Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Upcoming Orlando Pottery Festival

Su D'Alessio is featured in this weekend's pottery show. If you are anywhere near Central Florida this weekend, do stop in and see her.
Click here to read my past post about Su's incredible work.

I promise there will be plenty of things to check off your gift list once you visit SU's display.

Here are a few of my recent purchases ~

Delicately Detailed Pottery by Su D'Alessio
The detail in Su's work is extraordinary and no two pieces are alike. Aren't they beautiful?

Below is the press release from orlandopotteryfestival.org ~

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8th Annual Orlando Pottery Festival

December 8 & 9, 2018
Now two days  •  New location  •  Free admission​
ORLANDO, FL – The Orlando Pottery Festival, now in its eighth year, invites you to join us for Central Florida’s largest celebration and holiday market of ceramic arts, featuring unique handmade gifts created by local potters.

The 2018 festival now spans two days and is located at a new venue! Visit us on Saturday, December 8, from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, December 9, from 12 to 4 pm, at the Florida Army National Guard Armory, 2809 S Ferncreek Ave., Orlando, FL, 32806. 

Meet 36 talented Central Florida artists and shop the great variety of their handmade sculptural and functional work—from sturdy dishware to delicate jewelry to beautiful sculptural art and home decor—all created on the pottery wheel or using hand-built and slip-cast techniques. These one-of-a-kind gifts will delight friends and family, or enhance your own home and enjoyment! 

The Orlando Pottery Festival is a family-friendly event for all ages. Free admission, free parking.

For more information, please visit www.orlandopotteryfestival.org or email orlandopotteryfestival@gmail.com


Find us on social media!
Facebook: OrlandoPotteryFestival
Instagram: @OrlandoPotteryFestival
Twitter: @OrlPotteryFest

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #272

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

We are five days into this glorious month - just twenty-one days until Christmas.  To allow time for all of the other wonderful things this season brings, the next two IAST's will each span two weeks.

The tiles for today's challenge will be due by Saturday, December 15th - that gives us 11 days to find the time to tangle.  We can do this!

IAST #273 will be posted on Tuesday, December 18 and those tiles will be due by Saturday, December 30.

For this challenge, we begin with this string...

IAST String #272 by Adele Bruno, CZT



...and two tangles by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts ~

Verdigogh
It's just that time of year.  Every December calls for evergreens, so let's tangle some.

Jetties  
Orbs, orbs, and more orbs, all waiting to be embellished.
We were reacquainted with this tangle at zenAgain and I'd forgotten how much I liked it.  I think you will like it, too.

Keep in mind that the string is a suggestion, let the tangles lead the way.

Feel free to use any size and color of tile. 

I will post these results during the week of December 10.  Have fun with the extra time! 

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines:
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* Submit a photo of your tile saved as jpg or scan your tile (300 dpi or higher) and save as a jpg
*Email your jpg file as an attachment to - brunoadelem@gmail.com
*Entries for IAST are to be submitted by Saturday evening of the week issued
*Photos and notes are (usually) posted on the following Monday


Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world. WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.
FOR EXAMPLE: ADELE BRUNO (FLORIDA)

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate.

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request.
Please include the site specific URL.

I look forward to your emails.

Enjoy!


"It's a String Thing" #271 Tiles

This week we had the pleasure of tangling CZT Jody Genovese's latest, XLnt.  By all accounts, we had and excellent time with it. 

Let's take a look ~


The first tile arrived from Simone (Germany) and here in her Flickr album ~
Thank you for this nice challenge.
I hope I have understand the challenge in the right way. So I have had fun to learn XLnt and to draw it in a Monotangle. I decided to take my own string, witch will be able to be a part of a little mosaic. First I did a lot of points and than I decided to try these again with only a few points, but in the same string-style. I like it as a Duo.
Dear Adele, thank you so much for the work you have preparing all that for us.

 Tangled Tidbits -
*added aura lines and so good to see both versions in the same string



From Gudrun (Germany) and here on Flickr ~
,,,here is my contribution to Challenge XLNT.
I took a little color and relaxed drawing to brighten up a bit the gray November days.
Best regards from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
*graceful lines layered with bright rays of color


From Meridiana (Massachusetts) and here on her blog ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful white on black tile and highlights


From Sherry Conte (Sanford, Florida) ~
It finally got cold here in Central Florida. Temperatures will dip into the high 30s tonight. Luckily it doesn't last long and the days will warm up from here.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*alternating aura and shading adds depth


From Jutta Gladnigg, CZT (Germany) ~
Being asked which side was top, our 7-year old spontaneously said ‘this way - there’s a cave at the bottom...’
Thank you, Adele, Jody and Eni Oken for a fun and inspiring as well as instructive day.
 Tangled Tidbits -
That was a wise response!
*fantastic combination of tangle, highlight, shading, and color


From Nor'dzin (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) ~
Here is my contribution to challenge #271. A lovely tangle.
Please may I ask my tangling friends to think of my son, daughter-in-law, and their unborn baby. There is some concern that the baby is not growing and she will be induced next week. Please offer your prayers for a healthy baby and mother.
It has been soothing to create this tile today.
Thank you.
 Tangled Tidbits -
We will certainly pray for them - and you.  May prayers bring you peace and tangling calm you.
*bold border, dark aura and shadow shading


From Joanne (New Brunswick, Canada) ~
Here is XLnt with a few Crescent Moons...which ended up looking like hats...oh well ;)
Have a nice weekend!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*fun hats at that! - grand center swirl



From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Attached is my Tile for It’s A String Thing # 271 Challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely weighted lines, shadowed aura, and soft shading


From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
This time, I have chosen to use a Renaissance triangle tile to make a
composition with XLNT.
As you can see, I used black and braun pens and finished with ordinary
colourpencils (black, white, braun and orange) and used a white gel to
make the final touch.
In the beginning I was not fond of this pattern but after making this
tile I like XLNT a lot, it is a relaxing and wonderful tangle.
Warm regards from Belgium...
 Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful contrasts in color and direction of the curves


From Gabi (Germany) ~
The suggested pattern “XLNT” was completely new to me and I had no idea how to use but finally was inspired by a paperweight I brought from Venice. Brought me back some memories to a warm an wonderful time at this beautiful city
 Tangled Tidbits -
*tranzending over a detailed, black and blue tangle - fabulous depth!


From Anthony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
here's my submission to this lovely challenge. Very fluid and relaxing tangle.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*shading adds softness to beautifully bold tangle


From Lisette, CZT 31 (Switzerland) ~
This challenge was fun - I couldn’t stop drawing - therefore I’m sending two tiles. When I read the name of this pattern I thought “what the hack does this mean…!” - until I spelled it out loud EXCELLENT - what a great name for this wonderful pattern. I’ve never drawn it before but I love it!
I hope everybody had so much fun with this challenge.
Enjoy the coming weeks before X-mas! Big hugs
 Tangled Tidbits -
That's funny - and so true!  The tangle is easy to love.
*soft colorful striping and smaller tangles for the background


From Hilary (Chicago) ~
What an excellent idea using XLNT! Ok, I admit it, I didn’t “get” the name for awhile. I actually did two versions of this one. The first one was a normal rendition, but then I thought I’d try a bit of a variation. That’s the one I’m sending you. It’s a bit crazy looking and was a lot of fun!
What a treat this week—almost every morning there was a great email from you with so many wonderful tangles to enjoy!

Tangled Tidbits - 
*XLnt dances across the page - looks like fun!
I am happy to know you enjoyed the "show" of "catching up" posts last week :)


From Kate Ahrens, CZT 9 - 1 Art Lady Kate Tangles (Minnesota) ~
Hi Adele, Here is my tile for the week. I really enjoyed using Jody's tangle XLNT. I only had my little pack of tools that we received at zenAgain with me that day and I enjoyed the simplicity of both the tangle and the elegance of limits as I had only a few tools to work with removing all the choice. It was relaxing to have the tools chosen for me, not making the decision, but having only 2 colors, the pen, pencil and white charcoal pencil to work with. Have a great week, and tangle on.
 Tangled Tidbits -
...sounds heavenly and shows in your tile.
*colors, highlights, and shading, all add movement and depth to the tangle


From Gale Sherman, CZT (Tucson, Arizona) ~
Happy December to all! Often a crazy month, but WE have a special friend to help us through the crazy part- Zentangle. Aren't we lucky! I'm always impressed with Jody's beautiful lines- neat, smooth and purposeful. Mine tend to be a bit wonky and more so when I'm drawing the auras as the curves get bigger. Oh well, it is what it is! My first tile (in black) is when I follow the instructions and the second (in brown) is when #XLNT (OK, it's me!) goes a bit wild adding extra perfs here and there. Anyway, it's always fun to get lost in a monotile! Thanks for another great challenge, Adele!
Tangled Tidbits -
...I'm not sure how that happens, but I can relate to those auras growing :)
*added aura in multiple directions, complete with highlight add interest and movement


From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
this weekly task was a real challenge for me, because for whatever reason, I did not get along with the pattern too well. My first attempts were just clumsy. The sent version is the fourth attempt and this time quite acceptable. You can find it on my blog under the link
Best wishes from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
*delightful details in the striping of XLnt - perseverance pays off!


From Joan Delony, CZT (Florida) ~
I picked up my pen again after a long hiatus and had the best time!
Don't know why I laid it down.
 Tangled Tidbits -
Cheers to renewed acquaintances with a Micron!
*Knightsbridge, in all its angles, is a fabulous background and compliment to the tangle



From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
I choose a black tile and silver, gold and white pens for this challenge. It is difficult to show how it shines in the photograph and scanning just gives a big reflection. Does anyone have any advice for black tiles?
 Tangled Tidbits -
Perhaps the angle of the lighting would make a difference...
*weighted mid lines and aura accent the tangle


From Sra (India) ~
Here's my entry to the latest challenge! I put this on a background of Ixorus. I practised the XLNT tangle many many times as the curve around the perfs wasn't to my liking. By the time I had it down a little more elegantly, I wanted to do a different background.
Have a nice week!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*XLnt floats about a truly inspiring background of Ixorus


From Jane Goddard (United Kingdom) ~
I hope you have had a good week, you look to have been busy catching up! Thanks for this challenge, I have drawn Jody’s new tangle before so it was a pleasure to do it as a monotangle and selected a tan tile, blue, brown and black ink and some Generals white charcoal. Such fun!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*larger sparkled perfs add great roundness to the tangle - lovely colors, too!


From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

 Tangled Tidbits -
*wonderful twists and turns and Zinger finishes


From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
XLnt is an excellent tangle. I really like it. But, it does require concentration and a steady hand. I had to do quite a bit of practising. My lines ended up a bit wonky but, in the end, they just had to do.
 Tangled Tidbits -
Yes, concentration and a steady hand and it is very forgiving.
*overlapping tangles accented by shaded orbs


From AmyL (Connecticut) ~
I did this one on a bijou tile. I think I need some more practice, but it is pretty fun and lends itself well to a monotangle.
Tangled Tidbits -
*shading and multiple layers add wonderful depth


From Allison (California) ~
Yeah for me I finished the challenge in time to send it to you. This was lots of fun. I really liked shading it.
Thanks
 Tangled Tidbits -
*soft gray background tangles accent the darker ones


From Ingird (The Netherlands) ~
Here is my tile # 271 for this week.
My first try at XLNT was fun and very relaxing indeed. The tangle is also very forgiving to my wobbly lines. Curious to see the other results.
With much love and have a blessed week ahead.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*delightful details - Tipple, multiple aura, deep shading, grand variation in line length




From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
Thanks for another interesting tangle. XLNT was new to me and fun to draw!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*grand rows of detail, striping, sparkled perfs, and color


From Lynn Fine (Florida) ~
Another fun challenge brightened the rainy day.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*shading of the little tangles make them look like raised knots


From Priscilla DeConti, CZT28 (Kingston, New York) ~
Wow what a challenge..:)
After practice this is what I came up with..A colored background white gel pen, glitter brush and white charcoal pencil
Have a great week all
 Tangled Tidbits -
*a pretty combination of all your 'ingredients'!


From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Did you ever have one of those weeks? Nothing really went wrong, everyone's fine, but annoying things happened, like the internet went out...intermittently first, and then completely. Small things like that. Here's a Bronx cheer for those types of weeks! I like the tangle XLnt very much! I see it cropping in future tiles for sure. I added wavy frills around the raspberries and a little Diva Dance to finish it off. Ending a so-so week on a high note. Thanks, Adele!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*wow! That combination is fabulous and sure to make Jody smile.


From Marjan Heemskerk (The Netherlands) ~
The weather in Holland is very dark and grey so this was an Xlnt challenge to colour up the day:)
 Tangled Tidbits -
*glorious greens and reds and Crescent Moon finishes - that would brighten any dark day!


From Barbara Steyer, CZT (Germany) ~
this was a pleasure again playing with Jody’s pattern. I love it!
Here you can see my colored attempt.
Wish you a lightfull 1. Advent
Thanks for your inspiration and work!
Greetings from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
* a very happy first week of Advent shines through in the purple Printemps :)


From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
I have to say, I didn’t think this was a tangle for me. Repeated aura lines can play a game with my eyes. But after a few pages of practice XLNT took hold.
Cheers and Thanks for always offering tangles that will test our will, amuse our senses, and calm our soul.
 Tangled Tidbits -
That captures tangling at its best, cheers to your wonderful wording!
*outer layers begin with more perfs and add even more depth


From Katharina Sasse (Germany) ~
...I like the XLNT pattern you gave us this time. I tried several different ways and decided for this one.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*long line curves, open spaces filled with soft color, and multiple layers


From Tina K (Germany) ~
Here ist my tile for IAST #271. My variation of XLnt with Poke Root.
Thanks a lot and greetings from Germany.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful stripes, sparkle, diminishing auras, highlights, and shading


From Elke Pütz (Bremen, Germany) ~
Thank you for the challenge and Many Greetings from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
*elegant zenbutton layers of color and tangle


From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Here is my effort at XLNT by Jody Genovese. I found this pattern a challenge in that I’m a bit shaky in the hand at present. Hope it will disappear soon. Difficult to do the circular auras well- spaced and smoothly, yet, as always, I was surprised with the result. So, it’ll be practise, practise, practise for me and I’m sure my XLNT’s will improve. Thank you and Jody for stretching me with this challenge. Have a good week.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*each layer features a unique detail and shading accents the layers


My tiles tell of a learning curve...this was my first attempt ~

My auras swelled and I lost the battle to keep them evenly spaced.  Not satisfied, I tried another tile hoping to create a rounder look like Jody gave in her examples.  
One section went awry and the aura remained wonky.  Shading, Fescu, and more perfs made it palatable. (It reminds me of a teddy bear.)
Determined to enjoy this tangle, I studied Jody's step out again, let go of any preconceived notion of what my finished tile should look like, and just had fun. And that's when I finally "got it"!




From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) ~
Thank you so very much for featuring XLnt in this week’s challenge. It was a much-needed boost. So grateful for you.
I started out doing a traditional black and white tile and then thought it might be fun to try an antique looking Christmas style tile, so I have included both.
Last year I fell in love with Eni Oken’s technique of treasured tan tiles, so this is a spin on that.
I’m so excited to see everyone’s tile. I think this is such a fun pattern to draw because you can take the auras in so many directions and it looks great no matter which way you decide to go. Plus, you get this magic interlocking weave that looks complicated but just happens.
I called it XLnt because it started out as an X, but also because my husband is always saying EXxxxcellent and really drawing out the x. It is a tribute to him and he totally deserves it.
Thank you again!

 Tangled Tidbits -
*awe inspiring variations - tangles float, intertwine, layer...gorgeous!



Thank you, Jody, for your brilliant XLnt and tiles.

Thanks to you all for sending in your treasured tiles.

Check back Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #272!






Thursday, November 29, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #270 Tiles

Our hearts were filled with gratitude for this challenge as we incorporated what we were thankful for into our tangling experience.  Using an idea from CZT Mary Bartrop, we either lightly penciled words onto our tiles before the tangles, or wrote them as we tangled.  

Thank you everyone for your Happy Thanksgiving wishes.  It is good to hear from so many of you and to know that your time was full and happy.  

Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Simone (Germany) and here in her Flickr album ~
this is a very nice challenge again. Z-trik was new for me and I love it. I am sure that I will use it often.
Thank you for the work, you do with your wonderful weekly challenge.


From Joanne (New Brunswick, Canada) ~
Happy Thanksgiving Adele and to all my American online Zentangle friends!
Here is my gratitute tangle...so much to be thankful for. Lichen and Z-Trik are new to me...kind of fun to do. A few triangles on lichen are upside down..but since there are no mistakes in Zentangle ;) I was better off not trying to fix one of them.
Until next Tuesday!


From Sally Whiteman (New Zealand) ~
Thank you for another great challenge. I really enjoyed this one.
Have a great thanksgiving break.


From Baafke (The Netherlands) ~
What a wonderful idea.
My treasures are hidden under Z-trick.


From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
Happy Thanksgiving!! Even though we Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving in October, it’s always good to give thanks for all things “Zentangle”. I appreciate the hard work that you put in to keep this weekly challenge fresh and interesting!
For this string, I couldn’t seem to incorporate the Z-Trick, so I just used the other 2!
Thanks again!


From Gale Sherman, CZT (Tucson, Arizona) ~
...I was surprised by the three tangles you chose for this IAST; it was a challenge!!! But once I wrapped my head around it I was in LOVE! You can see I used some techniques we worked with at ZenAgain- watercolor (Tombow) and white chalk on a Renaissance tile. I made this one as a gift for our friends who are hosting us and others for Thanksgiving dinner- in about an hour. Indeed DO I have gratitude for the words I included on this tile and so much more. Thank you Mary Bartrop for beginning this trend and you, Adele, for giving us this challenge this year.



From Dani (Indonesia) and here on her blog ~
This is for challenge #270.
Thank you.



From Jane Goddard (United Kingdom) ~
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family. Your apple pie looked amazing and of course delicious, what a wonderful idea!
My entry for this challenge I kept very simple as I didn’t have a lot of time available but I did enjoy the tangles immensely. General’s white charcoal added for highlights.
Thank you!


From Talia Maynard (London, United Kingdom) ~
Happy thanksgiving! I hope you and your family are having a lovely holiday.
Here's my tile for this week's challenge. I decided to make my words of gratitude more prominent than was explained, and make them a feature of the infinite shape within the string. I was quite pleased with how it turned out.


From Sherry Conte (Sanford, Florida) ~
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.


From Priscilla DeConti, CZT 28 (Kingston, New York) ~
Lovely challenge...
I had a great time doing it..unfortunately my glitter doesn't show in pictures but its there
Hope every had a great Thanksgiving!
God bless and have a good week


From Nor'dzin (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) ~
Happy Thanksgiving.
This week’s challenge was three new tangles for me, so thanks for that. I enjoyed them all.


From Mariam G (Port Hueneme, California) ~
This was a wonderful way to celebrate our time of thanksgiving, so thank you! I love the string - it holds so many possibilities. A lovely focus for any blessings (or challenges) that come our way.
Hope you are feeling 100% yourself by now


From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
Mostly I like to add some colours but this time I was satisfied about
the result, just finished in black/white.
The string looked difficult to me at first sight but after thinking a
bit and adding a few lines, I found my way to fill the string with
those pleasant tangles and enjoyed this challenge very much.
Thank you for always surprising us and wish you all the best,
Greetings from Belgium


From Gabi (Germany) ~
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving together with your family. By the way... your pie was looking delicious!
Trick and heartstring were completely new patterns to me and not so easy to handle. Have to practice them more than once. But time was running out and there’s my result.


From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
I was contentedly drawing lines in the middle of my shield and, when I had finished, I realized that I had Maryhill and not Z-Trick. So I did Z-Trick in two corners. This was a fun challenge. I love the look of your printemp apple pie. I don't do much baking but I do enjoy apple pie.



From Laurel Davis, CZT (New York) ~
I loved your Printemps pie crust! It brought back fond memories of my mother making pinwheels out of leftover crust whenever she made an apple pie. So much to be grateful for, especially you, Adele, for making these wonderful challenges every week!


From Gudrun S. (Germany) and here in her flickr album ~
Thank you for this challenge and best regards from Germany


From Lynn G (Florida) ~



From Lin H, CZT (Florida) ~
Speaking of being grateful, Adele, I’m grateful for the chance to participate in your challenges. Have a wonderful holiday season!


From Lynn F (Florida) ~
Today was a peaceful day out on the lanai doing the challenge after a busy week enjoying the frenzy that holidays bring.
I hope you and your family, and all of our USA Zentangle family, had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Here is my tile for this week.


From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
I hope you are fully recovered from your flu and were able to enjoy the "mayhem" of a big family get-together! Your apple pie looked absolutely fabulous!
This week I was enjoying playing with Lichen so much, I decided to do a monotangle. I guess you could say I took a "lichen" to it LOL. Of my three words, I was afraid "fulfillment" sounded a bit selfish, but I was trying to find a word (that started with "f") to encompass all of the creative things I enjoy, including cooking and art-making and music. This is a challenge I look forward to each year.


From AmyL (Connecticut) ~
What a fun idea with a fabulous string and some great tangles! I am glad to be back to these challenges. I hope to get back to doing them more regularly. Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for you, Adele and all that do for us!


From Jane Rhea (Indiana) ~
Thank you for your endless supply of ideas and encouragement! YOU are a special treasure to the Zentangle community!

Two former students of mine were married today, so I wrote their names and today’s date inside the string and tangled over it for this week’s IAST tile. I’m working on a zendala for them to honor their special day, but perhaps I’ll tape this tile on the back before I frame it up. I didn’t think I’d have time to draw a tile yet today, but am glad I squeezed it in!
Blessings to you and yours!


From Sharon Fite (California) ~
This is certainly a reflective time of year...counting one's blessings and giving thanks. And what a lovely idea to write the person or thing you're grateful for under the tangles. I took a more literal approach by writing in my big three in the ribbon-y areas and at the center of it all...the most important of all! Wishing you all lots of love!


From Maike (Germany) ~
my tile for IAST 270 is finally finished. I liked the idea of hiding words!
Wish you a nice week!


From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
Happy thanksgiving.
My thanks to God for life, light and love.
And thanks to you for this challenge!



From Katharina (Germany) and here on her blog ~
Hello, Adele I was very delighted by the Idea of Mary Bartrop to fill the string with words of gratitude. The string was not enough, I covered the whole tile.


From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Tile 270. Happy Thanksgiving Adele and all the family. Thank you for your energy, adding brand new challenge every week. Thank you for your enthusiastic and kind words for every participant each week. I sure all the participants agree you are a star!. A word of thanks to all great tangle pattern creators, especially this week’s clever artists Jennifer Hohensteiner, Yamit Fridman and Helen Williams.


From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~



From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
thank you again for your enjoying challenge. I really liked your string. The idea of ​​registering things there that one is grateful for and thinking while drawing on this topic has certainly been very interesting to many. The result is very individual. Gratitude is an important trait that one learns in the course of one's life. Unfortunately, some people never learn it and only see what they do not have.
You can also see my tile on my blog under the link . Maybe I will draw another tile.
I wish you a wonderful thanksgiving and a nice weekend!
Best wishes from Germany




From Susan Theron (Velddrif, South Africa) ~



Weren't those tiles amazing? Each one is a treasure.

I am grateful for each and every one of you, your sweet notes, and good wishes.

Many thanks to the artists whose tangles we used in this week's challenge ~

Lichen by Jennifer Hohensteiner


Z-Trick by Yamit Fridman

Heartstrings by Helen Williams

Now we are all caught up with IAST results - yay!!

Have a wonderful week and don't forget to check out IAST #271 featuring CZT Jody Genovese's new tangle, XLNT.