Last week was a reappearance of a challenge from last year. The challenge, and a real BIG challenge for me, was to use your non dominant hand to draw your tile. I am a righty and a quite dominate righty at that. Not only do I write with my right hand, but when I think about it, I approach most things from the right when at all possible. My left hand is a great helper, and I would miss it if it were gone, but it is just a helper in this relationship. To start, I checked out some patterns that would lend themselves to a "messy" line. I get fussy about my drawings, so I needed tangles that would be OK (to me) if the lines were wobbly. I ended up choosing Purk, Ragz, Beaded, Scoodle, Arc Flower, Spaanders, and Umble (at least I think that it's called Umble). I did not try to shade it with my left hand or really, to fill in any spaces. I thought about using my right for that but then decided that I'd go whole left and keep it that way.
Now for this weeks challenge : Sanibelle. I really like this tangle. I have used it several times and always enjoy the outcome. My shell shapes are irregular and small and I always think that I am going to be frustrated with the final product, but I always like it. I set Sanibelle up in a very regular way so it ends up reminding me of wallpaper or ornate fabric. This is also really nice in a mandala. When I have used it in my regular way, the pattern works in each section to create a nice flow.
For the string, I wanted a bumpy look to mimic Sanibelle. I ended up changing it a bit as I went but it's still there. I started with Sanibelle in the middle as I wanted it to dominate the other patterns. After that I added Footlites (My first try at this pattern.), Shimono next and then finished the top with the lines. I was trying to add a little illusion there but it didn't really work. No matter, it seems to relate to footlites so I'll keep it. :)