Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #29

It's Tuesday and the good news is...we will be "catchin' some Z's".  Not of the sleepy kind, mind you, but of the tangle pattern kind - although a good night's sleep does sound inviting, doesn't it?!

"It's a String Thing" # 29 begins with Courtney Franz's String 027 from TanglePatterns.com and pictured here with Linda Farmer's kind permission.

Copyrighted image used with permission from TanglePatterns.com  
In honor of Courtney, we will use tangle patterns that begin with 'Z' - the last letter of her name.

They include:

Zinger, an official Zentangle® pattern
Z-trick by Yamit Fridman
Zedbra by CZTs Margaret Bremner and Laura Harms
Zin by CZT Linda Farmer

This is also exciting because Courtney Franz, as you will read on TanglePatterns, sometimes takes her inspiration for strings from photographs.

With that in mind -  my blog post tomorrow will feature Sindy P's exciting new book
Real Life Strings.  You won't want to miss it!

Have fun with this challenge - it is for is for beginner and seasoned tanglers alike. Use it as an excuse to keep up with your art work, take time for yourself, learn new patterns, share your talent...

The patterns and step outs can be found here on TanglePatterns. Use as few or as many as you wish.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away!

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines:
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and patterns that begin or contain the letter(s) indicated
*Work must be completed on Zentangle tiles or on your 3.5" x 3.5" paper
* 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 are to be submitted by Saturday evenings.
*Photos and 'Best of Show' are posted on Mondays.

Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle enthusiasts all over the world.
PLEASE NOTE: I will add a link to your blog or web site with your tile photo if you wish.

I look forward to your emails.


  1. Looking forward to this Z string thing! And thank you so much - a treasured envelope arrived safely in Spain this morning with my best of show String Award!! Thank you!!!

  2. ^ditto to using Zinger! It's one of my favorites. This one is going to be fun!