Well it looks as if I am getting this weeks adventure posted on time, which makes me happy. Yesterday I was not so sure this would happen. The process I normally use in creating an adventure is as follows:
1: The weekend before, I’ll select a Tangle for the upcoming weeks adventure.
2: Monday & Tuesday, I’ll think about it, what I want to post, and decide on a string to use. I do not decide in advance what the tile will look like, as I prefer my tiles to be spontaneous.
3: Wednesday, on my lunch hour I’ll create a the piece for the adventure, I often do Zentangle® on my lunch, as it is so relaxing.
4: Wednesday Night, I’ll pre-type the blog post and have it ready so I can just publish it Thursday Morning.
5: Thursday, after getting back from Grocery shopping in the early AM, I’ll publish the Adventure for the week.
Things were on track this week, until Tuesday night, when I was doing laundry. I went to the basement and lo and behold, the water was not draining. Well everything else screeched to a halt, I have had this problem before and it is not good. I tried the easy fix, ran to Home Depot and got industrial strength main line cleaner. Tuesday night I used all of it, adding an application every hour or so. By the end of the night the water was moving just a little. I hoped that it would be OK in the morning, it was not. If anything it was worse. I went to the YMCA, to shower, and went to work for a couple hours (I am the only one in the office from 8AM-9AM,) so I figured I should go in. I stayed a couple hours and then headed home to get to work. By lunch I thought I had I cleared, but after lunch it was slow again. After more snaking and the use of a Blow-bag, I got it. It should be good now. Then it was clean-up time. Got the basement scrubbed down with bleach, ran out and got dinner, did shopping (as I was going to work early Thursday.) Once all of that was done it was 9:00 PM, I broke out my Tangle kit and watching/listening to the TV show Vikings, I got my Tile done for this weeks Adventure. I have to say If I had not been so busy I would have done more than one, I really like this weeks Tangle.
Now sometimes when choosing a Tangle, I’ll simply choose one that is one of my favorites. I often try to switch between, organic, and ridged tangles. This week I decided to explore Zentangle a little bit more. I headed over to tangle patterns.com and looked around for one that fit two criteria, one: it looked fun, two: I had never done it before. The winner this week was Phiscops, I think it was love at 1st tangle. I am now a huge fan of this tangle, if you have not used it before, give it a try, it is lots of fun.
Here, is a link to the Phicops Tangle patterns page
And here is the tile I created for adventure #8