Sunday, April 14, 2013

Diva Challenge #113

This weeks Diva Challenge was called Hip To Be Square. This was a challenge for me without realizing it was at first. I know I tend to lean towards more organic and free flowing tangles rather than linear and grid like. I think I tend to lean more towards the free flow organic tangles because it allows me to monitor my mood, stress level, etc.

Using squares as my string actually brought about a tad bit of "OM MY GOD! This isn't me!" panic attack. I pressed on working with the uncomfortable feeling of rigidness. Deep breaths, relax your muscles, and pretend you are holding a robin's egg; tickle the paper..." I managed to finish in one sitting, especially since it is an ATC, and was fairly relaxed when I was done.

Getting ready to post it and having it sit in front of me while I write this I had to chuckle... no wonder I relaxed... I still chose curvy, flowing tangles for my squares.

So even though I didn't post this on time for the Diva Slide Show, I still wanted to share it in the middle of the chaos of closing on a house and still battling a cough. I also discovered I relax with free form flowingness (if that makes any sense). I should try to tangle my cough and see what the ends up looking like! Sorry rambling at warp speed starting to set in... Enjoy the Round Squares :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Earth Day Post Card Swap

Last month I signed up for an Earth Day Post Card Swap hosted by Carolyn Siccama. With buying a new house and having a major head and chest cold this last week I have lost track of time. I am having a hard time knowing what today is!!! Since I was trying to sleep with a heating pad on my chest to help break up the phlegm in my chest and my bulldog decided he wanted to be a brat, I got up and decided to finish my last post card; sure as heck that little dickens immediately laid down on my heating pad and wouldn't budge! That's a bulldog for ya. Good news is I am only one day late for mailing them out.

Of course there always has to be a black sheep in the family and I am sure you will immediately see which one it is. It was actually the second one I did. The first one I did I really didn't like it and didn't feel fair if it would have gone out. I liked how the 3rd and 4th ones came out and decided to duplicate that one - they reminded me of an Earth Day Painter's Pallet.

Both of the above use Emingle, Aura Leah, Raddox, Tripoli, and Hi-C's (EARTH)

Again, the top one uses Emingle and Enyshou, Aura Leah, Raddox and River Stones, Tripoli, Hi-C's and Hibred. The bottom  uses Embellish, Erbluehen, Angel Fish, Revel, Tipple, Tra-La-La, and Hibred. 

Hope you enjoy them!