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Friday, May 31, 2013

Monotangle #12 - Verve

     My schedule is hectic.  Things are changing for me.  I have been on an emotional rollercoaster.  So when I saw Roy's choice for our monotangle this week, I nearly shouted with joy!  Verve is one of those wonderful, relaxing "go to" favorites of mine.  I love this tangle.  And it was exactly what I needed for a few minutes of peace.
     I did the first with some gel pens on a piece of black.  I love the neon effect. 
     For the second tile, I drew a string then filled the two sides with verve.  The large white space in the center bothered me. Too much white space.  But to fill it with verve also . . .  well, that would be too much.  And using another tangle was out, because of the need for a monotangle.  What to do?  Aha!  I grabbed a pencil and used it to fill the space with verve, but because of the contrast it didn't overpower the piece.  I liked the "shadow" effect.  It shows up a bit better on the original.
      Maybe now that school is out - as of today - I will be a little more "chilled".  It was a hard day.  Saying goodbye to 20 of the best kids I have ever been fortunate enough to teach and add to that I have had almost all of them for 2 years . . . well, the emotions were on overcharge.  They are permanent part of my heart and will be missed.
     Add to that, my principal has decided to move me to another position . . . whew!  The other position sounds exciting, but I am like a two year old at heart.  I hate change of any sort - even if I like what I am changing to.  My feelings on the change - well, they change about every few hours.  I love it.  I am afraid I won't do a good job.  Why is this happening?  What if I don't like it?  This will be so much fun.  You get the idea.  Put on top of that I must change classrooms.  Eek! Another change!  I hate moving and packing.  I have been in the same room for about 10-12 years and have accumulated a lot - A LOT - of stuff (junk).  Cleaning it all out is a major endeavor. 
    Anyway, that's my rollercoaster ride.  Thanks for dropping by and leaving me some sunshine.  I love hearing from you and I promise by next week this time, I am going to be much more relaxed - I hope. 

6 comments:

  1. The verve on black is very pleasant to look at - gives a sense of serenity. The other is quite interesting, looks like a river running through :)

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  2. You did a great job with both tiles. I love the two colors on black and what you did with the middel part of the second ons is stunning!
    O, I know exactly what you mean by al the hesitation about the change. I also know (from experiance) that in fact it always turns out allright. So, I'm sure it will turn out great for you.

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  3. I to like how you did the middle of your second one

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  4. LOVE your second tile. Using the pencilled inner was genius and really makes this piece special.
    Good luck with all the changes ... take them one step at a time and remember to breathe :)

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  5. The way you did the shadow effect in the second tile is INSPIRED! I'm gonna hafta remember that!!!

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  6. Like both your monotangled pieces: great work! good luck with de-stressing :-)

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