If you were celebrating Victoria Day in Canada, i hope you had a wonderful May Long weekend. We had a great weekend - the boys had Friday off school as well as Monday, so we went on a little roadtrip to Lloydminster, SK to visit my friend Christine and her kids.
|Hilarious Road Trip Snacks... yes those are Ketchup chips, and they are amazing.|
|"Check out this scenery! Take a picture of me, mom!"|
|Feeding the Llamas, Billy goats, and Camel|
|Llama's love grass|
And two little Timber Wolf cubs - one named Rosco and one named Duke.
|Here's chewie holding Rosco, who is 5 weeks old|
|Artoo and Rosco - you can see Duke in the background|
They wolves were his favourite part, and we went back a few times. Chewie loved the wolves the most, too. And both boys also loved the Sheep pen. They would laugh and pet the sheep and feed them grass and we spent a lot of time there as well.
|my friend Christine's girls - i call them Elsa and Anna because the older one is blond and the younger is ginger.|
They love my boys, and my boys love them too. This sheep they named "The Blacky Black One"
We drove home that night just in time for bed, and the rest of the weekend was spent doing a garage sale on Saturday, and yard work and clean up on Sunday, and Monday the boys played on the trampoline and we roasted hot dogs for supper.
Weekly Challenge #317: "Photo Tangles"
So, i had this idea for this week's challenge earlier in the week, and i had been thinking about how to do it...
And when i started streaming last night (www.twitch.tv/iamthediva) i still hadn't quite worked out what i was going to do... and so if you were watching last night you were treated to an extra special treat of me not knowing where to start - and really - it was a true tangling moment for me. Very authentic.... i often don't know what i'm going to to until i start doing it. I think that's one of the magical qualities of zentangle - the unplanned.
So my idea is to use an image as your string - and here i've used a model from a fashion magazine. I sometimes find that shiny magazine paper doesn't really play well with Microns. So i thought i'd just photo copy the image (my home printer has a copy function) and then cut it out and glue it onto a zentangle tile. And that's what i've done here.
You could also cut out the image and glue it onto a tile, as Vonnie suggested last night... or you can go through your stash of fashion mags, or craft mags, or use an interesting photo in a grocery flier..
the basic premise here is to use the image as your string and tangle around it.
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 #DC317(Diva Challenge #316) 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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