Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Multi-Fassetted

Okay, that's not really a word, but it's not really a misspelling, either!
In the Zentangle language, Fassett is an interesting tangle, or pattern, that looks complicated but easily creates a dramatic look. Laura Harms, the diva behind the Diva Challenge, chose the tangle created by Lynn Mead this week for tangly people the world over to concentrate on.
I've used it before, but it falls into the "I HATE TRIANGLES" category. I gave myself permission to not start with a grid this time, but to let the pattern grow organically to fit it's little section.
Much happiness ensued!

My official response to
Diva 262
Fassett Top Left
While Waiting for my
Physical Therapist
New Addition to the
Bar Coaster
Collection
Fassetted Gemstone
Staedler Watercolor and
Spectrum Noir Oil Pencils
At EIM, Trillian asked for "Grandmother" inchies. I've been trying to do four, and I collected these four images:
We have the painting that Grandma Moses did for the United States Postal Service in 1969 (an outrageous six-cent stamp!), "Arrangement in Grey and Black," (aka Whistler's Mother) detail, a granny square afghan that took me 13 years (!) to finish (a hobby taught to me by my Nanna) and Lemon Meringue pie (my Grandmom knew I loved them and could whip one up by scratch. She didn't stick around long enough to teach me that talent).

I did one more twinchie for "Orange,"

Four Inchies
Makes one
Twinchie
Something new I tried was Annette's Mosaik Challenge. It's a community effort to create the tiles, but she must put in a LOT of time putting together the designs. Be sure to check out what she did this month! She sent me this out of what I sent her:

Is That Cool or What?
If you're keeping tabs on my IAST, last week's is posted here. I suspect I'll get the instructions for this week's in time for my next therapy appointment. (All I'll say about that right now is the fine people at OSR are treating me well, if not a little sadistically).

I think that brings me up to date. Please honor and visit the various blog hosts and bestow praise where due. I graciously accept your comments and critiques. Thanks for visiting!



22 comments:

  1. so much beautiful work. I forgot about whistlers mother! love the stories, Have a great week, thanks for everything

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    1. Thank YOU! You just never know where I might go with a theme, but you should know me by now! c

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  2. You have an original approach to all your work, which I like very much. I also go along with your "I hate triangles" cry. I don't know why they are hard but they are. However, I think you may have hit the spot when you decided to avoid the grid and let it go where it wanted, it certainly works here.

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    1. Thank you very much, Magrat! I'm glad to meet a kindred spirit and that you like what I did with this stuff. c

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  3. Love your Diva tile. Your inchies are great, too. I like the idea with the granny squares. I also thought about this for my inchie but finally decided for something else.
    And your mosaic-tile is so beautyful.

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    1. Very much appreciated, Tina! I was considering making a square for this week's TwobyTwo but I can't find my crochet hook, or at least the one I wanted to work with. It's around here somewhere! c

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  4. What an amazing array you've shared with us this week, so much loveliness to look at!

    Sally

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    1. Aww, thanks, Sally! Glad you stopped by! c

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  5. love your inchies - how I wish I'd thought of the granny square - I'e been making them non-stop since January for Christmas presents - I guess you can't see what's closest to you!

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    1. I was just trying to channel my Nanna. I'll always remember her shoes and her glasses. And powder, Estee Lauder always. But she bestowed upon me a great gift. That's what's closest to me. c

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    1. You are too gracious, Lady Kate. Thank you. c

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Lily. Very much appreciated. c

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  8. Oh well done doing all four and I love your connotation for grandmother - what lovely associations, you always do such lovely research and I remember well my granny blanket as a child! Great tangles too.

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    1. Much appreciated, Jenny! Perhaps i ponder these things too long, but research is one of my talents/afflictions. Fond memories for sure! c

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    1. Thank you, Daniele; thanks for visiting! c

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    1. Thanks so much, Annemarie! I'm always glad when you stop by! c

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  11. Your Fassett turned out really well!

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    1. Much appreciated, Margaret! Thanks for your kind comments. c

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