once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.~Oliver Wendell Holmes
|IAST #159 Tile by Adele Bruno, CZT|
Printemps - Maria Thomas, Partay - Margaret Bremner, CZT, Palrevo - Karry Heun
|IAST #160 String by Adele Bruno, CZT|
Once again these are not Tangles I would have used, you keep us on our toes. Palrevo I had to keep repeating to myself left upper, left lower...no other left! My fingers just wanted to put them in the wrong corners, left or right.
Please find my tiles for this week and last week attached.
I have really enjoyed doing both of these. Printemps is one of my favourite tangles and I almost used it in IAST 158! Luckily I chose to use Navaho instead otherwise I might have had Printemps overload!
I have also decided that in order for me to really like a tile I've drawn it has to have a lot of black in it. So both of these times are very pleasing to me (and hopefully everyone else too).
The sun is out and we have a bank holiday weekend coming up here in the UK so Partay is a particularly apt tangle
Another challenging project! This is my third attempt; I kept getting lost in the string. Even now I'm not sure I got it right.
I decided to go with tiny bits of Printemps and Partay in the scrolling parts and a minimalistic version of Palrevo. Palrevo was new to me and I even enjoyed practicing it.
As always, thanks again for your great challenges and your help with the enhancing our tangles.
Her's my tile for challenge 159!
As this is my first try at this, I hope I interpreted the rules correctly. My string might have been better, but round things are not my forte. I wasn't sure how I was going to fit Palrevo into such small curves, but the next thing I knew, I had three sections filled. Printemps similarly appeared where it is, and Partay filled the border. By then, I was free-associating on other patterns that began with P -- Pepper, Pokeroot, and Pokeleaf. Ria Matheussen's Paravan, crawling out of the border in the upper right corner, tried to crowd too much in too little space.
For shading, I chose my trusty Prismacolor watercolor pencils for the colors and and a graphite pencil for the black. Partay needed something extra, so it was colored with my Derwent metallic watercolor pencils
This was SUCH a fun challenge this week! Really enjoyed putting these tangles together, and in this really fun string! Think I'll have to do another tile with a completely different combination - lots of,possibilities!
IAST #159, round 2!
Liked this one so much, had to do a second one! ;-)
I'm making a series of art cards that feature hearts, a la Donna Dowless, Orlando's official ambassador of love. So I decided to weave some hearts into my printempts pattern this week.
I love this challenge! The string was not simple, but interesting and really challenging. And I like the result.
I really wasn't sure how to tackle this weeks string and tangles. A grid based tangle in curves and crescents? Well I just picked up my pen and started. And I'm very please with the final product.
Thanks Adele for making me not have to think, but to go with the Zentangle flow.
tomorrow is my birthday. Between today’s baking and cooking I sat down at my small table at the window and enjoyed tangling #159. It seemed to be quite a challenge to make the tangles and the string meet in a natural and oranic way. I just started with some printemps at the bottom of the tile, a bit of partay here an a spuare of palrevo in the corner and bit by bit it became easier to go on. You just have to begin SOMEWHERE. So thats another lesson or the same lesson over and over again actually ... One stroke...
it was a really challenge this week for me and my brain:)) But at the end I drew two tiles.
The first is an Renaissance-Tile which didn't make me satisfied. For me it looks too restless.
One day later I drew a pure black and white tile and I enjoy it.
With many greetings from a very hot and sunny Germany
Thank you for the warm sunshine you send to the Netherlands! Finally we enjoy some warm/hot lazy summer days here and it feels so wonderful and relaxing!
Also relaxing was this week's tile to make. At first it puzzled me how to do it, but I picked up my pen and started. Curious to see how it would end. That is always the best way to make a tile! I blackened the background of Partay instead of Printemps.
this one definitely wanted to become a Palrevo monotangle. I just couldn’t help it – sorry, Printemps and Partay ;-)
Greeting from hot Germany
I enjoyed these patterns and strings
I had fun working with all three. Would have liked to make the Palvrevo with smaller squares but didn't have time.
I have been following your challenges for a while now but have always been a little bit shy of showing my tiles, so this is the first time I have summoned the courage to finally send my work. I loved this organic sting and it was really great working with the patterns. Thank you for posting all of the challenges; I really enjoy them.
Thanks for another challenging challenge. Getting these 3 patterns to play nicely with each other was not easy for me. I love this string and I will definitely save it for future use. The watercolor on the tile seemed to want to function as a second string. I don't really know what I was going for here but I really enjoyed drawing it.
Thank you for all you do.
This week I was determined to get out of my comfort zone and use a wonky grid for Palrevo. However ... it just didn't happen with this string, so I'm back to "grid behind, string in front." I appreciated your Printemps tips ... the one thing I did differently is I first drew the outside circle and then started the spiral from the middle. I like the way Partay looks, especially more sparsely scattered as in the bottom space. So it was a fun (and smudgy) exercise.
Love how my #159 came out...although my shading looks much harsher in the scan than in real life, but what can you do?
Wasn't sure I'd be able to get this one done, but I love, love the Palrevo pattern...and I haven't done it in a while...so that's probably what convinced me to get it done last minute! A touch of Printemps...no official Partay, but there's definitely a celebration in there somewhere--:) Love how the spiral string is emphasized and how the empty space sets off everything else...(and I have used coffee ink before and was also reminded by your IAST contributor two weeks ago about using it, so this is photo paper stained with coffee!)
Mine. I loved this challenge.
Tuesday... A new challenge is posted. I get out my little notebook, sketch the string, and sample the assigned patterns. And then ... I stare into space. Maybe minutes. Maybe longer. Maybe I go to bed "staring" into my inner space. At some point in the next day or so an image forms in my mind. Once the first tile is done, I find myself thinking of alternate placements for the patterns, and it starts all over again. Staring into space ...
Tile #1 was my first "Ah-ha": Palrevo on the squares of Partay. In Tile #2 Palrevo took on an a more arrowed form, and placement for the confetti pattern didn't immediately present itself, so I threw a bit of a Partay in the corner (pun intended). In Tile #3, Palrevo's angles morphed into curves (hopefully not trespassing on another pattern unknown to me) and Printemps spacecraft flew in for some fun.
I do love these challenges (You can't tell, can you?). Better than the New York Times crossword, even more so since I have an increased chance of finishing!
I'm trying something new (to me!) this time... renaissance tile style.Your Tips on Tangling Printemps was very inspiring and I used tons of overlap in this tile. I think it looks a bit like a layer cake!
It was fun this week tangling on a Renaissance tile for a change. I love learning new tangle patterns and Partay and Palrevo were both new to me so thanks for including them in the challenge!
Here comes my entry for this week...
From the beginning I saw Palrevo as decorative edge. Over a starry sky from Party. I thought so around the spiral would certainly be nice. Unfortunately Palrevo was too small and lost its charm.
I had almost given up the idea with the decorative edge. Suddenly the idea was there, to place them around the edge ... and is not really a nice decorative edge?
Reminds me this tile on a birthday card and Palrevo are many gift. Or houses with trees.
Sometimes I encounter patterns, where I think, they are so striking that you should shade in no way ... and so it is here.
It's just simple a small simple Birthday card...
Challenge 159 was so exciting. Printemps by Maria Thomas is of course a favourite and the pattern is always rearing to be of assistance in many ways. Your string is fascinating and begs to be seen, so I kept to it. The Printemps really suit the circular movement. Partay by Margaret Bremner, amazingly worked in the rounded lines and Palrevo by Karry Huen, although only a small section remained to try it in,has provided a stable background for the circular swirling feel of the rest. Was great to shade the final drawing. Thoroughly enjoyed this challenge.
Attached is my tile for challenge 159. I just found your blog yesterday – it’s very inspiring. Still very new to tangling: I started on 3 August and am going to do a basic tangling course next weekend at Zenjoy with CZT Hanny.
It was fun and challenging using your guidelines. Hope you have a great weekend!
Your string for IAST#159 is just beautiful and inspiring, as well as the tangles you chose:
Attached [are]the result...
back from holiday I can join your challenge again
This is the result.
Greetings from Germany
I loved working with the oversized Printemps string and using the three P's for tangles! Palrevo is new to me and was fun to use on a smaller scale within the string. I like how it adds a lot of detail while being so simple to create. Thank you for another interesting challenge!
Good afternoon from Missouri where it's hot and sticky! I'll be so glad when Fall arrives.
I took two stabs at this week's challenge but certainly don't expect you to show both. Just wanted to share.
The first one seemed so busy once I finished it, so I decided a second, simpler tangle was in order. I definitely prefer the second
|IAST #159 String by Adele Bruno, CZT|
First of all Thank you for have chosen mine Drogon, I'm honored. And now here is my response for your weekly challenge:
I have been tangling every morning for the past 2 weeks and have been enjoying it. I got new glasses and now I can see. :)
Thanks so much for introducing us to new patterns in your weekly challenges. It's always good to try something new and stretch my tangling muscles. It also adds to my collection of patterns and that gives me more to work with any time I tangle. A double gift.
In addition to Drogon (which I really like!) I used my new tangle 'Thongle" and the step out can be found here: https://flic.kr/p/Jwhh4iI also liked this week's string. Thanks so much for the challenge!
Here is my tile for this week’s challenge. I’m afraid I don’t have any ‘go to’ tangles other than FLUX but I expect with experience and time that will come. I enjoyed the string and Lily’s DROGON, and just added tangles I enjoy drawing for the rest. (There is a big OOPS on the DROGON but I’m ignoring it. Ha!)
DROGON - Lily Moon
ABEKO - Lynn Mead
REVOLUTION - Sandra Chatelain
HUGGINS BLACK PEARLS
In keeping with the Olympic theme, I decided to use the colors of the Olympic flag: green, yellow, red, blue, and black on a field of white. In addition to Drogon, I used Ona and Bala because I wanted tangles with similar elements. I also tried to keep them very simple. I was concerned that with the color, it might get too chaotic!
Well this was a fun one! When I initially did it I tried to represent the Brazilian Flag with white stars in the blue Huggins. Thing is when you color every other Huggins all blue it now looks like squares! So plan 2, leave the stars out and just draw Huggins in blue. Unfortunately I don't know the names of the other Tangles as I didn't record the names of Tangles when I first started. Now as I learn a new Tangle I write down who made it and the name. Drogon is of course in green. The 6 might just be a sparkling stripe and the interior is a jewel I think.
I started this on Wednesday and got so frustrated because it was looking really ugly to me, but I tried to use the "mistakes" as inspirations and I didn't end up throwing it away or starting over. I just kept with it and now I actually kind of like how it turned out, even though my drogons are not perfect and my African Artist NEVER comes out right. I am really challenged by those wavy line patterns. Anyway...here is my #158. Happy tangling!
I was so excited to do String 158. At the end if the month this 1958 baby will be 58.
I found a lovely string idea by Margaret Bremner on "I am the Diva's" 2010 Blog. The idea is to hold 2 pencils together when drawing the String.
Well I happily started Tangling and just love how my tile turned out.
Imagine my dismay when I realized that I had used ABEKO as the feature tangle instead of DROGON!
It just showed how I was in a tangling zone at the time. Zedbra and Onamato join in too.
I didn't used to think I had a 'go to' tangle - but now increasingly I think I do - but it's a type of tangle - it's that alternating black and white thing on a flowing tangle. Ones like Bunzo and Antidots and sometimes Barber Pole. They all morph and blend for me and can crop up anywhere that they like on my tiles. And so that's what happened along the string line - and then I painted in gold paint (which doesn't shine as much in the photo as it does in real life). And as for Drogon - can you have too much of a good thing - too many lines and tiny orbs? I don't think so - I just couldn't stop drawing it!
I got some tiles finally and here is my IAST tile for 158.
I had fun doing this one. I am still new to zentangle, so I really enjoyed finding new tangles to use.I used Dragon Air by Norma Burnell inside the loop with "ahh" as the center. I also really like the Angel Fish tangle, sorry do not know who that one is by, I think the other is cadent and also not sure what the one in the left corner is, but I have been using it alot!! I have a notebook that I have been putting my favorites in, but have not been putting the names of who they are by, I will from now on! Thanks again for the challenges, they are teaching me so much.
Hi Adele! Thank´s for another great challenge! I love Drogon! And the string is whow! Comments in my blog...
It’s been quite a while since I’ve participated in an IAST challenge. I’m participating this week because you have featured a tangle by Lily Moon. I have long admired her work, so thought I’ld like to use her tangle.The first tile is simply Drogon with some swirls, or could it be Paushalov?, in the middle. The second uses Drogon plus Cadent, Bales, Huggins and Nzeppel.
"A Tribute to 'The Albatross‘ "
Such a cool string! I drew the 16-string, turned the tile 90 to the right and suddenly there he was - in my imagination - Michael Phelps, „The Albatross“ in all his grandeur…
I was drawing for hours with a grin on my face, sometimes even chuckling, whenever I looked at his goggles, his long arms and legs, his huge feet grabbing the starting block, his swimming trunks… And stroke by stroke he came to life with drogon, chemystery, knightsbridge and jonqal…This is a tribute to the greatest swimmer of all times, winner of 5 gold medals and 1 silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Congratulations!
As usual, I enjoyed this week's string challenge! It's been fun watching the Olympics this summer and it was fitting to tie the challenge in with the Rio 2016 theme. I used the suggested tangle of Drogon, which is amazing! I will definitely be using that one again. The other three tangles I used start with the letters R - I - O, in keeping with the Rio theme. I used Retro, Iza, and O. I am happy with the way the tile turned out. The tangles really worked well with the string--I love it when it all comes together!!
I've been traveling, so I haven't sent any tiles... Here's my tile this week. I used drogon (Lily's patterns and her tiles are beautiful!) and shattuck (I love it: I paint it a lot), indy-rella (I've learned it recently) and joyce block (I think are a pretty star, indy + joyce).
Thank you for the opportunity to settle down, relax and create. Seems like all of a sudden there isn't quite the time available for all that.
Wasn't quite sure what was going to develop with this new tangle as it looked quite formal. But all of a sudden all I saw were butterflies, hiding in plain sight. Thus, the title.
Your efforts for all us tangly people richly deserves a medal.
on my flickr feedand on my blog next week
A very nice challenge with a new tangle. The other tangles I used are Citrus by Adele Bruno CZT, Sanibelle by Tricia Faraone CZT, Knight's Bridge by Zentangle and Amoebe by Linda Dawson. Nice how this tile turned out.
Thank you for a very inspiring challenge this week. I've been wanting to use "Drogon" since first seeing it last week. It's such a relaxing pattern to draw. The added comfort zone of my "Mac 'n Cheese" faves made this a real joy to draw. I started it very late one night, just intending to lay down the string on one of my pre-made watercolor tiles and before I knew it, I was done;-)
I struggled with all the colours but decided that the Olympics and Brazil etc. are a celebration. The colours of the Brazilian flag therefore joined the party!
Drogon reminded me of feather headdresses and fans from Rio carnivals so I used Vicki Bassett's Showgirl as my 'go to'.
A lot of tiles seem to being sent around in a postal relay at the moment so I thought Carole Ohl's Baton was an idea that fitted.
,,,I'm happy to take part again this week with the Rio 2016 string. First time of trying Drogon, and it won't be the last. Just enjoying the last of the Olympics today.
Here's my #158...I played around a little with Drogon...I hope I did it some justice--:) Lily Moon's work is so amazingly beautiful! After I had done those two sections, I was left with three open areas in the string...what to fill them with? I thought my usual "go-to" tangles like Pokeleaf or Bunzo or Antidots would make it too busy and conflict with the Drogon...so then I thought about a grid background type pattern...Bales? Florz? Cadent? Surprise! Another opportunity to practice my 'Nzeppel--:) Some simple shading and I was done: another light and airy piece. It doesn't really say "Olympics" but I still like it!
My contribution to this week's IAST. I've added your tangle 'Sand'. It's
a lovely grid pattern that allows itself to be stretched and squashed
into some very unforgiving spaces!
I've been using group challenges to push me out of my comfort zone for the last several months, learning a couple of new-to-me tangles like Drogon every week. So I had to flip back through my sketchbooks and older tiles to recall my go-to patterns!
Classic Zentangle patterns Mooka, Poke Leaf, Flux, and Zinger were shoo-ins. Nebel is a newer addition I've come to appreciate, and Niuroda is another new-to-me tangle I have been itching to try out. Oh, and I sprinkled a tiny bit of Cruffle in there as well.
You can also see pics of before and after shading on my blog: Cheers!
I liked the string, but Drogon tangle was a real challenge. Couldn't make it monotangle, add two other tangles, one of which is my own "design" (upper left corner) - yellow gem.
I’m happy about my latest tile because I tangled it in a special place:
You know about my walk. And while walking I kept thinking about my Zentangle “practice”. I did not find enough time or space for tangling during the last few months. And I find the longer I didn’t tangle the harder it gets to sit down and start again. It’s never really about the time. So wouldn't it be good to do just a little bit every day? Just a small bijou with a single pattern to keep hand and mind familiar with the feeling and the process of tangling? And then I had a brilliant idea. Back home I made some changes in my bedroom. Two chairs I never sat in went out. And I bought a tiny little table and placed it just in front of the window looking in my neighbor' garden. I had always wanted in desk in front of the window! A lamp, some decoration for the windowsill .... It’s only for tangling and writing letters or diary. No work allowed.
So my tile #158 is the first one tangled in this new and special place!
here is my Olympic contribution!
Besides Drogon, which I wanted to try since I first saw it, but never did so far, I used mostly original Tangles that are introduced in the book “One Zentangle a day” by Beckah Krahula, which was my first contact with Zentangle when I got it for Christmas in 2015. The tangles are: Tipple, Purk, Fescu, Finery and Florz. I also used Sand Swirls by Karry Heun, which was one of the first Tangles I got from the internet when I started looking there (and stumbled across this blog…). And the last one is Diva Dance, a rather new acquaintance of mine (also an original Tangle), which I used frequently since then. So this tile really features some of my “Gold Medal” tangles -looks a bit like a congregation of sea monsters to me
Ah, the Olympics. Whatever did we do in the years before video streaming? Just missed most of the fun stuff, I guess, or ended up buying the VHS tapes, right? Well, at least one of my three favorite events was covered extensively via network. For this challenge I've given a nod out to them all, and the patterns I've chosen? Quoth Billy Joel, "Don't ask me why."
Tile #1 Floor Exercise Gymnastics. Graceful, fluid, energetic movements, but powerful and edgy too. Patterns: Drogon, ING, Y-Not and M-Pel (my pattern).
Tile #2 Synchronized Swimming. All of the above adjectives, multiplied, and in water!Patterns: Drogon, Meringue (sort of), Dansk and Msst.
Tile #3 Rhythmic Gymnastics. Ribbons and hoops and balls and clubs, whirly and twirlydancing. Patterns: Drogon, Paradox, Mooka, Ribbonz, and Folds.
P.S. I LOVE Lilly Moon, and I fear I have done less justice to her beautiful pattern than it deserves, but I'm adding it to my go-to faves and I'll practice, practice, practice!
The tangle Drogon was new to me and it was a fun one to learn. Along with that pattern, I included Dragonaire (Norma Burnell, CZT), Frost Flower (Karry Huen), and Echoism (Zentangle original). Thanks for the challenge, Adele!
Florz is one of my "mac and cheese" tangles and I like to use it when I need a simple background.
The Olympics challenge was a lovely idea and a definite zentangle challenge too. Lily Moon’s beautiful new pattern Drogon needed some practice to master. Then the real challenge was, which favourite tangles do I choose to add? Golly in the end I seem to have gone totally overboard. I settled for first ever tangles patterns learnt. Printemps by Maria Thomas and Hollibaugh by Molly Hollibaugh. I love Flux, so I used both Rick Robert and Maria Thomas’s versions adding some tipple too. I also enjoy Cadent by them. I decided to try Rio by Carli Sultanik to celebrate the successes of the Olympics.
Drogon is a tangle I'm going to be using often ... It reminds me of a tufted comforter.
With the Rio games closing, I'll remember those who demonstrated good will and those who broke barriers. I loved the selfie taken by the two athletes from North and South Korea. Two runners who tripped and fell and then helped each other rise and run ... one lives just a few miles from me ... Local girl (who lives just a few towns away from me) made the world smile!Cheers to a week that brought out the best of most.
It was great to try out a new tangle and combine it with familiar ones that felt right.
Thank you again for providing such inspiration.
Hi, One of my go-to tangles is Ballenchain by Sandy Steen Bartholomew. I couldn’t resist using it for our Olympic theme.
The tangles I used are:
Drogon by Lilly Moon
Phicops by Brad Harms
4 fun by Mina Hsiao
C-chain by Emily Perkins
Links it by Suzanne McNeill
Rio by Carl Sultanik
and Enyshou an original zentangle
thank you for using the new pattern Drogon from Lily M. It's a charming tangle and I'll use it more. Here is my contribution for this week: Drogon with my "Goldmedal-Tangles": Snaylz Trail (Andrea Shuman), Eddy (Suzanne McNeill), Knot Rickz (Cheryl Cianci), Garlic Cloves (?), Echoism (Zentangle) with O (Adele Bruno).
With greetings from Germany
Here is my tile for this week! In addition to the Drogon, I used three of my favorite official tangles: Purk, 'Nzeppel, and Mooka.
I'm home from vacation and excited to be back to entering the challenges again. I did tangle while I was away. It's one of the best ways to relax, and it just starts to become a part of who you are. Besides, going away to new places are great ways to find new patterns and inspirations! Here is my tangle for this week. In the spirit of the Olympics I decided to add the tangle Rio to mine. It was a little bit of a challenge, just like the games for all the athletes. It's great to be back!
Cadet, baton and drogon.
I've decided that if I were to have an Olympic sport it would be sitting quietly in one place for several hours completely absorbed in making tiny marks on nice paper with a fine-pointed pen. I wonder what kind of costumes we would have to wear ... hopefully not like the women's beach volleyball!
When I saw that we could use our favorite "gold-medal" tangles and that the string was loopy, I first thought "goody, I'm going to outline it" (which I used to love to do but it seems to be sorta frowned upon) and then second that I could put Bucky inside the loop (I love drawing Bucky but I don't like the way the edges look so I like to use it in a bounded space). I was afraid you'd said we could choose ONE gold-medal tangle so I carefully didn't re-read your instructions till I was done. So anyway, here's my Olympics tile. I'm not sure that the tangle outlining the loop is actually a tangle; just something I like to draw; but anyway it reminds me of medals on ribbons. Bucky (official tangle) is named after Buckminster Fuller, who was a "20th century inventor and visionary who dedicated his life to making the world work for all of humanity, working to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty", and that fits with the "stewardship of earth" theme of the opening ceremonies. In the upper right is Cubine (official tangle), which reminds me of the athletes' rooms in the Olympic Village (although I'm sure theirs were roomier). Bottom right is Flukes (official tangle), which reminds me of overlapping flags. Upper left is Cadent (official tangle), which looks to me like terra cotta tile roofs that I'm sure are abundant in Rio. While I was drawing Drogon (Lily Moon, diagonally) I started seeing someone in a flowing butterfly costume, which if they weren't in the opening ceremonies they should have been. In the bottom left is Footlites (Carole Ohl), representing that the games have been in the world spotlight.
I give you ... a perfect 10 for bringing this community together (and for not taking a hop on the landing).