Nature is painting for us,
day after day,
pictures of infinite beauty.
"Nature is tangling, day after day, patterns of infinite beauty."
|IAST #184 by Adele Bruno, CZT|
here is my tile for your weekly challenge.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and everyone!
A wonderful theme for a challenge. I really enjoyed tangling this one.
Greetings from Germany
...Finished up my grading with about 45 minutes to spare, so I got my tangling in early today. Have a great week and may you be blessed.
Here is my zentangle using your guidelines.,I could call it, "Up up and away." Hope you like it. Have not ventured into colors yet...Ps.thanks for the welcome last time. I love seeing everyone else's work and it inspires me.
Hello Adele! So excited to find a weekly challenge, thank you for the fun combination of string and patterns this week! Looking forward to seeing what will come next!
Attached is my drawing for - It’s a String Thing #183
This is my interpretation of this week's challenge. I never draw Zenith or Caught before and it was great fun, I will use them more often... greetings from Eibergen, The Netherlands
I have two tiles for you today. I drew the white tile first, but afterwards thought I should do a ‘red-only’ tile for a hearty Valentine. However, all red on brown turned out rather flat and boring so I added a pinch of black and a touch of white for some contrast (à another lesson learned).
Happy Valentines Day!As you can see I love your Amore pattern so much that I used it inside the grid. As always thanks for the fun challenge — especially when it's an easy one!!
here is my tile for this weeks challenge „Valentine“
Have all a good week with tangling great tiles
In Germany, the month if love is May. I don't know why, but shouldn't each month be a month of love?Thanks for this new lovely challenge. Maybe it is too much letters, but I love writing just as much as I love tangling. And as Plato said "at the touch of love everybody becomes a poet"...,
I am an absolute beginner to drawing who discovered zentangle two weeks ago. This is my first try to use a real tile instead of scribbling patterns on cheap paper and I am really surprised about the result. Before this challenge I did not know how to get started. Thanks for the inspiration!
This is my first time doing IAST. It was also the first time I had tried both suggested tangles. Zenith is now one of my new favorites. This was a great way to deal with yesterday's snow storm.
I had lots of fun with the challenge this week, and continuing with the heart theme. I started one, and of course messed up Caught right away. Set that one aside and started another. When I finished the second one I decided to see if I could salvage the first one, so this Mondrian inspired tile was the result. I figured that I would send them both to you and you can decide which you would like to put in.
Lovely Valentines challenge. I like Zenith and all the variations you can do, and I also enjoyed the opportunity to get out my red pen!
Thank you Adele for another fun and relaxing challenge. This was my first time drawing "Caught" and I enjoyed how easy it is and at the same time full of possibilities depending on how big or small you draw it. "Zenith" in the other hand, is one of those patterns where I really have to concentrate but I love the end result. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
What fun, although I had Zenith in my pattern book other than that I had never used it. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention.
Sometimes simple is the thing.
Thanks for the challenge.
I think Cupid would be very happy with your tangle choices for this week's prompt; I know I was! Sending cheer and Valentine wishes wishes to all.
Thanks for the continuing fun with hearts. It's a great challenge with an interesting combination of patterns.
Hi Adele, I sacrificed almost an entire book trying to get this 'right' - I loved the one with the black curve the most. The black curve was actually Zenith with shading gone wrong so I tried two more versions. I still think the original one is the best!
First I was not so enthusiastic about Caught but then it was fun to play with it. I am grateful for these challenges which let you tackle patters you’d never choose when tangling alone…Thank you Adele, and thank you to all of you.
I will send my contribution for this week .....
lots of fun with this tangles! Attached is my tile for this weeks challenge.
Stay healthy and excited.Greetings from snowy Germany
this is my entry to no. 183.
I always struggle with “Zenith” and didn´t want to participate this time but then I thought I could give it another try and this time I am quite satisfied with the result. I added some “Pozer” in the corners of the tile.
Greetings from Germany!
In the attachment my tile # 183 for this week.
I couldn't stop myself to color this tile, so maybe it's a bit over de top? But hearts and colors it is for me, and I loved to do it.
Last week I was a bit early, but I say it again: Happy Valentine for everyone!!!
Wishing you lots of love and a blessed week from snowy and chilly The Netherlands.
The challenge this time was difficult to arrange for zenith to change to another tangle.
It is a very basic form of a tangle and it is a source of various tangles.
Happy Valentines Day to all.
My contribution to this week's challenge
Thanks & good wishes
I am attaching my Valentine’s tile for you. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I think I may still be digging out of a snow bank…we are possibly getting hit with a big snow storm tomorrow through Monday!
I love hearts as strings -- challenging but fun! Happy St. Valentine's Day to you and all IAST tanglers!
Here's to wishing you and yours a very Happy Valentine's Day next week!
I did a little Bijou size tile for #183...simple watercolor wash, stretched out the Amore string line a touch, added some airy Caught in the large space and a fragment of Zenith in the aured part of the heart...some shading and the requisite valentine red...sweet...
I've also attached a pic of my mosaic W2...and it's here on Intstagram...it's so interesting because I see where the pattern came from in the first place...full circle...thought you'd enjoy it--:)
Have a great week filled with lots of love...and chocolate!
Here's my #183. I think I said last time we used Caught that it reminds me of dimly remembered wallpaper at my grandmother's ... so I enjoyed it very much! In Zenith I decided I wanted to replace the pointy triangle with the pointy bottom of a heart, but then the heart shape fitted so snugly the other way. I wanted to outline the rest of the string with a minuscule Zenith, but while I was doing it it reminded me of another tangle that I couldn't remember the name of ... so I started looking through my "file" (pile) of printed out tangle step-outs ... I had gotten to the Fs when I had a feeling it started with an S, so I looked in the Ss and found it right away ... Snookums ... so I used Snookums but it's real similar to Zenith in that it's scalloped lines going opposite ways and tucking into each other.
Thanks for another fun week!Happy Valentine's Day!
I wasn't feeling very sentimental about the hearts, so I tried a steampunk thing!
Hearts are great fun to tangle - loved this new one from Christine. And, delighted to discover how versatile Zenith can be and the lace-like effect that magically appears! Happy Valentine's week to all 💝.
I am late in submitting, but have been engrossed in another project. I wanted to get these in to you, regardless. One is very simple and plain, the other an experiment on black. But the main reason for doing them is the inspiration: I am going to NorCal this week to celebrate my parents' 75th wedding anniversary!! If I can get these cleaned up in time, I may even put them in the card. Thanks for the lovely string!!
Hopefully, I am not too late with this. I have been having problems with my hands and eyes this week more than usual. I am sending two this week since I really liked the challenge this week. The first one I ended up not liking very well, but my son likes it and says that it reminds him of a tattoo design. It just didn't work at all for me. The second one I like a lot better, and I added a few other tangles to balance it out. I really do love your challenges and will try to get them done earlier so that I can make sure they are on time.
Greetings from the snowy north! Could you send a little Florida warmth up to Maine, please?
I enjoyed this challenge after a long absence. Thank you for hosting this! I always look forward to being wowed by the weekly entries.
...Tangling Zenith as a border was and remains a challenge, so I will need to practice more, please do not look too closely!
Again this week I felt compelled to add some red. I also took some liberty to add some thin stripes to fill the heart border on the right.Wishing you a blessed weekend and thank you again for the lovely challenge!
How lovely to get a chance to do these two zentangles! I wish you a loving Valentine's day.
Here's my tile for IAST #183, featuring the tangle Caught filling the heart string and framed by a border of Zenith. While learning how to do Christine Reyes tangle Caught, I came across her tangle Heartline. It was very satisfying to fill the border of the heart with this pleasant to draw tangle! I used brush pens for Heartline and pencil crayons for the rest. The tangles, string and colors combine to a wild, joyful heart, a heart that knows how to play and have fun!
This past week in South Africa the news that kept the readers and watchers busy was the death of Joost van der Westhuizen , a famous rugby celebrity, who died of Motorneurons syndrome at 45 after a six-year battle to overcome the disease. Of course, the other news was probably shown internationally, and that was the opening of Parliament on Thursday evening. One and a three-quarters of an hour of the nation’s embarrassment at the brutality and absolute chaos, that occurred when minority parties tried to prevent ” President Zuma” from delivering his State of the Nation’s speech. Fists flying, pepper spray, guards and soldiers displaying extreme force. Democracy shamed. The State of our Nation??? Sad!
Anyway, to peace and creativity. This week we had lovely challenge, inspiring and highlighting the importance of spreading “love” in the world, such a contrast to all the hate and prejudices confronting us all in some or other form every day. I decided to use variations of Zenith to mimic the string shape and Caught by Christine Reyes as a filler that encroaches on the Amore string, causing Zenith to duck and dive playfully through Caught. The shades of red are of course the champion of love, and feature strongly in contrast with black and white.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.
Have a happy, love-filled week all.
I don`t have much time this weekend, but at least I managed it to draw the IAST tile of last week.
It is a heartful time. Both tangles Zenith and Caught are very nice and your String is lovely!
IN LOVE WITH ZENTANGLE AGAIN.
Zenith is one of those wonderful patterns with almost infinite opportunity for modification andcombination, as a border, a surround, a separate element, and I always enjoy finding new ways to use it, like as a fill for Adele's Amore string. And while I'm not fond of heart patterns (which I've mentioned ad nauseam, I'm sure) I think both the stylized and the simple background grids of Caught tie it all together. Fun.
Although I have followed your IAST challenges for a very long time, this is the first time I submit to it. Life just seems to get in the way! I was determined to participate this time.
I just started to work on this new style over renaissance tiles. I use brown and black inking pens, colored pencils and white gel pen. Although I am not a huge fan of "cutesy" hearts, I really enjoyed making this and the way it turned out, it's fluffy on one side and rough and abrasive on the other.
The address to my web blog is http://www.enioken.com.
Thanks for holding these weekly challenges!