Monday, August 19, 2019

"It's a String Thing" #301 Tiles

This week we were able to concentrate on one beautiful new tangle by Nadine Roller, CZT (Germany), Gelijoy.

Reminiscent of ivy, it is a wonderfully organic tangle that was readily adapted to the black/white contrasts that Zentangle's new Project Pack #6 featured. 

Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Moblue (Bremen, Germany) ~ honest congratulations on 300 times IAST challenge. Even though I am only a short while with you, I have already learned so much here! All the more it saddens me to have missed the deadline for the anniversary issue. So that this may not happen again here comes my contribution to the 301st IAST. Inspired by the current PP I blackened 2 corners and spread the GELIJOY with a white gellyrol on them.
Thank you Adele for your awesome work and your dedication to keep this community rolling.

From Amy L, CZT (Connecticut) ~
I loved Gelijoy in the step-outs, but not so much when I did it. But I liked how it married with happy, which I just love doing. So here it is.

From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
What a fabulous Tangle ‘Gelijoy ‘ is, I enjoy this tangle and will certainly use it again.
Attached is my Tile for ‘It’s A String Thing # 301’ Challenge.

From Cheryl (Missouri) ~
Here we go heading to setting our next milestone with our Zentangle challenges! I love being part of this Zentangle loving group. I am constantly checking my email on Mondays and Tuesdays, looking at the results AND chomping at the bit to see the next string challenge.
My tangle features Gelijoy and Checkerboard, with a bit of colored pencils for a hint of color.

From Hilary (Chicago) ~
Well, now I’ve done two weeks in a row, and I have to say I’ve enjoyed getting back to tangling! Thanks for providing this opportunity and choosing a great pattern for this week.

From Ria Matheussen, CZT (Belgium) ~
Again a wonderful challenges with lots of possibilities.
My tile is inspired on work, seen in the last Project Pack, "no mistakes".
I also chosed to paint a big space of my tile black and tangled in
Besides Gelijoy, I have combinated Nadine's tangle with my own Javik,
Crescent Moon en a few Fescu-patterns.
A very pleasant challenge that I enjoyed very much. Thank you dear Adele
and wish you a nice weekend,
Greetings from the heart

From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
I decided to use Rick and Maria's no mistakes idea. Some time ago I was given a bottle of black acrylic ink. It had a dropper so I dropped some ink on in a few places and tried tipping the paper to make it run. It didn't run, so I used a plastic straw to spread the ink around. I then had a most beautiful dense and smooth black. Almost too beautiful to draw on! I really enjoyed drawing Gelijoy. Then the "mistakes" started. The Generals white charcoal pencil didn't really take on the black. I tried a Prismacolour premier white and that didn't do much better. So I ended up with very little white shading. Then, after I had done my chop I didn't like the orientation, so I tried painting it out. Then I decided to add a bit more beautiful black and the white paint over my chop hadn't completely dried, so I tried dabbing it with a Kleenex. In the no mistakes philosophy I now have some clouds in the top right and my chop is in the right spot. All part of the fun!

From LynnG (Florida) ~
Gelijoy is a fun tangle. Thanks for the introduction to it.

From Lisette, CZT 32 (Switzerland) ~
I managed #301 - things are a bit off kilter at the moment. Gelijoy with another pattern by Nadine Roller: Naaki.

From Nadine Roller, CZT (Germany), the creator of Gelijoy! ~
I am so proud that i really got this tile at time. I am also so happy and grateful that you have chosen Gelijoy for your IAST 301! Thank you so much!
It is such a lovely gift to me next week, seeing all the Gelijoys!
I am sure i will enjoy it very much :-)!
We are about to drive to Belgium for holidays.
My best wishes to you and all the tanglers of IAST301 for trying out my pattern.

From Lin H, CZT (Florida) ~
Viewing everyone’s celebration tiles was a lot of fun, Adele. Nadine Roller’s tangle Gelijoy was fun to work with, too. Hope you’re staying cool this hot summer!

From Kathy M, (Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) ~
This week went by awfully fast. I really enjoyed this tangle and the step out made it so easy to follow. It seemed like the perfect tangle to use as a border for a card. I very often make my tangles on paper that will fit easily on the top of a pre-made blank coloured card. Seems like a great way to use my tangles. Looking forward to many more weeks of fun!

From Sara (Australia) ~
I have two tiles this week, the first is a simple one learning the new tangle. I got a bit more experimental with the second tile.

From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
Gelijoy is a very nice pattern and I enjoyed tangling it. I like floral patterns and so I combined it with some of them on a watercolored background. One can see my tile on my blog under the link... Thank you for this interesting challenge!
Have a nice weekend! Best wishes from Germany

From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona - "currently glamping in the woods of Onatario", Canada) ~
I had intended to do something completely different with this challenge... but all week I have had a song running through my head (inspired by the ivy motif), Tell Me Why. We used to sing it at college in a ceremony called a "candlelight" ... the girls would sit in a circle and a lighted candle would be passed around. The person who had "news" would blow it out after it had been around enough times (one time for a drop, two times for a pin, three times for an engagement ring) ... then there would be much screaming and someone would be thrown in the shower. So anyway, last night as I lay awake trying to convince myself the noises I heard were normal cottage sounds and not a furry woodland creature, it occurred to me to abandon my previous plan and put the words to the song into the spaces in the trellis.
Thank you for #301! Every new week is a gift!

From Ginger, CZT (Oregon) ~
In honor of the major yard clean-up we did, here is my contribution for this week's tile. Onamoto for the fence, henna drum for the plants we left behind. Now we can see the mountains of trees!

From  Lynn F, (Florida) ~
This tile reminds me of Fall. Looking forward to cooler weather.

From Jane Rhea, CZT (Indiana) ~
WOW, Adele! The first IAST of the next one hundred was so much fun! Even though Zentangle is non-representational, the tangle Gelijoy is reminiscent of an ivy vine. Like ivy, may we all grow in creativity, joy, inspiration, friendship and peace through our tangling!
Sending smiles to all

From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Whew, it's been a hot one in the Central Valley! It was 108 on Wednesday, but the heat wave broke today, thankfully. Here's a bit of summer sunshine to share. Gelijoy is a fun tangle, easy to learn and fun to use.

From Antony Visconti (Milan, Italy) ~
Thanks for another lovely challenge.

From Gill Green (Israel) ~
Sorry this is late, we were away for a few days and I just finished.
This was a fun challenge and I enjoyed doing it. Arukas is in the middle and I added pokeroot, a sort of Mooka and weighted Printemps which I love after seeing it in the latest Zentangle videos.
Keep thinking we’ve had the worst of the heat, but I know it’s not true!

From Felicity Strohfeldt (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
... Loved Gelijoy when I managed to get the hang of it.
Have super week.

Lastly, this sentiment and photograph from Susan (United Kingdom) ~
I haven’t completed a tangle this week but did play around with the ivy inspired shapes. It reminded me that last week I took a photo of ivy in an English churchyard. I liked the way the ivy framed the inscription “firm hope of enjoying beyond the grave that peace that the world could not give”. Here’s hoping that Zentangle helps us to find some of that peace here in the world.

 Amen!  I wonder if Mr. Cook could have ever imagined that his inspirational inscription would reach so many two centuries after his passing.  May he rest in peace.

The day escaped me and rather than delay the post, Tangling Tidbits were not included. 
I humbly thank you all for your notes and the gorgeous show of tiles.

Special thanks to Nadine for her lovely Gelijoy.

Check back tomorrow afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #302!

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