|Pumpkin ZIA Zendala by Adele Bruno, CZT
"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots
may be lighted on, and produce
so pleasant an effect on the feelings,
as now in October."
takes place on 29 September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Wow! Challenge 111 already, and what fun! I have used Shattuck (a Zentangle-original tangle) to accompany my Hamails. I find that Shattuck is very successful for filling areas of all different shapes and I love the way it comes to life when shaded.
Thank you for your very imaginative challenge and your dedication to keeping us challenged each week.
My wrist is not doing well, but I wanted to participate so I just drew a few tangles on an autumn inspired colored tile. Hamail is a favorite and I chose Opus as my favorite (at the moment!) tangle.
Here is my tile for this week..... very nice is Hamail!
Here’s my entry for this week. Nothing about this went as expected! I enjoyed doing Hamail and to some extent the Hamail itself turned out to be the string. But the biggest surprise was what happened after I finished, and then ran the tile through the mirror app on my iPhone (I didn’t include that here because it’s not part of the challenge). The story’s on my blog
Thanks for another fun challenge! Although I expected some difficulty getting the spiral to widen and narrow, it did cooperate! I've been working on Tripoli this week, and on separating those lovely flower shapes you get. I chose my purple pen after seeing some beautiful purple sweet gum leaves on my morning walk in this glorious autumn weather. Even with the purple pencil shading and gold orbs, it still seemed flat and, well, too white! I added some hatching and stippling and thickened my lines. It's white, but I like it! (I've posted this on my blog.)
It's always so hard to choose a favourite tangle. The wonder of this thing called Zentangle is that whatever I'm drawing seems to be my favourite at that moment. So instead I decided to pick my favourite tangle created by you! And without a doubt it's Uncorked. For a while I've been drawing it this way, which has a delicious Deco look about it. And it seemed to fit so well with the two Hamails that I'd already drawn. The string was nothing more than a border. And there you have it.
Thanks as always for the fun!
...I used Hamail and Finery (which I found in the book One Zentangle a Day)
I really liked this of challenge! I drew a simple line as a string after I had drawn Hamail and chose to add Hollibaugh and Fife. These are both patterns of Molly Hollibaugh, that are amongst my favorites.
And: I had a lot of relaxing fun :-) Thank you!
It's on my blog as well
Here is my contribution to this week's challenge. I started with Hamail (which I needed to practice a time or two) and, as I can't really determine my favorite tangle, decided on this bubbly one, who name and creator I can't come up with. I thought it was "bubblz" or something similar but I can't find it at Linda's website. Perhaps you know it by name. I do like it a lot.I am happy to say that the tangle you used is by long time IAST contributor, Lori Byerly. She named it Bublz and her post about it can be found here on her blog.
Up here in Armstrong, BC, autumn is in full swing. We've not had frost yet though so my flower planters are all still quite happy. I hope this finds you well. Many thanks again for all the joy you bring us tanglers!
I really wasn't getting the hang of drawing this...so I penciled it in. I was going for a Japanese woodcut chrysanthemum but it looks more like a Gerbera daisy. The leaves weren't anything like I had planned but you can't make these things be anything they don't want to be, right? The leaves look like dragonair, so that'll be my other tangle.
The most unusual thing about it is that it's in color! (Vintage prismacolor pencils). A real departure for me. Living on the edge! Have a brilliant day!
I had lots of fun with Hamail this week. Here are the two I like best.
The first has a leafy L string with Nippon ( An Official Zentangle)
without its background stripes, with no shading and with some partial
circles) . The second has no string, and only the black dots of
This was interesting! I really liked working with Hamail, (though I need to practice it a bit more). My chosen tangle to add was Girdy by Karl Stewart (with inspiration from your 'Tips for Tangling'). I love the architectural look of Girdy and was pleased with the end result. No matter how you turn the tile, it gives the impression of tumbling Hamails. Just wish I had realized before I started that most of my pens are about out of ink!
I couldn't have picked a better challenge! In her "It's a String Thing Challenge"#111, Adele Bruno challenges us to draw 1 particular pattern (Hamail by Tina Hunziker) and add 1 of our favorite tangles, and add 1 original string for the favorite pattern if needed.
I love love love Hamail and lately I've gone crazy over Mooka. They play well together and look...a ”string!” 3 of them in fact hanging from a Mooka!
Also -- I think watching some shading youtube videos is helping. I like the dimensionality I was able to achieve on Hamail.
So much fun - thank you Adele.
On to this weeks string thing 1. Hamail 1. Fave tangle ( that id forgotten about until today when I was looking at something else) garlic cloves by Jacquelien Bredenoord. 1 string umm there isn't one today;).thats it I quite like how this has turned out after feeling like the Zen had gone from my work. Definitely zenned out tangling the garlic cloves thanks Adele (hoping it stays now).
This was a fun challenge. I love hamail, for one thing, and mixing things up by putting some hamail on first, then the string, then tangling with a favorite of my own...yeah, it's a good un. I like it a lot.
I've been doing a flower series, with water color pencil on tiles in sunflower colors. So, since hamail makes a delightful center of a sunflower, I started there. The string was shaped like overlapping flower petals, and I put my own pattern Hitched to that. The diamonds alternating with circles, and the arcs from diamond to diamond...that's Hitched.
thanks for a very fun challenge!
SO fun this week!! Not that every week isn't, but ... permission to choose one of my favorite patterns? Like Christmas with Hershey's fudge syrup poured on top! I don't know how you come up with these ideas, Girl.
First, Hamail. So charming, and what a lovely result, like the inside of a Nautilus shell. Executing it as shown in the step-out, however, seemed a problem for me. If I left the top curve open and hoped my curve up with the next petal got even close, my petals got a bit too plump for my liking (as in Tile #1). I guess my right hand is dyslexic. So instead I started on top of the previous petal and then curved down. A little different overlap but substantially the same thing. (Hope Tina won't mind.)
So along with Hamail, my tiles consist of:
Tile #1 Paradox by Maria Thomas (with a couple of antenna-thingies).
Tile #2 An evolution-revolution of a single Tripoli by Team Roberts and Thomas. Not sure the "subtleties" will show up, but I tangled in brown ink (VERY dark brown, sadly) and shaded with lavender. The petals of Hamail are repeated in the internal swirls.
And Tile #3 is Mooka, once again by The You-Know-Who's-Fabulous, with bubbles instead of just shading. (I refuse to refer to them as Tipple because 1] they're round rather than random and 2] I would have to admit I threw in an extra pattern on purpose when I really didn't because I so often use them with Mooka that I was drawing them before I thought about it, and my first-born-follow-the-rules self will have an anxiety attack otherwise so every little rationalization helps).
There you have it. Off to play with designs of my dozen other favorites ...
Hamail takes center stage. I added two inside auras to each petal and some shading. Such a calming tangle to work with! I added a tangle I created a few years ago as a frame. It looks very much like Zenith, but the approach is very different. It's a continuous line pattern with many variable. The left and right side are two variations of Jumping Beans, the top is a version of Jumping String Beans, and the bottom is a version of Jumping NBAI (no beans about it) because there are no beans in the basic version.
Here is my tile for this week's challenge; it is much more organically
flowing, and overall more like my usual style, than my usual
submissions to this challenge. My opinion is certainly in the
minority, but I much prefer tangling without a string- I feel like the
string reduces the flow (which is exactly why I began participating in
this challenge!) I was a bit nervous about using Hamail, because
though I like it a lot, I can never get the curve quite right. I
solved the problem by tangleating, therefore eliminating much of the
circular element. I really enjoyed creating this tile, and I am
anxiously awaiting next week's challenge :) .
Here is my 111 String Thing tile. What a brilliant idea for 111, a slight twist on the usual format. Thanks to your Tips for Tangling I sort of managed to draw some Hamail's, but I still need to practise. The extra rounds look a bit too much like petals. I am sure I will get the hang of it soon. I was surprised how difficult it is to draw a string after you have drawn a tangle. I blocked in the background behind Hamail because on this occasion I didn't want the string to disappear entirely. My favourite tangle is Nawal by Sam Taylor. I had hoped to make the Narwal in the shape of a number one with a crossbar base, but there wasn't quite room for that so I just went with a curvy Narwal instead. I did put 111 stripes on the occasional section though. I really enjoyed this challenge, thank you for thinking it up, I don't know how you keep coming up with all these great ideas.
Here it comes. It was a wonderful challenge!. I let the Auraknot become my string. I liked the idea to have Hamail born from a star! I tried a couple of other combinations too, but this is the one I liked the best.
I have been doing these challenges off and on, but never seem to finish them in time to send them in - but this week I did!
I had not used Hamail before, but it had been on my list of tangles to try out, so I was happy to see it as one we should use. I am also on a Narwal kick as of late, so used that to fill in my zig-zag string around the Hamail. I am not sure if the end result reminds me more of a comet, or some strange alien footprint. :)
Anyway, thanks for hosting these! I love seeing the results all posted together on Mondays, and know you put a lot of effort in commenting on each one.
This was an interesting challenge and difficult trying to decide which favorite tangle to use.
I've used Crescent Moon an original tangle. Also on my blog
What a fun challenge! I enjoyed the new pattern hamail. It's such a lovely swirl of petals. I'm going to have to experiment with it a bit more.
You can see my tile here also.
... I love this tangle. Added 2 of my favorites. Oh, so many possibilities. Thanks as always for time. Always love your Words of Wisdom on Wednesdays...the tangled pumpkin is lovely.
Thanks for this original challenge.
For some reason I had a total mental block when it came to Hamail. I just couldn't get it right. I had to practice with about 50 attempts before it looked even remotely correct!
For my favourite tangle I chose Hollibaugh. It's so simple and effective and I thought the strong straight lines would be a good counterpoint to Hamail's spirals.
Enclosed please find my newest Tangle "Picnic" it reminds me of a Spring picnic with flowers around. I love so many of the tangles, but HUGGINS holds a special place in my heart. Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas this tangle was one of my first and still remains one of my favorites. I very much enjoyed HAMAIL as well, reminds me of mums.
Thank you for another great challenge.
What fun! It is a great luxury to be able to sit on the
windy beach ,watch the ocean, the migrating birds
and monarch butterflys and be inspired to tangle!!
I captured several Hamails in a bubble net of Flors
and let the shell define the string and and shading.
Thanks so much for all you do for our community.
I chose to combine Hamail together with Drupe by Maria Thomas & Rick Roberts, thus turning it into a pretty nice flower.
I found drawing this tile super relaxing and I like the result: thanks again for organizing this challenge !
Oh so difficult to pick one favorite tangle, but the winner is..........Versa by Laura Harms CZT. I had fun drawing Hamail. It is kind of addicting when you go round and round. I like the contrast in this tile.
Thanks for this challenge! I found it challenging to choose ONE favorite tangle to work in around Hamail, which I’d never used before. So, as you can see, I used two favorite tangles, one of which served as my string.
I chose Mi2 (Mimi Lempart, CZT) and Puf (Carole Ohl) for my favorite tangles. What I LOVE about these two is that what you end up with is nothing like you start with. These tangles seems kind of magical and powerful in that way. I find myself a bit surprised and a little tickled each time I draw them! I guess that’s part of the joy of tangling. I had not used Hamail before, but with this practice, I’m sure it will show up in a lot of my future tangles.
I tried to draw Mi2 around Hamail at first, but I could never get the two to come together very well, so I eventually shifted and drew my String (Mi2) first and placed the Hamails in the open spots. Necessity is the mother of invention!
Thanks again for all you do to make this happen each week. I really enjoy the process and then finally seeing what other’s came up with. I’m betting I’ll see some tangle patterns I’m not familiar with this week. More fun!!
A new, fun, slightly different approach for your challenge this week...I had tried my hand at Hamail a little while ago when Linda Farmer first published it on TanglePatterns.com, but I gave up after a few tries...just wasn't coming together...but now I am so glad you pushed me to try again for #111. What a cool pattern...who doesn't love a good spiral?
At first, my plan was to go with one big Hamail for my piece and surround it with some other "favorite" tangle...hard to choose, for sure...would it be Kuke, or Pokeleaf or 'Nzeppel--:)...but after I started "Hamail-ing" I couldn't really stop...Oh, the zen! I put in as many as I could (I wanted 5, but just couldn't manage it!) and at that point, the only thing I wanted to see in the background was (one of the original Zentangle patterns) Tipple! Tried a bunch of variations for the Hamails and then Tippled away happily. Shaded the whole shebang...we are supposed to be seeing a full red moon total lunar eclipse at the moon's perigee (closest point to earth) tomorrow evening, but alas, we have tickets to see Twyla Tharp at the same time! My tangle turned out filled with moons for the occasion! I even figured out how to adjust my scanner to the size of my paper! A huge success all around--:)
The challenge this week was different but very relaxing for me. It was the first time that I tangle Hamail and I was not satisfied with the result. Maybe I should practice it before. But I thought that maybe the string, the second tangle and the shading could help to let it look better. And so it is! The string I draw spontaniously and I love it. The second tangle I choose is Printemps by Maria Thomas because it's great to fill big spaces and with the sparkles you can make it more interesting.
So thank you for this great challenge. The week was so stressful for me and I'm glad that I found the time for it on the last day.
Greatings from Germany
I thought that Hamail was such a pretty tangle on it's own that I decided to keep it simple so it'll stand out. I used Phirst for the border. I just learned how to do and it's a lot of fun to do.
Cadent has been one of my favorite patterns since first learning it (maybe because my granddaughter is named Cadence). So many ways to vary it. But really, I did not mean for it to act like Hamail was not welcome. My simple idea of a string loop and some cadent to keep Hamail company got completely out of hand once I started adding cadent. No matter it was fun. I do appreciate the challenges that you provide and I love seeing all the wonderful variations of the challenges. Thank you.
I feel like this isn't a particularly imaginative rendition of Hamail. It kept looking to me like an applique, so that made me think of an "old favorite" from my earliest Zentangle days. It's an official tangle called Lace. After my first class with a CZT (June of 2011) I bought Sandy Bartholomew's alphabet book and used it to learn more tangles. I'm pretty sure all the tangles in that book are official ... there isn't a step-out posted that I know of but it's easy to figure out.
So I ended up doing a lot more shading than I usually do and a lot less fine-line drawing. But that's the fun of Zentangle!
This was so much fun! I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Of course, I used the pattern you chose, Hamail. And I
chose one I love, Finery. They both seemed to just go
together! I love the black and white one, and the color
one, too. So, I decided to send both of them. I hope
you enjoy them as much as I do!
Thanks Adele for such a great String Challenge!
What a fun idea to give us only part of an assignment! I combined Hamail with Frost Flower by Karry Heun.
here is my submission for challenge #111:
this challenge has been a true exercise on continuously turning the paper from the very first stroke, at the center of hamail, to the final stroke of verdigough (original zentangle/ maria thomas) along the outer frame.
this challenge has kept me 'mindful' of each stroke, enjoying the process!
It took me a while to get the hang of Hamail, but eventually I got it to work, and I rather like it now. The favorite tangle I've used is a variation of Puffle, by CZT Sandy Hunter. It's on my blog: Purple Butterfly
It was hard for me to decide which is my favorite pattern. At the end I used “Cadent” by Maria Thomas because it seemed to be a nice contrast to “Hamail”. It´s absolutely amazing how many variations of this pattern are posted in the internet.
I am not really satisfied with my result but this is been due to the shortage of time I had.
I am really curious about the different tiles which will be sent in to you!
A great challenge this week, which I enjoyed very much, but as you can see, I got rather carried away with the first part of the instructions....
Hamail took over! I just managed to squeeze in a little CO2 and there it was... done. I am doing a post on my blog about the technique for drawing Hamail.
[On] my blog post
Thank you so much for your hints for hamail! That was so sweet. I am not sure mine ever got “good”, but it did help! The other tangle I chose was keeko. I needed to have one of my favorite go-to’s that was also simple after working with hamail.
Lovely challenge this week. I'd been looking forward to trying Hamail but hadn't had a chance. I did have a hard time choosing a favourite tangle though so I chose my fave version of Zenith and some pearls using a very simple string. I may actually submit another later in the week if that's ok :-)
Thanks for the great challenge this week...well aren't they all? This was particularly fun one for me because it introduced me to a new pattern. I've seen "Hamail" here and there but I've never attempted it. I practiced it a couple of times and then got to work. I didn't intend to draw this many, but sometimes things are beyond my control ;-) There's more on my blog.