For those of you that open this and find only photos, I apologise! I got the photos loaded and accidentally tapped a button with my right pinkie finger. It published. I can't figure out what button does that and why.
This morning I was working on the back of the sofa. Evidently, not fast enough.
Tessie climbed onto the seat and started grabbing the thread. I kept having to tug at it to keep going....
She watched, clicked her tongue and told me, "You're not doing it right! You are way too slow. If I were doing it, the sofa would be done by now and I would be sitting on it.".
"Tessie, you are sitting on it." I said.
She was clearly in an argumentative mood. "No, I am kneeling on it and feeding you the thread, to keep it from tangling.".
"I suppose that you could do it better and faster?" I asked.
"I suppose that I could!". With that, she grabbed the thread, leaped over the back and started weaving...
Hey! Who am I to argue when someone else wants to work while I go do something else?
Since she took over, I cleaned out the fridge, fed the birds and squirrels, took out some garbage and cooked a turkey breast.
The only problem is, I don't think that she has gotten even a row done. She keeps ripping it out and redoing it.
I am going to let her keep going for now. It is keeping her busy and out of my hair while I do big people things, as she calls them. I just hope that she doesn't wear the thread out.
I will kick her out after I am done writing. Tomorrow we should have a finished sofa for you to look at.
I did eight more of the Zentangles last night. The little ones for the printer's drawer go pretty fast.
I got the top three done and then started on the left of the second row. Yup. I screw things up sometimes too. I didn't like the start, so I just went on to the next one. That's the nice thing about these. It's no big deal if you mess one up.
I tried out some colored pens in the icky square. The pens bleed. I won't be using those on the tangles. I wouldn't anyway. I want all of the ones in the typesetter's drawer to be black and white.
So far, I have been a bad influence on six of my friends. They have all tried it and are now confessed addicts to Zentangle.
I used to do these and mandalas in college. I just didn't have a name for the tangled ones.
Now I don't have to say I am doodling. It is a legitimate art form!
I guess that I should go see how Tessie is doing with her tangling. I do hope that she finished the sofa.....I can dream, can't I?
See you tomorrow.