This week's challenge from the Diva (of I Am the Diva) asks us to experiment with the official tangle Cadent. She says in her post that "This week is the study of 'Cadent'." The study of something is an "ology", right? Thus, Cadent-ology!
Anyway, I had fun with this challenge. I didn't come up with anything too spectacular, like a new tangleation or anything. I tried starting Cadent with triangles instead of circles or squares (see lower right corner), but it didn't turn out as I had hoped. I think more experimentation with tri-cadent is in order. I had the most cadent-fun with the upper left corner iteration, where I randomly placed circles and then connected them with the s-lines. The best part of creating this tile, though, was forming the multiple auras in the middle area. I've found that I enjoy making these auras really, really close together. It causes me to slow down and concentrate on each line forming, pigment trailing abaft the pen tip, indelibly meandering along the stark ivory surface. Like people. It's easy to think that the people brushing through your life are akin to pencils making temporary marks. But I think, like it or not, those people are more analogous to our Pigma Micron pens - leaving marks that may fade a bit, but can never be erased. That makes it even more important to choose friends wisely:
He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
1 Corinthians 15:33
Who's drawing on your life?