Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This weeks challenge was to take inspiration from your surroundings, whether it is right at home in your backyard or as encompassing as the state you live in.  I have so much closely surrounding me I was overwhelmed at first with this challenge, but things came together as they always seem to when tangling. I shot this silly video of my dog who derives endless pleasure in chasing the chipmunks that live in the yard.  Do not worry, he has not come close to catching one!

                                   Who could not love that happy, happy tail wag.

This morning I was greeting by many beautiful moths that congregated on the side of my house over night.  My favorite is the Luna Moth with it's green wings and purple accents.

It was not long after I took this picture that the local birds came in to devour the smaller moths.  So is the way of the world.  This is the view of my front yard, so to speak, and a beautiful end to another beautiful day.

                     So, I have a lot of inspiration very close by.  My tangle for the week. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fiore di Pietro

For Pete, Rho and her family


(Rho, you have my permission to use this tangle.)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


This weeks challenge coming from the Diva was to use Cadent, alone or in a variety of ways.  I always thought of Dragonair as a Cadent spin off so I paired them. I also wanted to see how Cubine would look inside a Cadent and I think that might be my favorite discovery.  The overall tile I am not in love with but, I learned a lot and I can now join others in the club who post their work whether they love it or not.  Proud to be a member!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays

It has been raining for two days now and threatens to continue.  I am feeling trapped by the weather and by my emotions.  I think it might have shown up in my tangle.

Our Challenge this week was to use Carol Ohl's Bridgen.  I think my bridges turned into fences and cubine of course, closed in cubes.  I added some color to lighten it up.  When I was finished I saw the "pointer" which actually pointed to my out-of-doors.  So I am taking the advice of a friend and the hint from my tangle and donning my rain gear and going for a walk with my dog who HATES the rain.

Wish us luck!  Have a happy week.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

We are experiencing a Nor'easter here in Maine that will probably last through Wednesday. For those of you who are not familiar with this term, a Nor'easter is a crazy powerful storm which usually occurs in the winter months bringing lots of snow and all the problems that go with it.  In the Summer there are mighty winds and lots of rain.

Sitting in my enclosed porch I am watching the tiny humming birds brave the rain and wind repeatedly to come to the feeder for food.  Mighty little souls.

This is an Ed Roth Stencil, tangled, in their honor.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Tangling Medium

I have collected shells and rocks and I plan on tangling on them and then returning them to where I found them so someone else might pick them up and wonder.  These are my first tangled shell and rock.