I was surprised that this week’s Diva challenge was to use the tangle crux. Surprised because I published a tangle with that same name in Made in the Shade 4 years ago. I’ve had people publish “my” tangles with a different name before, but this was a switch. Great minds think alike, you know.
It made me start thinking about tangle names and “ownership.” When is a tangle ever really new? When it is “just” a tangleation? Can anyone ever “own” a tangle?There have been a lot of thought-provoking and well-written articles lately about naming and claiming tangles amongst CZTs lately. So, rather than fan the flames, I just decided to use both tangles.
Here is crux as published in Made in the Shade, now called CRIS CRUX:
As I was tangling today, I discovered a new way to draw it that I think is easier. Instead of starting with 2 different sized squares, start with a grid of small squares. It requires “less focus” this way, and all of the auras make it more relaxing to draw. Here are the new step outs:
And here are the two crux tangles playing nicely together.
And another on Renaissance.
Both of these tangles have so many areas to add color and personalization.
The crux of the matter is to enjoy your tangle, no matter what you want to call it!