Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Diva #284 - Monotangle of Tripoli

This week's Diva challenge uses one of my favourite tangles - Tripoli. While it is a favourite and one that I use often, I still can't get the little tripolies to fit into even 6 tripoli circles. Mine tend to form circles of 5 or turn into crazy paving. I still like using it though.

The interior design of my tripolies come from the Zentangle Primer which has a page of triangular fragments.

My first uses a tile I coloured months ago. I thought the colours would work with the simple repetition of the one shape and one fill. 

The second tile uses something I'm not used to: restraint and lots of white space.

My final tile tonight is inspired by my latest purchase - an eBook by Eni Oken called 3D Tangle: Overlapping Tangles. I've only had time to skim through it. School holidays are soon and that's when I'll explore it in more depth. My aim in this tile was to create a 3D effect within and between the Tripoli stones.

Health and fitness update

I achieved a significant personal best yesterday: I did 60 full push ups. That's right, 60. They were on my toes too. I did them in blocks of 10 with a few stretches in between sets to give me time to recover. Feeling very proud of myself. In April I could barely do 5. I'm not able to get all the way down but my personal trainer said that what I'm doing still counts and does require strength.

Let's repeat that. I did 60 full push ups. Not bad for a woman getting close to 50. 

Have a great week and thanks for dropping by.

Miss L


Michele Wynne said...

Wow! These are all lovely. I especially love the last one. There's so much dimension there...60 push-ups?!? You rock! I can barely hold a 60 second plank;-)

Ria Matheussen said...

Congratulations for 60 push ups, wow, I can only dream of that.
You show us 3 wonderful tiles, but my favorite is definitely the 3 rd one, beautiful 3D effect and splendid contrasts!!!

Suse said...

I'm blown away most by the 60 push-ups, well done! I feel like there's a conspiracy stopping me from exercising, but I WILL get back to it.

I love your three tiles, all so different and so beautiful. The coloured one is so happy looking, and your overlapping 3D one is fantastic. I'm thinking of buying that ebook as it is something I 'm struggling with.

Take Care 😀

Anne's tangle blog said...

You did such a great job this week and a lot too. I like all three, but the 3rd one really has the WOW factor. Good on you, 60!!!!

Jean Chaney said...

I love all the fragments you used in these tangles. The overlapped one is great too. Congrats on all those push ups. So wonderful to see such tremendous progress!

Shelly Beauch said...

Wow Miss L, 60 push ups you are a star! Your tripoli fragments are special too.
The 3rd one is magical, you must be in a happy place!

Susan Theron said...

Lovely. I love the way tripoli floats loosely

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

All are wonderful and so different! Beautfiully done!

Dorita Menconi said...

Wow! I can't decide if I'm more impressed by the beautiful artwork or the pushups!

Sue Sharp said...

Congratulations on the pushups… my nemesis. I've never been able to do them. I love your Tripoli individual parts!

Jennifer Sparrow said...

Kudos on the push ups!! Your strong arms are pushing that pen around pretty well, too! Love the tiles, especially the 3rd one!