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Zen-Untangled Week (Catch Up week 4b)

Last week I mentioned that I was probably going to do one of the strings from the catch up week after week 4 so that I could work on tangling every day rather than a lot in one day. ;) Well, I decided that was a really good idea.

Alice did provide seven strings. I think the intention was to ensure that those that were already caught up would have something to do each day. ;) I looked through the seven strings provided and picked one. I wish that I’d have scanned it before I began tangling but atlas, I did not. :) But here is the scan of my tangled tile marked with the string.Here is the scanned tile without the string marked.

I used Pepper, Hurry, Echoism, and Ynix and I still don’t know how to pronounce that last one. ;)

We actually had a bit of sunshine yesterday and I got the tangling done while it was out, so I was able to get a picture in natural light.

The cats were quite interested in what I was doing.

I then took it back inside to do some shading. Here is the scan of the shaded tile.

It always looks so much better smaller, so that you can see fewer of the imperfections.

Here are the pictures I took outside. I had to wait a bit for some clouds to pass and of course, the cats were still interested.

I really liked running Ynix up the right side border. It looks a bit more shaded in person. :) I’m really pleased with how this one turned out. Echoism was a bit small in the bottom section, so the inner aura didn’t turn out very good, but I think it contrasted nicely with the opposite blackening on the other part.

At first I thought the upper loop on the tile was too big to use for the center of Pepper but I think it turned out quite nicely. I’m not sure what I think of the middle loop with Hurry in it. I tried to do some under shadow with it. Overall, I like how this one turned out.

I just realized that the Echoism and Ynix sections kind of resemble a cat. :D With Ynix being the tail. =))

Next week I’ll be back with week 7 of the Zen-Untangled Project. :) I’m familiar with most of the tangles for week 7 but I’m not sure how many of them I already have stepouts made for.

Well, I’m going to run for now. Thanks for stopping by. I hope these inspired you in some way.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Pepper Betweed

I can’t believe I’m already thinking about October! In a lot of ways! We have a conference at our church at the beginning of the month, for which I volunteer to help. Of course I started thinking about that a lot a few weeks ago but I hadn’t really contemplated Inktober and yet I have started seeing Inktober prompts. :) I’m looking forward to it now too.

Well, for this week’s tile I am once again following the prompt from Today’s Tangle: Keeping it Classic #TTKICPrompt090919. My string didn’t look exactly like the one Sandy drew but it is close. Here is my string.

I looked over the pool of tangles to choose from and wasn’t real thrilled with them. I noticed that several sections were triangular and would thus lend themselves to Betweed. So that’s where I started. In the scan above I marked the sections as I filled them. I started with the red ones. That four-sided section didn’t end up getting filled in completely, so after I did the cyan sections, I filled in that bit that was left over and the other green section. Then I added Pepper into the sections marked with yellow.

Here is what my tile looked like before shading.

I’ve always liked Pepper but I’ve just never used it much. Prior to this year Betweed and I were not very good friends but now, I enjoy tangling it. I generally only use it if I find a triangular section already available. I think that was my problem with Betweed before–creating triangular shapes to fill.

Here’s the tile in natural lighting before shading.

Here is the scanned finished tile.

And here it is in natural, but dim light.

So what do you think? Do you use Betweed or Pepper? (Pepper is the peppermint looking one.) Do you plan to participate in Inktober?

Thanks for stopping by,

Michele ºÜº

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