At the start of this year I set myself the challenge of tangling in line with the changing seasons - picking appropriate colours and tangles and styles - and working only with those. I defined winter as December, January and February. On this, the first day of March, I therefore declare winter over!
The only colour I've picked up in the last two months is a couple of cool blue pens, which mostly featured in my ValenTangle adventure. However I haven't missed colour in the least, and in fact I'm a little wary about having to reconnect with it again. My last tiles for my Winter Inklings theme really stripped back to the basics. Black and white and graphite, and a little grey watercolour on one or two.
Giving a PersianMosaic the winter treatment -
straight Shattuck over grey and white coloured 3Z tiles
a sense of winter breaking up ready to melt
The recent Square One focus tangle was Ipso -
here getting a winter fix with Cat-Kin and more Baton
I end close to where I began the year -
strong diagonals of Diva Dance, Basketweave
over deep grey, and Edie with fragments of Baton
I love living in a country with changing seasons, it feels natural and right to me. Each season has its own character and things to love about it - but usually by the end of winter I'm willing to let it go. But this year I'm letting it go with a little more sadness than usual. I might just miss those bare branches and frosty mornings, that cool blue ink and grey watercolour. It might take me a week or two to get used to the idea of spring.