Friday, June 29, 2018

Zenbuttons Class - A Shared Obsession

A few weeks ago, I hosted a Zenbutton class.  It didn't take much to win over newbies to the concept nor to fuel the already burning fire of fellow admirers of these little tangled beauties.

We began by studying CZT Marguarite Samama's directions posted here on TanglePatterns.  
The largest circle was drawn by lightly penciling the outline of an inverted plastic cup.  We penciled in four more concentric circles working our way to the middle creating four more rounded sections.

From there we began in the middle adding fragments and worked our way outward to the outer fourth circle.  We shaded and highlighted and here is a sampling of the results ~

Zenbuttons by Mollie Savage, CZT, Pam Marion, CZT, Juliane Lopes, and Kim Reid 

Once we completed these tiles, we used a spinning device and Tombow markers to create colorful 
pallets to tangle.  

In my class packets, students were given two colorful tiles that I created in advance.
Juliane Lopes completed this pretty one ~

And Mollie Savage, CZT completed this one ~

When Mollie was spinning her own colorful tile in class, the tape dislodged and sent her paper off balance.  As there are "no mistakes" in the Zentangle® Method, she added Mooka to the errant lines as well as the the outer edges of her round sections and the result was this fabulous Zenbutton ~

My hope is that you explore the wonderful world of Zenbuttons and that the examples from my amazing students gives you just the nudge to do so.

On a separate note, I just completed refinishing on a new addition to my art space - an end table/lamp combination.  My next post will include before and after photographs as well as the steps I took in between.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #249

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

Last week we had so much fun tangling Drupe, that I am having a hard time pushing past the urge to issue another monotangle.  After all, it is summertime "...and the livin' is easy" as the song says.

"Monotangle" and "duotangle" are both words coined by the originator of weekly tangled challenges, Laura Harms, CZT.  In honor of Laura, let's keep it simple again this week and use just two patterns.  Let's begin with this string ~
IAST #249 String by Adele Bruno, CZT

The two tangles we will use this week are ~

Diva Dance and/or Diva Dance Rock n' Roll by Rick Roberts and
Maria Thomas
Laurel Davis, CZT included this tangle in her IAST #248 tile last week and it gave me a nudge to add it this week.  Thank you, Laurel!

Abeko by Lynn Mead, CZT
This is a fabulous tangle.  It flows beautifully from the pen, can be left very simply tangled or embellished in detail.
Click here to view my Tips for Tangling a Border with Abeko

Keep in mind that strings are merely suggestions. As with all IAST adventures, simply pencil in the string and let the tangles lead the way. 

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* 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 -
*Entries for IAST are to be submitted by Saturday evening of the week issued
*Photos, notes, and the 'Tile for Honors' are (usually) posted on the following Monday 

Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world. WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE. 

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate. 

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request. 
Please include the site specific URL. 

I look forward to your emails.


Monday, June 25, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #248 Tiles

This week's adventure was a simple and sweet one as we concentrated on the ever so summery tangle, Drupe. 

Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Trudi (Woodview, Ontario, Canada) ~
Keeping it Simple, monotangle of Drupe. It's a beautiful day so I did 3 Drupe Suns to celebrate.
Happy Summer Equinox Adele.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*three delightful Drupe variations

From Sally Whiteman (New Zealand) ~
Over here it is our shortest day which has been very cold and showery.
Attached is my tile for the challenge. I am really enjoying these and wait eagerly for Wednesday night to see what's in store for us.
 Tangled Tidbit -
How intriguing that we are on opposite sides of the seasons.
*primary colors, lovely variations especially along the initial lines of Drupe

From Donna Matoi (Long Beach, California) ~
...Happy Summer!
Here is my tile for this week. This was so cheerful to do! It just reminds me of fun umbrellas in the sun! Thank you again for another great string!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*fabulous curled ends of Drupe lines and perf lined arcs

From Angie Gittles (Maryland) ~
Yay! I was able to participate this week! Been playing with Emoball this week, so it had to join Drupe on this tile.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*black, sparkled arcs and middle perf

From Ria Matheussen (Belgium)  ~
Drupe is a pleasant tangle but I didn't found immediately a nice composition to create a monotile.
Suddenly I saw a few triangle tiles, laying on my desk and I knew what to do. I decided to draw a ribbon and filled the open spaces with Drupe and Perfs.
A little shading, a final white highlight and a touch of colours finished this work.
Thank you very much for this cheerful challenge.
Warm regards from Belgium
 Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful adaptation with the three part string, lovely variations too

From Sherry Conte (Sanford, Florida) ~
Tangles used: Drupe, Footlights and Put. Fun!
Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulously fun tangles, light and dark spaces, and fine lines

From Eni Oken, CZT (California) and here on her website ~
Here is my submission for the IAST #248, I really love Drupe. I'm in the mood for making delicate drawings, so I made this one over a black tile, using gel pens and pastel pencil. I used the string that you suggested, but it totally vanished!
You can see more pictures of this picture, including some work-in-progress here:
Thank you for posting these challenges, I love looking at the results!
Tangle Tidbit - 
*rainbow perfs, highlights - delicate Drupe

From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Attached is my tile for this week’s ‘IT’s A String Thing # 248’ challenge.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*explosive Drupe and Eyelet finished lines

From Jennifer Wilken, CZT 19 (Hudson River Valley, New York) ~
Am attending the Harvard Institute of Lifestyle Medicine course this weekend and thought that a morning Zentangle before class would be just the mind-opening stretch needed! Thanks for the challenge!
 Tangled Tidbit -
...sounds like just the ticket!
*wonderfully shaded, intersecting Drupe trio

From Gudrun S. (BW, Germany) ~
thank you for this nice challenge

Tangled Tidbit -
*Drupe lines finish with multiple tangles, striping and sparkle

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
I took inspiration from some of the lovely coloured tiles people send in. I painted a tile with very wet yellow acrylic paint. Then placed a drop of red in the centre and let it spread. This gave me my sunburst for Drupe.
 Tangled Tidbit -
Thank you for the painting tip.
*each Drupe layer uniquely tangled

From Lin H.,CZT (Florida) ~
Thanks for your latest challenge, Adele. Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*three pretty Drupe variations - love the magnet centers :)

From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
When I first saw this tangle pattern, I didn't really like it. I tried filling the square and it did not look at all pleasing. Then I saw at the bottom of your post "You might also like:" and there was IAST #57 where this pattern was also used. I scrolled down and found a tile done by Margaret Bremner that I really did like. I have been inspired by the way she did her tile and the pattern "Drupe" and tried to do it sort of her way. I also did not go up to the edges of the pencil outline I had drawn. Now I feel more pleased with the result. Thank you again, Adele, for posting these challenges. I am sure it is a lot of work and that all who participate really appreciate it.
 Tangled Tidbit -
How wonderful that you found inspiration from Margaret in an earlier IAST challenge!
*sparkle, detail lines, deeply rounded lines

From Felicity Stohfeldt (Veldriff, South Africa) and here on her blog ~
Had to put in some extra thought into this week’s challenge using Drupe. In the end I enjoyed the experience. Also on my blog
Have a good week all

Tangled Tidbit -
*Drupe lines end in Beadline - creative, very detailed Drupe variations

From Mariam G (Port Hueneme, California) ~
Thank you for this week's challenge - I needed something to just 'take me away' and this fit the bill. Now, if we could just get the sun to shine here... (it's 'June gloom' time and I'm ready for it to end!)
Happy Summer Solstice!

Tangled Tidbits -
*colorful Drupe features three fine lined detail finishes

From Marjan Heemskerk (The Netherlands) ~
My contribution for this week. It is a nice start of the summer.

Tangled Tidbits -
*elegantly finished Drupe base lines and soft shading throughout

From Hilary (Chicago) ~
Well, I just made it, this took way longer than I thought it would! I used a paper that I’d previously watercolored and decided to add a lot of detail to my three Drupes.
Even though the calendar says it’s summer, our Chicago weather can’t decide if that’s true or not. We seem to vacillate between 60° and 90°.

Tangled Tidbit -
*fancy finished for each layer of Drupe

From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
thank you for this interesting Challenge. Drupe is a pattern I don’t draw often. But I enjoyed to fill it and give it a sunny shine. A second version you can find on my blog under the link
Best wishes from Germany
 Tangled Tidbit -
*shaded lines of add greater sense of dimension to the beautifully appointed Drupe

From Sra (India) ~
This tile turned out better than I expected. It also looks better from a slight distance than close up as it is in the photo! :-D
 Tangled Tidbit -
*sparkle, Tipple, shading for a very pretty Drupe

From Audrie Weisenfelder (Arizona) and here on her blog ~
Here's my tile for challenge #248. I usually post my first tile for any challenge; but the first one I did for this was really horrible. Don't know what I was thinking when I did it. So I redid it; maybe not great, but OK.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*beautiful burst of Drupe from the string line

From Laurel Davis, CZT (New York) ~
Thanks for another great challenge! I love Drupe and, as I’ve been working on Project Pack #3, I was inspired to make a watercolor background and a row of Diva Dance Rock ‘n Roll.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*lovely Project Pack #3 inspired additions to a happy Drupe that seems to float above them

From Maria B. (Canada) ~
It was pretty challenging for me to fit the challenge in with our marathon 10 hour days cleaning and doing reno for staging our house to sell, whew! I started with the suggested string and then went off the rails. I find myself reaching for the colour a lot lately mostly to avoid using up my black pen too fast because I don't want to buy anything else while in the middle of purging everything. It was really nice to give myself a break now and then to work on this bit by bit though.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*purple-ly layers of Drupe complete with sparkle
Good luck with the house!

From Matt W, CZT (Princeton, New Jersey) ~
...attached please find my submission for this week’s challenge. Its been awhile since i last submitted a tile but i follow the challenge every week. For this one, it was clear from the start what i wanted to do so i had to share it.
Tangled Tidbit - 
Welcome back, Matt!
*rounded Drupe lines and finishes, Hollibaugh reflects the straight string lines

From Cyndee Pelley (Oaklahoma) and here on her blog ~
Greetings from Oklahoma! (It's still crazy hot!)
I enjoyed this challenge so much! I love the chance to focus on a single Tangle and try to find new ways to develop it. This one uses Eni Oken's MicroTangling lesson to give it a bit of new life. Thanks again for the weekly challenges!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*dots and dashes - a delicately detailed Drupe

From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Thanks for this Drupe challenge! I usually get Drupe, Dyon, and Fracas confused, but I think I've got them straight now. This is a 3" tile made of Stonehenge Kraft paper, part of a pre-birthday art supply order. So much fun!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*Drupe lines finishes with white Mooka flourishes
Happy Birthday!

From Gabi (Germany) ~
What a nice challenge again!
Used a coloured tile and let DRUPE grow on it while POKELEAF tried to follow the string.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*far reaching Drupe lines float over exquisite details

From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
Showing up after a few weeks of chaos ... life gets in the way sometimes.
I love exploring a single tangle with just enhancers ... in my head I’ve added Margaret Bremner’s Beadline tangle to my list of enhancers.
This was a nice way to slip back into comfort rituals!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*rounded corners, wonderful shading, aura, sparkle, and angles galore

From Shelly St. John (Redwood City, California) ~
Once again l loved be[ing] able to learn a new tangle. I used some new sepia colored pens this time.
 Tangled Tidbit -
*thick, striped and sparkled initial Drupe lines

These are my tiles ~
I began with a very plain Drupe in mind, wanting to keep it as simple as possible. After I added enthatching, it seemed just a bit too bare so Beadline aura did the trick.
A few days later - and more in the mood for detail - this was my second attempt. It reminds me of a doily.  

From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
I haven't drawn Drupe in a long time, so I was looking through my old notebooks to see what I had done with it previously. As I was flipping through notebooks, I noticed several tangles that begin with three or four crossed lines. So I thought it would be fun to try mashing up Drupe with each of them. The largest is Ixorus plus Drupe, which I made biggest because I thought it was the most successful. (I used a big and two smaller motifs as sort of a nod to your string suggestion.) The next largest is a mashup of Hurry and Drupe, and the third is a mashup of Squill (I couldn't remember its name and fortunately found it in the ABC book so I didn't have to look through my entire folder of printed out step-outs) and Drupe. It was sort of funny that I was trying to avoid the "flower in the cage" effect as Sandy Bartholomew calls it, and instead, in the two smaller motifs I ended up with kind of a "flower in bindings" effect.
Thanks for all you do!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*marvelous "mashup" of tangles!

From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

Tangled Tidbit -
*three Drupe variations, each with a unique take on the initial lines

From Ute Andresen, CZT (East Frisia, Germany) ~
Here is my contribution to It’s a String Thing #248. Some Drupes. I like them.
Summer Solstice. For me a special date this year. That’s when I became CZT.
Have a nice summer, Adele.
Tangled Tidbit -
*wonderful look for Drupe with aura of the long lines as well as the curves between them
Congratulations, Ute - and happy CZT anniversary!

From Anita A Westin (Dalarna, Sweden) and here on her blog ~
Thank´s for Another great challenge! Drupe is not a tangle that easily wants to fit in with a string for me! But I had a lot of fun doing this...

Tangled Tidbits -
*white highlights glow in the overlapping, fabulously appointed Drupe
(Check Anita's link to her blog where she posted a video of her town's Midsummer celebration.)

And now...

the tile for honors this week...

was sent in by...

Tharina Durban (South Africa) ~
I hope you are enjoying lovely Summer weather. In South Africa Winter is in full swing, although here at the coast in KZN it is not too bad.
I really enjoyed this weeks IAST! Drupe has never been a close friend, but after our play-date this weekend, we are getting along so much better!
Thank you for posting this challenge - it was fun!
 Tangled Tidbit -
*three creative Drupe variations, delicate lines and details throughout

Congratulations, Tharina!

Thank you to all the participants this week for inspiring the rest of us on our tangled journey.

Heartfelt thanks to Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts for the delightful Drupe.

Check back Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #249!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #248

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

In Canada and the United States we mark the Summer Solstice this Thursday, June 22 - the first day of summer. 

Let's tangle some summer fun and create a monotangle with the sunshiny tangle Drupe by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts.  (Clicking the tangle name will link to Sandy Bartholomew's step out.  Drupe is also listed on TanglePatterns.)

While Drupe needs no string to shine, here is suggestion for one.  (It's like the start of Mack.) Please feel free to wave the suggestion and tangle Drupe where you wish.

IAST #248 String by Adele Bruno, CZT
Tangle enhancers can be used to create any number of variations to Drupe - Tipple, enthatching, aura, shading, sparkle - not to mention curved or straight detail lines, weighted lines...endless possibilities.

Enjoy the summer fun!

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* 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 -
*Entries for IAST are to be submitted by Saturday evening of the week issued
*Photos, notes, and the 'Tile for Honors' are (usually) posted on the following Monday 

Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world. WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE. 

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate. 

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request. 
Please include the site specific URL. 

I look forward to your emails.

Monday, June 18, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #247 Tiles

This week's IAST was a nod to this year's Father's Day (June 17th here in the United States). 

Our string was based after a loopy capital letter 'D' and the first letters of the tangles we used (Dex, A-dalfa, and D'rua) spelled DAD.

Let's take a look ~

This is my tile -
I am a fan of Dex but find it much more fluent to tangle when I start with a grid. 
My finished tile was a gift for my dad, presented on one of my frames.

From Nor'dzin (Wales, United Kingdom) ~
I lost my dad when I was 23 and still feel that gap in my life 40 years later. I hope you and your zentangle community enjoy Father’s Day.
Thank you for another lovely challenge.

From Lori Byerly (Washington State) and here on her site ~
Thanks so much for all your hard work in creating challenges and for honoring dads everywhere. This is my first Father's Day without my Dad. It's rather sweet for me to be able to create a piece of art in honor of him. He was a great dad and the memories I have of him make me smile.

From Sally Whiteman (New Zealand) ~
I really enjoyed these tangles. This is a great way to learn. Thanks for all the time you must put into this.

From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
Thank you for a wonderful fluent string in which the tangles looks very nice. I enjoyed this challenge very much!
Warm regards from Belgium

From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Australia celebrates Father’s Day in September,
but I’m more than pleased to participate in the Celebrations of Father’s Day in your Country,
Happy Father’s Day! to all the Dad’s.

From Lily (Hungary) ~ is my tile for your weekly challenge.

From Baafke (The Netherlands) ~
Today I had planned to send the first tile I made.
My fingers were itching to make one more, but no this is and will remain my entry for this time

From Lisette (Switzerland) ~
My entry for the new challenge. A’Dalfa is one of my favourits, the other patterns were new to me. I like the two flowers which are formed with the A-Dalfa-petals.
Thank you one more for the challenge, the patterns, the string and everything!
A big hug

From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
I didn't use the random little black square step-outs in Maria's example for Dex. I instead drew lines to make squares. Then I messed up a bit by using a ruler across the corners only to find that i had put it across the wrong corners so some of the boxes were not right. So white jelly roll to the rescue. Then I made X's in each square and then drew the little black square where the X crossed. Not perfect, but OK. When I looked at the nearly completed piece it reminded me of a basket of flowers. So I then shaded the "handle" like the zenbuttons we did a couple of weeks ago. I think dad's also like flowers. So, happy Dad's day to all Dads.

From Jutta Gladnigg, CZT (NRW, Germany) ~
I have recently been watching ‘Blue Planet II’, a 2017 British nature documentary series on marine life produced by the BBC Natural History Unit, following the series ‘The Blue Planet’ of 2001. I was mostly fascinated by the second episode ‘The Deep’ (Sea)... what a miraculous world! So your D-string inspired me to dive deep...

From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
thank you very much for the interesting combination of string and patterns in your last challenge in honor of Father's Day. In Germany this day is in the month of May.
If my dad were still alive, he would be happy about my lot of tangles I have drawn in recent years. He liked drawing graphically himself. He had many honorary posts and has designed some logos for good purpose. Often, he integrated patterns that reminded of today's tangle patterns. If my father were still alive, he would surely be an enthusiastic tangle-fan.
This time again I draw two versions for your challenge. The second one you can find on my blog under the link.
Best wishes from Germany

From Hilary (Chicago) ~
You found a great way to honor the dads that are celebrating this Sunday. I chose to do this in shades of brown which I thought might fit a masculine theme.
I hope you have a nice Fathers Day with your dad and husband!

From Lin H, CZT (Florida) ~
Happy Fathers Day to all those dads out there! Thanks for your challenge, Adele.

From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

From Lynn G (Florida) ~
Thank you for another interesting challenge. Dex is one of my favorites.

From Laurel Davis, CZT (New York) ~
Always nice to revisit some favorites!

From Marjan Heemskerk (The Netherlands) ~
Finally found the time to pick up Zentangle again. I love D'rua, couldn't stop tangling it.

From Trudi (Woodview, Ontario, Canada) ~
Last week I got so into Helen Williams string I never took any pictures I just kept doing them, lots of fun. My father has been gone many years now but he built the cottage I now call Home and I think he would be very proud of what we have done with it so he was on my mind all week. Hope all the dad's had a great day.

From Anita A Westin (Dalarna, Sweden) and here on her blog ~
Thank´s for this nice string-challenge! Two of my favourite pattern, A´Dalfa and Dex! And to me a new pattern, D´Rua which I liked a lot to try! In my blog I write a Little more about this adventure.

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
Three tangles that I haven’t seen before. Thank you for the challenge.

From Karen Herstowski (Atlanta, Georgia) ~
This is a wonderful tribute to Dad’s on their special commemoration day. I included a couple of balloons in the scape for the celebration.
This is the first time I have worked with D’rua. Very nice tangle! Has so many options for fitting into any space. A-dalpha and Dex are familiar and wonderful tangles
Thanks to all!

From Cat Trask (Oregon) ~
There is a part of me is embarrassed to send this. I’m not happy with the results because I rushed to get it send. However, it’s been so very long since I submitted, and I’m trying to get back on track, so here goes!!! I’ll have to get started earlier in the week so I can get better tiles done to send.
Thanks for always doing this for us, Adele. Even when I don’t submit, I enjoy looking at everyone’s tiles! Such talent!!!

From Kate (United Kingdom) ~
Thank you Adele, after a few false starts I very much enjoyed this week's challenge!

From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Not much time this week for tangling, so I hit the challenge cold. That is, no practicing tangles, no working things out in a sketch book, no draft tiles. Just four dots and away we go! Worked out pretty well. Three different green pens plus green colored pencils, because green was Dad's favorite color! Happy Father's Day to all!

From Cyndee Pelley (Oklahoma) and here on her blog ~
Another great challenge this week! I learned and practiced 2 new to me tangles, Dex and A-dalpha. Drua was an old friend! How interesting it will be to see everyone's tiles! Here's mine!

A very warm welcome to Stephanie Christenson (Lexington, Missouri) ~
This is my first submission and I hope I am not too late to participate this week. I am from Lexington, MO, which is about 50 miles northeast of Kansas City, MO. Thank you for offering IAST. I look forward to it every week. I enjoyed these tangles. D'rua was new to me and it was fun to try it out.

Welcome to our IAST community and to our Tangled Map, Stephanie!

From Isle Lukken (The Netherlands) and here on her blog ~
I don’t think you’ll still recognize your curvy capital D string ;-)

From Lovelygiraffe (Japan) and on Intagram ~
Here is my tile for your weekly challenge.

From Felicity Strohfeldt (Valddrif, South Africa) ~
...Happiest news! We are finally having good rains on the West Coast and in the Westerncape. Halleluja! Stormy weather last week, rained from Thursday. None so far today but it’s evening now and the weather is threatening to give us a stormy night. Wonderful to see the waterfalls and rivers flowing at last. Dams benefiting, but will take some time before they are at full capacity. Water restrictions remain a daily occurrence.

Thanks to you for the Father’s Day Challenge. The pattern D’rua by Mei hua Teng worked brilliantly as ribbons, outlining the D String. In the middle of the tile it might suggest strong comforting fatherly hugs. Was interesting to give them dimension by shading and using variations of pattern. A-alfa by Bunny Wright was a puzzle until I decided to use it in the spaces of the D. In the end it was a satisfying pattern. Dex by Maria and Rick – I decided that it could easily overwhelm the my work, so I went back to the trusty pencil, opting for a softer background. All- in- all a satisfying experience.
Happy week to you and all the other participants.

Bring on the rain! Oh, Felicity, that is wonderful news and so many prayers answered.

From Donna Matoi (Long Beach, California) ~
I have been out of the Zentangle world due to some medical issues, but, I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. But, I have been admiring as always, everyone's beautiful tiles, even though, I haven't been able to participate.
So, thinking of my sweet dad, who I lost 23 years ago, I had to jump in and try out all these new tangles to me. I really enjoyed the process, even though, my tile went in a total different direction!
Thank you for your wonderful weekly challenges! Hope you and your family have a great weekend and Father's Day!

From Shelly St. John (Redwood City, California) ~
I enjoyed learning new tangles again this week plus using one of my favorites, Dex.

Special thanks to the creators of the tangles we used this week along with my string ~

D’rua by CZT Mei Hua Teng’s 

A-dalfa by CZT Bunny Wright.

Dex by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts

Many blessings to dads around the world and for those who live on in our hearts and memories.
Thank you to all of the fabulous tanglers who participated this week and for your gracious notes.  I treasure them - and you!

Tangled Tidbits will return next week.

Check back Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #248!