Thursday, March 26, 2015

Challenge #210 Spirals

I have been doing some catch up in my Tangle-a-Day calendar and I had chosen to draw a Michele Beauchamp inspired Marasu to fill up the days.

Then came Monday and a new challenge from the Diva to use a spiral! I am not sure I love it but it did help me try out Margaret Bremners,  Cubine and then some, in one tile. 

How is that for name dropping? I do hope to someday meet all these lovely ladies.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Challenge #209 Happy St. Patrick's Day

My husband and I have just come off a fabulous weekend in Manhattan! We walked about 10 miles each day and had a fabulous time, the best of which was seeing our son who now lives in Brooklyn.

We drove to NYC on Friday arriving around 11:30. We visited The New Museum (Contemporary art) which had an interactive tour in which we blindly followed an artist onto the Metro and around Brooklyn only to be left standing at a grocery store while she completely vanished inside. Not a word was spoken between her or her followers. We could not figure out if we were the art, she was the art or the city was the art. Anyway it was a experience. That evening we saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime on Broadway (Fabulous!).

On Saturday we were off to Brooklyn to see my son's apartment, which is very cool, had lunch at a taco place that actually serves food as a sideline while making, baking and packaging tacos for distribution. The oven, conveyor belt, and boxes are part of the informal BYOB dining room. We then set out for an off off Broadway show called Comfort Dogs that had real dogs as part of the cast, and the stage was up close and personal. It actually brought me to tears at one point. Needing a laugh we headed back to Manhattan, grabbed some awesome NY Pizza and then to a comedy club! We were headed to bed around 2:00am the next morning. Really a fabulous time! Can't wait to go back.

On to the challenge for this week which is Saint Patrick's Day.  I colored my tile with Tombow makers and used the texture of a stencil. The tangle here is Coroline by Poppie. When I was finished it kind of reminded me of all that fizzy goodness of a really cold (green) beer!

Enjoy your celebration!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Challenge #208 Poke Root and Cubine

I don't think I would have put these two together on my own. Here is a quick tile for the challenge as I have a busy (fun) week ahead and may not find time in the future to post.

My birthday is this coming Thursday and I have two Mah Jongg games and two theater trips planned for the beginning of the week. Then I will be leaving Friday morning for NYC to see my son in Brooklyn along with another couple of plays, a comedy club visit, a museum visit and of course lots of eating and walking.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy YOUR week ahead!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Challenge #207 Unbatz

The Challenge this week is to use the very talented Sandy Hunters tangle "Unbatz," You can find her step outs at her blog HERE.

I love mono-tangles. That is using just one tangle per tile. This is a great tangle for this purpose.  I think there may be endless variations or tangleations for Unbatz and I will be sure to visit this tangle again.