When the latest Diva Challenge was announced earlier this week I took a look and had a go at drawing MacDee (the tangle we were invited to use). Usually I quickly think of something I want to do with it - an idea, even a sketchy one starts to form. But nothing came. Days went by and still nothing... I was all set to think that maybe I wouldn't do a tile for this challenge and then this morning, flicking through my sketch book I spotted Girdy which I'd practiced a few weeks ago. And suddenly there was my perfect mate for MacDee.
The tile then came together pretty quickly. Just the two tangles, and MacDee drawn with coloured pens which I don't do often, but which added a bit of pop. And as I was drawing I started to work out why, for me, Girdy was so ready to receive MacDee - because MacDee is obviously a lot like tartan, and Girdy is a chunky industrial tangle and Scotland was always know for its ironworks. And whenever I've been to Scotland the long railway bridge that crosses the Tay and curves into Dundee is the sure sign that I've arrived. Isn't it funny how the mind works?!