Hi everyone! Welcome to The Tireless Tangler! It’s been a slow week with no Diva Challenge, but Adele Bruno at Tickledtotangle.blogspot.com, gave me a wonderful gift with this week’s challenge! CZT, Helen Williams, was a strong influence when I first started drawing. Her organic style really speaks to me and I am a big fan of Helen’s Tangles! This week’s challenge was to try out Helen’s new video “String Grid.”
Here are 2 of my many, many tiles. I’m addicted! I challenge you all to give it a try!
A quick note for everyone. I’ve got a tough anniversary coming up in a few weeks. I’ve already noticed that I am struggling to concentrate and dwelling on things a bit too much. I want to promise I will be able to force my way through this tough time without a break, but I can’t. If for some reason I am unable to post for a while, I will let you know. I can promise I’ll be back. Hang in there with me! Thanks for understanding!
I won’t lie, I’ve let you down. I’ve been doing the Diva Challenges, but I haven’t been posting my results…mostly because they were awful, also because they sucked! I may still post them here, we will see, but the Diva herself gave me a challenge I couldn’t turn down. Of course, that means I couldn’t mess it up! This weeks challenge was to return to your “comfort” tangles. The tangles you enjoy, that you’ve drawn over and over are a good place to start. For me, it was deciding which to choose.
Almost from the first, back on Pinterest, I kept seeing art from A Little Lime, Helen Williams amazing blog. Helen’s art is very organic, many of her tangles come from plants and flowers she sees in her garden. Her pieces drew me back again and again. The first I learned and that I kept returning to is called “Ruffles”. Helen has a new pattern catalog including step outs for all her 2016 patterns available on her blog. Check out her beautiful blog with the step out for Ruffles here.
The other pattern that finds it’s way into everything I draw is “betweed”. As with all official patterns, you can find the step out for betweed on tanglepatterns.com.
Here is my “MacNCheese” challenge tile (#dc308) featuring Ruffles and Betweed.