Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"I'ts a String Thing" Sweet #16

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

Before I write about this new challenge - I must answer a question that has come up from several readers.  How best to transfer the string line to a tile?  

What I suggest (and what I do) is to view the string, study it a bit, put pencil to tile and draw it.  The way it turns out on your tile is how you should use it.  There is no right or wrong to it - you can make your own version or interpretation of it.  Keep in mind that strings are suggestions. 
Have confidence and tangle on!

Now for this week's String Thing...

In honor of Thanksgiving here in the United States - just a few day away - and in recognition of our grateful hearts, this is a very sweet #16 challenge.

We begin with String 018 by Sandy Hunter, CZT, as posted by Linda Farmer on Tangle Patterns.

In honor of Sandy we will use a tangle that begins with the letter 'H' for Hunter -
the pattern Heartstrings by Helen Williams.

The reason for using one tangle this week is threefold:
1.  It captures the spirit of love and gratitude.
2.  It gives a unique opportunity to learn and master one tangle pattern.
3.  It provides an opportunity to tangle in the midst of the holiday season without demanding a great deal of time.  Translated, that means you can do this :)

You will find detailed instructions for Heartstrings by Helen Williams, along with a video and variations of the tangle at this link on Tangle Patterns.

To recap - use:

String 018 by Sandy Hunter on Tangle Patterns
Heartstrings by Helen Williams

If this is your first visit, welcome!  If you are new to Zentangle®, welcome! 

This exercise is for beginner and seasoned tanglers alike.  Use it as an excuse to keep up with your art work, take time for yourself, learn new patterns, share your talent...

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines:
     * Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.          
     *Use the string posted for the week and patterns that begin    
                  with the letter(s) indicated                 
     *Work must be completed on Zentangle tiles or on your 3.5" x 3.5" paper      
     * Submit a photo of your tile saved as jpg or         
                  scan your tile (300 dpi) 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.

I look forward to your emails.

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