Madness…

Oh wow, I was just informed that today is my 7 year anniversary with WordPress. 😀 Boy has my life had some twists and turns in the last 7 years. Hmmm… something to think about.

Anyway the reason I sat at the keyboard today to blog was to write about something that I love… tentacles! But I’m getting ahead of myself…

A few years back I was introduced to the wonderful world of H.P. Lovecraft. I admit that I’ve only read The Call of Cthulhu and The Dunwich Horror… and if I’m honest, I think I saw The Call of Cthulhu as a movie rather than read the story…  but I have been immersed in the Cthulhu Mythos in so many things I read, play, and encounter.  We have so many games based on the Cthulhu Mythos.  We have also given our fair share to help fund various Kickstarters in that realm.  One Kickstarter in particular inspired me this week, Mythos Monsters.  I received an update with some of the artwork and I was in love with one piece in particular.  I loved the suckers on the tentacles of this piece of art.

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And so, I set to creating a tangle using the patterns in the artwork as inspiration.  I started out with String 212, and then played around with variations on some tangle patterns I knew and things that inspired me within the artwork… Enjoy…

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This was drawn in my Art Journal… I took a 3.5 inch square and marked out some guidelines then drew with pencil and pen.

I wanted to give back… I’ve been tangling with other people’s tangles as I learn this art of zentagle… I created a variation on Holey (Totally Tangled, p.32) for my tentacle suckers, it only took 4 steps, so I created a step-out for anyone who might be interested…

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Until next time…
~nic

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