Dare #39Erin 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 # 101I 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.
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 CupSpeaking 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!