Hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I am. The rain has finally stopped - at least for a while. They are even saying we may reach the 70's for a few days. Odd for February. I really prefer seasonable weather. I will take cold now, mild springs and hot summers. Oh well.
Every Inchie Monday's word was Cuba. I really don't know much about this country, but in googling it I learned it is a very beautiful county. The houses are colorful and the beaches are gorgeous! I chose to focus on the beach.
Joey has given us a "finish my string" challenge full of ribbons. I had a lot of fun with this one and got to try some newer tangles for me in the process. I used a purple prisma and some gamsol blender to add some color to my tile. I used several tangles in this piece - hibred, diamante, danzer, brace-s, diva dance, nzeppel, emingle, d'eneh, and boomerang.
Diva's challenge #352 was to use a nested heart string. I drew my string and started with a new tangle (to me) called cindyer. Totally messed up. It is in my sketch book on the back of another piece so what do I do??? Black marker to the rescue! I covered the outside heart with black. Then tried the tangle again - more carefully - on the other side. Since I wanted balance I used black and red to make more bold stripes. Actually I like it and am sort of glad the option of throwing it away was impossible. Thus proving there are truly NO mistakes in zentangle (at least none a little ol' black marker won't hide!).
This past week I have been working in Color It's book Dogs, Man's Best Friend. I sort of chose a "focus" book for the week. Or so it seems. Here are the ones I have finished this past week.
I am keeping up with my walking. Right now it is in place or around the house, but it is movement and that is more than I was doing. I try to get at least a mile every day. I wish I could do more. Maybe one day I will.
Take care and thanks for dropping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!