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Challenge #252 - Tangle within a Tangle

It's been a few months since I've participated in one of the diva challenges but today I had enough of a reprieve from helping John put up the framework for his new shed to check out what was happening this week.

The theme? Use a tangle as a string and then draw a tangle inside it.

Here's mine:
A single line of Heartswell forms the string, I then filled sections with Jonqal.
It didn't come out quite how I wanted, but that's the way it goes. I feel like some of my linework is a bit clumsy - not only haven't I really drawn much for a couple of months, I'm getting used to drawing with new glasses - my first set of multifocals - they make me feel old. haha. If you're shortsighted like me, it's such an insult to wear glasses (almost) your whole life and then have your reading vision go on you eventually too! Really not fair at all! hx

A super-quick post that morphed into a really long one.........

Happy New Year everyone! I love a new year! Fresh and filled with so much potential! I always feel so excited and full of energy for the year to come! Not only that, I feel strangely compelled to use exclamation points excessively!!!!! Don't worry, this will settle down as the year continues on.
So,'s a couple of quick Moleskine journal drawings.  What I love about drawing in my little Moleskine journals is that I just start off with a random shape (the circlet of flowers in the top drawing & I can't remember where in the second), then I just do whatever. Nothing is preconceived. They can end up as a disaster, or something great (usually somewhere in between), but the result really doesn't matter - it's just a way to relax and let it happen.
This has been about it on the drawing front over the last month or so. It's been so hot here that I haven't been doing much else than keeping the garden alive and surviving. My brain pretty much t…