This week's Diva challenge was to 'get rid of the box', and do something outside the realm of what we normally do when we tangle. So I traced the nearest box-shaped item (my parents' garage door opener) with the intention of tangling outside of it, 'cause I thought a literal interpretation of the challenge would be fun. It wasn't until I was finished with it that I realized I mistook 'get rid of the box' for 'thinking outside the box'. And it kinda ruined the effect I was going for anyway when I kept going and filled it in, but I really couldn't help myself. There are still a couple of things that make this unusual for me... I haven't done very many mandalas, and there are a couple of new tangle patterns in the mix.
The recurring theme here in my blog seems to be 'Embrace plan B!' and I LOVE that. Mistakes are nothing but opportunities to travel down new paths. So I leave you with a few relevant quotes:
"There can be no progress without deviation from the norm." -Frank Zappa
"Never apologize." -Julia Child
"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you." -Unknown