Auras and Minimalism

I've been playing with Auras quite a bit just to see how they can be added in different ways to a tangle. Last weekend, I had a lovely time enjoying the gorgeous outdoors near Lake Arrowhead and Lake Gregory with some friends. In between our adventures, I found a few minutes to do a little bit of minimal tangling. If you know me, you also know that I am NOT a minimalist, but every once in a while, it happens.

The first picture shows tangle Lee-Bee (originally deconstructed by Sue Schneider and inspired by Lee Bontecou's mobile sculptures), which is the focus tangle of the Square One Facebook group this week. I added some auras inside and around, and love how the soft shading complements the minimalist details.

This one was meant to be the tangle Drupe, but I got so caught in the auras that I forgot what I was going to do and just went with it. A very feeble attempt at minimalism, hahahaha!

While I am not a huge fan of minimalism, I see beauty in this process for two reasons: it allowed me room to create some very flowing, moving pieces, and it was also SUPER quick, allowing me to get some Zen flow in between coming in going of our adventurous weekend at the lake. Here's another close-up at Lee-Bee: