Since I am working from home today, I took 30 minutes at lunchtime and tangled. When I took Diane Knauff's class in October she told us that we didn't have to stay in the (string) lines. That concept blew my mind since I am a color-in-the-lines kind of girl but I took it to heart and played really fast and loose with the string on this one. It was so much fun!
And here is the reason I haven't done the challenge for the past few weeks.
When I went home for Christmas, Mum had cleaned out her hobby closet and boxed up a bunch of skeins of yarn that I had sent to her over the years so she could knit her own socks . She doesn't enjoy knitting as much as I do and though she has knit a few pairs for herself, there was no way she was going to knit up all the yarn I sent, so she sent it back home with me on Dec 26. So from December 28-January 25, I knit socks from that yarn to send back to her for her birthday today! I was disappointed that I only got 3 pairs done but I had a lot of other stuff going on so I guess three is not so bad considering.
I also sent her my first attempt at doodling on a photo mat. Here it is without the shading:
And here it is with the shading. I'm always amazed at the difference in depth. The blue thing is just a towel it's sitting on, for contrast.
And here is the whole thing in the frame. Sucky photo but you get the idea. (For you Dr. Who fans, a friend saw this pic and said that it looked like I was taking the picture with the TARDIS (see reflection)).
I also did a little one for me to frame one of my favorite snapshots. The picture sucks because of the wrid angle but I like the way the mat came out. I'll take another picture once it's framed.
At any rate, that's what I've been up to lately...how about you?