I took a few liberties with this week's challenge. The duo-tangle challenge was to use Molly's Munchkin and Cinquital only. I gave Cinquital a bit more symmetry because, well, because I like symmetry. Inside the circles I drew polygons (pentagons and hexagons to be exact) and then oriented the curved spikey thingies around them. I love the pen I used for these. I made a trip to the Hobby Lobby and bought a disgraceful number of pens to try out and spent an equally disgraceful amount of money. This particular pen was cheap though ($1.99) and it makes the finest line I've ever seen. It's manufactured by Kuretake and is called a ZIG Memory Systems Millenium MS-01. It's great for drawing the lines but I had to get out a broader pen for the solid black. I'd be coloring in the black til next year if I tried it with the Kuretake pen.
I tried to include as many Mardi Gras elements as I could think of...there's the mask, a jester hat, a crown, piano keys and music, beads and a very poor representation of a fleur-de-lis...but I am generally pleased with this effort. The orignal string was a stylized "N" and "O" for New Orleans. This was so much fun!