Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

DIVA Challenge #186 Leaves

This past week's challenge from the DIVA was to use leaves as your string and tangle.

We took a trip to Idaho 12 days ago to help move my father-in-law from his home since 1960 to a independent living apartment in a senior complex.  He is 92 and still able to care for himself, but the family home was just too big to keep up with.  Our days were very busy, sorting, selling, packing, and making many trips across town in our pick-up truck. We hired movers for the big things.  At the end of it all, we unpacked every box, found a place for everything, hung pictures, and made his new apt. comfortable and cozy.  It was a labor of love for us, and we feel so blessed that we were able to be with him and help with this transition.  It was also nice to be able to get all of this done in the fall before the first snow starts to fly

I think fall is one of my favorite seasons too!  I love the changing colors and the cooler, crisper feel to the air.  On our way to Idaho we stopped to take pictures of the gorgeous colors in the Snake River Canyon, so I am sharing with you below.  So glad we did, because on our way back yesterday, we drove through pouring rain for half of the 10 hour drive.  We made back to Colorado safe, sound, sore, and tired, but thankful we are home!

I did this weeks challenge in our hotel one night, but never got around to posting it.  So, better late then never!  I have always loved the work of  Helen Williams from A Little Lime Blog, so I used her pattern Gumleaves as my string and tangled in them.  I would have liked to use a brown colored pencil to shade with, but I didn't have one with me, so I used what I had. 








My husband Doug, and Dad Kermit

Kermit and Me (The best father-in-law anyone could have)


13 comments:

  1. Nice tile! Is that lavender in the shading. I know you were just using what you had, but I REALLY like the lavender hue.

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    1. The shading is just the regular pencil lead mixed with the white charcoal. Somehow in the photo it looks lavender. Love it when things like that just happen!

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  2. Think these look great with the white highlights. Like your weighted Fescu.

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    1. The weighted Fescu started out as an error (no mistakes in Zentangle) so I ended up adding it to all of them, and I like the results too!

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  3. lovely pictures. I adore your tile. So delicate and flowing. The colour is fantastic. Going to have to try gumleaves.

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  4. So beautiful Sue! I think the shading is perfect in the graphite. Best wishes for your father-in-law to settle in easily and comfortably (and best to you as well!).

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  5. The tile is lovely, like the white. Beautiful pics of the trees. Fall is one of my favorite times of year also. You and your husband are so blessed to still have your father in law around and in sound mind and body at 92.

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  6. Good for you both! He's a lucky dad. I like the mauve on your tile.

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  7. Beautiful and elegant tile! Lovely the colours, too!
    Thank you for sharing these great photos!

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  8. Wow, I love this tile of yours!!! It's indeed in Helen's style, lovely. Quite a change for your father-in-law, he's lucky to have you and his son to help him with it. Thanks for the photo's with the beautiful fall colors.

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  9. What a gorgeous tangle, Sue - and I don't think it matters a bit that you didn't have any brown to shade it with - it really is stunning as it is. So delicate, and so full of movement.

    What fabulous photos of those beautiful trees! Mouthwatering.

    Shoshi

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  10. A beautiful tile! The phots of the leaves stunning, and how fortunate your father-in-law is still so with it!

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  11. Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments! I appreciate them so much!

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