This week's Square One Facebook group focus tangle is the lovely Oke by Michele Beauchamp.
I started playing with this tangle in my sketchbook (you can see it in the bottom left corner of this very cluttered / inspired page) and soon stumbled on an idea I liked. I'm a little scared showing a full on sketchbook page in a public place - it feels a bit like having one's underwear on show! But I thought it might be interesting, so you can see how bits of ideas that begin randomly, or jump from one tangle to the next, come together into one piece.
I tangled a quarter circle version in the basic beauty of black and white to meet the group posting criteria.
But I felt there was a bit further I could go so set to work on a Zendala using the same kind of design, with a few added feathery type Fescu and some flourishes.
There are few rare things happening on this tile - for one I rarely use these beautiful but precious official tiles. Seconding I rarely draw gems, but this tile called for them, and I used not one but seven! I also took longer that usual on this tile, coming back to it over the course of a couple of days.
It was a joy to draw and I'm very pleased with the final result. We are having a few days of bright and sunny summer weather here, but by the looks of this tile my heart is already half way to autumn.