Tuesday, October 30, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #267

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

I am packing my bags to travel to Rhode Island for zenAgain 2018, the second CZT reunion hosted by the good people at Zentangle®. 

The first reunion was held in 2016 in the beautiful seaside city of Newport. 
This one is to be held in Providence where I attended the 10th CZT training seminar over seven years ago.  (Click here to read the Zentangle blog post about that weekend.)
Anticipating a return to my tangling roots has put me in a nostalgic mood.   Nostalgic for simple tangles and strings.

For the last few challenges we have used tangles by Zentangle creators Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Let's stay on that course and tangle away this week with a few more.

We begin with this string ~
IAST #267 String by Adele Bruno, CZT - The basic 'z' Zentangle string

Feel free to rotate the string to your liking.

The tangles we will use include three that were featured at my CZT 10 seminar ~


Crescent Moon
You may find my past post about aura (click here to see) as well as one entitled "Shine on, Shine on Crescent Moon" (click here to view) helpful.


These tangles can be found on Tangle List  as well as TanglePatterns.

Click here to view these and all of Rick and Maria's tangles and links from around the web for step outs and instructions on TangleList.com.

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 - brunoadelem@gmail.com
*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.

This will be a relaxing tangling time.  Enjoy!

"It's a String Thing" #266 Tiles

This week we used a looped string and three zentangle® patterns for a return to simpler things.  As it turns out though, a few goblins came calling.👻

Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Anselm Peter (Germany) and here on his blog ~
My tangle for IAST #266 is a travelling tangle: painted during a trip with a train. I used all 3 suggested patterns. Indy-rella was new to me and I feel in love with it immediately. A beautiful choice of patterns. Thank you!
The tangle can be found on my blog...
Best from Thüringen (a German state)

Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful shading and flow of the tangles
*shadows for Flux

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
Here is this week’s tile, two days earlier than usual!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*tangles blend together and are finished in shades of gray

From Sally Whiteman (New Zealand) ~
Thanks for yet another lovely challenge.I had not used Well or Indy-rella before and enjoyed them. I love Flux and use it a lot.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*two variations of Well and lovely clusters of Flux

From Lisette (Switzerland) ~
Here my entry. I love all three tangles. Thank you again for this new challenge.
Big hugs to everyone
 Tangled Tidbits -
*arua, sparkle, fine lines - beautiful tangles
*lovely Indy-rella stars

From Joanne (New Brunswick, Canada) ~
Here is my submission. Tried to stay true to the String but somehow strayed a bit ;)
Love the 3 suggested tangles! I chuckle when I hear myself talking out loud when I do tangles like W2, Cadent or Huggins to keep track of where to draw the lines...inside or outside the small squares.. "In, out...in, out...in, out" lol Anyone else do that?
Have a nice weekend!
 Tangled Tidbits -
I think we all must do both - laugh and talk to ourselves!
*pretty layers of Indy-rella, weighted curves of Flux

From Baafke (The Netherlands) ~
Herewith my entry for this week.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Indy-rella borders and Well flows from the string lines

From Hilary (Chicago) ~
Thanks for another great challenge. I decided to go wonky with Well and use that as a background. After that I put Flux and Indy-rella along the string lines, and bingo! I’m done! Actually it wasn’t quite that easy. I have practice pages and at least three other versions in the Rejected Pile. As I said, a great challenge!

Tangled Tidbits - 
*great plume of Flux, Indy-rella filled string loops, and detailed Well

From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
Here is my contribution to the IAST challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*highlights and soft colors accent lovely, lovely tangles

From Margarete (Germany) and here on her blog ~
thank you for this interesting challenge. I enjoyed it very much to tangle a combination of your string and the given patterns. You can find my tile also on my blog under the link A wonderful weekend to you and your family and best wishes from Germany!

And to you and yours, too!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*large Indy-rella, Well, and Mooka framed with pretty tangles and details

From Rhonda Roy (British Columbia, Canada) ~
Here is my version of IAST#266. It's been a while since I posted, but I always enjoy seeing all the beautiful work every week in my inbox!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Indy-rella flows to and fro and Flux shines with generous overlapping, soft shading, and darkened in between spaces

From Lori Byerly (Washington State) and here on her blog ~
Thanks for this week's challenge. It's been fun reacquainting myself with patterns I learned a few years ago. It was a nice refresher course. :)
 Tangled Tidbits -
*elegant Well and Flux feature long lines, deep shading, and weighted lines

From Angie Gittles (Maryland) ~
Definitely not a string I would choose on my own, so thank you for helping me step out of my box. Also, glad I was able to sneak a couple of indy-rella tangles in there. I did not think that tangle was going to make it onto this tile.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Well rimmed with Flux, accented with detail lines, black sparkled perfs, and a touch of Indy-rella!

From Gudrun (Germany) ~
October is almost over - it's Halloween soon. And so my tile is inspired by Halloween.
Warm autumn greetings from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
*warm colors for the season in each tangle and a Flux in Flux variation

From Sra (India) ~
Another challenge with basic tangles I couldn't ignore - do give us more of these! I'm happy with how it turned out.
Have a good week!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Well filled background for a pretty cluster of Flux flanked Indy-rella

From Lynn G (Florida) ~
I really like using the original Zentangle tangles. Thanks for the challenge.

Tangled Tidbits -
*colors carry over from the gem filled string loops
*wonderful roundness and movement in all the tangles

From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
Blue skies and autumn leaves. Winter is coming and the trees are changing colour. It is all very beautiful with all that yellow and red, but it does mean that winter is not far away.

Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful tangles and colors, separate yet very cohesive

From Laurel Davis, CZT (New York) ~
I’ve missed a few weeks, so belated congratulations on the new granddaughter and E-book!
 Thank you, Laurel!
Tangled Tidbits -
*Indy-rella stars and a great Halloween infused Flux :)

From Maike (Germany) ~
Greetings from Maike (Germany). I send you my tile for IAST 266. One of my favorite patterns is flux, so I was very happy, that you chose it for this weekly challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Flux bubbles up and spills over and coupled with the Indy-rella background, creates fabulous dimension

From Nor'dzin (Wales, United Kingdom) ~
Thanks for a great combination of tangles. Flux was the only one I already knew. I love indy-rella - what a great tangle.
Best wishes to you and all, from a rather cold Wales.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*dark arua around Flux highlights the lighter Indy-rella and shading accents Well

From Lin H., CZT (Florida) ~
Thanks for your latest challenge, Adele. I tried tranzending the tangle Well which may have worked better if my tile had more black to it but it was fun working with the three original tangle patterns.

Tangled Tidbits -
*tranzending Well and a soft, pretty shaded aura

From Ginger White (California) ~
Attached is my contribution this week. The strings reminded me somewhat of a ghost, and the full moon gave way to crescent moon variation!
 Tangled Tidbits -
*alternating light and dark Well sections and a spooky guest!

From LynnF (Florida) ~
Today it’s getting a little chilly. The patterns made me think of a warm underwater scene with happy Indy-rellas swimming around the flux and well flowers.
Thanks for another fun challenge!
Tangled Tidbits - 
*movement, light and dark, color, and lovely tangles

From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
I enjoyed this challenge with three original tangles very much.
I made my drawing on a white tile with black, braun and red pens and
finished with ordinary colourpencils.
Also in Belgium some festivites for Halloween have started and the
children have one week hollidays, but I think in the United States and
Canada this theme is more popular. Anyway, I like this time of the year
very much with so many beautiful colours in nature and nice evenings...
I'm looking forward to see the other entries and wish you all the best,
Warm regards from Belgium
 Tangled Tidbits -
*autumnal colors, tangles, and enhancements - sparkle, shading, lighter detail lines - fabulous!

A very warm welcome to Katharina Sasse from Germany (and here on her blog) ~
Dear Adele. after four years of almost constant drawing - two of them being seriously ill - I dare to take part in your challenge. Zentangle for me was love at first sight, but going into the open is frightening for me. But in all these years watching the challenges and many blogs of people participating I found people in the Zentangle community treat each other with respect and love. So I want to thank you for your commitment.
Greetings from Germany
 Tangled Tidbits -
*alternating directions for the Well detail lines and string lines filled with Flux and Indy-rella
That Indy-rella loop is fabulous.
Welcome to our IAST community - a very loving one, indeed - and welcome to our Tangled Map ~

From Ulrike (Germany) ~
Here is my entry for IAST #266. Many thanks for another great challenge.
Best regards from Germany.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*double lines, black sparkled perfs, and center shading - wonderful Well details
*wonderful use of white space

From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) ~
Nothing to say but this was fun and I will see you next Sunday!! Can’t wait! Safe travels.
 Tangled Tidbits -
zenAgain, here we come!
*remarkable detail, tangle variations, and composition
*pretty Purk and Tipple

From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Thanks for the ghostly string, Adele, and I love the tangles. I added Crescent Moon. Wishing everyone a happy All Hallows' Eve!

Tangled Tidbits - 
*glowing white on black and a festive take on the string!

From Allison Armstrong (California) ~
I know this entry is late, but I wanted to show it to you anyway. Plus I have a tip about how to draw Well that Romi Marks CZT told me. To the lines of Well right you need to make sure you are drawing a 6. If you aren’t then the line is going the wrong way. Here’s my IAST #266. Thank you for doing all that you do.
 Thank you for passing that along!
Tangled Tidbits -
*well positioned Well give the string loops 'eyes'
*gray surrounding tangles help Well stand out

From Susan Theron (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Thanks for another wonderful challenge.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*wonderful Well center and tangles surround
*string loops left white with soft shading

From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
This was such a cool string! It’s like a mirror image of an angel with arms stretched out.
Well still confounds me ... so many lines ... I think it needs a very even grid and mine are pretty wonky. Mooka to the rescue in a variation of Well-Mooka-Z.
Cheers to the angels in our midst ...
Tangled Tidbits - 
*tangles seem to flow up and outward from the center Well-Mooka-Z
*beautifully clustered Flux features overlapping lines and dark fill

From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Hope life is still treating you well. Here we continue to try and keep cool in +35°celcius days. Very extreme temperatures for October in our neck of the woods.
Challenge 266 with it’s bevvy of classic zentangle patterns had me totally phased at first. My usual reaction: I walk away and let it brew for a while.
When I returned to the challenge, no clue, so picked up the pen, started at middle left edge with Flux and I was off. I had a fascinating time. Returned to only black and white this week. Well went for spin and Indy-rella flowed and added dimension from left to right across the tile.
Thank you for an interesting challenge as always. To Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas for the splendid classic patterns.
Have a great week.
Tangled Tidbits - 
*flow and fun and fabulous tangles all beautifully blended together
*Flux fills just a bit of Well's dark space

From Trudi (Woodview, Ontario, Canada) ~
Greetings Adele! Not a busy week so I'm actually catching up on things. Hope all is well with you and your family.
 Thank you, and you, too - hope you are feeling well....
Tangled Tidbits -
*Flux takes flight against a detailed alternating Indy-rella/Well background

From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
I know it's late but I thought I'd share with you what came out of this fun challenge in any case.
It's a bit spooky.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Indy-rella filled spooky string
*great light and dark spaces along with weighted lines and soft shading

Thank you all so very much for sending in your beautiful tiles for us to learn from and enjoy.

Many thanks to Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts for their lovely tangles: Flux, Indy-rella, and 

Check back Tuesday afternoon for IAST #267!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down -
October is red
And golden and brown.
                                                                                                     ~Author Unknown

IAST #256 Tile by Adele Bruno, CZT

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

"It's a String Thing" #266

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

The results of IAST #265 were just posted this morning.  If you missed them, click here to view the Cannie Corns treats. 

We had so much fun tangling with basic tangles last week, that I would like to do some of the same for IAST #266.

Let's begin with this string ~
IAST #266 by Adele Bruno, CZT

The tangles we will use include a few of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas' that were added to several tiles in IAST #265 ~

This is a fan favorite, very versatile and adapts easily to string spaces.
For as long as this tangle has been around, this is its first debut on IAST. 
This tangle begins with a grid and finishes up in unpredictably beautiful ways. 

Click here to view these and all of  Rick and Maria's tangles and links from around the web for step outs and instructions on TangleList.com.

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 - brunoadelem@gmail.com
*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.


"It's a String Thing" #265 Tiles

Halloween is fast approaching and we've spent the last week with Candy Corn, better known as Cannie Corns, on our minds as we tangled away. 
We used a string with three triangular, overlapping shapes along with some very fun tangles.
Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Simone (Germany) ~
here is my tile. It was fun to shade it darker and darker.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Bales throughout with a variety of finishes to the inner spaces
*pretty shading gradations

From Susie (Thailand) ~
My Bales may be drawn a bit liberal, but I certainly had 'Bales' in mind while drawing this recycled toilet roll tile.
Thanks for this wonderful challenge.
Tangled Tidbits -
Now that is a good way to recycle!
*stark contrast in Bales with white sparkles
*gorgeous color

From Lisette (Switzerland) ~
Here my entry for IAST #265. Unfortunately I've neglected Bales. It is such a beautiful and versatile pattern - thank you, Adele, for bringing it back to my mind. My tile looks a bit "stony" and not really scrumptious and candy corn like.
Tangled Tidbits -
*two detail filled versions of Bales
*shading adds dimension, borders, and accents white space

From Ute Andresen (East Frisia, Germany) ~
...here comes something sweet for the Cannie Corn Challenge.
I’m waiting for the day, when I can try these sweets myself.
But even if I’m not able to taste them I like the colors they have.
It was fun to shade with thin layers of coloured pencil.
Tangled Tidbits -
*colors show up beautifully on Renaissance with white Gelly Roll pen
*Printemps layers
This looks good enough to eat - you made your own Cannie Corns 😉

From Baafke (The Netherlands) ~
My sweet entry this week.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Printemps corners complete with sparkle
*Bales used along the string lines and Ahh as aura

From Lori Byerly (Washington State) and here on her blog ~
I always love your candy corn challenge and look forward to it each year. :) Your tangled houses are delightful and I love the collection of candy corn photos.
Here's my tile for this week's challenge. It doesn't look very candy corn-ish, but it was fun to use the collection of tangles you selected.

Tangled Tidbits -
Thank you, Lori.
*elegant, elongated Bales with dotted centers
*shaded Ahh makes a beautiful filler

From Sally Whiteman (New Zealand) ~
Many thanks for another great challenge. I have not seen corn candy here in New Zealand. We are certainly getting a lot more Halloween merchandise here now, so maybe the candy will be here soon.

Tangled Tidbits -
I hope you do, too!
*yummy colors and tangles
*Ahh works from top and bottom inward

From Jutta Gladnigg, CZT (Germany) ~
So much to celebrate! Congratulations to Ada, Isabella and your wonderful new ebook!
Holiday greetings from the North Sea!
Thank you, Jutta!
Tangled Tidbits -
*feathery sparkle
*weighted lines of Printemps and a straight lined Ahh - wonderful!

From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
Thanks for this challenge, very inspiring! I really loved doing the Printemps.
Spirals make me think of the basic life energy and I love sweets too.
Tangled Tidbits -
Energy and sweets - that's a good combination!
*Printemps layers pop with shading
*different tangles and for each string section from light to deep black

From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
Loved this challenge! This is “Ode to Cannie Corn”
Tangled Tidbits -
It certainly is!
*happy combination of Candy Corn colors, tangles, and white space
*detailed shading of Ahh gives it a very dimensional look

From Anselm Peter (Berlin, Germany) and here on his blog ~
this is my tile for your IAST #265.
In the beginning i wasn't quite happy with Bales, because i tried it once and did not like it. But i simply drew the string and put Bales into. And filled it and shaded it and finally fell in love with it. Thank you for this beautiful challenge, Adele.
You can find the tile on my blog...
Tangled Tidbits -
So very happy you like Bales now - you will find many uses for it.
*lovely lines, light and dark contrasts
*rows of eye catching Ahh

From Trudi Taylor (Woodview, Ontario, Canada) ~
Greetings Adele! I do so love candy corn, we don't have candy corn flavoured marshmallows in our area they sound incredible. I have some very stale candy corn in my cupboard but since I use in a recipe it doesn't really matter much, fresh they seem to want to be in my mouth! We used to play spooky music, have dry ice fog and have a graveyard on the way to our porch where a coffin lid would rise when we opened our door. Loved Halloween, but now we live out in the country and no little goblins come to call. After two years of buying candy and having to eat it ourselves we finally stopped :(
Have a wonderful fall.
You really knew how to celebrate!
Tangled Tidbits -
*tangles drawn in Candy Corn colors - how fun!
*tangles alternate in color and position

From Joanne (New Brunswick, Canada) ~
Really struggled with this one...I'm still learning to work with strings. But that's why I joined this group, for the challenge ;)
Really appreciate what you do for we zentangle lovers.
You are doing great!  Strings just suggest where to tangle - the options are limitless and all yours.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Printemps accented by dark background
*softly shaded Bales finished with light and bolder dots

From Hilary (Chicago) ~
Even though I don’t share your enthusiasm for candy corn, this was a fun project! I always approach your weekly challenge as a problem to be solved. How can I get these patterns to work together? How do I possibly get them into that string? Sometimes it comes out okay, other times, not so much.

Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulous, colorful stripes in Bales
*weighted lines accent the tangles

From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
it was not easy for me to combine your given string and patterns. But here is my tile, which also can be seen on my blog under the link .
Thank you for this interesting challenge.
Best wishes from Germany

Tangled Tidbits -
*tangles seem to rise and finish with Ahh dots - great movement
*wonderful variation in tangle sizes

From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
No special pens or paper this week, but I still enjoyed using the patterns.
Tangled Tidbits -
Always special when its tangled 😊
*multiple Bales variations
*Ahh shaded on the squiggly lines

From Vena C (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
Bales is relaxing to do. I decided to do the candy canes in colour in the background. I am still not comfortable wth printemp so I put in only a little patch of it.
Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulous idea for coloring (I'm getting hungry, anyone else?!!)
*Bales shines with detail - bold black spaces, light aura, soft shading...

From Gudrun S. (Germany) ~
thanks for this nice challenge
and greetings from Germany

That is a gorgeous gourd!
*Printemps border and larger, weighted lined ones in the string sections
*multi colored, festive tangles

From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
You’ve caused my confidence to somersault once again this week. How amazingly your Tickletotangle blog brings us, from all over the world into a creative family unit in so many ways. Such a commendable effort from you throughout every week with challenges, new publications, memorable details from other participants and words of Wisdom on Wednesdays. Thank you.
This week “Cannie Corns” are back and even had me buckling down earlier to using these old favourites by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Bales and Printemps were the first 2 tangle patterns that I learnt at Marizaan vd Beek’s workshop hosted by my friend, Susan Theron here and attended in 2014! Wow! Almost five years ago. They often make another appearance as they do this week. Tile 265 has an “unmcannie” face peering out at me. Printemp and Msst facial features like lips and wavy hair perhaps. “Cannie corn Bales for the head’s shape.
Ohhh, I see that Halloween creature!
Thank you for the sweet words - and the tile for last week's Words of Wisdom.
Tangled Tidbits -
*shaded curves of Ahh add life to that tangle
*color, shading, fine details - fabulous!

From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) ~
Sorry I missed last week but I wanted to wish you a very big CONGRATULATIONS on baby Ada and a Happy 20th Birthday to Isabella.
So many milestones..what fun.
Keeping it simple this week. I had a bleeding tissue paper stained tile in just the right colors. I always crave candy corn this time of year..now I will have to go get some!
See you in a couple of weeks!! Can’t wait.

Thank you for the congratulations for my October girls 💛
We will celebrate at zenAgain!
Tangled Tidbits -
*brilliant Bales spider webs and critters
*Printemps flowing into Ahh - all wrapped up in color and shading and highlight - oh MY!

From Nadina (Germany) ~
here is my new picture for you.
Greetings from Germany
Tangled Tidbits -
*Ahh flows from aura-ed Printemps - trails off into little dots
*Bales grid covers the tile and pops into view between string spaces

From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
cheers to your cannie corn tradition!
Tangled Tidbits -
*Printemps looks edible! - lovely movement in size
*Printemps/Ahh combination and a beautiful Bales variation

From Lynn F (Florida) ~
The Halloween spirit is upon us. The tiles from last week were so inspiring.
It’s so nice to welcome the new participants from around the world!
I borrowed the pattern from your Spooktacular house roof. I purchased the book and am gathering my supplies. I even bought the pens that glow under a black light. Now I guess I’ll need to buy a black light to enjoy the effect. ️
Here is my tile for this week’s challenge.
I am so happy to know you purchased the book.  Have fun with your new supplies!
Tangled Tidbits -
*yummy colors
*shaded Bales in the overlapping string spaces

From Ria Matheussen (Belgium) ~
Here in Belgium it is already evening and time to go inside after one of
the last beautiful sunny days. Soon the weather will change: colder,
rainy and windy... real autumn!
That is also why I have drawn this pretty challenge on a Renaissance tile
and used popular colours of Halloween: black, yellow and orange.
I enjoyed this special challenge very much and it is always a joy to see
your wonderful presentation of all entries.
Warm regards from Belgium
Tangled Tidbits -
*tangles glow in color, highlight, and shading against the Renaissance tile
*scrumptious little Cannie Corns
(Now, I'm really hungry!)

From Sra (India) ~
Here's my entry for the week!
I've been busy but somehow I had to make time for the challenge this week as I like all the tangles. I really love the abstract nature of Zentangle but couldn't help fancying that the Msst looked like rain, the Printemps like clouds, and as I was typing this mail, it struck me that the candy corn shape looked like two hillocks.
Congrats on the birth of one more grandchild, and best wishes to your newly minted 20 year old!
Thank you, Sra!
Tangled Tidbits -
*lovely imagery and tangles - can smell the rain
*larger, tapering dots for Ahh

From Maike (Germany) ~
here is my tile for IAST 265. I liked the idea of Halloween and corn!
Tangled Tidbits -
*vibrant Ahh angled to the center and shaded around the border
*deep black touches for each tangle

From Jane (Surrey, United Kingdom) ~
Love the colourful corn candies, such a great string and tangle choice too. I chose to go for #weightedprintemps and added #verve!!

Tangled Tidbits -
*fabulous, thickly weighted Printemps
*tipple and enthatching details for Bales
Fun, fun, coloring

From Ulrike (Germany) ~
Here are my Candy Corns for IAST #265. Again I enjoyed tangling your challenge. Thank you very much for all the time you spend [on] us, Adele.
Best regards from Germany.
Tangled Tidbits -
*aura, Tipple, and Fescu finishes
*beautiful tangles and variations alternate sections

From Nor'dzin (Wales, United Kingdom) ~
Here is my contribution for this week’s challenge. I’m not sure whether we have candy corn in the UK. I had not heard of it before anyway. I have interlocked the shapes to make them slightly Celtic.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Ahh drops from intertwining doubled string lines
*lovely layering of tangles and shades

From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Cannie Corn! It wouldn't October at IAST without Cannie Corn, would it?! Love using original Zentangles, so I added Crazy Huggins and Indy-rella. It might have gotten a bit busy, but it was very calming to do. Thanks, Adele!
You are so right!
Tangled Tidbits -
*Indy-rella is a curvy compliment to Ahh
*Bales details alternate in direction

From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*color washes over the entire tile and accents the tangles
*multiple lines and shading for Bales

From Angie Gittles (Maryland) ~
Finished this at a minute before midnight, so hope it’s not too late! I went to the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., earlier today and saw Beetlejuice The Musical. It was pretty funny - just know that this is an ADULT show. Anyhoo...of course I had to add the tangle Btl Joos with the Printemps, Bales, Msst, and Purk.

Thank you for that 'heads up'.
Tangled Tidbits -
*Btl Joos adds whimsy
*larger dots at Primtemps centers and shaded overlapping

From Lynn G (Florida) ~

Tangled Tidbits -
*tiny Cannie Corns tucked into Bales - wonderful touch of color
*sparkled Printemps and shaded Ahh

Now, my tummy is rumbling!  Thank you all for another colorful, creative Cannie Corns IAST adventure.

Many thanks to Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas for their treasured tangles:  Bales, Msst, and Primtemps.

Check back later today for "It's a String Thing" #266!