We celebrated the beginning of spring and a beautifully full moon with our tangles last week.The creative combinations of tangles are sure to make you smile whether you are in the midst of spring or still waiting for it.
Grab a cup of tea and enjoy the show ~
The first tile arrived from Gudrun (Germany) ~
Here is my contribution to your wonderful challenge
Sunny spring greetings from Germany
*beautiful, organic tangles
From Amy L, CZT (Connecticut) ~
I did this in the first day of spring, which was still pretty darn cold here in Connecticut! I found Jasmin challenging, although your tip for tangling helped. I kept trying to go the wrong direction! However, once I started it, I kept adding more and more until it filled my background. So here is my jasmin/crescent moon tangle, such as it is. Happy spring everyone! Here’s to warmer weather soon, I hope!
*layers of Crescent Moon
*touch of shading adds depth to Jasmin
From Moblue (Bremen, Germany) ~
Spring finally has arrived at Bremen!!!
Temperatures are turning to a more moderate level and everywhere the green is bursting into the light.
So your string came just right to celebrate Nature. Mumsy is such a lovely and versatile pattern and this time Crescent Moon seems to have turned out almost neat.
Thank you once again for your nice suggestions and the Tangling Tips for Jasmin. They made it easy to draw the pattern. Since I discovered color for my tiles, I gave Mumsy a brilliant shiny yellow, which unfortunately is not transferred on the scan. I'm now eager to see the other contributions.
Thank you Adele for your work and support for our community and lots of fun with spring.
*Mumsy petals float along the string line and burst into Crescent Moon
*sparkle and aura abound
From Lisette, CZT 32 (Switzerland) ~
I somehow couldn't fit in Jasmin in a grid and drew it in free form. Now, my tile reminds me of the planet of the Little Prince... You can only see with your heart...
Thank you for this beautiful challenge, Adele.
*Jasmin free of its grid
*fancy Crescent Moon variation
From Mariam G. (Port Hueneme, California) ~
Spring is here (hopefully...) Looking forward to opening the windows and hearing the birds chirp! Here is my tile for IAST284 - was feeling a bit minimalistic on this one.
Hope your weather is sunny and bright!
*white space compliments the pretty tangles
*cone like aura for Crescent Moon
From Gale Sherman, CZT (Tucson, Arizona) ~
Hello Adele and Tangling friends! During these past two months I’ve been busy with travel, photography, teaching and “life’s stuff,” leaving me no personal time for my tangling. This spring challenge is perfect forgetting me going again. My #mumsy are growing out of control just like my yard. I left their star center white to keep #crescent moon company in the sky. My stained glass #jasmin (done in gray Graphik pens) is in the simple style of Frank Lloyd Wright, but with a nod to #crescent moon. Happy Spring to all!
*wonderful imagery - happy spring!
From Jody Genovese, CZT (New York) ~
It feels like I have been gone for a year! I hope you are well and ready for Spring. We sure are.
Attached is my tile for this week. My apologies for my misstep on Jasmin. By the time I realized I wasn’t doing it right it was too late to turn back.
In the spirit of ‘No Mistakes’ I forged on and gave it a new spin. In that light did I mean to add that splash of tipple??....
Thank you as always.
Welcome back - glad you are thawing :)
*luscious layers of Crescent Moon and Mumsy
*silken Jasmin lines
From Jane Goddard (Surrey, United Kingdom) ~
Unfortunately I could not participate last time so sending this one on good time, even early for me! I think mumsy has a Japanese look, I hope I reflected this in my tile.
*colorful Mumsy continues from under the Crescent Moon covered string line
*outer shading of Jasmin and Mumsy
From JoAnne (Ontario, Canada) ~
I seem to shy away from those grid tangles...
...and that's ok!
*sparkled Crescent Moon travels along the string line
*deep black shows off the Renaissance Mumsy
From Lynn G. (Florida) ~
Sorry, couldn’t follow the string ...
*Crescent Moon filled Jasmin
*Mumsy Jasmin centers
A very warm welcome to Susan Morris (Hampshire, United Kingdom) ~
I am very new to Zentangle and have been trying out your strings and tangles but so far not sent any one. This time I have decided to jump in and join in! Crescent Moon was one of the first tangles I learnt at a workshop, so enjoyed using it. I found the other two quite challenging, couldn’t seem to get the curves quite right, but I’m sure they will get easier with practice.
*lovely aura and shading of Crescent Moon
*large grid for Jasmin
Welcome to our IAST community and welcome to our Tangled Map, Susan! So happy that you joined in.
From Lin H., CZT (Florida) ~
Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods and I’m surprised I didn’t add color to my tile to reflect all the colors in the gardens around me. But, black and white it is! Happy Spring to you, Adele, and everyone else, too.
*Crescent Moon blooms from Mumsy
*soft shading adds dimension
From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
Thank you for a wonderful string that brings real Springtime feelings and
I used a tan coloured tile and used blue colours. I made a picture with
my camera. (I prefer a printer but have some problems at the moment,
anyway I am satisfied about the result)
I enjoyed this one very much.
Warm regards from Belgium
*beautiful shading, highlights, color
*Crescent Moon and Mumsy share the same dark centers and double aura
From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
Jasmine was a new pattern for me and I really like it.
*wide and narrow aura for Mumsy petals
From Cassi Paslick (Illinois) ~
I really enjoyed this string and the patterns!
*lovely details and tangles
From Sra (India) and here on her blog ~
Here's my entry to IAST 284...
*Crescent Moon accented Mumsy
*two layers of Jasmin, all beautifully shaded
From Laurel Davis, CZT 28 (New York) ~
Spring is really dragging her feet this year. Hopefully this will be the last snowfall!
*two petal shapes for Mumsy
*arced channel of Jasmin
From Laura Emler (Westerville, Ohio) ~
Jamsin is a new tangle for me and I really liked using it! Doubled up on crescent moon just to see what would happen. It’s always fun to explore.
Thanks for all you do Adele!
*stipple and shading create depth to Tipple
*Jasmin creates Mumsy leaves
From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~
*fabulous highlights and shading
*Jasmin grid follows string line
From Ingrid (The Netherlands) ~
Here is my tile # 284 for this week.
It was nice to work on this challenge.
Have a blessed week with lots of love
*richly darkened and aura-ed Crescent Moon
*enthatched Jasmin connections
From Talia Maynard (London, United Kingdom) ~
Here's my tile for this week's challenge. I really enjoyed this one. thank you for setting it.
*web-like, bolder Crescent Moon
From Sharyn Penna, CZT (Massachusetts) ~
The full moon rising
A few tree frogs peep at dusk
March winds escort spring.
Cheers to changing seasons!
*marvelous Mooka flows from Crescent Moon and gently fades
From Lynn F. (Florida) ~
Jasmin was new to me this time. Crescent moon is always fun and I love Mumsy.
Hope everyone had a great week and that spring is soon to come for our friends suffering with winter weather.
Here’s my tile.
*wonderful Crescent Moon variation
*detailed Jasmin variation
From Susie (Thailand) ~
I am very happy that this week my creative mojo kicked in early and finally I have something I can send you.
Thanks for keeping us on our 'Zentoes' and thank you very much for this 'happy' tangles challenge.
*Mumsy flows into Jasmin lines
*deep shading adds wonderful roundness
From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
Thanks for another fun challenge!
I have trouble with Mumsy after the first row of petals because I can’t quite decide where to put them or how big to make them. Sometimes I “stack” Crescent Moons (a second row behind the first row) which is copying from something I saw Maria do years ago … so I decided to try doing Mumsy using Crescent Moon. I’m sure you would have guessed I would have to try using sparkle in Jasmin. And at the last minute I added one Zinger to mimic the cute little flip on the end of your string.
Thank you for all that you do!
*great idea to morph Crescent Moon and Mumsy
*sparkled (of course!) Jasmin
From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Attached is my Tile for ‘It’s A String Thing #284’ Challenge
*Crescent Moon flows from Mumsy and along the string line with aura meeting in the middle
From T. ~
This week’s challenge made me think of spring and the colourful flowers we will, I hope, start to see soon.
Of the patterns, you chose for us, the only one I’d never drawn before is Jasmin. Thankfully, even though it seems complicated, after practicing it in my pattern sketchbook I got into a nice rhythm as I drew it on my tile. The addition of Crescent Moon and Mumsy made finishing this tile flow smoothly.
I’ll definitely use this combination of patterns again on my own in the future.
*fabulous mix of color and tangles
*Mumsy petals diminish in size
From Gabi (Germany) ~
Sure to be the last one for this IAST.... but spent a lot of time outside and enjoying the beautiful weather and spring’s awakening!
So there is my spring tile with MUMSY and JASMIN.
*dark, sparkled string lines provide contrast to the pretty tangles
*deep shading and line weight variations
From Kathy Millard (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) ~
Hello from the north. Thank you again Adele for an interesting challenge. Crescent Moon was the only tangle that I was familiar with so really enjoyed learning the other two. Felt it needed a little color as I’m waiting for our white world to start getting some color.
*doubled string line with Crescent Moon accenting it
From Cyndee Pelley, CZT (Illinois) and here on her blog ~
Once again you selected the perfect string and tangles. Thank you for your weekly challenges!
*Mumsy peeks under and over the darkened string line
*aura and shading create Crescent Moon channels
From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
Happy Spring which heralds the awakening of Mother Earth in all her glory. It's a blossoming time for all.
*deeply darkened spaces make the tangles pop
*lovely Mumsy layers
From Margarete Gilge (Germany) ~
Thank you for this interesting challenge!
Best wishes from Germany
Tangled Tidbits -
*two variations of Jasmin curve inside the string
*Mumsy flows into Crescent Moon
Thank you for sending in your festive tiles and spring sentiments.
Many thanks to the creators of the tangles we used this week along with my string:
Mumsy by Sandy Bartholomew, CZT
Jasmin by Simone Bischoff
Crescent Moon by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
Check Monday's post for the IAST #285 tiles. Click here for all the delightful details for IAST #285 and come join in the fun.
Have a wonderful weekend and happy spring!