#MSAD15 – Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

Laura Harm’s youngest son, Artoo, has Moebius Syndrome, which is a congenital nerve disorder affecting the nerves controlling the lateral movement of his face. She explained that this is not a disease and it does not affect his intelligence.  As a matter of fact, Artoo is very bright.  If you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up he will tell you that he wants to be a paleontologist!  He is four and a half.  Wow!  Did you know what a paleontologist was when you were four?

This year the Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day (MSAD) is Saturday, January 24th.  If you are able, would you be willing to wear purple that day to show your support for MSAD?

For this challenge, Laura asked us to use the Moebius Syndrome Foundation’s logo as our string and if possible incorporate the color for MSAD, which is Purple.

This is my tile for this week.  The scan did not pick up on the actual colors of the time. It is really more purple than it looks:

Tangles used: Avreal and 'Nzeppel Colored using: Prismacolor, Koh-I-Noor Magic pencils and Irojiten pencils.

Tangles used: Avreal and ‘Nzeppel
Colored using: Prismacolor pencils, Koh-I-Noor Magic pencils and Irojiten pencils.

The biggest challenge was to draw the Moebius logo.

I recently received an early birthday present from my dear friend, Donna – 24 Knor-I-Noor Magic pencils. They are tri-colored and subtlety change colors as you change the direction of the tip. I had a set of five before.  Now that I have so many more colors I am having so much fun!

I encourage you to look at what others are submitting by going to the Diva Challenge.

A huge THANK YOU to Dorita.  I am happy to say that you can now leave a comment, if you choose to do that because Dorita figured out what I needed to change to make this happen!  Dorita, I really appreciate your willingness to work with me on this puzzlement.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would be delighted if you left me a comment.  And, a huge thank all who have left comments in the past.  I appreciated the efforts and emails from those of  you who tried to leave me a comment the past few weeks and a thank you to those who were able to leave a comment.

And I hope you consider joining the subscribers of my free online The Tao Of Tangling Newsletter, published six or so times a year

Until next time,
Sending smiles,

16 Responses to #MSAD15 – Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

  • Whoo hoo! You conquered the internet! Or at least a little piece of it 😉 And a beautiful tile to boot!

    • I could not have done it without your wonderful help! I can’t tell you how appreciative I am.
      Glad you liked the tile. I am having so much fun playing with my new colored pencils. 🙂 It is interesting that the Prismacolors scan pretty close to the colors on the tile, but the Irojiten do not. I’ll just have to play some more. Awwwww!

  • Being somewhat technically challenged myself, congratulations on your victory over the internet! Your tile is lovely and it’s always fun to have new toys to play with. I love the Nzeppel background – lovely shading.

    • New toys ARE fun! I hope you have some new toys too! The Koh-I-Noor tri-colored pencils are great. I don’t need to figure out what color goes next. I did use my Irojiten pencils to further shade a bit. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • Your tile is very pretty. Interesting pens you got from your friend. I never heard of such pens.

    • The pencils are Koh-I-Noor Magic pencils. You can do a search on Amazon (although they are for sale other places) and it will show you the pencils. I started with the set of five that I got at Michael’s Craft store. This new set gives me many more options. Using them is spontaneous in that I don’t know what color will come out next, which I love and find to be so much fun. The pencil barrel let’s you know the colors in the pencil. So, for example, it might be yellow and orange or purple and pink, etc. I hope this helps.

  • A lovely tile, success with the new pens.

    • Thank you for your comment. Aren’t new tools so much fun to play with? With so many pencils I have so many possibilities. There aren’t enough available time in the day. 🙂

  • So pretty tile! 🙂 I like the soft colours!

  • Wonderful tile. I haven’t used those pens before, but it’s always fun to have new toys to play with.

    • I am so lucky to live in CT because the CZTs get together once a month. During one of these gatherings one of the CZTs showed us the Magic pencils and the Irojiten pencils.

      For the Magic pencils, I went to a national chain of craft stores and bought the package of five. The new set I was gifted is AMAZING! There are so many colors and shades plus a blender pencil. How did I get so lucky?

      If you do not have access to a craft store or like to shop online you can go to Amazon (or other sites) and search on Koh-I-Noor Magic pencils. As you use the pencil, as you turn it ever so slightly as you color it gives you another color. The pencils create subdued colors and are magical!

      The Irojiten pencils are by Tombow and are sold in sets with three volumes of pencils. Each volume has ten pencils – so you get thirty pencils per set. There are also three different sets: Rain Forest (Volumes 1, 2 and 3); Woodlands (Volumes 3, 4, and 5); and Seascape (Volumes 6, 7,and 8). Using these pencils require many layers to create the colors but they are so soft and beautiful. I have not seen these in the national craft stores, but have seen them online at Amazon.

      I hope this helps.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  • It doesn’t seem like you can ever have enough different colors does it? Your creation is so fun and those pencils really added a wonderful colorful touch for the Moebius Syndrome Awareness day!

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