Got a call today that the old rooster at the farm was discovered dead in the pasture last night. Roberto was a nice rooster. He didn't peck me and he liked to be picked up and snuggled. He always kept a close eye on everyone and supervised the chores. He was old and it was really hot out and I'm thinking it was a combination that cooked his goose...er...so to speak. The farm owner said that she didn't see any signs that he was attacked by any of the usual suspects out in the yard but you know how that goes. The other inmates always claim they never saw a thing. She's thinking of having an autopsy done. I don't think that's necessary really; sounds like natural causes to me, but it's not my call. Although if a certain tom turkey should happen to turn up, uh... ' life-challenged'... possibly with his head on backwards and his sharp, pointy, evil, beak pointing over his tail, just bury his feathery a$$ and don't ask any questions OK? Just sayin'. I'd hate to be sent up the river to the big house for turkey murder when there are so many more worthy charges.
I've been setting aside tangles that I've created in a special file in my cabinet. When I put one in last night, I realized that I had quite a stockpile and that I hadn't put only of them out there for others to try...so here they all are. I'm not good at stepouts or at naming. Most of them are named after placed in Maine...just because. I'd love to see any tangles that you've done that use any of these patterns! Have fun and tangle on!
There was a perfect storm this long Thanksgiving weekend; a bunch of tangle artists with extra time on their hands discovered several 'Jewel' tutorials that started popping up in Facebook Groups last week...Voila! There was a 'jewel storm' on the boards all weekend long, and the results were amazing! I had such a good time looking at everyone else's work, that you know I had to try it myself! I suspect this is exactly what caused the storm!
While I love color, I'm not very good with it... but I gave it the old college try. I drew a bunch of circles and just started trying the different techniques and color combinations. I'm still not satisfied. I have wicked 'jewel envy' from looking at other's work, but it was fun.
Practice Sheet (tone on tones)
Practice Sheet Two:Sakura shadow technique (Note-paper was two thin and it totally warped) Practice Sheet Three:Trying to throw an odd color in every now and then.
Have you tried Jewels yet?…
This week's Diva Challenge was to use circles as a string. I'm not sure if this qualifies or not (it's not a typical string and the tile is large-6"x6") but I'm claiming it anyway. It's kind of a two-fer because our Challenge tangle for next month's Wisconsin Tangle Artist's Coalition meeting is 'Reticulated' which I used to fill in each outer circle around the doodle-jewels. I had a great time making it. Very relaxing compared to last week when we had to tangle while moving and I made myself motion sick! TMI? Without further ado...Diva Challenge #277:
Thanks for another great challenge, Laura! PS-Loved your vacation pics!