Firstly, I have to say thank you so much to everyone who has left a comment on my blog, or emailled me, over the last day or so. The interest in my Scroll Feather pattern, and drawings, has been overwhelming. I really appreciate that you took the time to leave me a message :) Also, thank you to Linda for including my pattern, and the wonderful work that she does with her Tangle Patterns website - this fantastic resource has been my bible. Now, this weeks Diva Challenge. I have to say, IX was a little hard for me to see initially how it would work with my style of drawing, and, when it was launched, I sketched it in my pattern log, then pretty much ignored it. Poor little IX. This is what I LOVE about the challenges, they make me step outside my comfort zone and try to make a pattern work for me. So, the GOOD: I love that elements of the design become "embedded" as in Auraknot, and that it lends itself to organic flowing designs. The BAD: I am shockingly bad at drawing evenly spaced parellel lines. I think I lose concentration half way along the line and just start thinking about, I don't know, maybe feeding my cats. LOL. Or, I continue even when I know my hand is contorted way past what is normal and it spasms. I'm like the little engine.....I think I can, I think I can.....well, I can't! The UGLY: for me, the end caps on IX just don't work in my drawings, they just feel too clunky for me - so, the challenge for me was how to overcome this - here's what I came up with: Motto 1 - "when all else fails, draw a daisy", I've extolled the virtue of the daisy many times, LOVE THEM, so yah, I drew 'em again. Here's my IX daisies, you can see I capped the ends without creating the extra lines (though I did try it out on one end).