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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Having Some Challenges Fun!

    This week . . . or next . . .  school starts.  I don't know when exactly and don't really care at the moment.  Seriously I do wish my friends a great school year and have thought more than once of my last year's kiddos and hope they would be fine.  But I am not stressing over my room, plans, a new group of kids, meetings, and the list goes on.  I spent some time getting to some of my favorite things - the challenges.  I would love a few more artsy type challenges.  Any suggestion?  Leave me a link to some good ones.
     Every Inchie Monday's challenge word was camel.  I am always reminded of the scene with Conan (the barbarian) and the camel.  It always cracks me up!  I have heard they can be quite contrary creatures. 

      Made by Joey's challenge was to use the tangle naida.  I combined it with betweed and some swirly things that just seemed to fit! 

      I have missed a few Diva challenges lately.  For no real reason, just have.  But when I saw that the challenge was to use nzeppel, I could not resist.  That is a tangle I love to use.  I also enjoyed reading the guest bloggers post about feeling as though you don't fit in.  I have struggled with that frequently.  I much prefer very small groups or even better being alone.  I can identify with her daughter's struggles in beginning middle school.  So much happening at that time of one's life.  But as I was working to make nzeppel fit into this shape, I saw a beautiful flower emerge.  I hope as this young girl (and all the others starting this stage) struggles to fit in, there is a beautiful flower emerge for her. 

     I finished up my coloring page I was working on - Lucerne Switzerland.  I loved giving my new pencils some more time.  I also am playing with ways to blend the polychromos - like using gamsol.  It went on amazingly smooth.  It also bled right through and I had to quick grab a blotter!  Uh-oh!

     Thanks for dropping by - I hope you are having a blessed day!  It is time to go get some dinner going.  Want to come by for an enchilada burger?  I will throw on an extra one!

11 comments:

  1. Ah, isn't it nice to be able to enjoy and not particularly care about what day it is or what needs to be done for a change? The only thing I still love about this time of year is getting new supplies. I always loved that part of back to school. Do be careful about adding too many "musts" to your plate, Cathy. I have made so many commitments that I am thinking of retiring from all of it sometimes, LOL! I do love the beautiful flowers you created with your 'Nzeppel!

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  2. what an interesting interpretation of nzeppel - i love it!

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  3. Great minds....�� My 'Nzeppel is also floral. You start school in early August?

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  4. lovely work Cathy! Your floral 'nzeppel is Fab!

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  5. Wonderful interpretation of N'Zeppl - I love it :_))

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  6. Beautiful flow in the Joey's Challenge and great N'Zeppel! I understand how you feel about school now that you are retired. When we retired to the cottage and as we were coming back from town and the hoards of drivers were heading back to the cities we just laughed at the traffic heading the other way saying thank God we don't have to do that anymore!

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  7. WOW, I LOVE (LOVE!!!) that drawing of the beautiful bridge in Luzern! I have a photo of me (and my husband and son-in-law) in exactly that corner of the bridge :-) The Nzeppel tile is gorgeous!

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  8. Love your inchie and tangles. What sort of other art do you like, tags, altered art, steampunk ?? I can give you some challenge sites if you let me know what you are interested in. My email is on my blog.

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  9. Lovely work! Challenges can be great fun especially when you are "forced" to get out of your comfort zone and try new techniques etc. I have been "retired" for almost six years, and I have only recently been able to leave the mind set of stress, planning, responsibility and time restraints behind and start to feel free of that 24/7 need to be on call...it is just so lovely to realise from time to time I'm not instantly sure of what day it is! I love your little camel. Dixx

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  10. It's always a pleasure to over & see what you have been doing and this week is no exception! Fun to see your camel in his setting of the pyramids, its where my parents & brother rode on camels back in '67!

    Sally

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  11. Love the coloring page and the tangles! But the camel was what I was looking to make for my inchie but it did not happen! LOL Yours is so much better

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