Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Another UMT Challenge

This month's "Use My Tangle" challenge landed on Socc, one of my all time favorites for ease and the way in which it disguises its origins.  I thought I might try it in a different format than my usual so I used one of a few mandalla patterns I came up with by tracing the edge of a cast off lid from a cup of coffee.
This did not come out how I envisioned and I really didn't care for it in the in between stage, but it has grown on me since I finished and shaded it. This next one is more the way my 'usual' Socc comes out...
Clearly I need to practice my Knyting, but that tangle is fun too.

These are a few other things I have been up to, trying to keep up with Art Every Day month. The first one was partially inspired by some paving stones in Washington DC. Can you guess which part?

This one was a Bunzo I did not finish in time for last week's challenge. 

And the last one is the other coffee lid mandalla pattern I made up. It was not supposed to be quite so "checkerboard" as it turned out to be...I feel like I am winning a Nascar race! I started with the tri-Sparkle and thought it would come out more organic and flowing, but apparently it had other ideas. I did manage to echo the shapes of the Sparkle with a little tri-Arabella which also brings in the high contrast of the Knights Bridge. I will have to redo this mandalla string and see if I can make it come out differently.

So, that is what I have been up to. I think I will have a quieter week or so before things get hopping for the holidays. Have a great week!


  1. these are all just outstanding.
    love the 1st one-looks like a kalideoscope (sp?)
    1st time Ive seen knyting--really like it, too

  2. A lot of beautiful tiles. I really love the first one, this lovely flower!

  3. The way the challenge tiles shine is incredibly beautiful!

  4. Beautiful work on all of these! My favorite is the first one, which I think is just stunning! You did a really good job on Knyting. It is a beautiful tangle, but one that I have a really hard time with.

  5. Wow, so much to see. All of these are lovely. Your first is stupendous!

  6. I like all your tiles but when I opened the post and saw the first one I thought WOW ! thats a great tile. It looks like 4 butterflies. I love the way you used socc in there.

  7. I really like your 2 tiles using Socc. The first is really creative and gives it a whole different perspective of the tangle.

  8. Beautiful work. You have just introduced me to something new. I love what blogging has done for me and the friendships I'm making. I'm your newest follower. By the way I tagged you in a bloggers game.
    Happy Day!