Some tangles take a bit of getting used to. And so it goes with Auraknot, which I encountered for the first time yesterday via the Diva's latest challenge. I had a go, following one of the written step-outs and got in a terrible mess. It was like that the first time I tried Baton and Betweed. Lines firing off in all directions, and few reaching their target. I didn't feel much pleasure from the process at that stage.
Later in the day, I sat for twenty minutes and watch the official video of how to draw it, and in Rick and Maria's capable hands I saw that I could do this. At one point I heard Rick in the background saying how the tangle was forgiving - and that worked like a magic word. I grabbed a piece of scrap paper and went for it - and filled two sides with some passable Auraknots. It had clicked.
And so today I did this -
Never that comfortable with Mooka I just put in a few 'Mooka clips', to hold down my Auraknot. I might come back at some point and add a little colour, or maybe not. As it is I think it gives a nod to my youth, my fascination with fantasy and magic. It reminds me of those dream-catchers we all had in our windows at one time. I wonder what dreams this will catch?