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Diva Challenge #141 – DuoTangle – Fengle/Quandry

Found time to do a challenge this week which was nice. This week’s Diva Challenge is to do a duo tangle with Fengle and Quandry only.  I have used one of these before but not the other.  Can you tell which one I’ve never tried before? It’s pretty obvious in the first of these tiles. Oops. But carried on anyway because there is never a mistake with Zentangle.

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In other news we are all on baby watch for my good friend over at Elmo. I’m sending her lots of labour vibes in the hope her baby arrives tomorrow which would be just the best present ever.  😉

And I’ve started working in my small Moleskine notebook and am really loving it.  This is just a plain 9x14cm notebook and it’s working out just fine. Here are some completed works from this last fortnight.

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Diva Challenge #125: Birdie Feet

This week’s Diva challenge was to use the UMT (Use My Tangle) tangle called Birdie by Owl Loving April.

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I’m inspired often by the delicate patterns of feathers on birds. My favourite at the moment is probably guineafowl feathers.  That play of white dots on a dark background.

Once upon a time I used to be an undergraduate zoologist and used to spend vast amounts of my spare time tromping around the nearby national park in the breaking dawn trapping small wee birds in mist nets (all fully licensed etc.) and banding their legs and taking their measurements and sending them off to the bird banding society.

I loved holding those birds, briefly and gently, and seeing that the amazing patterns their feathers made.  It’s a whole other world: that boring brown bird that flits about in the bushes is actually magnificent in the hand.

Once I spent a whole year studying two species of thornbills in the ranges outside my hometown. These tiny birds are amongst the smallest species in Australia.

To this day I keep an eye out for their fluffy little brown shapes tweeping and chuckling in the scrub or high in the trees.

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So thanks Owl Loving April and Laura (the Diva) for this weeks challenge.  I enjoyed my little bird reminiscences.