This week I ended up combining two challenges, because last week I never sat down and finished anything for the Q challenge from SuzyMosh and I really wanted to. I still want to play with the pattern X (which I LOVE...it is wonky and twisted and interesting to look at, fun to draw) So I know I shall play with X some more and probably post a second entry in the SuzyMosh challenge. Using X patterns we've never used before. X and Xplode are the ones I used here.
Meanwhile, the Diva has challenged us to use various objects, just from around the place, trace them, and use the tracings as our string. I was at work when I opened the challenge so I had to use what was at hand.
I have a fork that I carry in my bag...for lunch break, so I'm not contributing to the landfill by using plastic utensils...which I put in the lower right corner...you can barely see it. The circular bit is my "wisdom" stone (a polished stone of sodalite with the word "Wisdom" etched on it, that sits on my desk next to the snowflake obsidian stone that says "Laugh") Under the circle, I traced the cord that connects my headset to the computer, and the curved line is a corner of my Altoids box. In the upper left there are chopsticks. (which I also keep, mostly to stir my tea, but sometimes I bring noodle stir fry for lunch, and use my chop sticks. They live in my pen jar/mug up in the corner of my desk, with pens and a pair of scissors)
Looking at this string, I thought of the moon "caught" in the branches of a tree. So my first pattern was Crescent moon. I also used Xplode and Bead strings on the "moon."
I also put some tiny rice shapes in the crotch of the branch. I'm sure they are a pattern, I just don't know what it is called.
X is in the lower left corner. I filled the X's with tipple. And coming down from the upper right corner, some perlz, which arc under meer into onomato.
It doesn't look so much like the moon through the branches anymore hahahaha. Unless it's an enchanted night and the Fairies of Strange have been sprinkling their pixy dust into our eyes. It was a way fun thing, making our string out of stuff we have around the place. I'll be doing that again.