That is very true, but as you will see, these tanglers rose to the challenge.
The first submissions are from Arizona's Audrie Weisenfelder.
Brenda Urbanik sent in this pretty tile from South Africa:
She says that it is full of 'creative opportunities' as we say in the tangled world. And there in lies the beauty of this art form: there are no mistakes. This tile is lovely! Imagine if Brenda stopped drawing because she was not initially pleased with the way a line went, or how her version of a pattern varied from what she wanted it to look like at first. We wouldn't be able to enjoy this pretty piece. Thank you Brenda for tangling through and sending this in.
The following tiles were sent in by fellow Floridian, Joan Delony. There is a dilemma here - is it more exciting that she sent in two beautiful tangles, or that she will be a CZT in June?!
Sue Agnew, from the Chicago area, has such a recognizable and beautiful style to her tangles:
Speaking of beautiful styles, Mindy - a fellow Floridian as well - is back and here is her submission:
The next tiles hail from the south of England:
Ragged Ray used Zunella along the string line of this one and added darker lines to either side to anchor it. The use of Zuan Shi as a border is a really nice touch.
Speaking of really nice touches, here is the tile honored this week:
Z-Trik is rendered beautifully here. It is a nice 'back drop' for the swirl of the other tangles. The loose folds of Zenplosion seem to wrap around the tile. This is a lovely, lovely piece.
Thank you so much for sending it in and congratulations! I have a little something coming in the mail for you.
Many thanks to the creative minds behind the 'Z' tangles this week:
Zanella by Sandra Strait, CZT
Zazzy by Sue Clark, CZT
Zedbra by Laura Harms and Margaret Bremmer, CZTs
Zen Bud and Zenplosion Folds by Daniele O'Brien, CZT
Zin by Linda Farmer, CZT
Zinger an official Zentangle pattern
Zuan Shi by JJ LaBarbera
Z-Trik by Yamit Fridman
Zanzee by Cathy Cusson
AND thank you to Sue Zanker and Linda Farmer for String 009
Dear Reader, don't be shy! Check back tomorrow for the next "It's a String Thing" and send in your tangles. You never know who you will encourage and inspire.