Sunday, June 15, 2014

I've Got the World on a String

"Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it."
Elizabeth Gilbert

This past week's "It's a String Thing" posed the challenge to use string #044 from, along with any or all of four tangle patterns beginning with the letter N. Those tangles are N'zeppel, Nipa, Neuron, and ... Navaho. That's my pattern! How could I not participate? 

I chose to use another one of my hand-colored tiles like the ones I was playing around with in my last post. I intended to take a picture of the tile before tangling on it, but, as is par for the course, I forgot to take the picture. Not too far into the tangling I remembered that I had forgotten (if that makes sense), so here's the picture.

Continuing with my tangling, I decided to keep it to two patterns. I have recently come to the realization that often, when I am not happy with my completed work, it's because it looks too busy. So, I'm trying to simplify my pieces by cutting down on the number of patterns I include. For this tile I stuck to only two, my pattern Navaho (in three variations), along with one of my all time favorites, N'Zeppel.

I like the empty space in the center (another thing I often forget to include), and I'm happy with the not too cluttered look. And of course I love the colors.

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful! I love the hand-colored tile. So pretty.

    And I am a big fan of Navaho - thanks for that!