Oh dear, it has been a most uninspired week for me. Still full of cold, still feeling incredibly lethargic and rather miserable - and very like my Aquafleur of last week!! I've struggled with both the Diva's challenge and Erin's birthday Zendala....but it's important to me to keep going. To keep tangling and to keep learning. I do feel as though I've slid backwards this week though ... hope the mojo comes back soon!
I have loved looking at other entries to these two challenges and there's a lot of really lovely tangles that should have given me lots of inspiration - but unfortunately, when you're down, instead of feeling inspired, there's more of a tendency to feel inadequate.
BUT enough of the wallowing in self-pity (I find a little does help though, so forgive me.)
Erin - I wish you a very happy birthday and I have included in my Dare #90, two new tangles that I have really enjoyed learning and using. I don't have a single 'favourite' but at the moment, I am really loving 'Fassett' from Lynn Mead and 'Ditto' from Sue Jacobs. So, with a few candles (there are 28 - it's a nice age) from me and very best wishes, Erin, here's my Dare.
As for the Diva's Challenge to 'Use My Tangle' - oh dear, did I struggle! I know it's a lovely pattern and not difficult - 'Jailed Johnny' by Sadelle Wiltshire - but I couldn't get anything decent to emerge from my many attempts. Not wanting to give up, my last and final attempt was in the form of a Zendala, which I did free hand, and you'll just have to believe this is the best of a bad lot!! I have to stress again, having seen some of the other stunning submissions, I know it's me and not the tangle - I suspect it appeals more to the really artistic amongst you. I'm not too bad at drawing one line at a time and that's about it!
Thanks for popping by.