"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." (Winston Churchill)....Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. (Richard Wright)
Challenge 147 was a UMT + boo-kee task. I never really know what to make of UMT but assume it does not have to be a monotangle and that another of the patterns could (or should?) be my own. I decided not to add colour, as the design seems to need the strong black and white contrast. I used a variation of this week's mandala template by Erin Olsen not just to kill two birds with one stone, but because I thought my tangleation of boo-kee would fit it. The edges are a variation of my spiky cactus border. The spheres are filled with an abstracted version of a cactus flower. Second thoughts about colour! I've added digitally coloured versions below. It's amazing what colour does, but I haven't decided yet which one I like best!