The guest post from Cari Sultanik presented us with the (Diva) challenge to use tangles that are nature inspired, a.k.a. organic. I migrate towards organic tangles; my favorites are Aquafleur and Mooka, as well as anything that flows, anything non-grid, and anything curvy (I even like Ing much better with curves rather than angles!).
I won't go on an on (although I could) about my passion for organic tangles; rather, I'll just present my tile... and wish a Happy Birthday to the very talented and kind Annette Carlo (love the sister blog BTW... everyone needs a bit of zentering now and again)!
|by Amy L. Smith, CZT (tangles: Chez, Indy-Rella, Tipple)|
In case you are wondering, Chez is my tangle. For the life of me I can't remember its muse nor why I called it Chez. At some point during a camping trip this summer I drew it so it must have been inspired by something in nature. I just revisited it, looking back through my sketch book I see I tangled it everywhere. Even though I can't recall why/how I came up with it, now I think it reminds me of crinoids! And I do know crinoids! I used to collect them as a kid while hiking in Montana (of all places) and more recently on a river trip I found them along the San Juan River. Anyway, here is my step-out for Chez... and do Google crinoid fossils (they are totally cool!)
|Chez by Amy L. Smith, CZT|
PS -- my previous post is about a ZIA published in a traveling vellum book. Check it out... you could do it too!!!