Monday, January 26, 2015

Diva Challenge #202 - DuoTangle: Chebucto vs Copada

I don't really have anything to say about this I'm going to start trying to link to the online instructions for all the tangles I use that have online instructions in the picture captions in case anybody out there wants to know how to do them. ^_^

Tangles used: Chebucto , Copada

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Anoeska at CreAnoes has given us a prompt for every single day of January - awesome for me, since I generally need some inspiration to start tangling and the Diva only posts once a week. Here are the responses I've done so far - I'm really far behind because the only time I have to tangle is weekends and that rare, rare day that I don't have homework ^_^

Day 1 - 2015
Tangles used: Fireworks

Tangles used: Florz
Day 2 - Stars
Tangles used: Auraknot
Day 3 - Official tangles only (this picture really doesn't do the shading justice)
Tangles used: Mooka, Flux, Printemps, Indy-Rella, Sez, Hollibaugh, Echoism
Day 4 - No strings
Tangles used: Annee, Fleur, Bellaposa, Slippy, Skein, All About V
Day 5 - Black-out
Tangles used: Flux, Tipple, Twist
Day 6 - Word(s)
Tangles used: Sand Swirl, Tipple
Day 7 - Duotangle
Tangles used: Bales, Currently unnamed new pattern

Hope you enjoy them ^_^ I also discovered / came up with a "string-y" tangleation of Punzel that I'll try and post later. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Diva Challenge #201: Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

Smiling is the most universal gesture of happiness. It's known the world over. A smile lights up one's features and lets everybody know how they feel.
Moebius Syndrome takes even this away, the simplest, most human of gestures. So here's my smile for Artoo, for Laura, for everybody else in the world who has Moebius Syndrome in their lives, and for all the tanglers who are helping raise awareness for this disorder. Let's all smile, for the people in this world that can't.

Tangles used: Tripoli, Echoism
And to Laura and her family: all the love and support a 13-year-old can muster.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Diva Challenge 200!!!!

200 I haven't been doing these for very long, and I'm not all that good with words, so I don't have anything profound or eloquent to say...but congrats, Laura!!! ^_^

I think this challenge is great for Laura's goal of getting 200 entries, since there's almost no actual challenge factor (not like that's a bad thing) - just pick your favorite tangle and jump in. My favorite tangle is many delicious, swooping curves ^_^ So, here's my fairly simple 200 Mooka tile.
Tangles used: Mooka...duh
I also did a tile using my new tangle Heavenly, named for the brand of paper towel that I found its inspiration in. And yes, I did actually find a tangle in a paper towel. I think I might be a little too obsessed ^_^ Here are the steps.
First do a seed grid like Mi2 or Summer Sitter, then add 4 dots in the centers 
Then follow the curves of the sides of the seeds to make "pinwheels" on every other section.
Double them up...

...And add the secondary ones behind them.

Here it is in action with some shading. I used regular pencil to shade over the marker as well and was honestly a bit surprised on how nice it looked. I think you could also add extra lines at the points where the 4 "bands" converge to make it look even more woven...but you'd have to be pretty precise in the beginning to make it look neat. Ah well, neatness is overrated. ^_^
Tangles used: Heavenly...again, duh