My work on this week's Diva tile - in which we were invited to Duotangle with Molygon and Marasu - was strange from start to finish.
Firstly I selected a pre-coloured tile from my Leftovers stack. I immediately found it rather unappealing, but decided to stick with what I'd picked.
I then had a 'clever' idea of making it so the Molygon looked cut out with the Marasu viewed through the holes. Which seemed better in my imagination than it looked on paper!
Then I thought that lots of black ink might come to the rescue... and I selected a sky blue pen that I rarely use...
... and well, who knows. It's an odd one, not one of my favourites, but it is what it is.
But the strangest thing occurred only once I stepped back from it. When I'm not tangling I write, and much of what I write about involves memory. My mind is a kite - dancing this way and that in the sky, sometimes in cloud, sometimes in the clear blue. But when I'm not actively thinking, actively remembering - when I'm doing something that shifts my mind in a different way - like tangling does - it's like the kite string has been cut. I drift to wildly unexpected places. When I looked at the tile I got a sudden flash of a perfume my mother used when I was a child - not the smell but the packaging. I hadn't thought of it in years, but a quick Google and there it was - an almost exact replica of the striping on my Marasu. How weird and wonderful!