I'm rather enamoured with writing in other scripts, like Sanskrit, Arabic and Chinese. For a few months I've had the idea of using a Chinese character as part of the string. The character for 'heart' (xin) is quite simple and this seemed a good opportunity to try it out. Love could also be lots of hearts, so I did another piece for the challenge. I tried to work a spiral into the mix, but maybe it's a bit too much, and there are probably too many different tangles too.
|Tangles: Assunta, Black Pearls, Caviar, Florez, Flukes, |
Prestwood, Puf, Striping, Tripoli, Zedbra
|Tangles: Bateek, Black Pearls, Caviar, Echoism, Finery, Flukes, |
Flux, Keenees, Knightsbridge, Lotus Pods, Parabola, Paradox,
Prestwood, Spinners, Striping, Tidings, Tortuca, Triral, Tripoli
Last February I participated in a Valentine themed ATC swap. You can see my contributions here. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It has so many things that I love: hearts, chocolate, roses, the color red. I used black and red inks on white paper and liked the effect, so I used it again for this challenge. The ATCs all looked so good together that I had the idea to do a series of nine 'heart' tiles that I could frame as a group. I'm in no hurry. I won't use the first nine that I do. Here's one of the good ones thus far.
|Tangles: Caviar, Coaster, Lotus Pods, Munchin, |
Paradox, Perfs and dots
“Love gives life to the lifeless. Love lights a flame in the heart that is cold. Love brings hope to the hopeless and gladdens the hearts of the sorrowful. In the world of existence there is indeed no greater power than the power of love.” Abdu'l-Baha