A long overdue reunion

Here’s my first tangle in weeks! The weather here in Eugene, Oregon got really beautiful, really quick! And I’ve been spending more time outside with my fire toys.

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Here’s me in shadow in my yard!20130529-132940.jpg

Here’s an example of some of the sites I’ve been visiting in Oregon:

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Here are some fire dancing shots from last summer!

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Seven pointed star

Note: This is my first pretangle as I’m going to call it! I first entered it a week ago! I made another tonight and added it below.

A friend is moving to Austin and another friend threw her a crafter noon going away party. I saw so many if my cool friends, 60% burner campmates, and got to share my craft with them, meanwhile I got to see so many new ideas!

I gave my first full-sized sketch to the departee, and it was well received.

The thing that I loved the most about this gift was that I was able to work on it from inception to finish before the afternoon was over and deliver the present to her.

The piece was inspired by a friend who is a Buddhist monk and religion teacher. He told me about this shape yesterday, and I had to do something with it. I really love how your brain doesn’t know how to perceive this shape, as it wants to see a six sided star or an 8! There will be more!

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Here is the new drawing on 4/15/13:

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Afterdoodle

Here’s my entry for this week’s Diva Challenge featuring ledezner’s  tuxedo tangle. This pattern really made my noggin hurt as I tried to use it. Sadly, when it comes to intricate patterns like this one, I want to make it perfect, and then bounce around with it, but most of my attempts at doing this tangle just crapped out, or when I was done with the framework of the pattern, I was afraid to embellish it, because I didn’t want to ruin it. 

I went with a simple flourish of the two dot pattern in the circles and nothing in the diamonds. A really creative string created an opportunity to play with vortex and stircles tangles that I’ve wanted to use for some time. I really enjoyed the shading that occured in the vortex, and then I had a blast with the side.

This has been a slammed week for me, and I didn’t get much accomplished in my sketch book. However, I consciously sat down to do this drawing as a meditative practice and, wow, I feel much more relaxed that I was earlier today. Furthermore, I saw one of the “Hansian” structures, as I’ve started to call them, appear on my page again! I haven’t drawn one in a while and I’m looking forward to the next time one of late friend’s doodle styles makes a cameo in my pieces.

20130403-175433.jpgAnyway, thanks for checking out the site!

RawR!
-The Mannimal