Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"It's a String Thing" #142

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

This week, we are concentrating on two tangles by Maria Thomas, Zentangle® co-founder and doing something just a bit different for a string.

Let's begin with the tangles:

This is a curious mix of Hollibaugh and aura.  You can see from Maria's examples that the tangle is very versatile.

The link will take you a TanglePatterns page.  There are two other references to explore - a video by Sue Jacobs, CZT and an incredible post by Margaret Bremner, CZT.

As for the string, you will create it by tangling Quib first.
Begin with two dots, placed on opposite ends of your tile, in any direction you prefer.
They can be diagonal, north and south, east and west - just so they are on opposite ends of the tile.

By doing so, you will divide your tile into sections using Quib as your string - great fun!

You have the option to tangle more Quib, or use Echoism to complete your tile.

I do realize this is more free form than usual - but let's stretch our creative muscles a bit and give it a go.  Can you even imagine the diverse cache of tiles on Monday's post?!

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.


  1. I have just recently found you, so this is only the fifth IAST that I've done. So far, tho, this is my favorite challenge!! Both of the tangles are two of my favorites, and I love not having a specific string. Thanks for this one, Adele!!

    I don't have any way to post my tiles, but just know that I will be here from now on. Thanks for what you do.


  2. I'm so happy you found IAST, Joyce. You can simply email a photo or scan of your tile to participate - no need to have a way to post it. The directions are listed at the end of each new challenge. Keep tangling!