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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

DIVA Challenge 325 - Pea-Nuckle


This is the 2nd week into the DIVA's guest challenger's posts. #325 is again Jessica Davis and she chose a single tangle: Pea-Nuckle or Peanuckle. You should have heard the moaning that erupted from East to West and North to South when tanglers visted the website Monday morning and found out. My ears still suffer from tinnitus. But Jessica seriously tries to convince us non-peanucklers, to jump right into the deep end and start loving it. Ha!

Then it happened to me. Yes! Indeed!

I am/was a non-believer. If you don't like a tangle why should I spend time with it when there are tons of other tangles on the net I fancy and haven't even acquainted myself with yet? But I did as I was told and suddenly the light went on and I found a new way to make Pea-Nuckle a dream to draw.

But first things first.

Here my tile I accomplished when I was still suffering from the Pea-Nuckle hate syndrome. I have a motto: If I can't draw it, fake it. No! I mean.. If I can't draw it, overdo it. With that I mean the irregularities. I made wonky 'S's. Then I first drew one side, then I turned the tile 180' and drew the other side. That explains why one side goes up and the other down. Also, Tipple in the middle: the blue ones are on one side of the S and the empty ones on the other.


DIVA Challenge #325 with Patterns: Pea-Nuckle, big Tipple, Fescu, leaves
Patterns: Pea-Nuckle, big Tipple, Fescu, leaves


The Pea-Nuckle Awakening


This is only a training tile because I was actually ready to upload the blue tile when an idea hit me. What if I start drawing touching ovals where I want the stripped nuckles? I quickly picked up a pen and started sketching. I was delighted! It worked and is sooooo easy! After I penciled the ovals I traced the round narrow edges, got my Ss, and the rest is HI.. STO.. RY!!!! Never has my Pea-Nuckle looked so beautiful!

Tara-Tara!!!

Pea-Nuckle in a circle.


DIVA Challenge #325 with Pattern: Pea-Nuckle
Pattern: Pea-Nuckle




Oops! Above is upside-down.


Pattern: still the same

Ah! Now that is so much better!!!!


Update July 20th:
I thought I will place my steps on how I did the above yellow Pea-Nuckle (by Molly Hollibaugh) tile just in case somebody is interested.

First the ovals. Make sure they overlap a bit


 Then the 'Ss'

 Now draw the pea lines. I didn't draw the nuckle lines as they can vary.


Finally the shading and the closing up of open pea bottoms. Now if that wasn't easy I don't know what easy is.


. Hmm...what am I going to do with this tile now?



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32 comments:

  1. omg, i'm in awe. can't wait to try your idea. i love both of these tiles and your line work is so elegant. (i absolutely cannot believe that i'm saying i want to try more peanuckle, but now i do. and i plan to read a lot more of your blog, which looks inspirational.

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    1. Oh, let me know how you did wit the ovals. I think though, I accidentally turned the yellow tile upside-down. Will update.
      Oh, and thanks so much for your very kind comment, Meridiana. As for inspiration: ditto.

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  2. I love when we get last second bright ideas. It works out well. Either way up or down it looks great. Almost like an acorn or a Christmas tree ornament. Good job

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    1. Thanks for a lovely comment, Tara. Yes, that was an easy problem to solve.

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  3. OMG. You heard the Monday morning rumbles too? Kinda glad to know I wasn't the only one feeling the "ish" when the blog posted. LOL

    A mighty big CONGRATULATIONS to you for overcoming your fear of peanuckle and making it your own!!!! Your in-the-round version is simply divine. I might have to try that soon too! BRAVO!

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    1. Oh my goodness. My knees turn jello and I have to sit down. You are the pea-nuckle queen and I am mighty honored about your very kind comment, Jess. Thank you very much.

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    2. Awww. I'm not so sure about the queen moniker, but thank you. :)
      Love that you included the step outs to your version of peanuckle too. Keep sharing!

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    3. Don't worry about the moniker; I am the self-appointed beads queen - well, here at home.
      Many ways lead to R.... Peanuckle.
      Thanks, Jess.

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  4. Your Peanuckles are so fun and so much original! Love them!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Anita.

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  5. Your yellow tile is enough to make anyone love pea-nuckle. Well done!

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    1. You are right. I do - now!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Kris.

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  6. So glad you turned that yellow tile around, I'm sure none of us would have mentioned it but.....dang it all it would be so easy to draw if I had half of one finger of your creativity! (Note to self envy is not a good personality trait!)

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    1. Hahaha! Trudi, if I have that half finger you want, I wished I had just half the funny brain cell you have to crack jokes like you do. And I care nothing about my envy. Yes, imagine the disaster the unturned tile might have caused in the pea-nuckle world. Thanks, Trudi, and have a nice one.

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  7. WoWzEr!!! Love them both but that first one?!? Amazing!!

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    1. Hi Michele. Thanks so much about your lovely comment. You are the first to comment on the first tile, but I have to say, I might have taken Pea-Nuckle too far away from even a generous liberal approach to the outside-the-box thinking.

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    2. Oh I'm so glad I came back here since I didn't see those steps the first time. Thanks so much for sharing that. I love how did this. I'm seeing Peanuckle in so many lovely ways and I'm going to put this in my sketchbook right now!!!

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    3. I wasn't sure whether it is OK to publish step-outs for a tangle that belongs to somebody else (copyright), but if this new approach helps a few tanglers and they actually start using the tangle, that much better for the author. I can hardly wait to see your sketchbook entry!

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  8. Oh wow! I love your peanuckles! They look positively flowing!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind comment, rainy day.

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  9. YES, you really master this hard tangle!! And I do mean MASTER!!!!! I love all the tiles and I also love the post, the way you write. And the 'bull' .... so much better :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment, Anne. I can proudly say that, YES, I agree with you. When you draw a tangle that comes easy to you and actually is fun to draw, you may say that you have mastered it...and don't be shy of the claim.

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  10. Well, what a smarty you are! It is a great thing you share with everyone. Tangle step-outs may certainly be recreated to be done in a way that works for you. Wonderful post!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. Your words took the guilt off my shoulders. But in the end all that counts is that a difficult tangle has found new life due to an easier approach. Long live Pea-Nuckle!!!

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  11. Well, I tried it your way and it's so much easier I can't believe it. And it encourages more exploration! I'll be blogging about it later. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, your are so welcome and I am so glad you tried it out and came to the same conclusion I did. You are absolutely correct, it allows for more exploration without the headache. I am excitedly looking forward to your Pea-Nuckle blog.

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  12. I think one could argue that both your Pea-Nuckles are actually their own thing. Thank you for providing the step outs for the second one which I am calling O'Peanuckle. Could you really hear me whining (about Peanuckle) all the way to wherever you live? How did you decide what was the "pea" and what part was the "nuckle"?

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    1. Tangleations or tangelations is the legal definition as long as, and here come the important part, you THINK of the tangle when you draw it. Very important! I just used the "thinking" WIDELY. But you have to agree, there is evidence of Ss and the lines connect the top to bottom S-loops. The only part missing are the end tails of the S-ends. But I agree to an out of court settlement: O'Peanuckle it is.
      I live in Thailand and the echo is still vibrating!!!
      Now there is a Q: "pea" vs "nuckle". Oval (lines connecting 2 different S loops) = Pea because people's result often look like Peanuts (proof: see Meridiana, #12, paragraph 2. That leaves nuckles (knuckles) which could be a circle between staking Pea(nuts).
      Hahahahaha! Suzanne, I love it!!!!!!! Thanks for your lawyerish comment. I hope I don't have to up and run for my life. Have mercy.

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  13. Wonderful idea to draw a beautitul Peanuckle in a more easier way, thanks for sharing.
    I love both tiles, both have something new, refreshing but the first one is amazing, never seen such a gorgeous drawn Peanucle. I finally like the pattern more, thanks to you.

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    1. Ria, thank you kindly for your nice comment. I drew the blue Peanuckle tile during war times, but only a few scrolls down the post and the 2 of us have buried the the hatchet and become great buddies. We understand each other now.

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  14. This is amazing. I actually like the first one best...can't believe that was made before you figured out peanuckle! But the ovals...great idea. I started something similar but didn't think if overlapping them. I had them stacked right on top of each other. Overlapping works do much better!

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    1. HAHAHAHA!!!!! Oh, Heidi, I am laughing my head off right now. Stacking them on top of each other...But hey, I have to try THAT, too, it might just work for me. Ah! love it, Heidi, really do. It just shows: great minds think alike (albeit a bit shifted). Thanks a bunch for sharing your twist on PeaNuckle.

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