Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What no title??

    I love to write.  I enjoy writing my blog among other things.  However I struggle with titles.  When I was doing the daily challenge at Susy Mosh's site last year, titles were easy - Day 1, Day 2 . . .  I didn't say creative, I said easy.
    Growing up I spent a lot of time at Papa's farm (well, it was next door to our house).  Along side one of his many gardens was this fence of sorts.  There was a wire fence, but it was mostly brush and growth.  Each morning you could step outside and see these gorgeous flowers blooming all over the fence.  Reds, blues, whites, and purples.  By the heat of the day, they were gone, only to repeat the next day.  Hence their name morning glories.  Yesterday when we went outside to play some with Lakota we saw some of these beauties along our fence.  Only white for now.  They were a pleasant reminder of home.

     Every Inchie Monday's word was underground.  I chose to put a few ants in my underground.  Ants are such fascinating creatures.  My morning devotional has had lots of articles about the ant lately.  I think I would like an ant farm for my classroom.  I probably won't get one, but it could be fun.

     Sometimes when a string or a challenge is posted I can agonize for days trying to figure out what to do.  Not this one.  Made by Joey's challenge posted another circular string.  The moment I saw it I knew it had to be "fengle", especially when she said it reminded her of a starfish at her place.  So I drew fengle over the string and then added "pearly" twisting around it.  I am very pleased with this one.

      If you enjoy tangling, you need (if you haven't) to rush over to Pattern Collections.  This site has everything a tangler could need.  But most importantly - to me - is the total ease of load times and navigation.  It is an awesome site.  The reason I brought this up is Diva's challenge this week.  We had to use a circular string.  So I went to my new favorite site and looked up circle tangles.  That is one of the best things about this site - all the tangles are sorted in a variety of ways - alphabetically, author, framework and more.  So I went to the circles page, drew some circles with my compass on my tile and then just chose tangles from this page only.  These are only a few.  There were lots more to chose from.  Lots.
     I love the challenges over at Diane Clancy's site. Our three letters this week was QO and K.  I searched the sites and my notebook and chose to use quandary, knotz, and oolong.  Just a tiny bit of color for interest.

   This last tile is for the daily Facebook challenge (again Pattern Collections).  The tangle was nymph, which I love because it is like nzeppel - one of my favorites.

    Thanks for dropping by.  Next week I will be preparing for my little ones to come.  I get so excited about seeing them.  It is especially sweet this year because they were mine last year (we loop and have them 2 years in a row).  Have a wonderful week!


  1. Well, you got me over to Pattern Collections on Facebook, Cathy, but I didn't realize that the site broke things down that way. Must go look! Thank you, by the way. I like doing more ZIA's with this group since I do pure Zentangle for most of my professional work. I had an ant farm for one of my sons a long time ago. Fascinating creatures. Love your inchie!

  2. nice artwork! like your underground ants - I would always be afraid of the glass breaking on an ant farm and having them all over the place - don't like them outside, shudder to think of them inside! great inchie

  3. Very nicely done. I love Fengle and it's perfect for this challenge.

  4. Like you, I LOVE those flowers and yes, we haven them here in the Netherlands too :-) You did well with the challenge, I like that a lot.

  5. Fabulous inchie and tangles, especially the fengle. The white flower looks like bindweed to me. Same family as the morning glory, just our weed version. ( very invasive)

  6. Wonderful inchie and terrific artwork

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Everything is so beautiful! I do love Pattern Collections too! Your Joey Fengle is really outstanding;-)

  8. I am with you about the title thing. It is always the challenge! LOL I love all the tangles that you did. So pretty. The flowers are beautiful. I have to say I hate ants but I like yours lol

  9. The morning glories brought back memories of my childhood spent in Libya! I love those flowers :-) very cool artwork going on here this week, it's always a joy to come visit!


  10. Lovely work, thanks foe the hint about pattern collection too, I've been and checked them out!

  11. Wonderful tiles! Looks like you have been busy this week. Your Diva challenge tile is so much fun, and I agree about Pattern-Collections too. I use quite a few from there too, but I can never remember the names of most of them. Thank you for sharing!


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