lake, with gorgeous scenery and we wandered up and down the beach talking and picking up cool looking rocks.

Then Christine drove me out into the middle of nowhere so i could sketch this church
Our Lady of Assumption

it's a very cool looking church, on the site of one of the first Hungarian settlements in Western Canada.

my final sketch in my journal

It was fun to play with two of my favourite little humans, i get to see them on a fairly regular basis on facetime, but it was nice to be able to hug them and play Princess Cat Castle with them.

performing my Auntly Duties
 On Birthday Party day the girls 'helped' me 'get ready' - which was more like the game of "How Many Clips Can We Put in Auntie Laura's Hair?" the answer was lots.

Then i started on my long drive back home.  I was feeling a little sleepy on the way home so i stopped on the side of the road by this amazing old empty Ukrainian Church - got out of the car and stretched a bit, the air was cold (-2C/ 28.5F) and it helped to wake me up a bit.

Insinger, SK
I got home quite late, and i had good intentions of getting my post written in the morning yesterday, but the day got away from me, there were so many errands to run - groceries to be shopped for, meals to be made - and on top of all that it appears that my boys finally decided to share their colds with me.  Nice kids. 


Here we go. 

Weekly Challenge #370: "UMT - Mezzanine by HeidiSue
This month's Use My Tangle challenge features the tangle Mezzanine by Heidi Sue.  It's so cute, and it makes a great "statement" tangle!  You can find the step outs HERE

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...

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 #DC370 (Diva Challenge #370) 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. It looks awesome but what exactly is this mezzanine tangle? Is there a definition? Is there a similar style? I’m not sure what to focus on for my own. Thanks for any additional info!

    1. Did you click on the link in Laura's post which takes you to the blog post with the step outs?

  2. I like Mezzanine. It's a good one to mix with other organic tangles for a bouquet effect.
    BTW, I'm impressed by your "side of the road" sketches. Do you have a dedicated travel journal?

  3. O, Canada! What beautiful scenery! I had know idea! Thanks for the challenge!

  4. Fun pattern and your art journal is awesome. Thanks 😉

  5. A wonderful sketch of the church!
    I enjoyed drawing your challenge!

  6. Lovely pattern! So glad it came in my way! Thank´s Laura for sharing your journal! I love it!


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