Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #52 - A Very Happy Birthday!

It's Tuesday and the good news is rolling in!

First, I am happy to say that I am back from a few weeks away from my computer.  
I am "after" some reconstructive surgery on my ankle - very happy to be sitting up again and even more eager to figure out a way to tangle on the cast I am in. :)

Thanks to all of you for checking in every day, for the kind compliments on My Summer Project, and for keeping up with the challenges. Even though I could not write, I did receive your notes and emails and I am indebted.

The results of the last few week's "It's a String Thing" will be posted over the next few days and then we will be all caught up.

In the meantime - today marks a very special day in the history of Tickled To Tangle.

It is the first birthday of "It's a String Thing"!
I love birthdays and this one is very special.

To mark the occasion, I created this string ~

"It's a String Thing" Birthday String by Adele Bruno, CZT
Since I have a penchant for drawing a continuous string line - here is a step out for how I drew this, just in case you want to do the same ~

In perusing TanglePatterns over the last few days, I see that much happens in the world of Zentangle® in a very short time.   While I was away, some very lovely tangles have been published and so we will use a few of them this week.

They include:

Meringue by CZT Kelley Kelly
A-Fog by Kathy Redmond
Roscoe by Vicki Bassett
Kitl by Jem Miller AKA Ragged Ray
And for sentimental reasons, we will also use CZT Margaret Bremner's pattern
Lotus Pods.  The very first challenge featured this wonderful tangle.

You can find step outs and links to these patterns on TanglePatterns.

Use as few or as many patterns as you wish.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away!

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and patterns that begin or contain the letter(s) indicated
* 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 are to be submitted by Saturday evenings.
*Photos and 'Best of Show' are posted on Mondays.

Use this special occasion to send in your photos -  you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world.

PLEASE NOTE: I will add a link to your blog or web site with your tile photo, upon request. The site specific URL must accompany your request.

I look forward to your emails.


  1. Happy 1st Anniversary Adele! So sorry to hear that this is the reason why you were not "around"! I pray for a full and quick recovery for you. Thank you for continuing to inspire us in your absence. And thank you for this very interesting thing! Hugs, Brenda

  2. Of course I what is meant is "interesting STRING"!!!! Sorry!

  3. Happy Birthday to your wonderful "It´s a String Thing!" ... 1 year ...wow!
    Especially congratulation to you and thank you very much for making it possible for us to do this challenge! Also your weekly presentation of all tiles including so kind and warm-hearted comments are really great! For all this ... thank you, Adele!