Sunday, April 28, 2013

My New Tangle Pattern: HELIOS

I wish I could say I remembered what inspired this pattern, but I was basically just in one of those moods where I just draw and think stuff up. I wanted to get "off the grid", and I was determined to come up with something that was based off 2 X's. Here's the step-by-step...

And here are some variations and one with shading...

As you can see, it's basically just 2 X's overlaid, then connected with one or two basic shapes to form a flower or sunburst type shape.  I'd love to see what someone else can do with this.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The diva's weekly challenge #115 - Amanda Day - or Earth Day

I am busy busy busy, getting ready to move to Ontario at the end of May.  However, today I needed a "lazy day"--and boy, did I get it.  I did little more than curl up in my electric blanket and watch old Medium reruns.  But I did accomplish one thing...I finished this week's challenge from the diva.

(And just for fun, I'm trying to "grab the button" for the challenge...let's see if this works)

Apparently the diva's son Chewie renamed the Earth "Amanda", and since that's also my sister's name, I was hoping this one would come out pretty.  I'm fairly pleased with it.

And yet again, I felt like just making up a tangle on the fly, and I used it on the whole left side.  If anyone has ever seen that before, let me know. 
Hope everyone's week is going great,
Oh, and if you have time, please check out my new tangle pattern and tell me what you think!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

the diva's Weekly Challenge #113: String Theory v. XXIV "Hip to be Square"

These weekly challenges are really one of the nicest things about Mondays for me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  Since I haven't been able to get any classes, this gives me some assignments to work on (reminds me of my creative writing classes).

I struggled a lot with this one.  I jumped in so fast that I sort of missed the gist of the string.  Instead of a square inside a square inside a square...I put a lot of smaller squares inside the one big one.  And I hated it.  Really.


However, I remembered that while I am not curing cancer here, there must be some good to it.  And sure enough, I found that this is the best "Hypnotic" I've ever managed, and I really like the "Chard" variant I came up with.  So, it wasn't a total loss.

After a couple more false starts, I eventually came up with this one.

I love Linda Dawson's new tangle "Miasma" so much I almost monotangled it here. Not my finest work, but even after all the fuss, I really got some good meditative time in on this.  So, once again, thanks for the inspiration, Ms. Diva!

This weekly challenge from Laura (a.k.a. the diva) can be found here.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Weekly Challenge #112 from the Diva- UMT v.XV "Tuxedo"

Congrats to LeeAnn for having her pattern featured in this week's weekly challenge at .  This is a challenging pattern, and since I need practice at the pattern itself, I ended up just blowing it up and filling it in.  I'm having fun playing with it.  Here's what I came up with:

The only patterns in there that I know are named are Spawn and Mr. E (both newly posted on Linda Farmer's ). One of the patterns in the middle is basically AuraKnot, but without the knot.  The rest are just what I wanted to do at the time.  But, as always, let me know if you recognize one of the patterns.

By the way, my daughter said this reminds her of  maggots, and her friend says it reminds him of an EKG reading.  Hmmm.