The next thing that happened was joining the "Travelling Tangles" group after being introduced to the concept by a fellow blogger. I'm yet to receive any of the swaps I've organised but I must say I haven't waited for the postie to arrive so excitedly for years. If you haven't come across this concept before, what it involves is beginning a tangle on a tile and then posting it off to someone else around the world to complete.
This is one of the tiles I've sent off, I think it went to a lady living in the USA from memory. This is an example of what happens when your husband comes home in the middle of you trying to draw a complex tangle. Not wanting to throw out one of my brand new tiles and mindful of the axiom that there is no such thing as a mistake in tangling, I persevered. I called it "Skye interrupted" though I could also have called it when Skye gets knotted lol.
|Circular Knightspeek / Knightstar|
I think I'll leave the rest of the news for next week if I have space. On to the challenges for this week.
This was one of those tangles though where I went one step too far with colouring in some of the auraknot black, then spent ages trying to balance the shading out to make it look better. I used a 3B graphite for the shading but I think I could have done with a softer darker one.
As always, the other challenge was my "helper" (cough, cough). Everyone keeps admiring him so he's snuck into the post again lol.
Joey's challenge was the last of her circle strings and she challenged us to use Oof, a new tangle for me. I enjoyed this one very much, once I had the grid established the rest of the tangle just flowed and was very relaxing. Just goes to show you can't tell from looking at it, until you give it a try.
Anyway, here's the result. Oh I forgot to say earlier, my other new purchase for the week was a rust coloured pigma pen. I'm having fun trying a little bit of colour.
That's all for now, thanks for persisting to the end of what has become a rather long post. As always, I love reading your comments. Happy tangling!