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I’m writing this two days after the Blizzard of 2016 dropped up to 31 inches of snow on the Mid-Atlantic states, the most densely populated part of the United States. It’s ironic that in my response to last week’s challenge, I indulged in complaining about the weather—because it was cold. Ha! Little did I know what Mother Nature had up her sleeve.
This week, the Diva challenged us to use a tangle (pattern) as the string (guide) for our composition. I admit that I decided not to reinvent the wheel because recently, I did just that—all on my own—sort of an “auto-challenge” as it were. I used the new “official tangle” from the Zentangle Mother Ship -Molygon (or is it Mollygon?) as my string. (For some reason, Mr. Google is not helping me re-find the step outs for this tangle, but I’m
almost sure I’m not making it up.) Here’s my “tangles within a tangle” tile:
The Blizzard of 2016 happened mostly on a Saturday which meant that instead of a lot of miserable people trying to get home from work, Philly had almost a festive air as people walked down the center of normally car filled streets, had impromptu snow ball battles, adorable little children helped build their first snow
men people, and happy huskies and akitas frolicked in the snow. In a surge of snow-induced domesticity, I produced a pot of chicken soup and took my new slow cooker for a trial run with a vat of beef stew.
Unlike the huskys and akitas, after his first walk in the blizzard, when we suggested to our cockapoo, Dino, that it was time for his next walk, he ran and hid under the dining room table.
One jolly fellow who doesn’t seem to mind the snow and cold.