Friday, February 15, 2013

Snake String: Puffed-out Mooka

"This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create."

I found the above online after I had finished my Diva challenge yesterday. I had so much fun using the snake as a string. I hadn't worked in my Tangle-a-Day calendar for a couple weeks, so yesterday's Tangle and Tea session at the bead store was the perfect opportunity to be in a tangled flow. One of the great things about our Thursday sessions is all the people who show up! If you're stuck on a decision about what tangle to use next, you can just say "somebody say a tangle", and there you have it! I had already chosen Warped Eggs as my first filler, and was at a loss for the next. Peg Farmer said Mooka, and then I couldn't stop. It covered every remaining spot. Sometimes the tendrils went very far out, sometimes they stayed in their cocoon. This morning I allowed myself some time before my day revved up to do the shading. It was like I was having the same fun all over again! I love to shade, especially if it's very intricate. There is always something to miss, so there is always something to find! I especially love that part.
   This brings me to the above info about the year of the Snake. Some of the tanglers at yesterday's session hadn't seen how this piece started, so when they looked at it finished, a couple were a little daunted. I always say, "one stroke at a time" and with this one: "steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline..."

After I did each Mooka section, I puffed it out where all the corners lined up, as I often like to do with different tangles. So much fun. I think we might do a Mooka-Fest class in the near future. There are so many possibilities with this one!


13 comments:

  1. I love the way you have wound this all together without it looking messy,

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  2. oh how beautiful!! i would LOVE to take your mooka fest class, this is probably one of the tangles i struggle with the most. I love how yours flows all over, and that quote about the year of the snake is JUST PERFECT.

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  3. It would be so wonderful to attend your Tangle & Tea...loving your 'far out' mooka!

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  4. will u marry me? this is so gorgeous!!!

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  5. Gorgeousness always finds a home in your tangles!

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  6. Mooka is so great here! I still can't do it properly. Yours is beautiful!!!

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  7. Spectacular! Very clever use of mooka.

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  8. I have NEVER gotten the hang of Mooka and so I have done a screen shot of your calendar to save and try to creatively plagiarize. I love the "1920's" look of that tangle! And there are not as many "organic" tangles so it is one that I want to learn to use more! Thanks for the great ideas and the wonderful sharing you do.

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  9. Your Mooka is just gorgeous. I have a hard time with that tangle.i could really use a Mooka class!

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  10. Love it, I too, am a Mooka fanatic! Your take on the challenge is wonderful!

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  11. This is beautiful, carole, flowing and sweeping. It makes me smile :)

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  12. Hi, Carol! I just finally bought "The Calendar" even though it is now the middle of February. Better late than never, right? Thanks for the quote above about the year of the snake. I think it will help me with my intent for steady progress and attention to detail... Wish I could come to tea, but CT is a long way. LOVE your snake tangle!

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