Monday, May 15, 2017

"It's a String Thing" #194 Tiles

Happy one day (or two) after Mother's Day!  I hope that your day was filled with love and joy.

I must say, I feel like a very proud 'tangle mother' today as I post these beautiful tiles in the first IAST to include my newest pattern, Trella.  I am indebted to you all for your kind words and exquisite variations.  Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Vonnie Schneider (Saint Paul, Minnesota) ~
Love the new tangle! I wanted to share with you that I have finished all the previous challenges...what a fun journey! it is cool to see my progression in the last 4 months, thank you for the opportunity!
Congratulations, Vonnie - for both your amazing accomplishment and progress...
Tangled Tidbits -
*Trella border
*sparkled and shaded droops

From Lynn Gotham (Florida) ~
Adele, I just LOVE your new tangle. So much fun to play with.
Lynn, I love how you angled the tile between the two magnets on your Tickled to Tangle frame.
Tangled Tidbits -
*wisp of Trella
*beautiful details - aura, shading, dots

 *delicate lace-like aura

From Sra (India) ~
Here's my entry for IAST 194.I enjoyed working on Trella. I'm busy, though, so I couldn't spend as much time on it as I would have liked to. I like my Trella here and I managed to cover up a misdirected Trella and draw more of it in white too! This was one tile that didn't give me too much heartache, thought I still haven't gotten there! Probably I'm very relieved that I managed to salvage a good tile gone wrong!
You did a great job with this!
Tangled Tidbits -
*aura, dots, dashes, and triangles for accents
*shaded Trella layers over N'Zeppel

From Joan Delony, CZT (Florida) ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*pretty variations in Trella droops
*aura for individual Trella and aura surrounding them

From Renee (Tennessee) and on her Instagram ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*graceful curves glow in white
*N'Zeppel grows passed its grid, creates a beautiful edge

From Hilary (Chicago) ~
I'm enjoying your photos from your trip to Fabriano, and can't wait to see more.
I also am enjoying using Trella, in fact, and this is a first for me, I did two versions of this week's challenge. My first was the black and white tile which I felt needed something more. I considered using more dramatic shading, but I worried about ruining it. So I tried another version in my watercolor sketchbook. Over all, I'm pleased with my results.I hope you're having a great week and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's #194.
Tangled Tidbits -
*layered curls, dots, inner aura of Trella droops
*light and very detailed shading
*two intersecting Trella, aura-ed as one
*lovely, longer curls add interest to the aura

From Lisette (Switzerland) ~
Thank you for all the souvenirs you are sharing from your trip to Italy. Here my tile for IAST 194. Trella was new to me, although it’s similar to how I use to draw Opus. I tried to draw water droplets instead of the mooka-like leaves. But I’m afraid they are a bit too flimsy. I could give them some weight by adding the black pearls. I hope they are visible on the photo. I really enjoyed this challenge. Thank you.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*stunning water droplets tip Trella - shaded and sparkled
*perf, dots, aura, shading - all lovely accents

From Joke Leussenkamp (Eibergen, The Netherlands) ~
Hello fellow tanglers,
Although not happy with this result at all, I still decided to share it with you all.
Maybe I was to much in a hurry to come up with something more appealing.Never mind, thanks for all the work you do and the photos of Italy
I am confident that by the time this is posted, you will appreciate your tile even more as there is a very curious thing about tangling:  just a bit of time and a fresh look at a completed tile usually results in a new appreciation of your masterpiece.
Tangled Tidbits -
*pretty highlights accent all three tangles
*Trella features dots, perfs, aura, and shading

From Ria Matheussen (Belgium) ~
I draw the strings on a square tile and then I cut out a triangle and painted the background with watercolours. The strings dissappeared in N'Zeppel.
When the drawing was ready, I also used some ordinary colourpencils to become a bit stronger colours.
I like Trella very much, it offers a lot of possibilties to make variations.
Thank you for this lovely challenge and I wish you a nice, sunny weekend.Warm regards from Belgium
Tangled Tidbits -
*very dimensional Florz
*white stemmed Trella layered atop the tangles

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
Thank you for sharing your new tangle. I used it as a border with some little individuals as well. When deciding which way up the tile should be, it really looked best to me standing on a corner. So here it is along with the complementary pattern on my garden table! many patterns!
Tangled Tidbits -
*airy Trella border
*accent of single Trella droops

From Renee Womack (Austin, Texas) ~
Loved the tangles for the week (some of my faves) but not really loving how they came together for me. Oh well, still had a good relaxing time creating it which if the most important to me.
Thank you again for all the work you do on this. I really do love to see everyones work.

Tangled Tidbits -
*yummy spiral and arcs of Florz
*dotted and dashed aura around a beautifully shaded Trella

From Susie (Thailand) ~
Thanks so much for Trella. It is a fun tangle and I really enjoyed playing around with it. The blue one I did first, but as soon as I had it finished and made my “DONE” hook at item “IAST 194” that the idea hit me, to draw Trella just to one side – like a droopy willow branch. So out came all my tools again and the result is now 2 hooks at item IAST 194.

Tangled Tidbits -
*single Trella splints into two
*pink perfs add berries to Trella
*wispy, willowy Trella
*gorgeous, glowing, yellow highlights and shadowed shading

From Trudi (Woodview, Ontario, Canad) ~
Adele your pictures of Italy were beautiful and that hotel room was to die for! That is a wonderful husband you have there. How nice you named Trella after your granddaughter Ella. Here is my version of it.
Thank you so much.
Tangled Tidbits -
*striped and sparkled spaces between Trella's droops and curls
*curved grids for Florz and N'Zeppel

From Anoeska Waardenburg (Gouda, The Netherlands) ~
First of all; thank you for the warm welcome after IAST 192! Unfortunately I missed last weeks challenge due to our vacation. Today we came home and I found this challenge. I hope I’m still in time to participate. Your new tangle Trella is lovely! I will probably end up using it more often. Thanks for sharing.
Welcome back!
Tangled Tidbits -
*luscious layering of pretty Trella variations
*pop of Trella atop Florz grid

From Karin (Germany) ~
here is my entry for this week.
It was a brilliant combination of three wonderful patterns.Greetings from Germany
Tangled Tidbits -
*weighted lines, dots, and shading pop Trella to the foreground
*radiating rays for Florz

From Kate (United Kingdom) ~
My contribution to this week's challenge. I had fun using your new
tangle, also N'Zeppel which is one of my favourites. I'm so pleased
that you had such a good time on your visit to Italy - so many beautifulplaces to see, and Rome, my favourite city!
Tangled Tidbits -
*a drop of black, sparkled perfs for Trella - in the droops and on the tips of the curls
*two intersecting Trella, aura-ed as one

A few days later, Kate sent this ~
Woke up in the night and couldn't get back to sleep so I ended up
tangling a different version of the tile I did yesterday. I know I've
already sent you my contribution but thought you might like to see this
much more 'dramatic' middle of the night version. No shading - tired
 I think it safe to say that many of us can relate to sleepless nights and tired-eyed tangling :)
*bold contrasts of black and white
*weighted aura

From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~
I'm usually a black and white tangle person, but this was too busy to just shade. I used Derwent Inktense pencils. I love the way the colors pop when you add water to them.
Tangled Tidbits -
*little black perfs accent Florz and Trella
*soft colors and shading

From Cyndee Pelley (Oklahoma) and here on her blog ~
Hello Adele! I am sure enjoying your posts about Fabriano! I can almost feel giddy along with you in the enjoyment of so much wonderful paper!
Here's my Trella Tile...I started my tile (first tile), shown last, but I stopped after adding Florz and shading it. It looked good but as I was thinking about whether or not to add a fill in the blank florz squares, I began to wonder if Trella would work as a fragment in a reticulum. So, I played with it in a grid and came up with some variations for the grid, though I'm not sure they could be classified as fragments. Since it's a new pattern I thought you might be interested in seeing the grid tile and the first tile, but the offical one to post is first here.
I really enjoyed my Trella journey so thanks for the great pattern, and challenge! I hope Trella is a smashing success!

Thank you for taking us on your Trella journey.
Tangled Tidbits -
*striped, sparkled, and perf filled Trella
*yin and yang Trella variation
*creative Trella variations change as they pass through the string sections
*light touch of Trella hovers over softly shaded Florz

 From Barbara (Germany) ~
so unhappy to have less time to tangle. But your challenge is a "must-do" for me. Trella is a unknown pattern and I needed a bit exercises. And here is my tile for today.
Wish you and and all the people outside a wonderful spring.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*again, Trella sections aura-ed as a whole  (Isn't it fun to see similarities like this occur?!)
*shading alone Trella's main lines, inner aura, and outer edges

From Sharon Fite (California) ~
I love hearing about your fabulous trip to Italy!
I wasn't able to send my Lily tile in time due to a bout of stomach flu last weekend. I've included it here if you choose to share. Like others, I'm a big fan of Lily's work and was sorry to hear about her family situation. Sending her peaceful thoughts!
I'm also sending my tile for this week. Your new tangle, Trella, yielded lots of good design possibilities. Cheers!
 For Lily - thank you for sending this in.

Tangled Tidbits -
*a spray of Trella, curls turn into spirals
*pointed edges for a spiraled Florz

From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) ~
Your photos and stories from Italy are wonderful! It is taking me back to my honeymoon, which was 11 years ago last week. I told my husband about your trip and he said, “Well then I will have to take you there too.” Not sure when, but I am hoping to sign that guest book too!
Can’t wait to see more. Your dinner date is a real keeper :o)
So glad you had a wonderful time and are home safely. Here is my tile with your beautiful new pattern.
Sending warm greetings from New York!
Yes, Jody, you really must go.  I hope that by posting my story and photographs, that more tanglers will visit Fabriano and fill the guest book.
Tangled Tidbits -
*shadow shading of Florz elevates Trella
*awesome variations of Trella - aura from each droop to a curl, weighted lined curls, scalloped aura, just to name a few

From Marla Mendenhall (California) ~
Another lovely new pattern, Adele, full of grace, whimsy, and endless embellishment potential. Looking forward to a week with a whole lot less crazy-making so I can play with it properly.Hoping all you Moms had a Happy Mother's Day.
"grace and whimsy, and endless embellishment potential" - I will cherish that description.  Thank you, Marla.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Trella border with Mooka-like curls, arua-ed and shaded
*alternating rows of solid Trella droops - very clever
*shading and detail lines transform Florz and N'Zeppel

From Matt W (Princeton, New Jersey) ~
I hope this is not too late for submission. Was done with rose micron and chalk pencils.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Trella border and whole branches
*glowing white highlights to compliment the rose Micron (that has a pretty sound to it!)

From Lin H. (Florida) ~
I'm on the road this week but was glad I still found some time to tangle and finish a tile for your latest challenge. Love your tangle Trella. I'm also loving the pictures of your Italy trip. Keep them coming! And, Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!
Tangled Tidbits -
*wispy Trella with shaded droops
*wide, shaded line spaces of N'Zeppel and a shared grid with Florz

From Anita Aspfors Westin (Rättvik, Sweden) and here on her blog ~
Here comes my entry. I liked the pattern Trella a lot! I used it with N´Zeppel and Flukes.
You seemed to have a gorgeous journey in Italy. Very interesting to read about your trip and experiences of Fabriano. As I came out as a painter after finishing artschool, I was working much with watercolor. I love the Fabriano-paper and lot´s of my watercolors are made on Fabriano!

It is beloved paper, isn't it?
Tangled Tidbits - 
*grid follows the flow of the wonderfully water colored plaid 
*Trella shines in the lighter area of the tile and picks up the sparkle on the tips of the grid lines

From Anna Houston, CZT 12 (British Columbia, Canada) ~
I really love organic tangles so this one will be one of my faves. It was fun to do the tried and true ones as well. Happy Mothers Day Adele! Am loving your Italy trip stories and pictures; thanks for sharing them!
Thank you, Anna, there is more to come...
Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulously full Trella
*super shading

From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
Happy Mother's Day to you and all!
What a splash Trella made with a cannon ball jump right into my list of favorite tangles!
From lower right, I began with the original version ... to the lower left I added Fescu ... upper left I added many branches in Verdigogh-style ... upper right I made crazy eight leaves ... then I added shading to draw attention to Trella variations.A huge thank you for and cheers to Trella!
Tangled Tidbits -
*Whoa!  spectacular Trella variations - especially love the Verdigogh inspired one
*N'Zeppel created at the center of four Trella

From Tonia (Rhode Island) ~
I enjoyed #trella. Added #florz & #munchin. Also did fragment H-5 to fill in the #florz. Fun challenge! Thank you!

Tangled Tidbits -
*dainty Trella border and branch
*soft shading throughout

From Veena Arun (Redmond, Washington) and here on her blog ~
Here are my tiles for IAST194. I made 2 tiles (the third one is in progress). I absolutely love Trella. So many ways to draw it. I am definitely going to be using it a lot.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*aura-ed swirls in Trella droops
*lines added inside aura around Trella
*curls intertwine in Trella
*Florz and N'Zeppel share grid lines

From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
Happy congratulations on your newest tangle Trella. Love, love this organic tangle and it was so fun to play with it! But I have to practice a bit more.
I love to read about your wonderful Italian adventure. I am looking forward to what's coming more. Thank you for sharing!!!
In the attachment my IAST # 194 tile for this week.
Well, I hope you are still enjoying all the sweet and delightful memories you came home with from Italy.
Tangled Tidbits -
*weighted lines, shadowed shading, and lovely aura
*scalloped arua around diminishing dots

A very warm welcome to Kristin Griffin (Massachusetts) ~
I am sending you my tile for my first ISAT Challenge. This was so much fun and I am glad I discovered your website.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*light and dark Trella variations
*shading around the border and aura add dimension

Welcome to our tangled community and our tangled map, Kristin!

From Jutta Gladnigg (NRW, Germany) ~
This week's challenge was wonderful because your new pattern Trella is fabulous and flows right out of the pen... if the tile had not just been 3,4 x 3,4 I would have gone on and on and on. It bears so many possibilities for filling, enhancing and shading! Thank you so much for your stepout, too.
I can see and feel the movement you gave to Trella :)
Tangled Tidbits -
*deep shading adds depth to all the tangles
*white and black dots accent Trella and the border

And now...

the tile for honors...

was sent in by...

Shirley Wholsen from Queensland, Australia ~

Thank you, Adele, for another delightful tangle, your Granddaughter must be proud to have such a lovely tangle named after her.
It was a pleasure to work with.
Attached is my entry for - It’s A String Thing #194 challenge.
Tangled Tidbits -
*one glorious Trella branch springs from another
*striped, sparkled droops edged with dots and scallops
*thick and thin curls
*aura and shading of Trella float it above the background
*grids of N'Zeppel and Florz carry passed the tangles

Congratulations, Shirley!

I have a little something coming in the mail for you.
Many thanks to everyone for sending in your precious tiles.  You inspire all of us and help build this wonderfully supportive IAST community.

Special thank you to Maria Thomas for Florz and N'Zeppel , the tangles used with my string and Trella this week.  

Thank you, too, for the compliments on the photos and stories of our "Paper Pilgrimage" to Fabriano, Italy.  Part III is coming on Thursday ♡...

Check back tomorrow for "It's a String Thing" #195!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the round-up, Adele! I enjoyed your post on Fabriano, how you took pictures of everything, the enthusiasm and love were so vivid in your post. - Sra