All the figures are from my son's collection.
Travelling TanglesLast week I talked about joining the Travelling Tangles Project on Facebook. Well this week I've been excitedly waiting for the postie to arrive to see if I get any "happy mail" and letters have started coming.
Today I received this lovely tile to finish with a card from the lovely lady at Tangle Dreams and am equally excited and terrified of giving it a go! I hope I can do her beautiful start justice.
The very first card I received had an ordinary zentangle tile, one that had been marbled, a bijou tile and an ATC (artist's trading card). So far I have only been game to try the ATC but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I'm still struggling with shading on the genuine zentangle tiles though.
There is a lot of symbolism in this tile. I used four tangles, three of which spell "RIO", being Reflections, Infinity and Opus. I don't know what the fourth one is called. The green and gold is for Australia (have to be patriotic during the olympics) and the mystery tangle and the infinity also have a wattle feel about them which is one of Australia's floral emblems. I also thought the mystery tangle and the opus had a bit of a fireworks feel about them which also seems appropriate for an olympics.
There are 5 gold circles for 5 olympic rings, and the infinity is symbolising connections between countries and cultures that are formed (I was thinking of that selfie by the North Korean and Southern Korean athletes while doing this).
If I was doing this again I'd use a bit less infinity, it ended up feeling a bit messy or crowded to me, though adding some more green to some of the streamers helped. Anyway it is what it is.
Anyway, that's all for this week. Thanks for dropping by to look at my work, I do love reading all your comments.
A Toby photo didn't make it in this week, I hope you don't miss him too much lol!