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String Theory: Tangle within a tangle… it’s like inception… but with tangles

This “weeks challenge # 252 “  any tangle I like is my string. And then tangling inside! I knew pretty fast what tangle my string should be – I used Rain. Now the weird thing about it: when I started to tangle and looked at other tangles for inspiration I always admired those round and soft most floral like tiles, there where so well balanced and beautiful to me and I always thought yes that is the way I want to tangle and create my tiles. But the more I tangled and the more pattern I got to know, I really started to like the patterns that are geometric and edged. I love the contrast between the rounded patterns and the edged patterns. I still love those floral looking tiles but I guess my style tends more so those edged look with mostly some more white space.

It is great to see how things develop while tangling, and who knows what my tiles look like next year, the possibilities are nearly endless! Isn’t that fantastic?!

I used rain for my string, and the inside-tangles are Knightsbridge, Paradox, Strircles and Ornamato and I am very pleased with my tile.

Great idea! Thanks Laura for that challenge.

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“Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day”

Today; Sunday January 24, is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day.

Artoo, Laura’s 5.5 year old son, was diagnosted with Moebius Syndrom when he was born.

Moebius syndrome is a rare nonprogressive neurological condition that primarily affects the muscles that control facial expression, which means people cannot smile or frown, and do not have lateral eye movements.  because of the lack of facial expression a lot people with Moebius syndrome have social interaction and adjustment problems. It is so important to sensitize people to disorders like Moebius to make them a little more regardful, the social interaction is different, because there are no emotional facial expressions possible, but there are many in other signals like in body language. “Lachen mit dem Herzen” ( “smile/ laugh with the heart”) that is the claim of the German website Möbius Sydrom Deutschland e.V. I love that claim!

So this weeks challenge #251 is to raise awareness for this disorder. Using the Moebius Syndrome Foundation’s logo as string to create and the color for MSAD is Purple, if someone likes to add color.

I liked to add color, I love color! And I used tangled that starts with A (Arukas, Angle Fish) R (Rixty) T (Tipple) O (OOF)

A peaceful Sunday to everyone and don’t forget to smile with your heart, that is important to everyone.

 

“Bringing it Back to the Old School”

I really love love love this “weeks challenge # 250 “. This is exactly the challenge I appreciate and need an  right now.
It is about creating a original Zentangle® on a white 3.5 ”square tile, drawing a string and using about 4 or 5 tangles, the black Micron and a Pencil for shading. No eraser, unknown outcome and no predetermined solution. Just relaxing and enjoying the process.

The Diva writes: Sometimes, it stresses me out to think of all the things i should be *TRYING*. […] When i begin a tile for a challenge, now i think: “What size should i use? What colour? What pen? What shape?” and i often find myself skipping over that ceremony of zentangle that helped me find my calm space.

YES, I know exactly what you mean. You took the words right out of my mouth.

Well, since I have lots and lots of work right now, I was really glad that this challenge was so relaxing. I was really thinking about skipping this weeks challenge. But when I finally knocked off work at 9:30 PM I decided to take part and create a tangle. It was a great idea, I was so relaxed and all tensions removed and I could go to sleep free minded!

So thank you Diva, this challenge came just in the right time:)

Oh and not to forget to mention, I am very pleased with that outcome.

And I really want to thank everybody for the lovely comments on my blog.
I would really like to thank more individually, but right now I am so glad when I have a little time not being on my computer.

Have a nice weekend!

 

“DuoTangle: Celebrate with Diva Dance and Auraknot”

A wonderful start in this new year for everyone!

The first diva challenge of the year  “weeks challenge # 249 ”  is a 5-years-The Diva’s weekly Challenge-duotangle-celebration-challenge.

CONGRATULATIONS! And thank you so much!

 I love love love to use the tangles Auraknot and Diva Dance, because they are both one of my most favourite tangles. 

So thanks a lot to the Diva for the challenge AND for the Diva Dance!