44/16 Halloween

 Weekly Challenge #291: “Happy Halloween!”

Monday was Halloween! Okay, here in Germany it is getting more popular, but not nearly as it is in US. Since we live pretty alone in the countrysides, there were no kids at our door asking for “trick or treat”. Well, maybe also because we have instead of a bell at our gate three big dogs always happy about visitors, but showing this with barking and jumping – not everybody might understand that right:)

So this week’s challenge # 291 is to create a Halloween themed tile. I didn’t read the challenge exact enough to know what the challenge is all about. So I missed the part to tangle on a black tile. So I just went with the Halloween theme, but of course when I realized my faux pas I tangled another one on a black tile.

The first tile I did a spider (string:)). A spider with its prey “Purk”. I don’t know if I ever can tangle Purk again without thinking that there might something cocooned. I really like spiders, I love there webs – a stunning creation.

The spider as an “power animal” in the Neoshamanism is a symbol for creativity and the weaver of fate, she is the totemic symbol of the Mother, strength and gentleness combined.

She teaches us balance between the past and the future, physical and spirit, male and female. She awakens creative sensibilities and reminds us that the past is always interwoven with the future.  Her body is shaped like an eight, symbolizing infinite possibilities of creation and she has eight legs, which represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions of the medicine wheel.

The spider weaves her beautifully engineered web with the extraordinary capability of creating. We weave our reality, the spider shows us the gift of creation, that we have the power to create what happens in our lives. Having the power to weave our own web, means we have the power to make a positive and happy life.

By giving the spider careful thought and consideration, we can see that we are connected to all life, and that there is no past and no future, only the infinite now. The spider awakes our intuitive creative senses and encourage us to design the fabric of our lives from our souls original intention.

Spider’s message is that you are an infinite being who will continue to weave patterns of life and living throughout time.

Isn’t this nice to think of, when you see a spider next time? However it is worth to have a closer look at her amazing web.

After I finished my Spider tile, I did another black Halloween tile, a bloody one! And even though I mostly avoid tangling on black tiles I had really fun doing it. Maybe I should get my black tile tangled more often.

So here come the gazing “Borbz” eyes;)


A nice week to everyone and thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate it so much!


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  • Love all the information on the spider and your tile is stunning! The bloody one is fun too!

    3. November 2016
  • Boaaah,.. Simone, dein Spider ist der Hammer! Da hat es mich gerade etwas gegruselt, so echt sieht der aus. Mit Spinnen habe ich es nicht so wirklich;-) Die 2. Kachel finde ich auch genial! Toller Kontrast! Wünsche dir einen schönen Abend! Liebe Grüße Anja

    3. November 2016
  • Annemarie

    Thanks for the shamanic explanation of a spider being a totem animal! I like spiders (just afraid for the HUGE black ones that run soooo fast) and am fascinated by the webs they make.
    I think Purk is great in your tile!!!

    4. November 2016
  • Wow, your spider looks só real…! It’s scary and great at the same time 🙂

    4. November 2016
  • Very interesting to read this spiderstory, thank you for sharing. Your tile is gorgeous, I don’like to use the pattern PUrk but here it looks wonderful and so are the colors you have chosen for this very special Halloweentile.
    The bloody tile is also very original and the result is great, nice job Simone!!!

    4. November 2016
  • Both of your tiles are absolutely stunning. I love your beautiful spider and the enlightening information;-) That bloody red one is fantastic. I love Borbz!

    4. November 2016
  • Val Brandon

    I love your description about the spider. I am always fascinated by the beautiful webs they weave. I actaully took some photos of some spiderwens on Tuesday morning with the dew on them. I love you tiles.

    4. November 2016
  • Wow … beide sind fantastisch! Spinnen sind faszinierende Wesen und ich beoachte sie sehr gerne. Toll wie die Tangles eingesetzt hast!

    6. November 2016
  • I suppose your nice explanation of spiders should make them more sweet to look at… not. Sorry, I still get the creeps to see spiders, but it was nice to read in any case. Your gory one is amazing too! Great Halloween pieces!

    6. November 2016
  • Thank you for your interisiting explanation about spide but despite this I will continue to be afraid of it ! Beautiful two tiles for Hallowwen!

    6. November 2016
  • Hallo Simone,
    vielen Dank für deine lieben Worte in meinem Blog! Habe mich sehr gefreut wieder eine deutsche Zentangle-Seite zu entdecken 🙂 Deine Spinnen-Halloween-Kachel ist einfach nur genial und soooo cool! Eigentlich mag ich ja keine Spinnen, aber diese ist so wunderbar geworden, die muss man einfach mögen 😉 Die blutige ist auch witzig geworden.
    Viele Grüße

    8. November 2016