Thursday, January 10, 2013

Challenge #101 and Dare #39

  Back to school this week!  I could seriously get used to getting up at 10 in the morning forever.  It really beats 6:00!  I am a night owl, and definitely not a morning person.  I doubt I ever will be.  It is hard to get back into the paper grading, lesson planning routine.  I did miss my kids and it is so nice to see them again and hear about their holidays.

    Dare #39

Erin wanted us to dare to do something we never (or rarely ever) do.  I thought I had a wonderful idea.  I finished my zendala, held it up for my brother to see and he stared at it for a few minutes and then said, "I don't want to be rude, but what is so different about this one?"  Well . . . it doesn't look too different to anyone I guess but me.  But I did lots of things differently.  I did not plan the colors.   I dumped the sharpies (which I have never used, I prefer colored pencils) on the table and closed my eyes, grabbed a color, used it and then repeated the process.  Hey, that is different!  I am a planner.  I also forced myself to relax more - sit up straight and breathe.  Less of a death grip on the pen!  I know that is not noticeable, but I do need to really work on how tightly I hold that pen, my hand feels so cramped after drawing and that is not good.  I had loads of fun with this template and dare (but that is not different, I always do).

Challenge # 101

     I love the new tangle B-rad came up with!  It is called Phicops.  It is just a lot of fun!  I made one tile and thought I was finished when the second idea hit me - the Diva and B-rad needed to go dancing!  So I combined phicops and diva dancing, and sent them for a night on the town!  By the way, happy birthday to B-rad!  Hope it was a good one.
Going Dancin'

It was also my blog's birthday on the 8th of Jan.  I can't believe I have had so much fun with this thing!  I have met so many wonderful artists and gained a lot of confidence in my own abilities.  What a pleasure it has been and what a pleasure I am sure it will continue to be.

Friendship Cup

Speaking of wonderful - I have the Blog Friendship Cup.  I posted about it in my last post (check out the photos).  It came stuffed with awesome goodies and ready for me to enjoy.  I was super excited.  Now . . . I need to send it on it's way.  I must alter the cup in some way, make a tag to attach to it, and fill it with some of my own awesome choices!  Then it goes to one of you.  I really wanted to send it out soon, but no one has said they want it.  Come on!  Please get involved - you won't regret it.  In order to participate you need to leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you, and if you would become a follower of my blog that would be great!  I would love to announce the winner next week when I post my challenge. 

Have a great week and see you soon!


  1. Phicops just begs for more! I am glad you did not stop at one!

  2. I like your pretty zendala and the two phicops versions!

  3. Love your Phicops Going Dancing. The name enhances the pleasure. The Border in your zendala is very pretty.

  4. You are very creative! The colors in the first one are amazing and I love the second one best!

  5. All are nicely done but my favourite is the final tile, with the Diva Dance on the phicops - really cool!

  6. Great choice to do the diva dance on the phicops!

  7. Your zendala is great! It worked out very well, just close your eyes and pick a colour.
    The Phicops tiles are beautiful and what a fantastic idea to mix Phicops with teh Diva Dance.

  8. Not sure what you mean about no one leaving their email address. Mine is I love your work, and would love to receive the cup, if it is available!

    Cris Ross
    crisaross at gmail dot com

  9. It's hard to believe you just picked colors randomly considering how wonderfully your zendala turned out! Glad you had so much fun with it. And love that you send the Diva and B-rad dancing--perfect!


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