Beads of Courage is a program that supports children with severe illness. These children go through so much and this program recognizes that by giving them a glass bead that represents each step on their medical journey. The Diva has a child that has medical issues and I think of them as they face every day with each new challenge. Her challenge to us was to create a tile that reflected some aspect of the Beads of Courage.
To create my tile I picked out a variety of tangles that reminded me of beads. Then I arranged them on the tile in the same way I would do the Hollibaugh tangle. Look at the tile at the bottom of this post to see the first stage with simple line work. I added detail and shaded it for the tile at the top of this post.
After I had the tile done in black and white I took my picture and set it aside. I kept looking at it though and finally decided it needed color. I pulled out my glitter pens and had some fun coloring it in. Let me know in the comments if you like it better in color or black and white.
The tangles used here are;