I have just read Maggiebee's blog, where as well as a great tile, she gave us the origin of the word 'GAY' when used in this context - Good As You - and coming from the revolutionary 1960s when concern for Civil and Human Rights were at the forefront of many minds. In the intervening 50 years of so, I think we have moved a little way from the bigotry and prejudice that was prevalent then but still not far enough. There is often great joy and colour in the movement to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people - hence the links with rainbow colours and pink parades - but still a lot of barriers to everyone understanding the problems and the lack of understanding often handed out to this section of society.
We are all our own unique mixture of genes, hormones, chemicals and complexities and to show some solidarity and support, my tile is based on a rainbow string, has a little rainbow colour in each of the tangles and the tangles I have chosen all begin the letters L,G,B and T and include Laced, Linked, Golvern, Groovy (which went its own way..as it should!) BB, Beadlines, Trio and Trumpits.
Check out the Diva's blog to see all the other great contributions,
Another tangle I've done this week is for Cheryl's Artful Creation blog, where this week, she's challenged us to do a tile using three specific tangles that spell 'SUN' - and the tangles are SeZ, a Zentangle original that I have never, ever used; Up and Across by Suzanne McNeil, which I have used just once, and the new tangle based on Nzepple, called 'Nymph' by Melinda Barlow. I wasn't sure I would like SeZ as it seems so incredibly simplistic, but as always with Zentangle, I was very pleasantly surprised. So, without further ado, here is my 'Tackle it Tuesday' tile and rather in keeping with the above challenge, I can imagine someone wearing this combination during a 1960s protest march!!