Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #284

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

This week we mark the beginning of Spring on Wednesday and welcome a full moon on Thursday and that makes for happy tangle thoughts!

Let's begin with this string ~
IAST #284 String by Adele Bruno, CZT

The happy tangles we will use include ~

Mumsy by Sandy Bartholomew, CZT
This tangle can be drawn large or small, with rounded, angled, or wavy petals, and shading transforms it.

Jasmin by Simone Bischoff
This gives us a grid based tangle and the lovely aura blends with Mumsy. 
Click here for my Tips for Tangling Jasmin (posted in 2015).

Crescent Moon by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
What better tangle to use when a full moon is overhead?

There are three tangles listed above, but as always, let the tangles lead the way and use as many or as few as you'd like.


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
*Entries for IAST are to be submitted by Saturday evening of the week issued
*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.

Happy Spring everyone!

Monday, March 18, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #283 Tiles

Happy one day after St. Patrick's Day!

We are carrying on the celebration today with the IAST #283 tiles, a nod to the great saint himself. 

Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~



From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
I had no plan in what I was doing, so when the pen flowed, this is what happened!
The Bumpadox mixed with Hamadox for an interesting meld. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


From the Yorkshire Tortoise (Ireland) ~
I have taken a break from the various tangle challenges for a couple of years and am pleased to see you are still going strong with the String Thing Challenge. I seem to have chosen a good week to start again with your St Patrick’s Day string as I live in Ireland. I have attached my tile which I coloured in the green, white and orange of the Irish flag and I coloured the bumpadox in St Patrick’s Blue. St Patrick’s Blue was the national colour of Ireland until recently and is still the colour of the Irish Presidential flag.
Welcome back! And thank you for that interesting tidbit about St. Patrick's Blue.


From Baafke (The Netherlands) ~
Hereby my tile of this week.
I think Bumpadox is a surprising tangle pattern.
I had some difficulty with Slainte, so I made it into a kind of silout.
Sh'rock I will use more often, it is a nice filler.


From Mariam G. (Port Hueneme, California) ~
Well, Paradox was the only tangle this time around that I was familiar with, so I enjoyed experimenting with Sh-Rock and Sláinte; however, I don't think I did justice to Sláinte at all (just could not find a pen around here with a small enough tip to fit in to the cross section). Time to go shopping, obviously!

Happy St Patrick's Day! And to all - 'Sláinte!'


From Robin Steinbeck (Painesville, Ohio) ~
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!☘️
I had no idea what to do with this ...I love the tangles you chose but I’m not very good at them.
 They are just right!


From Lisette, CZT 32 (Switzerland) ~
My Bumpadox truned out like a crystal. Therefore I added some glitter. Slainte is such a lovable beautiful pattern. Thank you for this St. Patrick’s challenge - Slainte!



From Lynn G. (Florida) ~
Thank you, Adele, and Happy St. Patrick's Day.



From Laurel Davis #28 CZT (New York) ~
Your St. Patrick’s Day challenge is always a special one for me! My sister Patty was born on St. Patrick’s Day, a year and 5 days after me. We’re known as “Irish Twins”. The background of flowers is from a beautiful bouquet my sister gave me for my birthday. And, finally, my mother’s family was from County Antrim in Ireland so Slainte was an excellent choice for this week’s challenge. Thanks, Adele!
 Happy Birthday to you!  And to your sister, too!


From Sue Leslie (New Mexico) ~
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Eatin’ and drinkin’ some green for the weekend. And I sit here with the ground all white from the snow storm this week. Another 15 inches of snow and I want green stuff to start coming out. And it soon will with all this moisture! I did see a couple of tulip leaves poking their little heads up before the snow hit. But for today I had to settle for playing with green pens. Thanks Adele for always giving us a good fun challenge for the week. Cheers to all for fun happy weekend!


From Kathy Millard (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) ~
Greetings from the snowy north. Just when we hoped winter was coming to a close we had another 10 inches of snow on Monday. Hopefully the last of the winter as we now have at least 4 feet of snow on the ground. One nice thing is that it gives me time to work on Zentangles. I enjoyed the tangles this week as they were again all new to me.


From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
I was so pleased that you used a Bishop’s mitre for the string this week!
I couldn’t master the “shamrock bump” in Paradox, so I just did a Paradox, and it’s a miracle I got it right ... usually I get mixed up partway through. I enjoyed Sh’rock and Sláinte … and remember last week I said one of the tangles kept coming out looking like a shamrock … so I felt obligated to include it this week so you could see what I meant.
The words at the bottom are Saint Patrick’s. I was tangling on Friday and trying to make sense, as many around the world are, of the horrific shootings in New Zealand. I know how devastating the Tucson shootings in 2011 were to the Tucson community. And the MOST devastating thing is that it’s happening all too often. The band I play in is working on a piece commemorating the victims and survivors of the Columbine High School killings, and our director, who is a college professor, said it occurred to her that her college students were born after Columbine so have never lived in a world that didn’t have school shootings. In times of crisis we look to our faith, however we define it … and I hope everyone has some means of seeking comfort.
 ...so well said and prayer is a powerful thing.
You were the first to recognize my inspiration for the string :)


From Amy L. (Stamford, Connecticut) ~
This was another challenge for me because of the grid tangle, and of course my grid was inconsistent. But in the end the leaves decreasing in size were fun. I also had difficulty figuring out how to shade both Slainte and Sh’rock. Bumpadox, on the other hand, I adored. Although I did find that I needed to do additional rotating to follow all of the bumps. Interestingly, while I found the coloring in of the backgrounds monotonous and a bit frustrating, I found the slow, controlled aura-ing of bumpadox, soothing and very much in the “zen” focus the process is intended to produce. And shading it was pure joy! So thanks for both the challenges and the new delights of the week—your weekly prompts keep me constantly learning and stretching myself! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
in Germany this week we have real Irish weather. So what else one can do but draw. Here is my contribution for your St. Patricks Day IAST. A second version you can find on my blog under the link...
Thank you for this interesting challenge.
Best wishes from Germany


From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
Here is my IAST # 283 tile for this week.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Your pie looked so yummie!
With lots of love and have a blessed week,
Ingrid (from a windy and very rainy(this whole week)The Netherlands)


From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
Too much to say about events near and far ...
Sending cheery shamrocks, a wee bit o’ green and a longing for appreciation of all the differences that make us all the same.


From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I lost concentration doing bumpadox and I shouldn't have used Sh'rock for the bumps. Your example of bumpadox was so beautiful and mine is a mess, so not happy with mine and no time to start over. The snow is melting and I can see the leaves of tulips coming up. Isn't it amazing that they start their spring growing under the snow!
 It is beautiful.


From Gabi (Germany) ~
I’m just on the way to pub to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!
A lot of greenish colour Sh-rock and a try to do Bumpadox... looks a little like I had a pint of Guinness before. Nonetheless it was fun to do!
 Hope you had fun!


From Moblue (Bremen, Germany) ~
recovered from the cold and well again I managed to complete this week's challenge in time, finally.
Although the patterns all were of the simple kind, it took a while to bring them all together on one tile. Your tripple divided string just begged me to color it with the Irish Flag and so I tried a bit of color this time.
In the end it turned out not really as I had it on my mind, but nevertheless it was fun drawing the pattern.


From Ginger (California) ~
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all! I found that the Slainte and sh-rock worked well for today this week's patterns and of course had to add green! Slight shading to pronounce the sh-rock designs.


From Priscilla DeConti, CZT (Kingston, New York) ~
What a fun exercise..I haven't been tangling much due to a variety of reasons, but this helped lift my spirits and get back into it!
I loved the new tangles slainte and shrock and I added a couple of others, betweed and aframe to even out the tile. I found a green tile to work on which definitely helped as well.
Thanks and have a happy Saint Patrick's Day and a blessed week all!



From Lynn F. (Florida) ~
I found Sh’Rock 2 and added it to my tile. All new patterns for me. Brainstormed with my hubby to add the metallic gold dots. It was a team effort!
Thanks for another fun challenge.


From T. ~
Thanks for introducing me to Bumpadox. I enjoyed drawing it so much, I could have filled my entire tile with it.
Interestingly, I’m noticing that from week to week my finished tiles look nothing like I might imagine when I first see the string and patterns you’ve chosen for us to use in each challenge.
This week was no different. The string you gave us reminded me of a bishop’s ceremonial hat, yet my tile has come out looking more like some kind of alien greenhouse. I suppose that’s appropriate, since I love the colour green and this challenge was about St. Patrick’s Day :)



From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
Happy Saint Patrick's day

...and a few days later, Antony sent in a second tile ~
Here's another shot at this challenge. Sail away on Saint Patrick's day




From Talia Maynard (London, United Kingdom) ~
...This may be too late but here is my tile for the st Patrick's day challenge. I went a bit crazy with the colour and it's turned out a bit like a flowering shrub in a pot! But I think it does look quite Irish!


From Cyndee Pelley (Indiana) and here on her blog ~
This challenge was a really good challenge. I did 3 tiles this week and felt each time that Sh*rock and the grids were just too much for each other. I never did solve the issue so I am excited to see what others did! Here are 2 tiles that I finished.



From Allison (California) ~
Here’s my late entry for IAST #283. It is ok if it isn’t included in the email, but I had fun doing it.


From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Hope you are well. We are experiencing severe load shedding, at the present. The lights are switched off twice a day. So, the aim is to see your challenge when there is electricity and to knuckle down to zenning during the inconvenient stoppages. Of course, while there is natural daylight.
Had a great time with challenge 283. Enjoyed Slainte by Kate Mclleary. It’s a rich versatile zentangle. Your version of Bumpadox is charming and adds gorgeous depth to one’s work. A beautiful tribute to St Patrick’s day. Sh’dock works well as four leaf clovers that free up and float about and around on the tile.
Although this is a week to celebrate St Patrick, let’s give a moment to honour all the innocents so cruelly lost and injured in New Zealand this past week.
Have a good St Patrick’s Day.


From Lin H., CZT (Florida) ~
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Adele!


Thank you one and all for your celebratory tiles.  They are particularly beautiful.

Special thanks to the creators of the tangles we used this week ~

Sláinte by Kate McIlreavy
Sh'rock by Diane Lachance, CZT
Bumpadox by Carole Ohl, CZT

Happy St. Patrick's Day one and all!

Check back tomorrow afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #284!


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Pi Day!

For Pi Day, I thought it would be fun to revisit a post from last November - my Printemps Pie. 
Enjoy!

My Printemps Apple Pie
A few weeks ago, my friend Sindy P, sent a link to a baking video that involved a clever way to embellish a pie crust.  The baker suggested using cinnamon swirls of crust to line a pie dish before adding the filling. 
My family is partial to apple pie, so I decided to use the idea for a top crust. 

When I text Sindy a picture of my finished pie, she responded with "Printemps!" 
Of course!  It is a Printemps topped apple pie.

Here are some photos I took of the process, just in case you may want to tangle your own pie ~

First, I rolled out the bottom crust and filled the pie with my apple mixture.

Next, I rolled the second piece of dough into a rectangular shape (sort of!) and
spread a thin layer of butter over the entire thing.

Then, I sprinkled it liberally with sugar and cinnamon.

I rolled it up tightly...

and then sliced it into half inch thick rounds.

On a sheet of parchment paper, I placed the rounds in a cluster
pushing them tightly together.

I topped it with another sheet of parchment paper and rolled
it until it was thin enough to top the pie.

The parchment peeled off very easily.


Keeping the crust on the bottom layer of parchment,
I flipped the entire thing over the pie and then
carefully peeled back the paper.

I trimmed the excess dough and fluted the rim.
The buttery crust browned quickly, so I covered the pie loosely with aluminum foil for the first 20 minutes of baking.

The cinnamon-y apple smell that filled the house was heavenly.  It was a bonus to have Sindy point out the tangle on top.  Who knew tangles could be so delicious?!

Happy Pi Day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #283

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

It is also the week we celebrate the good St. Patrick.

Let's begin with this string ~
IAST #283 String by Adele Bruno, CZT
The tangles we will use include:

Sláinte by Kate McIlreavy
I don't think that we have ever used Kate's tangle in a challenge, so this will be fun to learn.

Sh'rock by Diane Lachance, CZT
The simple combination of a 'x' and aura creates a lively tangle.

Bumpadox by Carole Ohl, CZT
This link will take you to my St. Patrick's Day twist on CZT Carole Ohl's ingenious idea of "bumping out" Paradox. The link to Carole's blog is listed there, too.
Feel free to use any version of this tangle or of Paradox if you prefer.

There are three tangles listed above, but as always, let the tangles lead the way and use as many or as few as you'd like.

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
*Entries for IAST are to be submitted by Saturday evening of the week issued
*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.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Monday, March 11, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #282 Tiles

Just a few days away from Pi Day (3.14) and we have lots of treats in store - Pi inspired treats of the non-caloric kind, that is!

We used three numerically named tangles and a Pi shaped string to mark the day.

Let's take a look ~

From Lisette CZT 32 (Switzerland) ~
Hi Adele, thank you for this new challenge. When I looked at the suggested patterns, I thought: well, well..... But then I was totally amazed about the outcome especially of 4Fun. I'm so grateful for your challenges because they make me draw patterns which I wouldn't choose voluntarily. I hope that every one had as much fun with this challenge as I had.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*intricately shaded 4Fun
*light and dark cross lines of 1+1


From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
the combination of your selected patterns was a real challenge for me because I would never have chosen this compilation myself. Both of my variants can also be found on my blog under the link.
Thank you for this interesting challenge!
Best wishes from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
*straight and curved grids of 1+1
*colorful, blossoming 03


From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*4Fun floats above 1+1 - fun!
*shaded cross hatched sections of 1+1


From Angie Gittles (Maryland) ~
This week’s tangles were brand new to me. I think I need more practice with them. I added some Tipple and Diva Dance Rock n Roll into the mix - along with a little color.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*shaded orbs in 1+1 spaces add depth
*pop of pretty red 03


From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Attached is my Tile for ‘It’s A String Thing # 282’ Challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely 03 variation
*triple lined 1+1 looks creates sparkle


From Dani (Indonesia) and here on her blog ~
This is for challenge 282. Last minute before I go home from office. It's 16.54 now. Have a wonderful weekend.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*checkered 1+1
*filled spaces and aura for 03
The end of a long work day seems like a good time to tangle :)


From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
There is some “free form” 1 +1 in the bottom right hand corner, but I think I got the hang of it in the other examples. I decided to add some orbs and move on.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*...and the orbs seem to flow from 03!
*shading along the diagonal lines of the curved grid 1+1


From Cassi (Illinois) ~
I really enjoyed the 1+1 pattern!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*great pop of a single 1+1
*wonderful shading


From Gabi (Germany) ~
How strange... there is a Pi Day!
Mathematics always were some kind of mystery to me and so the tile also evolved to be a little mysterious - as a reference to Pi’s infinity. Just used the string and FUN together with silver and blue.
Thanks again for your ideas!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*gorgeous depth, sense of space
*blue adds punch to 4Fun


From Lynn G. (Florida) ~
Thank you for another fun challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*multi-colored 1+1
*pretty arc of 03 and shaded 4Fun filled string spaces


From Laurel Davis, CZT 28 (New York) ~
Thanks for this challenge, Adele. These were all new tangles for me and I really liked them! The cactus in the picture is something my sister crocheted.
 Tangled Tidbits -
That cactus is adorable.  Your photo backdrops are always interesting.
*simple, elegant, 03
*curved bands filled with 4Fun


From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*two lovely 1+1 variations
*sparkly orbs for 03


From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
Took a time out to shake up my routines ... like a towel on a clothesline in the wind ... refreshed.
My tile ... I see a tangled baseball ... my daughter sees a domed ceiling.
Cheers to Pi ... and the hand pies I’ll be making to celebrate the day!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*YUM! - the tangles and the pies!
*beautiful 1+1 variation


From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
I enjoyed this week challenge very much and learned 3 (for me unknown)
tangles, thank you. I like them all 3.
As you can see, I have made my drawing just in black/white but to finish
I just used a tiny bit of red.
The weather forecast says we may expect a cold, rainy and windy week, so
wonderful weather to tangle!!! (lol)
Wish you a nice weekend and send you warm regards from Belgium
 Tangled Tidbits -
*richly colored and accented 03
*background grid with a touch of 1+1


From Karin (Germany) ~
this is my entry to nr. 282.
I am really happy that I found enough time to participate again.
Greetings from Germany

 Tangled Tidbits -
Welcome back!
*diagonal light and dark 1+1
*stacked 03 creates oval shapes


From T. ~
All of the patterns included in this week’s challenge are new to me, but I’m happy that none of them proved too difficult to re-create.
I added colour to all the patterns, but especially to 4Fun in hopes that it would resemble the spots on a giraffe’s coat because that’s what I thought of as soon as I drew it.
I hope that the bits of gold I added are visible enough in the photo.
Thanks for another fun challenge that added more shapes to my pattern sketchbook.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*more oval 03 - how fun!
*wonderful detail lines throughout


From Jane (Surrey, United Kingdom) ~
Never tried any of these tangles before so very interesting challenge!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*curved, shaded, and four lined 1+1
*pop of color for daisy tipped 03


From Amy L, CZT (Connecticut) ~
I kind of ran out of time this week, but I really wanted to do the challenge, so I used a bijou. 03 looked unfinished to me, so I kept adding more embellishments. The whole thing ended up looking rather busy, but I’m interested to try these tangles again on a full-size tile, perhaps using 03 as a border. Anyway, here’s what I got.
 Tangled Tidbits -
That is a good idea to use a Bijou.
*awesome aura
*shading between the tangles


From Ginger (California) ~
Hope you have recovered from the "grandma time", and that there were no gifts that keep on giving in the form of colds passed on to you!
Glad to celebrate Pi Day with a tangled drawing rather than piece of pie LOL! easier on the waistline that way.
 Tangled Tidbits -
(You must know from experience :)
*light and airy 1+1
*dots accent 03


From Teddy G (Maryland) ~
Thanks for this week's challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*two variations of 1+1 share diagonal checks and shaded orbs
*soft roundness echoed in 4Fun aura and 03


From Sue Leslie, CZT (New Mexico) ~
Just fun! What can I say, all these are fun easy tangles and was a fun play in this string. I’m certainly thinking spring with the 3 o flowery tangle even tho we had 2 inches of snow this morning and now the puddles of water this afternoon looking somewhat like the 4fun tangle. Looking forward to some green for ST. Patrick’s day later this month, even if it is green beer!
 Tangled Tidbits -
That sounds good!
*tangles layered over gray grid of 1+1
*shading between tangles adds even more depth


From Lynn F. (Florida) ~
This is my first time doing these 3 patterns. I love O 3 as a border!
Happy Pi day to everyone!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*light, white details repeat in 03 and 1+1
*shaded string line


From Mariam G. (Port Hueneme, California) ~


Just had to have some fun with this one :-) Looking forward to our Saint Pat's day challenge!
 Tangled Tidbits -
Great fun!
*interlocking 03 orbs
*curved grid and shading adds dimension to 1+1


From Rebecca I. (Stamford, Connecticut) ~
This tile surprised me! It actually came out looking somewhat “mathematical” - or space age’y, take your pick, lol! Had a lot of fun with 3 Tangles that were new to me. Thanks for another great challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely, large, overlapping 03
*aura and shading for each 1+1 cross


From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
Happy Pi Day on the 14th!
With 1+1 I first decided to take it out of its grid and was pleased that it still retained that weird optical illusion of white circles. Then I wanted to experiment with the Hollibaugh effect and finally figured out how to draw strips that crossed over and under (I think there’s a pattern called Twile? that you draw that way). My plan was to shade where the strips cross, but if you’ve ever tried shading that Zentangle original tangle that looks like a rattan chair (I think it’s called Hurry) you know how tedious that is — so I ended up using the pen to stripe the “back” strips if that makes sense. It occurred to me that drawing a bazillion tiny crosses during the first week of Lent isn’t inappropriate! My plan for o3 was different from what I ended up with but that’s how it goes in Zentangle. I gave up on 4Fun because the only “random” shape I could draw had three lobes and it ended up looking like a shamrock (which you said is next week). I didn’t realize until I was initialing the tile that I had oriented it on its tip instead of its side. I hope that doesn’t mess up your blog!
I enjoyed playing with these tangles, all new to me.
Thank you for your faithful hard work!
 Tangled Tidbits -
Ah, reading that felt like a breath of fresh air.  Thank you, Sue.
*daisy tipped, aura filled 03
*awesome 1+1 variation


From Allison Armstrong (California) ~
I love Pi day and celebrated it every year when I taught fifth grade plus it’s Einstein’s birthday. Not so happy with this one and almost didn’t send it.

 Tangled Tidbits -
Cheers to your teaching years, and cheers to Mr. Einstein, too.
*multi-layered 03
*curved grid of 1+1


From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
PI's to infinity!!!

Tangled Tidbits -
Here! Here!
*03 border, deep black background
*repeating, diminishing string line Pi


From Kathy Millard (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) ~
Three new tangles for me and so much fun. Initially I wasn't sure how I was going to put them together in one zentangle but then the magic happened...and it all just came together. I love that part of tangles. Thank you so much Adele and have a great week.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*pretty detail line work in 03 and 1+1
*each 4Fun shaded


From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Hope you are all safe and sound. Trust that you were spared the recent frightening weather experienced on the east coast. Here we’ve just had a 24 hr thunderstorm, hail and rain over the weekend. Very early, but very welcome. Worldwide weather echoing all the unrest on the planet.
Anyway Tile 282 is done. I’m looking forward to all the other artwork this week. Have a lovely week.
 Tangled Tidbits -
Stay safe and warm!
*impressive sparkle and shading for 4Fun
*CO2 bursts repeat in 03 and 1+1


From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
In the attachment my tile # 282 for this week.
Have a blessed week with lots of love
 Tangled Tidbits -
*thick aura and filled in spaces for 03
*lovely and light 1+1


From Lin H., CZT (Florida) ~
Thanks for another fun challenge, Adele. 1+1 and o3 were new for me and I really like both of them so thank you for including them in your “Pi” challenge.
Tangled Tidbits - 
*highlighted orbs, arcs, and seed shapes
*weighted lines and soft shading


This is my tile ~
I began with 03 along the string lines and loved the look of this tangle.  It reminds me of Zenith as it begins with 'c' curves and blossoms from there.  Wanting to keep everything light, I used a large grid for 1+1 and added 4 Fun in one corner but just couldn't seem to make it lively.  I wondered whether to fill in that white space, but decided to keep the possibilities open ended - suitable for the endless Pi...


Thank you all for participating - what an incredible collection of tiles!
Couldn't you just feel the creative energy in the notes and see it in the tangles?


Many thanks to the creators of the tangles we used to celebrate Pi Day ~

03 by Ai Ling Hung, CZT

1+1 by Mei Hua (Damy) Teng, CZT

4 Fun by Mina Hsiao, CZT

Check back tomorrow for our St. Patrick's Day "It's a String Thing" #283!