Three days without a post! It’s been a full weekend. But I finally have a chance to catch up here on the blog.
The Diva’s Weekly Challenge dropped yesterday. The topic was simple: Breathe! She drew a connection with yoga, and it was entirely appropriate. I have a routine on Wii Fit Plus that involves several yoga poses mixed with general exercise. I find that I’m grateful for the animated trainer’s voice reminding me to keep breathing, because I have a bad habit of tightening my chest and holding my breath while I concentrate on the pose. Little did I imagine that I would find the same problem while tangling! I became aware of my tendency to tighten up and focus on the line. When I stopped to remind myself to keep breathing (a frequent occurrence), I found that the lines came much more easily.
This morning was very misty in northern Virginia, so I knew I had to use Msst. Afterglo and Waves finished the tile. I normally fit about forty thousand tangles or so into a tile, so it was nice to use so few tangles and let them take their course across the tile. I still have a stock of prestrung tiles. Ko likes to use them; this is one she got out to use before being distracted and leaving it lying around.
I also got a couple of small sketchbooks. Michaels has a BOGO sale on Strathmore green and brown pads, so I snagged a couple of little 100-sheet pocket sketch pads. I’m finally getting around to making a more portable tangle archive.
I’m keeping my numbering convention so that I can still randomize what tangle I’m using when I’m out and about – though the number of tangles available mean that I would have to carry around 3d10 to roll for a number. I’ll probably pull numbers from my environment instead.
I’d love to see shots of your tanglebook if you keep one!