Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom


Christmas now surrounds us,
Happiness is everywhere
Our hands are busy with many tasks
As carols fill the air.  ~ S. Sallay 


Tile ornament by Adele Bruno, CZT

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"It's String Thing" #71

It is Tuesday, your good news day, and nine short days until Christmas.

When I planned out the month's challenges, I chose a monotangle for this week of Molly Hollibaugh's new tangle Akuras because it reminded me of the Star of the East when drawn with many points.  I also thought that it would be a wonderful break in the holiday preparations to learn just one pattern.

The string we will use was created by Carolyn Koesters - TanglePatterns String 069 ~

Copyrighted image used with permission by TanglePatterns. com

At first glance the string line may seem to busy for Akuras, but keep in mind that strings are suggestions.  While you may use all of the lines the string offers, you may also use just a few.  This gives you the opportunity to tangle one or multiple Akuras.

The step out can be found by clicking on the name of the tangle below -
or by visiting Tangle Patterns.

Akuras by CZT Molly Hollibaugh

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away!

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines:
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and patterns that begin or contain the letter(s) indicated
* 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 are to be submitted by Saturday evenings.
*Photos and 'Best of Show' are posted on Mondays.


Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world.

PLEASE NOTE: I will add a link to your blog or web site with your tile photo, upon request. The site specific URL must accompany your request.

I look forward to your emails.
HAVE FUN!



"It's a String Thing" #70 Tiles

This week's string featured curved lines that tanglers either found a challenge or pleasure to use with the two festive patterns Verdigogh and Pauline's Pigtail (PP).  In either case, the joy of the season was evident.  Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from the UK's Jenna Wheatmann.
She said that she used PP "the same way" Verdigogh works ~



A close look and the tips of one branch taper like PP and the other squares off.  The thin mid lines, shading, and sparkled berries are striking.


Carmela said that she found it "difficult to fit in the patterns in the string."


She managed very well though and her tile includes beautiful renditions of the tangles.  She also posted it here on her blog.  


A very warm welcome to new CZT Kath Gregitis.  She wrote ~
When I started out, I thought the tangle would look more seasonal. However, it has been dreary and cold these past few days, and my tangle morphed into something "under the sea." I know the challenge asked for just Verdigogh and Pauline's Pigtail, but I thought a little Quipple...and color...was needed.
Kath created her own escape and it is a refreshing one - it brings to mind the tropics in this wintry season.  Note how the tipple she added to Verdigogh turned an evergreen into seaweed.


CZT Joan Delony wrote ~
I love drawing Verdigoh, although my version is more of a "long needle" pine...
I tried a couple of versions of combining Pauline's Pigtail with Verdigoh which you can read about on my blog. Ennies and color were added for a more festive look.

She wrapped her Zendala in Ennies and notice how she has Verdigogh spilling from PP.

Later in the week, Joan sent another vibrantly colored tile.  Her wispy rendition of Verdigogh is very elegant.


Cheryl Stocks sent a "seasonal entry based on the challenge"...

It is a sensational seasonal tile.  Notice how Cheryl tangled Verdigogh with short, thick lines and the difference that makes in the look of the pattern.


Lori Byerly said ~
When I first started working with verdigogh, I didn't like it much, but I'm starting to get the hang of it and I like it more and more. It's very organic and looks a lot like the trees here in the Northwest US.
My tile is also shown here.
Lori's Verdigogh has yet another fabulous look to it - thick needles with rounded ends and shaded ever so carefully.  The sprout of PP is a perfect compliment to it.  


Felicity Strohfeldt has reason to celebrate this week.  She is celebrating her 70th birthday with "It's a String Thing" #70 - talk about perfect timing!  She wrote ~
...What a lovely choice: Verdigogh and sweet Pauline’s Pigtail. Verdigogh is familiar, Pauline’s Pigtail is new, but the tangle is cute and exciting to tangle. To me both tangles suggest joy and celebration and this time I felt that a splash colour would work well in the artwork.

I’d also like to dedicate this tile to my family and friends, who will be sharing my special day with me, tomorrow.
Here the holiday season has begun, so here’s wishing you and all the other tanglers, happy holidays!
Felicity's tile shouts "joy and celebration" and for right reason!  Adding red berries on the ends of the Verdigogh needles is wonderful.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELICITY!


Sharyn Penna said ~
Such a great choice of tangles to play with! Pauline's Pigtail has been on my to-do list of tangles ... it reminds me of spider plant babies ... my string turned into a base to contain them all.
Thank you for a joyful prompt! 
Verdigogh is thick and full and dabbled with berries.  PP does resemble a spider plant shoot and the idea that they are held in a container fashioned from the string line is very ingenious.


Kathryn White, despite the flu, sent in her tile this week ~

She tangled Verdigogh along the lines of the string and topped some off with PP.   Touches of gold add shine.  She also posted it  here on her blog.

She also posted her daughter Tonya Barlow's tile.   There Tonya wrote ~ 
The string looked like a window to me, and Pauline's Pigtail reminded me of Dr. Seuss. Here's looking through a real-world window into the Seussian fantasy land and a single Truffala tree.
Can you hear the people of Whoville singing?  That is magical.  The bold lines of the "window" frame the tangles beautifully.


Ilse Lukken said ~
Thank you for this festive challenge!
I was hesitating what surface to make black: the one under Pauline's Pigtail or the one under Verdigogh. I couldn't leave everything white, it felt I needed to put contrast in this tile. Finally, I decided to make the middle part black and do some shadowing over Pauline's Pigtail. Now that it's finished, I'm not sure if the black is too much of a weight over Pauline's (now squashed ;-) ) Pigtail. Luckily the last one still looks airy ;-)
The tile is on my blog as well.

PP does look very airy and the black space is a nice contrast.  It also makes Verdigogh stand out and even adds dimension to it.


Christine Forrester said ~

Thank you for this lovely challenge. I loved Pauline's ponytail......
I did it first in black and white and it just called for some Christmas glitter and some colour.
I really love it but the camera does not do it justice.


Both tiles are pretty in their own right.  In the first notice how Christine overlapped Verdigogh and even PP.  The glitter and color in her second tile is so very festive and bright.


Natasja Rijsbergen wrote, "What a beautiful and lovely tangle is your tangle Pauline's Pigtail.
This tile brings me in Christmas mood!!"

Natasja created a Christmas mood in her tile - PP ornaments and all!  They are just beautiful.  Notice the detail in her shading of Verdigogh  - she shaded under each overlapping line.


Ingrid Coventon said that for a "festive touch" she used "some color this time" ~

Ingrid's tile is festive and colorful and delicate.  The four PP in the corners and Verdigogh along the string create a beautifully balanced look.


CZT Judy Wanner wrote that she is getting "happier with ever so lightly drawing the string." She continued, "PP "wreath" takes up the center space and part of Vertigogh actually is on a string."


That is an accomplishment as we all know - to use the string as a suggestion.  Judy demonstrated that well here as she noted that Verdigogh is on the string and PP is tangled in the center space - and beautifully so!  The dots are a pretty addition.


Portia Hyde had a sense of that too, as she wrote: "Predictable, simple and I stopped because it felt right."

That is truly a festive tile.  Notice how Portia added dots to carry on the swirl of PP and her dramatic shading of Verdigogh is grand.



Sue Agnew said ~
Here's #70. It was an interesting challenge because Verdigogh and Pigtail are similar in the sense that they make use of the over/under thing. Because of the similarity, I wasn't sure they could play nicely together, but I think in this tile they at least show each other mutual respect.
I hadn't tried Pigtail before, so I did one just sort of randomly. Then, because I love precision and order, I drew a circle with a dot in the middle and sent out six equally spaced "leaves". And tried various permutations and combinations, but didn't like any of my experiments as much as my initial random one.

The two tangles play very well together - similar enough, yet different enough as Sue demonstrates so well here.  The continuous line of Verdigogh is very elegant.  Sparkle and delicate lines give PP an especially pretty look.


Janice L Johnson wrote~
Here is my tile for this week's challenge. I really liked the string, the tangles were a big challenge. I am not sure I did Pauline's Pigtail right. I like the look of the tangle but not my example of it. Verdigogh always gives me problems and I tend to avoid using it. Thank you for issuing this challenge and forcing me out of my comfort zone.
Janice describes timid approach  and she has a wonderful tile to show for it.  She has three variations of Verdigogh here and PP is just right!
An important reminder :) That is the response to any tangle: when drawn it is "right" just by virtue of the fact that you drew it and made it your own.


Susan Theron said ~
This was a difficult one! My verdigogh sometimes looks as if is needs a comb! But I did enjoy experimenting with the tangles. If you use your imagination: it is supposed to be a pillow box on a bed of verdigogh.
Susan tangled a lovely Verdigogh and notice how the berries broke away from it and filled the background.  She accented her string and border with soft shading and added twirls of PP.


Lily Moon found this to be more of a challenge for her.  She wrote ~
Here is my tile for your weekly challenge. This challenge was hardest for me because when I'm tangling I choose patterns of different structures about the best contrast. But these two tangles are is almost same construction.
Despite adding that she wasn't as pleased with the result - the result is very pleasing indeed.  Lily's PP in alternating corners are long and lanky. Splendid shading of Verdigogh gives the tangle such a different look and the white spaces and tipple are very striking.
Lily also posted her tile here on her blog.

From Peggy Kohrmann ~
I really liked both the tangles this week and enjoyed placing them. I will watch others and try to figure out how to shade and shadow these multi legged creations! Added a bit of color with the berries variation, it seems more holiday mode.
"Multi legged creations" - that is a wonderful description of these tangles.  Notice how Peggy tangled Verdigogh to fit the middle section.  By doing so, she gave the appearance that it grew into the space.


From Ragged Ray ~
I got very carried about with Pauline's Pigtail - it's such fun to draw. I put lots of them puffing out all over the present-shaped string. On a Verdigogh background. I think I started to go a bit crazy with all those little lines - so I followed up with a more stripped-back tile which I've posted on my blog .

She very cleverly created a thatched look with Verdigogh  in a grid.  Puffs of PP in bright red - what could be more fun?  Do check out her second tile by clicking the link above in her note.  It is a beautiful contrast.


Christiane Plate with wishes for a nice "3 Advent" wrote, "While listening to Bing Crosby's Christmas songs, those 2 tangles came out of the paper..."


Christmas songs for inspiration and two lovely tiles to show for it.  She captured the magic of the season with each one.


Elena M├╝ller wrote ~
The challenge this week used two festive , delicate and beautiful patterns. Because the weather is sad and rainy with us , I decided to use a lot of color for my Tangle to get a better mood.
A tippled string line with PP in the center and Verdigogh sprouting underneath is playful and very fun.  This certainly would improve a mood!


CZT Sue Jacobs had a vision for the string line.  She wrote ~
It's been a busy week with all the holiday events. I had to carve out a little time to get this done. Of course I was thinking about the holidays when I was doing this so I visualized two glass ornaments where you could see through to the tree branches behind. Not sure if I achieved this but it was fun

Yes, she did achieve just that - and what fun she must have had.  Sue even added a lighter Verdigogh in the 'ornaments' as though you were seeing them through the glass as she noted.
Sue also posted her tile here on her blog.



AND now, the tile for honors this week was created by
Heike Mosebach from Germany ~


Heike Mosebach said that she "had to think of tillandsias during the drawing of the tile."  (They are much like the spider plant that Sharyn mentioned above.) 


Heike playfully tangled little Pauline's Pigtails springing from the larger ones and peeking from under the string line.  A very full Verdigogh curls along the lower string lines.  

Congratulations, Heike.  I have a little something coming in the mail for you.



Many thanks to all of you for sending in the absolutely beautiful and festive tangles this week.

Thank you to the creative minds behind the string line and patterns this week ~
Beth Snoderly via TanglePatterns for String 073
Maria Thomas for Verdigogh
and many thanks for learning and enjoying my Pauline's Pigtail.


Stop back Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #71 !









Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tips for Tangling Lori Howe's SNOWZAGS

Last week's "It's a String Thing" featured Lori Howe's versatile pattern Snowzags.  The tangle can be used as a border or as a filler.

Click here to see Lori's step out and click here to see how participants tangled it so beautifully in last week's challenge.

One comment in particular sparked my curiosity to study the tangle more in depth.  A reader noted that it was a challenge to use Snowzags on a curve or corner.

Here are a few of my Tips for Tangling Snowzags.  I begin with an alternate step out, one that I developed and found helpful when getting the tangle to move and flow.


ENJOY!





Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Perhaps the best 
Yuletide decoration 
is being wreathed in smiles. 
~Author Unknown

Tangled Ornament by Sindy P, CZT
This gift from my friend Sindy made me smile.  

She bought this tin ornament already painted and added tangles to the white areas.  Isn't it beautiful?

It is also a wonderful idea to pass along.  Use a ready-made decoration, add a touch of tangles, and create a one-of-a-kind gift.

Thank you Sindy P!






Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #70

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

Just 16 more days until Christmas and all through the house...  Oops, I got side tracked there...

If your house is like my house, there are more things to do to get ready for the celebration than there is time to accomplish them.  But there is joy is in the preparations and I daily remind myself of that fact.

This week I've chosen a string and tangles that are very festive.

We begin with TanglePatterns String 073 by Beth Snoderly ~

We will use just two patterns:  Verdigogh and my pattern Pauline's Pigtail because they are so festive.

Verdigogh by Maria Thomas
Pauline's Pigtail by me

The step outs can be found by clicking on the names of the tangles above -
or by visiting Tangle Patterns.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away!

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and patterns that begin or contain the letter(s) indicated
* 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 are to be submitted by Saturday evenings.
*Photos and 'Best of Show' are posted on Mondays.
 

Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world.

PLEASE NOTE: I will add a link to your blog or web site with your tile photo, upon request. The site specific URL must accompany your request.

I look forward to your emails.
HAVE FUN!

Monday, December 8, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #69 Tiles

This week's string, created by CZT Sue Jacobs, featured three basic geometrical shapes and tangles that gave us mix of sand and snow and flowers with a lovely grid based pattern for good measure.
Let's take a look~


The first tile arrived from Carmela (Netherlands) who described the string as "playful."  She added, "Sandswirl and Sooflowers are cheerful patterns and I enjoyed it."  She also posted it here on her blog.


Carmela used three variations of Screen along her string lines.  Very cheerful Sand Swirl and Sooflowers fill in the background.


CZT Joan Delony wrote ~
When I started drawing, I had no intentions of drawing this challenge like this, but this is how it came out and I really like it! I immediately thought of "Dancing on the Rooftops"!
Well, then I got inspired and thought I would draw the string again only this time I would do more Snowzags in the same style.
The funny thing about this challenge is that included one of my favorite tangles, Sand Swirl by Karry Heun. I couldn't wait to draw it. Notice that Sand Swirl is not in either tile! See them both on my blog..
Don't you love when that happens?  Some times, and with the most satisfying results, tangles take on a life of their own.  Notice how Joan used a line of Snowzags on either end of her piece - one rounded and the other angular - both free of the mid line.



Lori Byerly said ~
What a fun challenge. Geometric shapes, grids, swirls and more. There were so many options I might have to try this challenge a few more times. Here's my first go at it.
You can also see it here

The angular Screen and the curves of Sand Swirl compliment each other perfectly.  Lori created incredible depth through shading.



Kristen Kostelnik Killips who will be a CZT next year (YAY!) said, "... I discovered a couple of new tangles to add to two of my favorites (Sooflowers and Sand Swirl)."


Kristen's tangles are light and lovely.  Notice how she shaded the background of Sooflowers - it makes the tangles stand out.



Janice L Johnson said, "This was a fun challenge this week. I have used these patterns before but not a lot. It was nice to get a chance to play with them a little bit."


Snooflower in Sand Swirl - what a great idea.  Notice, too, how Janice tangled Snowzags on a three sided line - very nice.



From Sandra S. ~
...I really love this string and so I did two tiles this time because I had so much fun with it :-)
I used three of the patterns for both tiles but in a very different way. I only used sand swirl before and the other patterns were new to me. And what can I say - Sooflowers and Snowzags are really wonderful and I will use them again!
I posted my tiles in my blog too:


Sandra gave us a tangle party here - what fun.  Her tiles feature small and large versions of the tangles, wonderful shading, dainty dots, and dark spaces that anchor the lighter areas.  



Christine Forrester said that she is reminded of "presents by the tree" ~


That is very festive.  Note how Christine changed the look of Screen and Snowzags with shading.


From Ragged Ray ~

I took a few liberties with the string, and the tangles this week. Stripping them back to basic elements and then fusing them together. Not that much ink, but lots of shading to differentiate the three shapes. And a surprisingly summery result for these dark English winter days. Which is perfect because it reminded me that it's not winter everywhere, and it won't always be winter here. There's always another day, another tile!

Her "basic elements" are clean and crisp, shaded in and around, and shine with sparkle - truly a touch of summer on a wintry day.



Ilse Lukken said ~
Here's my contribution from this week. It was quite a challenge to me to make a nice composition of these patterns, but I think I've found one ;-)
It's on my blog as well:
Yes, she definitely found a nice composition.  The single string of Snowzags, the large Sooflower and the daintily drawn smaller ones, are just a few of the finer details.


Mother/daughter tanglers, Kathryn White and Tonya Marie, exchanged tiles by text before submitting them - how fun!
This is Tonya's (also found here on Kathryn's blog) ~

Tonia's Screen with the diagonal line and shading make it a stand out.  Sooflower in layers is lovely.

And this is Kathryn's tile - also found here on her blog ~
Notice her rows of Snowzags - each one is different.  She used Sooflower on a string line and as a filler.  


With Advent greetings from Germany, Heike Mosebach sent in this tile ~


Notice how Heike cleverly repeated the Sand Swirl scrolls in the other three tangles.  The lines playfully break away in Screen, curl up and out from Snowzags, and accent Sooflowers  - so much fun in one little space.


Sharyn Penna said that this challenge resurfaced sweet memories.  She wrote ~
I gave a curve to the grid of Screen...that made working with the grid so much fun. Snowzag melted out of Screen.
Screen makes me smile from a favorite memory of when my oldest daughter was a toddler. When it would rain she would pull her rocking chair next to a window. She'd sit with a pad of graph paper in her lap and color pencils in her left hand. She'd look at the wet window screen and scatter colorful boxes across the paper similar to the many rain drops on the screen. She learned counting, colors, shapes and patience. She taught me a new way to see her world. 
Notice the circular grid Sharyn gave to Screen and how, as she said, "Snowzag melted" out of it.  Sand Swirl with darkened centers and spaces between is very dramatic and is a wonderful compliment to the neighboring Sooflowers.


Annemarie wrote about her tile here on her blog.  Here is an excerpt ~
...I tangled on a white tile with black pen and after finishing I saw that it was very busy indeed (not to say 'chaotic'). I decided to color the Screen background soft purple with my Derwent inktence pencils and the string in the same color with a Sakura metallic pen. This last thing is not visible in a scan, that's always a pity.
It must sparkle and shine in person.  Annemarie added Screen to her entire background and chose smaller sections for the other two tangles.  Notice how she wove her string line under and over.

Linda Bladen said she has taken a bit of a break from tangling, but a good friend encouraged her to begin again.  She said, "Makes you realise how precious good friends are."

Yes, they are very precious.  And so is the time spent tangling as Linda shows through her work.
Sooflower looks wonderful with Tipple between them.  Her beautiful tangles are accented by the shaded white spaces.

Natasja Rijsbergen wrote, "The tangles were lovely. I made a few variations and used all the tangles."

A few tremendous variations, that is.  Sooflowers along the border and Screen on a global grid with thick dark boxes are very dramatic.

Ingrid Coventon wrote ~
In the attachment my ST # 69 tile. Sand swirl, which I like very much, already was familiar to me, the other patterns were new and I had fun learning them. I like this tile.
There is so much to like about it - the cascade of Sooflowers, the double lines of Snowzags, and the very pretty variation of Screen, just to name a few.


Christiane Plate said, "...it was joy to tangle again after a long "summer" break".


And it is a joy to see her tile.  Notice how her tangles and variations of them change where they meet the string line.  She shaded Snowzags to the same side of each jagged line and look how that changed the tangles appearance.


Lucy Banta said that she knew Sand Swirl already and had fun learning three new tangles ~

Lucy used Sooflowers in Screen and Sand Swirl in Sooflowers - that is fun.  Snowzags makes a great border here, especially the way Lucy shaded it.
 Here's the link to the post on her blog.


From Felicity Strohfeldt ~
Here’s my tile no.69! After much contemplation of the four tangles and several efforts, it finally gelled. I experimented with several version of this string and the tangles. To me each one was busier than the next. Screen has so many possibilities, that it was overwhelming, wasn’t too keen on Snowzag and so I eventually settled on three out of four and went also for a simpler versions of Screen. Sooflower was new and gorgeous to do. I combined it with Printemps and the result is rather floral and almost perfumed, don’t you think? I love the flow of Sand Swirl, and great for shading. And all of this I composed on a simple background of Screen.
Sooflower is just gorgeous tangled along the string line and spilling into its bouquet.  Sand Swirl shines as both patterns' curvy lines play well against the grid of Screen.  



Kay Owens said, "The color was fun to work with on a gloomy - rainy day."

It looks as though it was fun to tangle and it certainly brightened up a rainy day here.  Kay layered her tangles in an arc fashion and Snowzags looks very sunny that way!



Jane Glotzer describes her tile ~
I started with the Sand Swirl, a tangle I absolutely love. The lines came out so clean--the benefit of a new micron!! I combined some of the sections that were defined by the string, but still left a couple of open, white areas. I continued with a variation of Screen--I used a double line for the grid and a circle in the middle, instead of a square and then decided the centers were calling out for a little color. Afterwards, I also added the red to the centers of the swirls. I used a very light touch with the shading and I am quite pleased with the feel and openness of the final piece.

Add to that delightful description the darkened spaces around Sand Swirl and the way Jane shaded the center circles of Screen and that is one wonderful tile.
(And there certainly is something magical in a new Micron ;)


Kelly Rickert said, "I call this "Space exploration" because I explored uses of negative space :)"


What a great name, dramatic white space, and swirls that fill and fade.  Notice how Kelly's shading where Sand Swirls meets Screen adds great depth.


Susan Theron said that she "enjoys each challenge."  Her enjoyment shows here ~


Susan's tile is light and airy, nicely shaded, and set off wonderfully with Screen as a background



From Lily Moon ~

Layers of Sooflowers - I should say spirals of Sooflowers - grace her tile.  Black, brown, and touches of gold and white - all beautifully shaded - make her tile shine.  
Lily also posted her tile here on her blog.


CZT Margaret Bremner who brought Screen to us, wrote ~
Attached is a tile I did using the tri-shape string. I really like that string and use it in one of my classes. Snowzags was new to me, and I made a few... umm... opportunities for me! I also did some variations on Screen and Sand Swirl.
Margaret has so many things to soak up here - striped Sand Swirl, Screen meets Moving Day, Sooflower with light and dark backgrounds, and fabulous shading, just to name a few.

Peggy Kohrmann wrote ~
Sand Swirl is a favorite but the others were new. Screen was rather interesting to make with variations. Snowzags is not as easy as it looked and of course a corner was difficult. I did a slight variation to include the center of Sooflowers in brown. The triangle of Sooflowers and it's edge variation was enhanced with brown and I really like it.


An elegant edge of Sooflower, and brown does make it come alive all the more.  Peggy's tangles are beautiful as is her shading.



AND now, the tile for honors this week was sent in by
Portia Hyde of Michigan ~

Despite feeling under the weather, Portia took time to tangle this beautiful tile ~


There is something magical about Sooflower  when it is used on a string line or border as it tucks over and under.  Portia did that here and she added variations of the tangle - a double treat.   Notice how she layered the flowers over Sand Swirl and used a thick outer line.
With shading and lines, she also created pretty versions of Snowzags and Screen.

Congratulations, Portia, I have a little something coming in the mail for you.

Many thanks to the creative minds behind the string and tangles used this week:

TanglePatterns String 067 by CZT Sue Jacobs

Sand Swirl by Karry Heun
Screen  by CZT Margaret Bremner
Snowzags by Lori Howe
Sooflowers by Livia Chua

Stop back Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #70 !