Love makes a house a home.
| Home by Adele Bruno, CZT|
3.5" square tile and 3Z tile
Tangles: Heart Box, Drupe, Opus, Knightsbridge,
Flux, Tipple, LG, Amore
|IAST #228 String by Adele Bruno, CZT|
this time I drew two versions of your challenge again. I enjoyed drawing Bubbles, Bales and the other patterns on a coloured background. I send you my second version, my first one you can find on my blog under the link: .
Thank you very much for this very interesting challenge. I didn’t know Bubbles yet. I didn’t draw the other patterns very often and never in this combination.
Best wishes from Germany
Here's my entry for IAST this week. Have a great week ahead!
Here is my tile for this week's challenge. I have never tried out Jester and Bubbles, I like both of those patterns and will have to try to use them more often! My Bubbles needs some work, but, I enjoyed making this tile!
I enjoyed all of the beautiful Rumpus tiles! I loved how you used yours in a heart shape for your mother's birthday card! Happy Birthday to her! What a great family gathering of four generations!
Thank you for another great challenge and I look forward to next weeks challenge!
Have a great week!
Thank you for the challenge. I know more zentangle pattern by joining your challenge every week. And it's challenging how to interpret pattern into string you gave.
Thank you for the interesting task. To connect the given tangles into a single composition was interesting :)
I hope all is well with your family, and happy belated birthday to your mom!
I used my new sepia and burgundy pens on a tinted tile for this week's challenge. I hope they show up well in the photo because it was fun using them.
My contribution for IAST#227. I’ve never used Bubbles before because they didn’t appeal to me. But I might change my attitude in the future… I was really intrigued by Jester which I’ve never used before either. I really appreciated this new challenge.
Hugs from Switzerland
...thanks for this fun challenge. Here's my entry for IAST#227.
Attached is my Tile for -- It’s A String Thing # 227 Challenge.
Adele, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project of the Christmas Story, it is fabulous, what a wonderful
Idea and so many helpers, you live in a very close communal area.
Filled with color and glitter
Here is my tile for the week...I stayed mostly within the string...bales, jester and bubbles...
Used glitter pens glitter acrylic and plain old black pen and pencil ....A bit lively if I may say so,...
Thanks for a great challenge
Thank you for this cool string and pattern selection... For this tile I used a black Micron 01 and a black/blue Micron PN. All the best for 2018 to you and your family and to the IAST community!
I had a lot of fun with IAST 227.
Always glad to send you my entry.
I've made my drawing on a white tile and finished with a little bit of colour on those three wonderful tangles.
Thank you for a nice challenge and send you warm regards from Belgium
I have not participated in a while, and I am happy that I finally have a tile finished in time to submit. It was relaxing to let go and let the tangles flow.
I enjoyed this week’s tangles. I liked last week’s idea of shading with a pen so I had another go at that with my purple pen. It has nearly run out, but I think that sort of helps the effect.
this is my entry to challenge no 227.
Somehow the tile does not look like I expected… I am looking forward to see the other ones!
Greetings from a warmer and sunnier Whitby.
Why is it photography always shows what I “could” have done? You know, sort of like a 75 year old woman looking into a magnified mirror sans make up!
Anyway, it was fun tangling!
Please give your Mother a huge birthday hug from me. You wrote lovely, meaningful words to describe her and she wears them well.....even way back when there were only the 7 of you. Your Rompus Zendala is a beautiful gift I know she will treasure. And one has to love Mugga....bet a grandchild gave that to her! (Yes, it was Isabella :)
Hope this finds you enjoying and not working too hard. We tanglers so appreciate all you do.
As always I send my love to all.
...I'm am so happy to be vertical again and able to Tangle! If you ever see a dark circle starting to eclipse your eye go right to your eye specialist. I waited a few days as I already had an appointment scheduled and she was upset I didn't come in right away. I had two retinal tears and she sent me to Toronto that day for surgery. I was lucky they managed to repair my eye with a gas bubble and laser treatment. I had to spend the next week , 23/24 hours lying on my left side. Still very blurry in my right eye but I'm hoping it will improve in time. It's been lovely to be able to sit up and get back into Tangling.
Thank you for having this available to us.
This was a fun challenge. First time I’ve ever played with Jester and I’m going to be exploring it some . Thanks for the challenge!
In the attachment my tile # 227 for this week. I nearly forgot to send it. I hope I'm still on time. Therefore my note will be short. Thank you for this challenge, it was nice to do.
Lots of love and have a blessed week.
...here is my transmittal for challenge #227. Thank you for good ideas you always have!
Many greetings from Germany
This one reminded me of a ribbon sampler. The Bubbles pattern on the V shape ribbon in the foreground is similar to a ribbon I used in a fabric layout about 25 ears ago. When you view the reverse side of that ribbon, it is a complete opposite of the colors on the front. Nice nostalgia in this piece.
Thanks goes to Suzanne - I love doing Bubbles, Cyndi for Jester, and Maria for Bales. Thanks to Adele for your ever-challenging ideas!
Hope this finds you well. Enjoyed hearing about your mom a heartfelt Happy Birthday to her.
Your heart shaped rumpus tile was just gorgeous. I bet she loved it. Can’t imagine being the only girl with 6 brothers!
Here is my entry for this week. As always a big thank you for all you do.
Fun IAST! Fun mix of tangles - new and old! Fun string! Thanks, Adele.
We just returned from a mini-vacation. I was so 'tickled' to find, while sorting out my e-mail, that I was the recipient of your 'tile with honors' last week! Thank you for the honor, and for giving us all such great inspiration. I learn so much from each and every contributor.
I hope I am not to late to submit this week's tile - only had today to play with it. I left 'Jester' out - just could not find a place for it in the end. Hope everyone had a great week!
Here my tile #227
I hadn’t tried Bubbles or Jester before this challenge and I enjoyed tangling both of them. I drew a tangleation of Jester with Bales inside
which was a fun way to include both tangles. Then I drew Bales with an inside aura similar to the way it was tangled in the Zentangle Project Pack 1 – Part 2. After I added colour with Derwent Watercolour Pencils and Derwent Inktense Pencils, I added Black crosses to the centre of the coloured Bales with Sakura Glaze Pen in Black, along with a number of colours in Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pens to add bling to the gradient of colours. Finally I added Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen 10 highlights then went over with Sakura Stardust Pen in Clear Star to add sparkle to the White highlights. I decided I would like to add grey and silver to Bubbles to balance out the stark white and black of Jester/Bales tangleation and the rainbow of colours on Bales. The white areas left on the Apprentice tile were not to my liking so I tangles a few Bales falling from the rainbow of Bales streaming across the tile. I also drew a Bubble falling from the burst of Bubbles across the tile. It is kind of my signature to have single elements of a tangle falling from the full drawn tangle, something I have developed in a lot of my tiles. I created
reflections in the adjacent colours on the sides of the tangles touching the rainbow of Bales which added an interesting touch.
I photographed my tile on a colourful piece of scrapbooking paper under a pot light, direct light which is why the sparkles showed up so
nicely in my photo.
What I love about this tile is the different contrasts, colours and movement. I didn’t have an image in mind when starting this, it just really
flowed. I can’t wait to see what other tanglers around the world come up with, that is the best part of the fun, like opening a gift, seeing what is inside! I am thankful for your challenges, that I am able to participate. This is a fairly new experience for me, joining in on challenges such as your IAST. I am grateful for all your hard work you put into doing this for all of us, every week! Thank you so much and God Bless!
thanks for the challenge!
Rainbows ans raindrops in sunny Singapore
Sending very happy birthday wishes to your mum!! Such a large family ... I'm sure the celebrations will last quite a while!!
The tiles from last week were all so beautiful ... I'm glad you posted the two tiles that almost got away ... they were like icing on the cake ... or in this case, your mom's birthday cake!
Loved this week's string ... and the combination of tangles ... can't wait to see the tile show!
Lovely to get back to tangling, loved the tangles this week by Cyndi, Maria and Suzanne. I am rather rusty, but intend to be participating full out from now on and, also getting the challenges done that I missed.
When I drew the string, rather than "hollibaugh-ing" the lefthand "C" behind the central "S", I drew it right on through. And look at that…they made the beginning "><" of Jester. I just carried on from there. Thanks as always for your seemingly endless well of inspiration.
My Rumpus turned out rather symmetrical and reminded me of the Flower of Live. Therefore I added Quandary in the form of the Flower of Live. I think it shows a bit my "addiction to harmony"...
It's been quite a while since I participated in your challenge.
The holidays and being ill prevented my contribution.
I draw immediately Rumpus after Zentangle Headquarters came out with this beautiful new Tangle...
I hope you like my drawing!
Tangle Hugs and greetings,
|IAST #227 By Adele Bruno, CZT|
I found that Rumpus came to life as the background was filled in. It did take some stick-to-itiveness, especially when first drawing the many connecting lines. I had to push through misgivings and continue "one stroke at a time", until I just fell in love with how the tangle unfolded. I added shading, two shades of pink Prismacolor pencils, and birthday greetings.My tile is one of five tiles photographed on a Tickled to Tangle frame and that tickles me to no end. Read on to find the other four.
...here is my tile for your weekly challenge.
Here is my tile for IAST #226, Rumpus!
This was much more comfortable for me, so, I decided to push my comfort zone and added Derwent Inktense pencils, since I had used the Micron PN Blue pen and was a bit dull! This was my first time using these pencils on my Zentangle tiles! Not the best work, but was fun!
Thank you for a fun pattern this week!
I also enjoyed seeing everyone's Dewd tiles from last week!
I got headache at lunch time in office.
And I took my tile and drawing pen, played with rumpus.
Amazingly, my headache disappeared.
I love rumpus.
First attempt tangled with rumpus.
It was fun, even my rumpus still the original style.
Thank you Adele for this challenge.
this time i drew my tangle for a change on oval flipchart papers. I didn’t use Rumpus before. It is a very interesting pattern. One can play in many ways with it. I will try it more often in the future. A second version you can find on my blog...
Thank you for this new challenge!
Best wishes from Germany
many greetings from a very stormy place in germany ;-) Just a perfect day to stay at home and tangle!
I didn't tried the pattern Rumpus before and so I had fun to draw it for the first time. I used a zendala tile and painted it with watercolours.
Then I tangled with a white pen on it.
Here is my tile for weekly challenge #226. RUMPUS is a pretty tangle pattern. I did it for the first time, but certainly for the last time.
Many Greetings from stormy Germany
I summit my Tile for ‘ It’s A String Thing #226 ‘ challenge.
Although I loved the tangle, I found it to be most challenging,
Maybe because I had to remember the steps from a video, and
My old brain doesn’t remember so well these days
Thanks again Adele for all your hard work in putting up these challenges.
Thank you for this Challenge!
Rumpus is one of my favorite tangles! I do it few weeks ago in DIN A5 and fall in love.
Thank you for the interesting task! The first time I tried to draw RUMPUS. And it was exciting :)
Rumpus is a wonderful tangle and I'm glad to send you my entry.
This drawing is made on grey paper and finished with ordinary colourpencils and a white gellypen.
It was my first attempt to draw Rumpus but I'm sure I'm gonna use this pattern more in the future.
Thank you for this lovely challenge.
Warm regards from Belgium
I'm so impressed with your neighborhood project! Lots of hard work and dedication, but such splendid results. It must be a real joy seeing it all come together!
I went a little crazy with Rumpus. I mean the past few days have been a blur, all I remember is thinking what colors can I use, what variations can I use, how can I make it better.
I was absolutely blown away by your ‘Christmas Story’. What an amazing community you live in.
You were already very high up on a pedestal, but it grew even higher after this. I got chills as I read through the scrolls.
Here is my rumpus entry. I love this tangle. It’s so versatile I decided to beckon Spring with a tile I colored using Koi WaterBrush pens.
Oh..and 3 for 3! Go me!! :o)
I’ve a created a rumpus!
Still trying to make friends with rumpus..It is coming slowly..
Here is my entry for this week's challenge done in red and black
When I was practising Rumpus yesterday, I ended up putting one small Rumpus over a big one. It reminded me of one of those cut glass perfume bottles with several facets and I knew I had my entry. The Dewd I put in the practice tile - I missed IAST last week and wanted to include it this week - didn't look half as good and neither did the enthatchment with the brown pen, so I spent a couple of very Zen hours this afternoon doing this tile, and did the shading with black colour pencil. I don't want to do anything more with it - I think it's great as it is and I've left it well alone. It's not often that I'm pleased with my tiles, this is one such occasion.
Thanks for your challenge with Rumpus, Adele. It was very relaxing just taking one stroke at a time with this tangle pattern. I really enjoyed the photo journey of your Neighborhood Christmas Project. I’m looking forward to driving through your neighborhood next December!
...I had this done before your challenge! I bet you will have numerous one just like this too. Meant to do another one but it was another wicked crazy week! At least I got to show off your wonderful Zendala frame....love all three sizes of your frames.Oh my....WOW....Your neighborhood Christmas story is beautiful...
thank you for another wonderful challenge!
Rumpus is absolutely amazing. I tried it a few times and every time -in the middle of progress while connecting the orbs- I thought that I will not like the result… too busy! But I didn´t want to give up and started to add the circles… and wow: the whole tile calmed and looked very regular and structured in the end.
Greetings from Germany
I like Rumpus as a frame, too bad this was a mono challenge.
Loved your neighborhood decorations. What a JOB!
Thanks for the challenge! My first IAST this year!
Maria's video was easy to follow for this pattern. I started four times, this being the fourth. I found that the random nature of the little circles made it difficult to end up with a pleasing pattern. With each tile, I placed the circles in different spots, but didn't end up with a happy result. This one I found he most pleasing. I did the enthatching with a Staedtler fineliner in a turquoise colour, but went over that with coloured pencil. It was a fun tangle and I enjoyed the process.
And, well, Rumpus - what a wonderful tangle. One of those that I can't get enough of - even though I'm struggling to get quite as much overlap as I'd like! A precious original tile for a precious original tangle. A single band of it stretched across the middle. Those 'petals' almost look like I could pluck them and they might make a tune! I wonder what they would play?
Wow, this tangle is so nice to do!
It's a pity I ran out of time, so I couldn't explore more possibilities.
This tangle asks to play with more often!
Which I certainly will do.
Here my contribution to your IAST Challenge #226 with tangle Rumpus.
Thanks for yet a great challenge.
I guess, there's a huge Rumpus right about now in your inbox--:)
How can anyone not love this new pattern from Maria? Her work is simply mind-blowing...I'm always amazed!
I took another simple approach to my IAST this week...there's so much going on with just the most basic ideas in this tangle. So, I only added the "highlight" line to the middle petals, and although I practiced some enthatching in my journal, I decided to go with graphite shading...and kept the background simple too, just adding some colored pencil...and I love this light, airy, green Rumpus!
Have a great week...thanks for all you do for the Zentangle world!
My contribution to your challenge - a bit of a panic when my brown pen seemed to be dying but fortunately it lasted just long enough for me to finish!
Love this new tangle from Maria Thomas.
...here is my tile for your weekly challenge.
This tangle was very difficult for me. I am still practicing.
Rumpus -- a fun word and a fun zentangle! After several explorations in my sketchbook, I wanted to go with a light and airy version. I chose a slightly larger format (6"x6") and used an 01 black micron, a Staedtler triplus fineliner for the wispy blue lines, and blue colored pencil for the shading. So much fun! Sending warm wishes to everyone suffering through a cold winter!!
Here is # 226, which I enjoyed working on so much. Somehow I saw a black background for this one (it is a white tile). Once complete, I was going to go in with a white marker to do the perfs. However, when I saw the striking contrast, I just couldn’t complicate the focus. So, I took some artistic license on the perfs: minimized them and put them mostly on the outside, with just a smattering in between the petals. The enthatching was done with HB pencil - the only color is in the center vain on each petal: Terra Cotta Prismacolor.
It’s all in the artist’s eye…….
Thanks again to Maria for providing another captivating tangle and to you for the format and getting us all together!
Thanks for sharing the story of your neighborhood Christmas project. An undertaking like that, where everyone joins in, means so much more than the finished project, even ... the lives that are touched by the project itself. We experienced that at my church with the Icons in Transformation installation I told you about last fall.
This week's tangle was another fun and relaxing one! I was skeptical ... first about the "enthatching" ... it looks so easy when Maria does it ... but sure enough it worked! This is the first time I've ever used color in combination with black ink. I went through a phase of tangling in other colors, but it was one other color at a time (I even bought Prismacolor pencils to shade with instead of graphite ... maybe just an excuse to buy Prismacolor pencils?). Enthatching has so much more impact when color is used (although I found it "works" when using black ink too). So I got to use some of my colored Micron pens! The second thing I was skeptical about was filling in the negative space. Again it looks so easy when Maria does it ... I didn't think my negative spaces were big enough but I decided to just try it, and really liked the effect.
So here you go ... thank you for another fun week!
It was fun trying Rumpus. The weather is very gray over here so I needed to use some colour. I used soft pastels, brown pen and brown pencil. It brightened my day.
My contribution. I'm including the tile before adding the "side" curves, but after enthatching, because I think Rumpus also look stunning at this stage.
Keeping it simple and focusing on learning the tangle prompted my return. While I'm grateful for our busy life and fun adventures, finding time to tangle remains a challenge. This wonderful community and your special contributions encourage and motivate! Thank you for all you do!!!
First, thank you for the honors on IAST #225 ... there were so many beautiful tiles that offered so many ways to change up Dewd. I'm hoping to explore the tangle more this week.
And thank you for sharing your Neighborhood Christmas Project ... very inspirational and heart warming.
for this week's prompt I reined in Rumpus in a heart string ... I'm sending the tile to someone near and dear to my heart who recently broke their wrist.
Thank you again, and cheers for a prompt that highlights Maria's beautiful new tangle.
Hi Adele and a belated Happy New Year!
Finally some time to submit again. Have been playing a bit with Huggins and realized with the circles as starting points maybe I could blend it with Rumpus.
As always thanks for doing this each week. I don’t send in much but I love to look at what everyone does. It still amazes me every week how we all start with the same parameters and then these beautiful creations come together from all over the world.
late again here comes my RUMPUS...
I did this one on a page in my sketchbook. I felt rumpus is a pattern that needs some patience. In the beginning it feels quite chaotic. Only when the background is colored in or filled with tangles it comes to life and enfolds its depth and beauty.
I have been intrigued by this tangle since it was shown during the 12 days. I love this pattern, but it took 3 tries to create a tile that seemed to be alive (the rest were dull and non-dimensional - my hubby agreed!). Finally got with it and loved the outcome - it reminds me of a vintage illustration in a childhood book. Thank you - very cathartic after these very 'chaotic' last few months.
I look forward to seeing the rest of your neighbor hood Christmas story - what a wonderful place to live!