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Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow.
Spring has certainly sprung. I have been fighting a nasty case of the flu made even worse by the high pollen counts for about 10 days now. We’ve also had an extended period of terrible thunderstorms, rain, tornadoes and flooding in south Louisiana for the past week. Not the best combination of circumstances for creativity, but I’ve done a lot of tangling between naps and coughing spells. Plus there was a conference call or two thrown in for good measure. My Tangle A Day calendar is great for those!
Over the weekend, I tackled a few “projects.” One of my favorites is a tote bag I have had for over a year. I used one of the coloring pages from Sandy Steen Bartholomew’s new book Tangled Fashionista and I am so pleased with the result. I wasn’t procrastinating, just looking for inspiration. Shrinky Dink plastic was next on my list. That stuff really shrinks a lot! After a many false starts and rejects, I finally ended up with a pair of ZIA earrings that I would actually wear. Plus my grandkids had a great time watching the stuff curl and shrink.
Rick and Maria recently published the instructions for a new tangle, Fengle in their newsletter. CZT’s have had the instructions for a while now, so I’ve been practicing this one. It is definitely a tangle that improves with practice, possibilities unfurling each time you draw it. Laura Harms’ Diva Challenge this week is to use this new tangle, Fengle. I took up the challenge on the first day of spring so color was calling. I did several versions of the challenge, all with a bit of color.
Finally it’s Friday, the sun is shining and I am on the mend. I have my shipment of Zendala tins and those lovely round tiles are calling to me… ahhh Spring!