Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #300 Featuring ADA

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

It is also the 300th time I have greeted you with those words.  Three hundred IAST prompts and a world wide community of tanglers later and we are still going strong.  How exciting!

I remain grateful to you and humbled by your enthusiasm, participation, interest, and sharing of this passion for all things tangled.

To mark our milestone, I have been saving my latest tangle (and the story of its inspiration) to include in the festivities and have a themed string ready as well.

Adding to the celebration, please permit me to tell you about a personal milestone and my excuse for the delayed post.
For the first time in over two years, all seven of our children were home at the same time.  If the photograph below included their spouses and children, there would be an additional ten people pictured here!  Needless to say, we had a fabulous reunion and were so grateful to be together ~


Aside from their own amazing lives and accomplishments, I consider being their mom, mother-in-law to their spouses, and grandmother to their children, the greatest gifts of my life.

Speaking of grandchildren, my newest tangle is named for our sweet granddaughter, Ada.
As usual, I ran it by my Knuckleballer CZT group.  They approved (phew!) - I do hope you enjoy it!


My true confession:  I was in church when the inspiration struck for this pattern.  While I should have been listening more attentively to the sermon, my attention was riveted on a decorative arch over a side altar.  Try as I may, I could not manage to deconstruct it in my mind.  I rummaged for a pencil in my purse and scribbled some ideas on the back of a donation envelope (tell me please, that I am not the only tangler to have done this!) until I finally 'got it'.

We will use Ada along with the tangles below with this celebratory string ~
The other tangles include ~

 100 from our 100th IAST  and

C-perfs from our 200th IAST

While I am not sure how these tangles will mesh, the chance to use all three is just too special to pass up.

The deadline for IAST #300 is extended by one week.  
Please email your submissions by Saturday, August 10th. 

Have fun, the string is merely a suggestion so please let the tangles lead the way - especially these.

If these tangles do not flow easily for you, feel free to use ones that do.  It is far more important to enjoy the time tangling than to worry over how to go about it.

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines:
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* 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
*Photos and notes are (usually) posted on the following Monday
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.
FOR EXAMPLE: ADELE BRUNO (FLORIDA)


PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate.

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.

Enjoy!





Monday, July 29, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #299 Tiles

Our string and tangles this week paid tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing. 
Not only are the tiles illuminating, the memories shared are sweet reminders of its impact around the world.

The first tile arrived from Kathy Millard (British Columbia, Canada) ~
Great fun! The string and tangles really fit together for me. I had fun creating the night sky with our beautiful moon. I used tinted charcoals (one of my favourites) to shade and give a hint of the night sky.



From Sue Leslie, CZT (New Mexico) ~
Hard to believe it’s been 50 years since the ‘Man on the Moon’ adventure! My oh my, where the technology from all that has taken us and still evolving today. I can remember being excited about it as I was in my first year of college. Here is my tribute of earthly croon’s escaping to a moon cloud to evolve into celestial twirlies and who knows where they will go. Still an exciting time to be alive.


From Ginger (California) ~
In the midst of packing to move 765 miles away, I pulled out materials to do this week's challenge. I've missed a few weeks but will make them up In my journal.
Twinkies just made me think of little space aliens, so I gave them antennae, and had one "land".




From Marjan Heemskerk (The Netherlands) ~
Again a wonderful challenge. A very nice way to spend the very hot days here in Holland.



From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Attached is my Tile for ‘ It’s A String Thing #299’ Challenge.
 From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
It was pleasant to use Jody's new tangle in combination with the
cheerful Croon and Twirlies.
As you can see, Croon and Twirlies are starting on the bottom and are
flying between the empty spaces, created by the beautiful Zangler.
It is difficult to deliver a tile without colour, so again, I took my
coloured pencils and gellypens to finish.
I enjoyed this challenge very much.
It is just too hot in Belgium to go out, we have reached the highest
temperatures we ever had in Belgium, so it is better to stay at ease
inside and tangle... tonight and tomorrow they expect thunderstorms and
finally some rain!
Wish you all the best and especially now a wonderful weekend,
Cheers from Belgium




From Cheryl (Missouri) ~
Through the years, people have seen many changes in their lifetime through inventions, technology, sciences, and the list goes on and on. The tiles we will see this coming up week, celebrating the landing on the moon FIFTY years ago, has really brought back memories, provoked conversations, and excitement for what is next.
My personal challenge with this tile was to do it in a matter of hours instead of days, as usual. I'd used Croon a few weeks ago, while Twirlies and Zangler were new to me. This challenge also found me camping with my 8 month old pup for the first time AND I forgot my reading glasses.........still found the joy in it!      




From Karen Aicken (Alberta, Canada) and here on her blog ~
I managed to not only finish my tile, I’m getting it to you before the deadline! Zangler is going to be fun to play with and I just had to add a Doo Dah border.
Once again I traced a Zentangle tile in my sketchbook, and did the tangling with a blue/black PN Micron Pen. I added the gold gel pen details and I love the shimmer.



From Moblue (Bremen, Germany) ~
What a lovely combination you choose for this week. I do adore the work of Margaret Bremner and the Zangler from Jody Genovese is such an awesome pattern. Easy to draw but very lovely to look at. To add both with cute little Twirlies made it a perfect match for me. And here we are, the rising of the Croon.....
Happy tangling from Moblue out of a hot and sunny Germany.



From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
What a nice way to mark the moon landing anniversary.





From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
thank you for this interesting challenge! You can find my tile on my blog under the link...
Best wishes from Germany



From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
Enjoyed all the patterns. I decided to do Twirlies in a grid. We regularly watch Spacex videos. The latest resupply launch to the ISS was a couple of days ago. Their next step will be to send astronauts to the ISS and then finally (four years away) astronauts could once again land on the moon. Exciting times!



From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) the creator of the lovely new Zanglers! ~
Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing Zanglers as one of your tangles this week. It’s always such an honor to be included.
I’ve had so little time to participate, which is typical once the warm months hit. I look every week though. I had to make the time this week and I’m in amazing company with Margaret and Nancy.
I added a little extra with a partial ‘chorus’ by Tomas Padros. I had seen a tile that Alexandria Diaz (aka Artzy Fartzy) had done on Instagram where she made this pattern look like aliens and it was so cute I had to try it. So this may not be our moon…but it was such a fun tile.
Hope you are staying cool this summer, it’s been such weird weather this year for sure.
Sending warm (or cool) wishes your way and always many thanks for your hard work!


From Gill Green (Israel) ~
What a beautiful idea to use the moon landing as a string. I’d like to say I’m not old enough to remember it, but of course I do! It was exciting reliving the landing, especially being able to watch on HD screens.
These were all great tangles. Twirlies reminded me of the Jetsons, very appropriate. I also used Crescent moon, Shattuck and Printemps. Like everyone, very excited to see what’s in store for IAST 300!



From Lynn G (Florida) ~
Jody does come up with some great tangles. Zanglers is a fun one. Thanks for another fun challenge.



From Beth Gaughan (North Carolina) ~
Here’s my tile for IAST 299. This week I learned that I shouldn’t try to tangle just after trying the new coffee shop in town, my lines are all shaky. But fun anyway.


From Annette (Germany) ~
Here my moon, earth and stars ...
Greetings from Germany


From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
… and the suspense builds … #300 is next!
The moon landing happened the summer between high school and college for me. As I remember, I was at work (on the campus switchboard) when the vessel landed, and I was at the Wesley Foundation (campus Methodist student center) for a retreat for the actual moon walk. Hard to believe it was 50 years ago. I am still astounded by a fact I heard on the PBS show about the landing, that the onboard computer had less computing power than one of our iPhones does.
I decided right away using Croon for the moon would be way too obvious. Then I realized — it’s not the moon, it’s the earth — so that was OK. I was kind of “meh” though, until I re-read Margaret’s instructions about blackening the background, which made it pop. I actually considered blackening the entire sky portion, but then when I was individualizing the Twirlies I colored in a couple of them, so (much to my relief — it would have been a lot of work) I couldn’t blacken the sky.
So excited to see what’s coming next! I am traveling — flying Thursday, driving Friday, cleaning and moving in on Saturday — but will definitely make #300 a priority!
Thank you and hope you are enjoying your family time!




From Lynn F. (Florida) ~
Here’s my tile for this week.
Outer space is crowded with all the rockets launching from Florida and a meteor is flying towards our planet.
These were three new tangles for me and I celebrated them with a black tile and colorful metallic pens.
I can’t wait to see all the other tiles.
Thanks for all you do, looking forward to 300!



From T. ~
I wasn’t alive during the Moon Landing. However, I’ve seen countless images of the event throughout my life, and it’s been interesting growing up and hearing the varied (conspiracy) theories about whether or not it happened.
I enjoyed this week’s challenge. Between the challenge theme and the string you gave us, I tried not to be too literal while drawing my tile, while still giving a nod to the Moon Landing.
For me, it’s always good to have at least one uncomplicated pattern included in the challenge, and in this challenge both Croon and Twirlies served that purpose. It was nice to work with Croon again so soon; and although Twirlies was new to me, it didn’t require much time to learn to draw it.
As a new pattern, Zanglers actually felt familiar. Drawing it brought the pattern Flux to mind.
I continue to use what has become my go-to IAST colour palette to brighten my tiles and this week I was inspired to add some metallic shine.
Thanks again for helping us connect with our creativity every week.



And this is my tile ~
I began with Zangler on the string line and followed by using Croon in a Nipa fashion by aura-ing Zangler.  One large Croon and a smattering of Twirlies in a dark sky, ample enthatching throughout, and I was one happy space cadet!
I smiled through this whole tile because I could not help but remember my fourth grade teacher, Sr. Amalia (May she rest in peace).  Her reaction was the opposite of what I had anticipated on a day my dad gave me permission to bring in a magazine that published the first photos of the moon's surface (black and white, of course).
Instead of sharing my enthusiasm, she voiced serious concern about the astronauts' future landings. 
     "How can they be certain that the surface is solid?" she wondered.  "What if it was made of quicksand or something like it and they sink in to it?"



Thank you one and all for sending in your inspiring tiles and notes.

Many thanks to the creative minds behind the tangles used this week ~

Zangler by Jody Genovese, CZT

Croon by Margaret Bremner, CZT

Twirlies by Nancy Newlin, CZT


Check back Tuesday afternoon for our own monumental "It's a String Thing" #300!

Friday, July 26, 2019

A Few More Tiles...

There were several tiles from past challenges that arrived after their respective posts were published.  As a result, I've included them here for a little extra treat to begin your weekend ~


From T. for IAST #296 ~
Not being able to sleep sometimes has its benefits because I found your last post.
After reading the multiple posts you put up last week, I didn’t remember to check back for a challenge. I hope I’m getting this to you in time to be part of this week’s challenge post.
I enjoyed this challenge because both patterns were easy to draw.
I learned Ahh a while back from your tangling tips. It always reminds me of fireworks.
Tweak, with all it’s lines, is my favourite kind of pattern do draw.
As always, thanks for organizing fun challenges that grow our creativity.



From Jane Rhea, CZT (Indiana) for IAST #294 ~
It was a rainy overcast day here in northeastern Indiana, but tangling this week’s tile certainly made it a “happy” day! Thank you, Adele, for all you do to keep us learning, trying new things and bringing happiness onto our tiles each week!



This is my tile for #296 ~
I was taken with Tweak and got so lost in it that I didn't stop to add Ahh - great fun!




For IAST #297 from Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Sorry, but the tennis at Wimbleton interrupted zenning last week. Have included my celebration of Maria and Nick’s 15th anniversary of the fabulous creation of the art of zentangle this week. I enjoyed the challenge, but choosing favourite patterns was a bigger challenge as they are all my favourites.

That catches us up right before our 300th IAST.  Now that is even more reason to celebrate!

Enjoy your weekend with family and friends ­čĺŚ

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #298 Tiles

Ah!  Time to catch up with this week's tiles.  Last week's really -  and I think you will agree that they are exceptional.

We used Maria Thomas' new Doodah along with Jem Miller's Kitl and a very loopy string.

Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Karen Aicken (Alberta, Canada) and here on her blog ~
Here is my entry for IAST 298. I traced a Zentangle tile into my sketchbook and used a blue/black PN pen with some gold gel pen too. I think Doo Dah is going to be lots of fun! Not crazy about my tile, but I enjoyed the process so …
 Tangled Tidbit -
*wonderful overlap of tangles and detail of Kitl


From Sara BK (Australia) ~
I struggled a bit with Kitl until I turned it into a flower... quite happy with how they turned out.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*pretty aura and layering of Kitl


From Amy L, CZT (Connecticut) ~
I have done both Doodah and Kitl before, but at first I wasn’t sure how to make them work in the string. Once I started, I got sort of stuck trying to go around the corners. In the end, I got the two tangles to work together pretty well, I thought, and worked out my problem spots. Shading was challenging, too. But when all was said and done, I found it an interesting challenge. So thanks again, as always for challenging and stretching me. Here’s my final result.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*weighted lines and dimension added to Kitl along with elegant Kitl
Isn't it gratifying to work through a tile as you described?


From Marjan Heemskerk (The Netherlands) ~
This is a tile, when I was halfway, I almost threw away. So many Oops. But I finished it because Zentangle taught me: there are no mistakes. I see all the Oopsies but I like it anyway. So here is my contribution for this week. An Oopsie tile;)
 Yes!  So glad you saw it through.
Tangled Tidbit -
*pretty combination of highlighted Doodah and white Kitl


From Gale Sherman, CZT (Tucson, Arizona) ~
I had to "put my thinking cap on" (haven't thought of that phrase in decades!) to figure out how to incorporate the center section of this tile. But once I had my Kitl fabric under control some babies escaped. Perhaps they are off to make some new fabric. The color under the doodah was made with "pens that bleed" - a black Speedball calligraphy pen and a very wet brush. The tiny bottoms of the Kitl in the "fabric"section and the escaping baby kitls were colored with a pink Mircron 01. We are getting near IAST #300. I'm excited!

Tangled Tidbit -
*fabulous Doodah variation features an open side - love the escaping babies!
Thank you for the notes on your pen technique and for sharing the excitement :)


From Sra (India) ~
Here's my entry to IAST 298! Early, for once.
I don't know if I've changed the tangle by adding the little round things to Doodah, but it's the intention that counts! :)
 Tangled Tidbit -
*wonderful collection of Kitl in the string's center section
As for the perfs, "Great minds think alike" as you will see as you read on...



From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Attached is my Tile for ‘ It’s A String Thing #298 ’ Challenge.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*gorgeous balance of light and dark spaces, along with double lined Doodah channels


From Tina Kirchh├╝bel (Germany) ~
I am on vacation and I have some time to tangle, yippie!
I decided to make the recent IAST. When I saw the string I thought immediately of black and white. I think I was inspired by the notan art of Margaret Bremner and so I came up with this tile. Although I didn't know firstly how the string and the patterns fit together I am now really happy with the result.
I wish you a great summer and send lovely greetings from Germany
 Tangled Tidbit -
*such tangled fun flowing from light to dark and back again!



From Lynn G. (Florida) ~
Thank you Adele, for another fun challenge.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*sparkle, weighted lines, rounded corners - wonderful details
Thank you for continuing to feature your TTT frame, Lynn :)



From Annette Bode (Germany) ~

Here is my offering for this week’s challenge.
I love KITL! You can use the pattern in so many variations.
This time it is a DOODAH-ribbon with KITL-flower-power and a few TRIPPLEs for the connection.
Greetings from Germany
 Tangled Tidbit -
*fabulous flowers using Kitl along with a mirrored version as well as a border



From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
Doodah and Kitl were two tangles I didn't use until now, so it was this
week a "challenging" challenge for me.
I made my tile with a black pen and pencil and finished with ordinary
colourpencils.
I just let one little loop "disappear" from the string. (as you can see,
I have drawn there also Doodah with a pencil)
Beside the two patterns Kitl and Doodah, I embellished my tile, starting
from Kitl on the left side beneath in the way Molly showed in an earlier
tutorial video. (I love that technique!)
This was a lovely challenge I enjoyed very much.
Thank you Adele and have a wonderful weekend,
Greetings from Belgium
 Tangled Tidbit -
*a beautiful of balance, embedding, composition, and shading


From Sue Leslie, CZT (New Mexico) ~
Two tangles I have used before, but what an interesting combination. One never knows where you will take us. Stay cool with all the heat this week everywhere across the US. Kinda wishing I was down under where it is winter now, so would be cooler.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*lovely layering of tangles, light and dark, accented with soft shading


From Moblue (Bremen, Germany) ~
Here we are with my tile for DooDah and Kitl. I made it simple and added a little Florz in the background. It’s too warm today for more inspiration. Maybe it’ll get better after the announced thunderstorm has arrived.
Happy tangling from Moblue, Bremen, Germany
 Tangled Tidbit -
*line of Kitl and Kitl filled string loops - Doodah shaded inside border lines


From Laruel Davis, CZT #28 (New York) ~
Thanks for another great challenge, Adele. I loved Doodah as soon as I saw it and grew to love Kitl the more I played with it.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*beautiful Kitl in brown with darkened spaces and shading - notice the alternating direction


From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
here is my contribution to your last challenge. I did not know the two patterns in this form and combination yet. It was interesting to combine them with your given string. I send you my red version. A second you can find on my blog under the link...
Thank you for this interesting challenge!
Best wishes from Germany
 Tangled Tidbit -
*seamless combining of tangles as well as isolated tangles - all beaming in red!


From Cheryl (Missouri) ~
I love my Zentangle community. Thank you very much for the sharing of all your time and talents.
It was a very nice tangle challenge and I pretty much kept with Doo Dah and Kitl.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*fantastically detailed tangles, both Kitl and Doodah


From Sunshine Day (Minnesota) ~
Wow!
It was AMAZING seeing you writing my name on the world map of iast participants!
Ty so much--it makes me feel so included!
What I noticed 1st about my tile was the lone light loop in the sea of dark (upper left) which then led my eye down the loops of Kitl, up the Tipple to Kyelp, then back down the Doodah ladder.
It felt like all the curves reflected each other.
It gave the piece an aspect of unity, which I had struggled with during its creation, so I was glad to get some semblance of it looking more finished.
Thx and everybody have an amazing week!
Tangled Tidbit -
*wavy Doodah and highlighted Kitl shine against the dark background
So glad you to have you in our IAST community!


From Lin H. (Florida) ~
Thanks for another great challenge, Adele!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*transparent Kitl along the string line layered over a Kitl frame - how fun!


From Dee (Toronto) ~
It's months since I have tangled and I vowed I would get back to trying out your challenge this week. Both DooDah and Kitl are new to me and I enjoyed them very much. I added Miff to tie everything together as it's one of my favourites. Thank you for inspiring me to spend this muggy summer afternoon in the yard creating!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*tremendous addition of Jem's Miff to the mix of your lovely tangles



From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*Kitl filled string loops and perf lined Doodah accented with highlights


From Lynn F. (Florida) ~
I finished my tile earlier today and almost forgot to send it because we watched the CNN special on Apollo 11 landing on the moon 50 years ago today. I remember watching it with my family the summer of my high school graduation year.
Here’s my tile. Thanks for all you do.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*multiple, fanciful variations of Kitl and Doodah - accented with a golden touch


From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
It’s very kind of you to say I’ve done almost 300 challenges. It’s true I’ve been participating for a long time — I think my first was #4. Wow. I’m guessing my total is more like 200 — in my scan folder I have 191 scans, plus several times on vacation I just took a photo and sent from my phone. Anyway, it’s fun, and I think I’ve told you it revitalized my Zentangle practice.
I hope everyone enjoyed DooDah as much as I did! When I showed it to a friend at lunch today she immediately began sketching variations of the lines, like a dot at the end or a dash at the end (Maria does that a lot), or a dashed line. I tried them, but I really like the very basic effect. However, one night this week I suddenly remembered another tangle, called Tofube, based on a folded-up quilt (I searched “quilt” on Tanglepatterns, and it came up! thank goodness because I never would have remembered the name!). Perhaps I thought of it because I was looking at a Crate&Barrel catalog. Anyway, it struck me that it’s closely related to DooDah. Or it seemed to me at the time anyway. So I did a “semi-monotangle” with DooDah and Tofube...
 Tangled Tidbit -
*Tofube is a grand companion to Doodah and shading makes both tangles shine



From Ragged Ray (United Kingdom) ~ a.k.a. Jem Miller, the very creator of Kitl!
It's been an age since I sent a tile to you - despite joining in quite a few times but not managing to finish my tile in time!
Thank you for giving us the chance once again of exploring your carefully chosen string / tangle combinations. I'm enjoying working with Doodah at the moment, more versatile that you'd think at first glance and it was a welcome chance to play with Kitl again - tucking it into every space I could see. For some reason I rarely use my own tangles!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*Kitl hangs like earrings on the string's loop - grandly detailed fine and weighted lines, bold and sparkled lines, aura and shading, and a tucked in "JM" mark!



From Kathy Millard (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) ~
Wow! This was a very challenging tangle for me. I love the tangles (both new to me) but challenging to make them flow around curves. Looks like I need more practice with this concept. So much fun. Thank you again Adele.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*wonderfully rounded tangles - challenging, but you did it!


From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
Showing up after a few missed weeks.
I dropped the loopy square part of the string and was going for a minimalist tile of just the center ribbon ... but printemps crashed the party then faded away!
My daughter thinks the ribbon looks like intestines... how zen is that!
Cheers to the many celebrations I missed ... and to the impending zenniversary!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*Kitl borders both sides of a rounded Doodah (Thank your daughter for the imagery :) and is brought to the foreground by lightly penciled Primtemps


From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
I know this is too late to post with the other entries, but my challenge to myself is to try to do every one of your challenges. It has been too hot to tangle and extremely humid. Plus, I seem to have had several commitments which have eaten into my time. I did start four times in an effort to use your string, but I couldn't get the patterns to work with it. I have used the set patterns and have broken the string up and used colour.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*wonderful take on the tangles and string - do use the string as you wish, the result will always be pleasing!


From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
This week time was a bit pressing too, but I buckled down and did a quick take on Maria’s new pattern Doolah. Had fun.
Have a super week all
Thank you
 Tangled Tidbit -
*Kitl flowers and string lines with pretty details and a double row of Doodah


From T. ~
This challenge may be my least favourite to date; not simply because of the patterns but also because I did not have a great week and it feels like that negative energy bled into my tile (I’m in the process of writing about my terrible week for my blog).
The string you gave us to work with was interesting and I was eager to work with it. I drew it on my tile without a border because, to me, it already had a border incorporated at its center.
However, I think I might have enjoyed it more with different patterns. I may try it out using other patterns I like.
Doo Dah is an easy pattern to draw, but it didn’t fit organically for me with the string or with Kitl.
Kitl, on the other hand, is the kind of pattern that’s always difficult for me to draw, even though it’s a simple shape. I don’t know what it is about drawing looped patterns that tend to trip me up.
I used the colour palette that has become my go-to for IAST challenges as of late and I added some orbs/tipple to fill in the empty spaces, and hopefully to hide my uneven Kitl loops.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*elegant Kitl loops, large and smaller Doodah - all in glorious color
Here's hoping for a much better week ahead for you.


Many thanks to everyone for the absolutely beautiful display of tiles for IAST #298 and to Maria Thomas and Jem Miller for their gorgeous tangles.

Stay cool in this very warm weather.

There is still plenty of time to participate in IAST #299 - click here for all of the delightful details.

The excitement is building for our 300th prompt - get ready!   Tuesday will certainly be our good news day!