Wednesday, April 10, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #286 Tiles

Happy one day after the final NCAA Tournament game and congratulations to the University of Virginia for their exciting victory.

We tangled some of our own March Madness (well into April !) with some very fun tangles.  Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Angie Gittles (Maryland) and creator of Scape! ~
Well, that was fun! Mr. E just didn’t speak to me, so I used Sand Swirl to accompany Scape and TunnelVizion.

From Marjan Heemskerk (The Netherlands) ~
My contribution for this week. All tangles were new for me and I loved them.
Dank je wel! (thank you)

From Sue Leslie, CZT (New Mexico) ~
Thanks for another fun snowy afternoon with this IAST. Was certainly an interesting play with tunnalvision and Mr. E. Kinda the same but yet different. And I love scape as had done it several times before. A happy spring to all here in the northern hemisphere. And to all down under people as you head into your winter enjoy the change of seasons. I’ll be back in a few weeks as on vacation and business meetings for the rest of the month of April. Here’s to April showers bringing May flowers when I return.

From Baafke (The Netherlands) ~
This challenge was really fun!
 From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) and creator of TunnelVizion! ~
Thank you so much for including TunnelVizion this week. It has been so much fun to read the comments on Tangle Patterns and see all of the tiles coming out.
It’s an easy pattern and in great company with Mr. E and Scape, two patterns I love. I really enjoyed this tile. So whimsical and fun.
I can’t wait to see what everyone does. The escapeez can be rather mischievous!

From Moblue (Bremen, Germany) ~
here we are with IAST #286. I do love 'scape', it was so relaxing drawing this stroke by stroke. And so pretty to look at in he end.
I could have filled the complete tile with it. On the other side, it was impossible to me to draw 'Mr. E'. I tried hard, but none of the results could convince me. I know, there is no wrong with Zentangle, but it felt wrong to me.
I decided to add a little 'Paradox' instead and will continue trying 'Mr. E' from time to time.....
Thanks Adele for the nice challenge.
Happy Tangling from Moblue, Bremen Germany.

From Kathy Millard (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) ~
Wonderful inspiration again, so enjoying this group. Again this week, all new tangles to me.

From Sally Whiteman (New Zealand) ~
Thanks for the wonderful challenge. I really enjoyed it. My first time posting this year as there has been so much going on and not enough time to fit everything in. Lots of grand children minding which I am making the most of as they grow up so quickly.
Welcome back!  There is no better reason to have been away :)

From Shirley Wohlsen (Australia) ~
Fun tangles, I really enjoyed playing with them, Thanks Adele.
Attached is my Tile for ‘It’s A String Thing #286’ Challenge.

From Gale Sherman, CZT (Tucson, Arizona) ~
I’ve been addicted to #tunnelvizion since I first saw it, but swore to go straight after featuring it in 3 tiles. THANK YOU for requiring me to use it again!!! # MrE and #scape certainly worked well with it. I use Tombow markers in the purple family. Unfortunately, the tunnelvizion eyes look black, not dark purple in my photo. To be honest about how old I am, once I started coloring in the tunnelvizion eyes the PURPLE PEOPLE EATER song from 1958 kept circling my brain. Can you guess the words?
“It was a one-eyed, one-horned purple people eater
(repeat this line twice...)
Sure looks strangle to me (one eye?)...”
By the way, it flies!
Oh, that is great!

From Lisette, CZT 32 (Switzerland) ~
I fell in love with Scape, such a beautiful pattern… until I found no space for Tunnelvizion. I hope you don’t mind.
Thank you and lots of love

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
Just bought some black tiles and a new white pen so had to try them out.

From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
Good morning, Adele,
This was a fun one!

From Margarete Gilge (France) and here on her blog ~
thank you for this interesting challenge. I would never have chosen the pattern combination myself. I interpreted the task once freely without and once with your string. Both versions can be found on my blog under the link .

From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
I had never done any of these patterns before. Three nice patterns. It was a challenge finding time in between visiting and sightseeing. Here in BC there are blossoms and daffodils in bloom unlike in Ontario where there is still some snow and ice and no flowers yet.

From Yorkshire Tortoise (Ireland) and here on her blog ~
Here is my tile for this week’s ‘It’s a String Thing’. It was quite fun mixing Tunnel Vizion alongside Mr E! I recently had a bit of a craze on Tunnel Vizion which I wrote about on my blog ... I thought I had finished with it for a while but it has cropped up a few times since and here we are again lol.

From Christelle Faggi (South of France) ~
Here is my participation for this week's challenge.

From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belguim) ~
This week was a real challenge for me.
At first instance, the combination of these three tangles was not easy
for me. I didin' know where to start but finally I chose to begin with
Tunnelvizion and then I saw how to go further...
After using a little bit of my colourpencils the result is okay for me
and I'm glad I joined this special challenge and learned to draw two new
Thanks for this interesting challenge.
After drawing, it is now time for a long walk with the doggies to stay
in a good condition!

From Sra (India) ~
Here's my entry for IAST 286.
I haven't tried so hard in recent times. All I can say is I tried. :) I didn't want to send them but after spending two days on them, I had to.
But it's in small resolution, as I want to contain the shock.
Well done!

From Ingrid Coventon (The Netherlands) ~
Here is my Tile # 286 for this week.
So nice to do this challenge. I love Tunnelvision.
These little creatures are so funny, they communicate without words .

From Lynn G. (Florida) ~
with thanks...

From Jane (Dorking, United Kingdom) ~
thanks for an amusing set of tangles to play with!

From Lynn F (Florida) ~
These were all new to me and I loved them all!
Hope everyone is starting to see spring at their doorsteps.

From Ginger (California) ~
My husband kept saying the eyes from Tunnelvizion were watching him. Got to laugh at that! I really liked the Scape pattern will be playing around with that more. Thanks again for the weekly challenges.

From T. ~
I hope you enjoyed your visit with your granddaughter.
I definitely enjoyed drawing the patterns you chose for this week’s challenge.
Mr. E is a favourite that I haven’t drawn in a while, so it was nice to work with it again.
TunnelVizion is now a new favourite. It reminded me of drawing Hypnotic without the constraints of a grid.
As always, thanks for another fun challenge.

From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
Whimsy meets structured grid ... The minute I saw Scape I knew I wanted to see it on a curved grid. And a half curve make it look like a rising sun. I can see it in many zenbuttons and zendalas.
Tunnelvizion is fun ... whimsy meets structure... but Mr. E ...
I thought if added a border of Inapod by CZT Carole Ohl it might buffer the chaotic nature of Mr. E. ... it didn’t.
I think next time I’ll put Mr. E in a grid. He has an invasive nature, much like planting mint ... in a container it’s lush and happy, as a border it just spreads and invades the entire garden.
Cheers to the many personalities of tangles and the emotions they evoke.

From Cyndee Pelley, CZT (Oklahoma) and here on her blog ~
My amusement while completing this week's challenge was endless! I couldn't be more in love with Tunnelvizion by my friend Jody Genovese! I incorporated it into my 100 day project prompts for today and couldn't stop laughing during my video this morning! I will grant you, I may be a bit but all of the tangles played together well beneath my pen this week which is reason enough for laughter. Scape was lovely and I found it interesting how much Mr. E reminded me of crescent moon at the end. Awesome challenge as always! Hug those grand babies every second you can before they are teenagers and out grow snuggling!!

From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Hope you are well. Apologies for silence for some weeks and late arrival of tile 286. Here we’ve had a major pc crisis and clean up, as well as an overall update, so no scanner until now. Even that’s not as it looked before. I hope the attachment is useable...things are chaotic here. Luckily a little bit of zen was experienced this weekend. Thank goodness.

What a fabulous show of tiles.  Thank you all for generously sharing your work.

Many thank to the creators of the tangles we used for this challenge ~

Tunnelvizion by CZT Jody Genovese

Mr. E
 by CZT Shawn Hayden

Scape by CZT Angie Gittles

The very next post will be "It's a String Thing" #287!

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