Sunday, May 19, 2013

Diva Challenge #118 - UMT Kuke

It's UMT (Use My Tangle) week at the Diva Challenge.  Kuke, created by Katy Abbott after examining a slice of cucumber - step-out and full explanation here.

Meet my nemesis - petal shapes!  Not sure why but my #1 struggle is any pattern with a petal shape in it - Hello Kuke!  But hey, I'm game it is the Diva Challenge after all.  Someday with enough practice, petals and I will be on friendlier terms.  I actually like the look of this pattern - I don't dislike petals - really - I just never get the results I'm going for.   Practice, Practice Practice!

When I was ready to scan this piece I could not decide which orientation I liked best so I'm posting the 2 versions I liked.  Each one speaks to me with a different voice.  Enjoy.

Kuke #118

 Tangles: Kuke, Hibred, Rain, Swaddle

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Diva Challenge 116 Blind Sighted

Straightforward challenge prompt this week - draw the string with your eyes closed.  It's a nice reminder for me tha itt's nice to mix things up and use a string now and then.  I rarely use strings and when I do I usually push the boundaries and work outside the lines.  Hmmm - why should creating tangles be any different than life in general!?  Did remember to grab a picture of the string shortly after I started working on it.

Blind Sighted