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!

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