Ok, so apparently I was skim reading when I read the Diva's challenge instructions on Monday morning. It didn't sink in at all that we were to use two SPECIFIC tangles: Dex and Verdigoh. It wasn't until after I posted my challenge and started visiting other participants' sites, that I realized, geez, they are all using the same tangles! Hmm. I felt a little like I had turned in my World History homework to the Geometry teacher. So poor me. I had to do the challenge twice!! What a heartbreak:) Actually, it's like scoring two desserts in one day, so I hope you don't really feel sorry for me.
At first, I wasn't sure I was up for a grid tangle (Dex), especially when the frondy flow of Verdigoh was also in the mix. I wanted to get my inky little hands on that like NOW. But, staying in the moment, I diligently, and most of the time, lovingly, colored in all the little boxes of Dex. It was that exercise that put me right in the zone. Sometimes I have to squirm through a discomfort to get to the other side of the experience. As you can see, I had a hard time putting down the pen, and three tiles came out.
Tile number one, I created an Oopertunity when I made too many grid lines for my first Dex attempt (bottom right). So even though it looks like a whole other tangle, it really is just Dex gone awry. My pen was a little scratchy and worn, but I found it great fun to color in a scratchy, feathery background.
Another string set number two in motion...
Number three felt like it needed to start with a straight Dex grid. I suppose it was the curly-q other side of me that had to do Verdigoh in a spiral. I had lots of fun with the Sakura Jelly Roll white and got the tendrils of the Verdigoh to roll over and behind the Dex grid. I will be playing a little more with this!