Monday, December 21, 2015

"It's a String Thing" #123 Tiles

"It's as easy as 1-2-3!"   Could that describe "IAST" #123?  Let's find out...

The first tile arrived from New Jersey CZT Lucy Banta ~
Thought I better get an early start on this weekly tangle. I love the way Katie demonstrates Daviso, but boy was it harder than I thought. I struggled to get the diagonal lines in the right spot. I'll have to give it another shot because I really like the possibilities of this tangle.
Here's the link to my blog
 Tangled Tidbits -
*sparkle, aura, and red for Holiday Ornaments
*smaller Daviso topped with Holiday Ornaments

A very warm welcome to Jean Beckstrom (Alabama) ~
These were two new tangles for me. Thanks for the challenge.
I have had only eight zentangle lessons. I love this and got my artist daughter started on it too. She is thoroughly enjoying it because she has a very busy travel schedule, and is able to do zentangle to help her relax and use her natural abilities. Other art forms take set up time, a lot of "equipment", and clean up time. Zentangle is always ready and waiting for your pen to paper.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Holiday Ornaments loosened from their string
*just a touch of Daviso and wonderful white space

From Sarah (Michigan) ~
Hello from Hungrycorgistudio!
Daviso has always eluded me. I almost got it. But today it got me I think! I loved using the tangles in this quandary of a string to someone like me. :)
It's good for my brain and makes me think. Can't beat that and then it is fun as well. Happy Holidays!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*large Holiday Ornaments in the string loops
*Daviso flows with the string lines

From smgg (Taiwan) ~
This is my tenth Contribut[ion].Thank you for giving me this opportunity to challenge myself.Have a nice day!!
Tangled Tidbits -
* three variations of Daviso
*four variations of Holiday Ornaments and smgg's mark is in one :)

From Kate (United Kingdom) ~
I like the first of my tangles but thought that, although the 'holiday
baubles' looked quite dramatic they weren't really festive baubles so I
tried again. Now I don't know which I prefer so - I've sent both!
Best wishes

 Tangled Tidbits -
*two pretty variations of Holiday Ornaments
*Daviso lines wrapped up and over the string lines in Aqufleur fashion

From Bhamathi Pai (Bangalore, India) and here on her blog ~
Thanks for another fun String. I loved this week's choice of tangles. 'Holiday ornaments' is one of my favourites. I had never done 'Daviso' before.
I used Linda Farmer's tip of using a diamond grid to draw Daviso. Very helpful I must say!
I did 3 attempts this week. I love them all!!

Tangled Tidbits -
*each of the three fabulous takes on the theme include wonderful shading
*Holiday Ornaments shines in all four variations

From Juul (France) ~
Here is my contribution..... I found it very difficult. But I'm happy I could "finish" my tile.
I wish you a very happy christmas with your lovely family!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*string sections are Holiday Ornaments
*happy wishes fill the white spaces

From Anita A. Westin (Dalarna, Sweden) ~
Here comes my entry and I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
With warm regards 
Tangled Tidbits -
*perfs carry from Holiday Ornaments and spill over into neighboring spaces
*shading adds wonderful depth

From Dr. Shazia (India) ~
The moment i see the string.. i keep staring at it the whole day.. i start wen i actually make the whole visual tile in my thoughts....
This string has an "S"...starts with my name too... i never thought holiday ornaments are sooo lovely to work with... The daviso... it tuk some time for me to actually get it.... daviso has got dat "DISCO luk "... its soo much fun to take out time for this lovely art- ZEN..(though i never make my patients wait)...loved it!
Thanx adele...i love the string thing...
 Tangled Tidbits -
*doubled line on the right side of Holiday Ornaments gives the tangle dimension
*lovely details throughout

From Lisa Preston (Georgia) ~
Finally! I have had the worst "writer's block" recently where Zentangle is concerned. I just couldn't get started for fear of messing up. I have a lot of half started tiles that left me cold. But I swore I was going to do this one.
I didn't love it when I started it, but in typical Zentangle fashion, it really grew on me, and now I quite like it. What an interesting phenomenon! I even had some nice Zen moments while working on it.
Thanks for keeping it simple this week!
Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Lisa's note is a testament to the Zentangle® method - there are no "mess ups" and taken one stroke at a time, the result is always beautiful
*Daviso filled string loops
*pretty shading

From Karin (Germany) ~
this is my entry to no. 123.
As I didn´t use 63y in my last tile I tried it this time… think I have to practise much more!
I wish you a merry Christmas with your loving Family around you. Have a good time!
Greetings from Germany!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*63Y is a lovely compliment to Daviso
*Holiday Ornaments along the string line

From Deepti Jois (Bangalore, India) ~
This the first time I tried to use a tangle as a background. I thoroughly enjoyed making this tile. Thank you.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*wonderful waves of Daviso in the background
*many tiny swirls for Holiday Ornaments

From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
Last week I wasn't able to make a tile. So for this week's challenge I combined a pattern from last week(Verdigogh) and this week(Christmas Ornaments) and some Ahh.
Have fun in this busy, busy Christmas time.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*a glorious mix of tangles
*weighted lines around Holiday Ornaments

From Beth Gaughan (North Carolina) ~
Hi Adele, here is my tile for this week's challenge. I have really been enjoying the holiday-themed challenges this month! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Kuke tucked into Holiday Ornaments
*touch of shading added to Daviso

A very warm welcome to Jennifer (Kansas) ~
Just found your blog this week. Thanks, it looks so fun and inspiring to see everyone's creativity! I Just discovered zentangle a couple of months ago so I'm still figuring some things out (like not tearing the paper when I'm blending my shading :) )
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Daviso changes size and orientation in three string sections
*super shading (you are learning well!)

From Becky Welty (North Carolina) ~
Happy Holidays everyone!

Tangled Tidbits -
*Holiday Ornaments and Daviso complimented by Mooka
*dark Holiday Ornaments contrasts nicely with the lighter tangles

From Susan Theron (South Africa) ~
Here is mine! Also on my blog
Merry Christmas to you and all my fellow tanglers!

Tangled Tidbits -
*aura and shading for free floating Daviso
*dark sparkled Holiday Ornaments along the string line

From CZT midori (Florida) ~
what i really look forward to is setting aside a moment to create a tile for each weekly challenge. i enjoy being acquainted with new tangles (eg. 'daviso', 'holiday ornaments) and being part of this fun zentangle community. as i started tangling 'holiday ornaments', it serendipitously morphed into a venetian, glass necklace my grandmother once cherished. seems, i get wrapped up in a reminiscent trance when in zentangle mode.
Tangled Tidbits -
*such a sweet and sentimental time tangling - a beautiful variation of Holiday Ornaments
*double lined Daviso and a reverse black/white variation - very striking

From Cathy Cusson ~
It has been busy for me (and everyone else) these past few days...
Tangled Tidbits -
*stark black and white spaces
*Holiday Ornaments seem to peek through from underneath Daviso

And now...the tile for honors this week was sent in by
Ragged Ray (Jem) from the United Kingdom ~

She wrote:
From Ragged Ray (United Kingdom) ~
Careful planning and lots of lists are coming together to get things ready for our imminent festive season - and have even allowed a little time to tangle! A Christmas present in itself!
My Holiday Ornaments turned into beads, and Daviso chose to be a bit curvy. Two things came to me during the drawing of this week's tile. One - the only way to draw a spiral is slowly! And two - I always think of something I wish I'd done moments after finishing the tile. But there's the joy, as there is always another tile, another tangle to try it on.

 Tangled Tidbits -
*Holiday Ornament spirals add tremendous dimension - note how they overlap, curve over the sides, and vary in size and shape
*Holiday Ornaments flow from a single string line
*string lines intersect at a button
*two Daviso variaions
*shading adds a shadow effect

Congratulations to you Ragged Ray!  I have a little something coming in the mail for you.

Thank you to all of you for taking the time to tangle in the midst of this wonderfully busy season.

Many thanks to the creative minds behind our string and tangles this week ~

TanglePatterns String 123 by Kim English
Daviso by Katie Crommett, CZT
Holiday Ornaments by Suzanne McNeill, CZT

Stop by tomorrow for "It's a String Thing" #124!

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