I haven't spent much time tangling in the last week as I came down with a nasty cold. I'm getting better each day, but to get myself back into the swing of drawing a steady line I thought I'd grab a half finished tile from the Leftovers Pile.
This is the one I grabbed. It was an idea for a new tangle I was playing with in the run up to Christmas last year - when my eyes were full of snowflakes and stars. Something wasn't working quite right, so I abandoned both tile and tangle.
But I spent time with it yesterday, adding a few more detail lines, some lines with beads and Cruffle, and some colouring which made the centres look almost pearl-like.
Slowly I started to realise how this strange little tangle actually resembles microscopic images of viruses. Not necessarily the most pleasant inspiration, but versatile and very apt considering my recent incapacity!
I drew a quick step-out and named my tangle Tira - which sounds like it could be a new strain of virus, one that makes its sufferers reach for black pens and spend hours drawing intricate patterns!
[If you use Tira I hope you have fun, and would love to know how you get on with it. I don't think I've seen anything too similar on my tangle travels, but if it repeats a previous tangle, or name, please let me know and I'll remove it.]