Now that tree box (two, actually) sits waiting for assembly. Tomorrow... [Tuesday update - trees up and lit, ornaments in the boxes still - no sense rushing into these things... ]
...Thursday update: tree decorated! Now, let's see, cards to address, 20 dozen or so cookies to bake, pack and mail, hubby's costume to sew (for the 16th!!) for our Venetian Carnivale theme wine dinner (I know, that should be later, but they didn't ask me - it's the big Holiday bash and they got tired of tuxedos and sequined gowns, I guess)... Plus, I'm going to squeeze in a class with a local CZT - Zentangle in the Round. Can't wait - I need a push in that direction, as my tins of round tiles are just sitting there getting lonely. Is it January yet?
You might begin to see why I am already playing catchup and am so late with this post probably three people will even see it. Oh well.
For Challenge #195, we were to take a familiar tangle and transform it either from grid to free-form, from border to grid, from a loose and meandering to structured grid, etc. I managed two tiles! The first is MI2 squeezed into a diamond shaped grid, and the second is Fungees cut off at the waist, so to speak, and packed in a divided box full of a patchwork of other tangles. Of the two, my favorite part is the bow-tie corners in the MI2 grid. It just happened all by itself!
|MI2 in formal wear!|
|A box full of Fungees packed in fancy paper.|
For Challenge #196, the theme is dolls. I always admire the beautifully costumed dolls that others collect and I enjoyed my own dolls as a child. When I was in my later grade school years, the Barbie Doll was introduced, and I didn't get many of the expensive outfits for my Barbie (with a black !!! ponytail - no, they have not always been blonde). I sewed my own outfits with little tiny stitches, adding ruffles, snap closures, gathered skirts and skinny shoulder straps. My favorite iteration of dolls, however, has always been paper dolls. Disney paper dolls were not only of the movie princesses, but also Annette Funicello and the other Mouskateers. There were also dolls of Grace Kelly, Ginger Rogers and the gang from Sound of Music. FUN!
So here is my (one lonely little) response tile to the latest challenge. My original intention was to add a little color in the design, but I got going on all the patterns and just forgot about it. It's a Zentangle thing, I guess:
|Cut on the dotted line...|