Lots of art today. I don't do it all in one day, but it sort of collects and then I am ready to post. All of the challenges were done today. The first one is the inchie! Since we are going around the world with this year's words, the second inchie is the United States. Unlike other countries because I live here, I think of too many things to do on an inchie. I was reminded of the song we sang a lot in elementary music class - America the Beautiful. So my inchie has "purple mountains majesty and amber waves of grain".
I missed Joey's challenge last Monday. Well, I didn't miss, since I found it and posted over the weekend. But I usually do them on Monday so I can have one post a week. Oh well, it is done and up. This week we had to use string #206 and the tangle "ta-da". The word blessed just seemed to fit perfectly. That's my focus word for the year. The purple got a little darker than I would have preferred.
Diva's challenge was to do a duotangle using phicops and huggins. I like huggins, but don't like dong it. However I saw a video of Melinda Barlow showing a huggins variation - "crazy huggins". Now I love that one. Besides the way she described it I actually GOT it.
Speaking of Melinda Barlow, I absolutely love her videos. She can explain things so well. This past week she did the tangle "rumpus" on a beautiful tile. I totally
A little bit of coloring this week though only one thing to post here. I do most of the coloring posts on the Facebook sites I belong to. This is from a mandala book by Color It. I tried something different for me. I used a highly technical method of selecting colors. I went to pinterest and searched color palettes. Then - now follow closely due to the detail of this method - I closed my eyes and poked at my computer screen and landed on the selection. If needed I can provide a video tutorial! Seriously that is about what I did. Then I matched up markers and gel pens to the palette and colored. I will definitely play around with the palettes again.
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