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Diva 210 - Sprial String I’ve been madly scribbling away in my sketchbook trying to come up with some new tangles and, although it’s not quite right yet, I used one here in honor of my mom. I also used David Hunter’s first tangle on Tanglepatterns, Pinbawl, coz he’s still in my thoughts and prayers…and it’s a great tangle :-). The rest is filled it in with Printemps…which is “Spring” in French…something which those of us in the colder parts of the world are desperately hoping for, so it all just seemed to fit together.

My mom was 95 and in an assisted living facility, so most of her “things” were either sold or given away rather than shipping them across the country. My “inheritance” consisted of a silver bookmark, a few photos, and a box of costume jewelry. She had A LOT of clip back earrings and I love looking at the different patterns on them. The tangle on this weeks tile (lower left) is sort of like one of those earrings…I’m still working on it, but I decided to use it this week anyway since it fit with my theme of love, friendship, and hope. (OK, my tangles are never “themed”, but this one sort of worked out that way).

So, that is my wish for everyone this week…Love, friendship, hope, and blessings. Happy Tangling!

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DSCF1651Ah, March is such a tease. Yesterday it was in the mid forties with glorious sunshine – almost warm enough to haul out a deck chair. (You folks that live in warm places, quit sniggering…I can hear you) Today, alas, it is still sunny but the wind is howling and the temperature is hovering in the teens, but,…Spring is coming! It’s in the air… the cats are shedding like mad, which is always a good sign (except for having to clean up all that leftover cat hair, of course), and we can actually see small patches of grass on the lawn in between the snow mounds. A time of hope and a perfect time for something green.

This week is all new to me (except the Alice heart and the pokevine). I’ve never used colored pencils, I almost never start to tangle with absolutely no idea what the final result is going to look like, and I usually practice new tangles before I use them but – in a burst of spontaneous Springness, I thought I’d try a new way of doing things.

So, here’s this week’s offering and a wish for a glorious Spring for one and all.

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Diva 207 UMT Unbatz

Diva 207 umt unbatzThanks, Sandy, for such a fun tangle! I started playing around with the possibilities and variations and when I was done, I thought it looked like it ought to be carved on a vase. (I also like the idea of the black oblongs as laces to weave ribbons through, but that’s for another tile…).

I think I’m sort of stringaphobic. I am trying…I got a new sketchbook and determined to do all the strings on Tangle Patterns. I have, so far, done three… At this rate, and assuming people keep adding new strings, I’ll most likely be clutching my 01 micron and scribbling Knights Bridge onto that last string with my dying breath — but it’s a good goal and I’m learning a lot. I guess, if I wanted to stretch a point, the vase shape is, actually a string…kinda, sorta. But whatever it is, it was fun and another step in the journey and, for me, that’s what it’s all about.

Happy Spring, everyone (It will come…it always does)

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