Tuesday, March 15, 2016

"It's a String Thing" #136

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

Yesterday's date was March 14 or 3/14 - National Pi Day in the United States.  The fourteenth of March is so named for the first three digits of the mathematical constant, Pi (3.14).

While I do not profess to be a math expert, I do love when numbers come together in ways that call for a celebration.

Fun fact:  When the first three digits of PI (3.14) are mirrored they look just a bit similar to the word pie.

Pie?  Did anyone say pie?!  Who doesn't appreciate a freshly baked piece of PIE?  Yum!

This week, let's give a nod to both Pi and pie (however loosely interpreted!).

We begin with this string ~

Pi Day String by Adele Bruno, CZT
...a not-so-clever take on the day ;)

If aura-ing the string is something you want to do - aura as thin or as thick as you'd like.  Here is just one possibility ~

Aura-ed Pi Day String by Adele Bruno, CZT

Next we will use a few tangles that bring the Pi/Pie theme to mind ~

3-Loops-6  by CZT Mina Hsiao
This is the only pattern listed on TanglePatterns with the number three in its name, a significant number for March and for Pi.

Pokeroot by Maria Thomas, Zentangle® co-founder
This tangle is patterned after the berries of a plant.  It always reminds me of cherries, and they make the best of pies.

W2 also by Maria Thomas
Inevitably, as W2 evolves, people are reminded of a woven pie crust and every pie needs a little yummy crust.

Tripoli also by Maria Thomas
This lovely tangle is composed of triangular or pie shaped pieces.
Click here to view my Tips for Tangling Tripoli.

Despite the many references to pie, the purpose of this challenge is to simply create a tile using this string and as many or as few of the tangles as you wish.

To access step outs for the patterns, click on their names or TanglePatterns.

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 - 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.  WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.  

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.

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