Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Tangle challenges

This week has been the quiet before the storm and the storm has just hit - end of year marking, reports and planning for next year.  Two classes sat tests today, and the reports data base opened, so it's busy, busy for the next few weeks.

Yesterday I took advantage of the quiet to do lots of exercise. First a session with my personal trainer then my son and I went to an indoor bouldering centre. Bouldering is rock climbing without ropes and with less height. 

Here's my favourite photo - me crashing after trying to do a hard move. I'm grinning like a mad thing. Loved it. Proud of myself for now having the strength to do these types of things. There's more photos on my post from yesterday.

Diva #339 - Hallow/Autumn

I live in Australia and it is spring here. My house is filled with the perfume of our mandarine tree which is covered in blossoms. My inspiration for my first tile came from this tree. 

Here's the tree itself. 

Couldn't resist trying my hand at Gourdeous. Haven't used this tangle for a long time.

Made by Joey #189

Joey is continuing with 3D shapes. Here's my tile.

Sakura Website

The Sakura website is a pretty interesting place to visit and to find inspiration. There is a section called 'Zenspirations". I found a project there combining water colours and Tangles to create a universe. This project was much harder than it looked. Fun though. Here's my best.

Zen in the Mail

Got home from bouldering with BoyBoy to find this on my doorstep. Very excited to have my supplies re-stocked. 

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Miss L


Anonymous said...

I shall have to go and have a look at the Sakura website, I think. It looks full of good ideas. Unfortunately, knowing me, I will wander there for hours and come away with too many ideas to focus. But I will have had fun. Speaking of which, you seem to be having fun too, in all sorts of ways. Your tangling is lovely and I really love the mandarin tree.

Heike said...

Beautiful tangling, your mandarine flower looks both fragile and vibrant at the same time! Heike

Suzanne Fluhr said...

Oh no! Another website (Sakura) to check out while I'm procrastinating. Your spring tile and the photo of your tree inspiration are refreshing from up here in the northern hemisphere when we're entering the dead zone. Meanwhile, it has been a warm fall, so we still have some leaves to enjoy.

michele said...

Ha! I love that pic of you and your perfect smile through tumbling;-) All of your work is lovely but I'm especially loving your "Gourdgeous" tile. This is one of those patterns I struggle to perfect and yours is an inspiration!

Anne's tangle blog said...

You made me quite curious about the Sakura website and I'll visit it soon. Love the work you did; the physical stuff and your tiles :-)

trudi said...

Sakura web site? Oh I hope I can remember that. Thanks

~ joey ~ said...

What a fun week you had! I am glad that you didn't hurt yourself falling! Your tiles this week are also very fun, wouldn't it be great if you could just open up a can of Zen anytime you needed it?!