Hello all! The Diva challenge this week is to use the relatively new pattern IX in a piece. When this tangle came out I played a little with it and found it 'ok'. I have the most trouble with the ends which I have not found a truly satisfying solution for... I don't even really know what it is about them that doesn't work for me so it is hard to fix it. I do like it curved rather than straight and I like lots of overlapping lines because I like the woven look the junction gets. I have already seen some great interpretations posted as responses to the challenge (I peeked before I posted mine which I usually try not to do!). Anyway, here are mine for the week...
I will likely be pretty scarce here on the blog for a while. I am preparing for an exam that dredges up a bunch of information that I knew pretty well... 20+ years ago, I have a degree in it after all. The results of this exam will determine if I am able to step through the looking glass and change careers in the most lucrative way possible in the near future. As such, I am trying to motivate myself to study a few hours a day. The study itself is not so bad except for the fact that not remembering any of this stuff I used to know so well is a little depressing and ends up making me feel a bit brainless. I am also trying to finish quilting the endless quilt (I am never quilting one this way ever again!) a few minutes at a time when I can and teach my two after school classes and do everything else that a mom of three is required to do. I hope to keep tangling, if only to 'chill out' once in a while, but no promises about posting them! Once things calm down some I hope to have a little celebration of my first whole year of blogging and having 50 whole followers! WooHoo! I will keep you posted. For now I have to go stop the boys wrestling match before someone breaks something (don't laugh, it has happened before, twice), get the middle boy to return the box turtle he found today to the woods and put the 4 year old to bed.
both lovely :) I had trouble with the ends of ix too, the auras make it too bulky for my preference.ReplyDelete
Great tiles, both of them. I wish you succes with your study and hope you will still find time to make zentangles, because it will help you in many ways.ReplyDelete
You are going to be so busy, hope it all comes together for you. Great entries by the way.ReplyDelete
Keep blogging and posting when you have time - it's always interesting to see what is happening in others lives. I love your IX - especially because you've balanced the bulkiness with such great choices and renditions of other tangles. It works really well with MI2 and the way you've done Echoism!ReplyDelete
Wow, fantastically done!ReplyDelete
Here's wishing you can plug along and do well on your studies, that your mind will be clear despite all the other demands on your time, and that you will accomplish as much as possible in the meantime, without going nuts! :-}ReplyDelete