For 100 consecutive weeks I have greeted you with those words as each new challenge unfolded.
What a milestone!
Thank you to the 200+ tanglers who submitted tiles over the past nearly two years, and to the thousands more who follow and participate at home. I am very grateful to you all.
To mark the occasion, we will celebrate "It's a String Thing" #100 with my new string, a monotangle with my new pattern, and a drawing for a very special prize.
In presenting a monotangle, I hope a record number of my readers will have the time and inclination to participate in these busy days of summer.
First, the string ~
|100 IAST String by Adele Bruno, CZT
Next, and in keeping with the theme, here is my new tangle ~
A very simple idea - I took the number 1 0 0 and repeated it in a channel.
These are the first eight variations that came to mind when I drew the step out (with many thanks to Joanne Fink for the inspiration to illustrate them in this fashion).
The possibilities for variations are endless and I cannot wait to see what you come up with!
Now, for even more exciting news (drum roll please...)
One winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries to receive one of my newly created frames.
This is a monumental day for me, as I have been designing, developing, and overseeing the manufacturing of these for almost two years. Now, I get to share them with you!
Specifically designed to display a Zentangle® tile, this frame measures approximately 4.75" square and its corner angels mimic those of an authentic tile. Stainless steel and coated in the yummiest of matte black finishes, it rests at an angle perfect for displaying your work.
|Tickled to Tangle display frame and tile by Adele Bruno, CZT
|The magnet is more easily spotted from this side view.
As a finishing touch, the frame is decorated with a charm that I personally stamp and adhere to the back:
|Logo stamp - actual size 1/2" (Photo by Isabella Bruno)
To date they have only been available for purchase in my classes. They will be available for purchase when my new website is up and running in the next few weeks - stay tuned!
Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away! Keep in mind that string lines are suggestions and let the patterns lead the way.
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
* 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
*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. 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.
In order to eligible for the drawing, you must send in your completed tile.
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.