Everyone has tangles they "overdo". Ones they love to use and seem to show up on everything - those "go to" tangles we love. I have several and they seem to change every now and then. I will find myself doing lots of paradox, then it seems verve has taken over. Then there are those tangles we enjoy, but avoid. Those I have put in my tangle organizer, and then moved rapidly on to sunnier skies! When I first saw "assunta", I thought how pretty. I put it in the organizer and decided to leave it alone. Those little dashes drove me nuts. I am by nature a perfectionist and they weren't even and they didn't line up.
My next big tangle to avoid was "mooka". Now this is one I really wanted to like - it's big swoopy lines were beautiful. I love the flow of one line moving gracefully around the page. I watched the video, put it in my organizer and then decided to admire it on other people's pages. I just couldn't do it.
So now enter the duo tangle challenge by Diva this week. What should she choose but assunta and mooka!! Yuck! I don't want to miss a challenge (I am also obsessive), but what on earth can I do to make these two tangles work for me? Look at the mooka video again for starters. That helped . . . some. Not much. Then I pulled out the sketch pad to play around hoping for something. I discovered that mooka would fit nicely in an overly large assunta. So that is where I started. After that I drew some assunta around the outside, because I had to.
The second tile was just playing around some more. Again I added some assunta - because I had to. I have discovered I am enjoying playing with mooka and probably will use it from time to time. I also now have two tiles in my stack with assunta on them, . . . and that's probably all I will ever have.
Have a great week. Oh and Diva, I really "hate" the tangles verve, keeko and paradox if you want to make us use those. Maybe. Happy tangling!