Saturday, August 2, 2014

Two Little Letters

Just a little time for a challenge enrty this week... school begins on Monday and there is still so much to do before my students walk through my doors! The challenge this week over at the Diva was to choose two letters and two tangles to go with those letters and make a Duotangle with them. I did not get wildly creative with this idea, but I had just gotten the Tangle Patterns email about the new pattern Meringue and also just participated in my graduation ceremony for my second Masters... this one a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT, the first one was an MS). So, I chose the letters M and A and quickly worked a sketchy one out (the second one below). I loved the Meringue so much that I choose another A pattern and did a 'nice' version the next evening. I was going to do an MS and a PhD as well (using Phicops as the 'Ph' part) but then things got a little crazy and I started to get a little nuts about planning for next week. I will work on those in the next few weeks when I have time (que the maniacle laughter). I guess I could do a BA as well just to complete the series! Anyway, here are the two I got done in commemoration of my latest (and hopefully last) graduation!

This one uses Meringue and Axlexa. I think they are a good pair. I love how the Axlexa really gets to look like it is rippling when you add the shading.

This one is Meringue and Archer and has not enough contrast between the two to reall appreciate the patterns.I also did it kind of sketchy and small in a corner of my book because I was just trying out the Merangue for the first time. I really love that pattern!

Well, have a great week! I will be meeting my students and trying to learn their names and capture their minds and imaginations while demystifying physics and learning the mystifying world of the online grading system at that same time. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....


  1. Two great tiles! Enjoy your start to school as much as you can! I have a couple of weeks before I'm back at it! Good luck with the online grading.... it will get easier, and remember this too shall pass! You will be a pro before you know it!

  2. I'm impressed that you were able to make time to tangle the week before school starts. Before I left the school system, NOTHING ELSE got my attention that week as I marathon-prepped the art room for the hundreds of kids I'd be teaching that year! And I still never felt ready--the more I worked, the more ideas I'd have! Now that I am "on a break" from classroom (I've chosen stay-at-home-motherhood for the next few years to be able to focus on my teens), I can actually breathe during the back-to-school season.
    Your pairing of meringue and alexa is absolutely stunning! I love it! I do agree with you that the meringue and archer pairing is not as good for showing off the patterns. Each tangle is beautifully done, but you are right about the contrast. I'm glad you posted it, though. Thank you!
    Wishing you a smooth start to the school year!

  3. Two beautiful tiles with beautiful tangles. Enjoy the coming week, so exiting with all new people.

  4. Both tiles are wonderful! Great choice of tangles in both!

  5. Many congratulations on your great achievements - and on the MA as well! I jest but the tiles you've done here are really great - well done on everything. Enjoy your return to school. Axxx