I joined a very interesting swap on Swap-Bot. The details are as follows:
For this swap you will go on a treasure hunt for tangle patterns! Keep your eyes open for potential tangle patterns in the things around you: maybe a swimsuit print, a rug, a flower bud, a wall ornament. Take a photo, clipping, or good description and illustration of your inspirational tangle pattern, and create a 3.5 zentangle square that incorporates your found tangle (you can use other tangles too).
Doesn’t that sound like fun? Well, I thought so!
For my inspiration I used my, rather embarrassingly dusty ol’ Vornado fan. This shows my lack of housekeeping skills. :P
At first I just went at it on a tile, doing this then doing that.
I wasn’t very happy with the results, but I did find a pattern in there that I liked, so I used that in a more organized tile.
When I mail the swap out (hopefully tomorrow or Friday) I’ll also include the steps to the pattern that I’m calling “Spidert”. (Spy-dirt) Downloadable image here.
I hope my partner likes it!
In other new, here’s a tangle I finished this week.
That tangle is a reflection not only of the kind of mood I’ve been in, but of the music I’ve been listening to. I’ve been a bit cranky for a number of reasons, I won’t bore you with them. Anyway, the point is I’ve been listening to bands like Three Days Grace.
The quote I put in that tangle is from one of their songs, “Bitter Taste” and it’s from their album “Life Starts Now”. I just downloaded it this week so I’ve been happily listening to it over and over again as I rarely get new music.
I normally listen to Breaking Benjamin when I’m in “a mood.” Actually I listen to Breaking Benjamin a lot. They’re just about my favorite band. :D
For some reason, groups like these two really calm me down. I think this is further evidence of my weird-ass brain.
Or it could just be because it’s so cathartic as one Facebooker put it.
Or should I say crank out? o.O