Thursday, 10 November 2016

Diva #292 - Eaxy

This week's Diva challenge was particularly challenging. The tangle was Eaxy. I  had several practices of this one, and looked at what other Tanglers had done. Still struggled, which is frustrating at the tangle looks great on Nadine's blog.

Here are my tiles. The first uses the design of a glass object I saw yesterday at the centre piece, with Shattuck running down the middle.

My second tile uses Viaduct,  Tattle and Ahh.

Other drawing

Nothing happening this past week. Instead of drawing I've been going to the gym; been busy at and with work; suffering badly from hay fever; and writing. I'm part way through a creative writing course that I've been attending one evening a week. It's getting me writing again.

Farewell dinner for Moo

This Sunday by lovely, lovely daughter Moo flies out to New Zealand for a 3 week holiday. Australian's like to joke that travelling to NZ is not overseas at all. It is. She needs a passport and plane.

Moo is joining a tour, so she'll be with other people. She doesn't know any of them but that will change soon enough.

To celebrate this big event and to send her off, we had a special dinner last Saturday. There were 6 of us at dinner: The Husband, BoyBoy, Moo, B - Moo's best friend and my sorta daughter, Wookie - B's boy pal and my sorta son-in-law once removed, and myself. We went to a restaurant that serves food and games.

Here's a pic of their games menu.

The service was ordinary, the food less than ordinary, but the one waiter who understood the games menu and our needs made the night.

Saturday night games night has been an institution in our family since the kids were little. Other families have movie nights. We have games. Uno, Cluedo, Monopoly, Scattergories, Spoons - nothing complicated. It's a bonding thing and a chance to laugh at each other.


My son attends our local college. The college had their end of year art showcase and my talented, amazing BoyBoy had several pieces on display. Most of his friends had work in the display as well, making me a very proud mother.

Here's a pic of his major work titled 'A Perfect Hand'. BoyBoy's work is the giant hand in the centre of the photo. The hand is about 40cm tall, hollow and completely hand made. BoyBoy hopes to attend art school at university to study sculpture.

Have a good week.

Miss L


Anonymous said...

Families really do make life worthwhile, don't they, although partings, even if only for a few weeks, are hard. Your son is very talented and that hand is outstanding. I almost forgot to mention your tile, which i like very much, nice work all round.

Nadine Roller said...

Ohhh wowwww!!! I do not think you have struggled : look at this gorgeous and awesome tiles :-)!!! They are fantastic and i love them!!! Thank you so much for trying Eaxy and sharing your beautiful tiles with us!!! Best wishes and warm regards from Cologne, Nadine

Ria Matheussen said...

Two lovely tiles with this tricky tangle, well done Karen.
The most important in the world is that you have a good family who help and support each other and I think you surely have.
I like the work of your son and I wish him succes for the future!

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Lovely tiles! Fun to see your sons work too!

Deanne Biron said...

Love the composition of your tiles and the little bits of colour!

Ilse said...

Wow, I really love your first Diva tile!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Both are wonderful! Especially I ike the first one! It´s really great!

Anne's tangle blog said...

I like both your tiles!

Anja said...

Beautiful tiles! Love both!