Which sort of brings up my job, since I mention it here often. It is a call center, but not the usual kind where I answer customer questions and solve problems. What I do for a living is providing captions for telephone conversations. This means I'm not talking TO anyone, but directly repeating word for word, whatever I hear in a phone conversation. It's a wonderful service, but as a job it can be a bit tedious...BUT I rose one rung on the "ladder" and became a mentor, thus earning my own cubicle, so I can decorate it how I want! It has a lot of my tiles and larger pieces on it, along with a growing collection of Traveling Tiles. Makes sitting in front of a computer inside three gray half walls a bit more enjoyable.
Sometimes we have lengthy pauses between calls (our idles) where I can settle in and tangle, or read, or watch something pleasant on Netflix. And...most times...our idles are quite short, and today idles are short AND people want to have nice long visits.
So now that I've loaded this with a LOT of text, here are some pictures
the diva has a duo tangle for us this week: Molygon vs Marasu
I was trying to make the Marasu stripes with Molygon sections...and until I shaded it, I wasn't that impressed...LOVE SHADING!
Now, for Joey's challenge, I have a special treat:
Ria Matheussen and I exchanged tiles, and this is just part of what she sent me...from Belgium! I just LOVE traveling tangles! I'm getting mail from so many wonderful places...SO cool.
so, this was her start sent to me. From Belgium.
Do you see that Icanthis? Hmmm?
I decided to make Ria's wonderful green start into my tile for Joey's I challenge...and boy did I have fun! Does it look like glass? The i? hahahaha a glass i! oh my goodness, I'm giddy. Lack of sleep.
Ria also sent me a couple of 3Z tiles, and this is how I finished one:
I decided to go symmetrical with it and ended up liking it a LOT. I've not been overly fond of the triangles, but this one was fun to do! Thank you, Ria for so much fun stuff!
Another tangler I swapped with this week was Kate Ahrens
You can see the wonderful tiles she sent me at her blog. BUT you can also see things here
|a little blue Bijou|
Don't you just love the straight border on this? I know it has a name...
and this is how I finished:
The photo doesn't do justice to the wonderful blue of this tile. I have another bijou in red, started by Raye Burnett in my very first TT swap...this one will go right next to Raye's on my cubicle wall :) getting quite a collection going!
A start for Aleesha in Thailand:
wow...I'm so excited to be getting mail from all these very cool places on the earth. Can't hardly wait to receive fun mail from Aleesha! ha!
And, to finish up, a few pieces that I've been busy with...some finished up a while ago, some just this past week:
|Grapes in the Weirdness|
The color combination on this one wasn't
appealing, so I tangled on it. It still wasn't
that wonderful, but again, with shading!
|Onomato into the Center|
and the blue "warp drive" one...it started out as a tile marked for Zendala, with lots of lines radiating out from the center. With a bunch of concentric circles, it would have been set up for something more traditionally mandala-esque. As it was, I decided to run with Onomato, and WOW!