Friday, January 25, 2013

Diva Challenge #103: "String Theory v. XXII - Moebius Syndrome Awareness

This week's Diva Challenge is to help bring awareness, and support to those who have to contend with, Moebius Syndrome. For those of you familiar with The Diva, her youngest son has this rare congenital nerve disorder. January 24 is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Laura plans to share the link for the submissions with their support group. I had hoped to get this posted before the 24th but it has been a hectic week. I was not  sure I was going to get something done at all. Due to feeling the time pressure, I opted to go with something simple. Purple is the color for MSAD and Laura suggested that could incorporate this into the tiles if we wanted to. I did use purple but it did not show up very well in the picture, I used a purple micron for the ribbon. Here is what I came up with. Hope you like it.



Tangles used: Bales, Bricks

Tried to get the "negative effect" with the twist. It turned out okay but was a challenge with the white gel pens. definitely do not cover the same way as the microns. Unfortunately they do not make a white micron.  Did get a little better with it the more I used it. Do not use the white gel pens that much and they seem to cover differently than other gel pens. I did not notice that I tend to hold the pen on an angle. Found that with the white gel pen definitely works better when you hold it more upright. That was a separate challenge in itself. As was doing was definitely thinking of the kids, and their families, with this syndrome and hoping they have access to the necessary supports and services to deal with this syndrome.

I am off to I am the Diva to check out all the other submissions. I have been so busy that have not had a chance to see many of them yet. If you have not all ready been there would encourage you to check it out.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are appreciated, encouraged and welcomed.

12 comments:

  1. Your tile is beautiful. I recognize the problem with the white pen and will try to hold it more upright the next time. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks. I forgot to add that I also kept a scrap of paper handy and occasionally would scribble the point on this if it seemed that the ink was not flowing well.

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  2. Beautiful tile, great tip on white pens. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks. It also helped to have a spare piece of paper handy to scribble the pen on if it seemed like the ink would clog.

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  3. The logo looks like a nice ribbon here, very pretty!

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  4. Love the brick background and the contrast of bales in the Moebius string. Really beautiful!

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    1. Thanks. Did not want to do a lot of tangling because I felt it would hide the Moebius strip. When started was not sure if I was going to do this or another tangle. Since I was having trouble keeping them consistent decided to just make them bricks and shade the space in between. Turned out okay.

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  5. Beautiful! I love the positive and negative effect - me and white gel pens do not gel :)

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  6. Very, very nice!
    I agree about the gel pens and I don't like holding them straight up. I was told it's also better to hold the Microns straight up, also, to make them last longer. Never seem to be able to do it, though. And I go through a lot of them very quickly.
    Barbara

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  7. Thank you. I understand. White gel pens and I are not the best of friends either. I will pull them out only occasionally.

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  8. What a wonderful addition to the challenge. I will note your comments on the gel pen. Thanks

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