Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fortuneteller     Challenge #64

Laura's challenge this week was to divide your tile (I used a 5 1/2 square flat card in Eco White from Paper Source) into 8 quadrants.  This reminded her of the fortunetellers we use to make out of paper as kids.  I hope my results of fortuneteller have some truth in them as I have been longing to get back to nature.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I tried a little collaboration with my dad.  He is a poet of sorts and also a very good story teller, some real some not, but very good all the same.  I asked him to write me a short "poem" that I could try and tangle around.  This is a first for me in lettering, using a bit of color (which I don't think you can appreciate in this format) and using words and tangles in the same space.  It was a fun exercise which I will continue trying to develop but this is my first effort.  Always room to grow.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

X as a string

Left to right tangles are 'Nzeppel, Drupe, Isochor and Fife

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Official Tangle "Fengle"

The diva's challenge this week is to use this beautiful new tangle "Fengle."  While I think of this as an oceany, light, airy tangle, it somehow came out this morning for me on the darker side.  I like it, but I would have loved to see a more spring, sunshiny tangle. What will be, will be.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I spent this lovely weekend in Maine where spring has arrived early.

This is the road in........

This is where I sit and tangle.

I have been having a block lately on strings.  My hand always seems to go in the same direction, makes the same frustrating loops and I need to break that somehow.  I picked up on Sue Jacobs alphabet soup idea but use the alphabet as strings.  Since my very first "taught" tangle was by Maria herself and she used a Z string I figure I would work the alphabet backwards.  This weekends results with Z and Y.

I can't wait to start on X!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


The string for Spiral vs. Paradox was a simple spiral and then within the spiral I drew triangles that would help me accomplish the paradox, which I can never ever say or think about without saying "pair of ducks!"  Thanks Laura!

This does not look like much, but as you saw filled with Paradox it turned out well.  Thank you for all your lovely comments.  Enjoy your week.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Challenge #61 Golven

I had started this months ago and left it undone.  With the Un-Tangled weekend (which was a ton of fun and left my head bursting with new ideas)  and then a funeral to attend, I decided to finish this up instead of starting a new one.  I loved Mariët's tangle called GOLVEN the minute I laid my eyes on it. This is my ZIA for this week. Thank you Mariët for sharing your tangle.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I am getting ready to spend the weekend in Ogunquit Maine at "UN-TANGLE, The Relaxing Creativity Retreat" taught by Sandy Steen Bartholomew.  I will be joined by a friend who will just be starting on her practice of tangling and I am so excited I can hardly wait.

                                          Thinking about the beach and ocean