|Bijou Trio by Adele Bruno, CZT|
And now these three remain:
But the greatest
LOVE. ~1 Corinthians 13:13
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here's my entry for #130 I really liked the string it reminded me of wings so i just used that to inspire my zentangled butterfly :)
Thank you for another great challenge. I'm not really a "hearts & flowers" kind of gal so these Valentine themes really vex me. I committed to a Valentine theme swap to push me out of my comfort zone and this weeks challenge was the perfect start as we're to use this string as well. It's a little dark, but that's how I roll;-)
Have a nice day!!!
This is only my second time to participate in the Weekly Challenge. My 35th wedding anniversary falls on Valentine's Day....even though I lost my first husband ten years ago. I have always loved hearts, and to make up for missing last week's heart challenge, I reveled in doing two tiles. I find that I am most drawn to tiles where some empty space is left, so on one of the tiles....I left the heart strings open. And, of course, that is how my own heart sometimes feel as though there is a vague emptiness of something familiar now gone. But, I have been blessed to remarry another wonderful man, so the second tile is filled with hearts, color, and good feeling. Hope all of your hearts are singing.....
It didn't take me long to have a bash at this week's string. More hearts means a very happy me!
I went for a different approach to my usual style. I only used 2 of the tangles and left a lot of white space (for me!). I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I really adore Luv-a. It's so fun to do.
I might have another go with some colour. These would make lovely valentine's cards.
Thank you so much Adele for another lovely challenge. I used Luv-A, Join and Heart Box, plus a couple of extras. Not to thrilled with my Heart Box, but like my over all tangle.
Here is my tile :)
Happy Valentines Day!
I hope you're doing fine and having a nice day. I did, tangling your challenge :-)
All the tiles from IAST#129 were wonderful.
And this week, Thank you for another beautiful String and such lovely tangle patterns!! It was a pleasure doing this tile. Luv-a is one of my favourite heart shaped patterns!
Eagerly waiting for next Tuesday!
February brings many good tangles. This week's challenge was no exception. Great tangles!! I loved learning or re-learning some of these! Thanks for a fun string too.
This makes me think of an old fashioned valentine. I had fun adding color. Thank you for your choices of string and patterns.
Here is my tangle. It’s only my fourth or fifth tangle. I just found Zentangle about a month ago! I’m enjoying myself immensely!
Thank you for hosting this weekly challenge! I’ll be back!
I always look forward to your Valentine's Day related string thing challenges! This week I added some color with new Tombow markers. They didn't blend too well, but the color is festive.
I am new to your wonderful challenges and I love to be a part of it!
this is my entry for this week. I really liked Heart Box! The Video Demonstration was quite helpful. I tried the second method of drawing the pattern with a continuous line and this absolutely requires a high concentration.
Greetings from Germany!
Really enjoyed using Luv-a and didn't want to overcrowd it so just used Heart Box in pencil. Looking forward to next week's challenge already
Thanks for your latest challenge #130. I don't think my end result could get any heart-y-er, ha! I look forward to seeing others' submissions, too.
Thanks for the challenge, Adele!
In my sketch book.
Well I am sending this before I chicken out! I crowned myself the Foofy Queen! That has got to stop. I did you a disservice. Anyway, what's that I hear? Oh it's Megan Trainer singing All about that Bass :))))Yes, I do :)
Remember last year? LOL!
Loving all these hearts!
It's been a while but I've finally have another submission for your weekly challenge. I decided to try something different by working on the black tile, and used a little colored gel pen too.
I fall into the category of not a big fan of hearts. But I really enjoyed this challenge. You have such an uncanny way of choosing tangles that play well together.
It always amazes me how much more I like my tangles a day or two after I've drawn them. Sort of a strange zentangle magic.
I like how Join and Luv-a came out on the tile. I think my Heart Box could use some work but overall I'm really happy with this tile.
My contribution to challenge 130. I'm not really a 'hearts person' but
once I started this I really enjoyed it. Thank you!
I did something a bit different with Heart Box - I penciled the initial grid and then made sure each 3 shape joined those it touched (like Helen does in her Version 2 in the video), which then allowed me to aura each into the next - giving a weird stretched heart pattern. Once I'd found this I couldn't get enough of it, so it became my entire background. The rest of the tile didn't come out quite as well - but hey - better to be really happy with one part than so-so with the whole!
Here is my ST # 130 tile.
Although I like the hearts themed challenges, I am not so happy with the result of this tile. Maybe I should have done it with only a black pen?
Here is my tile for IAST 130. I kind of like how my two hearts look like a butterfly.
last week I wrote that I do not love to draw hearts very much... BUT
This week I had such a lot of fun with the ISAT challenge- so lovely heart tangles!
Heart Box is my favourite this week.
Now I am looking forward to the next and I am curious which tangles you choose next;-)
Thank you for this experience!
This is my contribution to IAST #130
Here's my submission for the week...resisted the urge to add red to the hearts--:)
Only used two tangles this time...A little Luv-a in the corner areas and some Join for the central heart shapes...I love Helen Williams' work, but couldn't find a place for her Heart Box...shading and a bit of tromp l'oeil in the corners (really love that!) and it's a sweet, simple Valentangle.
Have a great week...
(Coloradoans are gearing up for the Super Bowl tomorrow...I'm not a huge football fan in general, but in this instance, GO BRONCOS! :)
Have fun, if you participate!!
And more hearts...
This week's quotes, rather than tugging the heartstrings, are meant to tickle the funny bone (which after all makes for a happy heart).
Three Ways to my heart: Make coffee for me. Serve coffee to me. Don't talk until I've finished my first cup. ~Anon.
I love you with all my thighs. (I would say heart, but my thighs are bigger.) ~Anon.
My heart says, "Lobster, pasta and wine," but my jeans say, "For the love of spandex!"~Anon.
Take care not to break anyone's heart; they have only one. Go for the bones, they have 206. ~Anon.
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you. ~Anon.
I haven't had much chance to tangle lately, but I did manage to complete this tile. I always enjoy using heart-based tangles.
So here's my entry:
Thank you for the great challenge this week. I felt that it wouldn’t be right to conceal the string line by yourself, as it’s all about hearts and ‘love’ leading up to Valentine’s Day.
The first idea that came to mind was that I’d not use the grid patterns to fill in the background, so I used Join (a very versatile pattern) by Elena Hadzijaneva in the top section and Heart Box
(lovely contrasts possibilities) by Helena Williams in the bottom section. That left the beautiful, lacy-like Luv by Sharon Caforio to use in the large white section. The original idea became
My tile 130.
Enjoyed the journey.
Looking forward to the Valentine Challenge this week.
I am really enjoying the valentine themes, hearts have so many possibilities.
Here's my submission for this week's challenge. Lots of hearts on this tile!
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Thank you so much for your challenge this week. I’m still learning but had loads of fun. I used your LG pattern, Florz, Hibred, Meer and Pixioze.
My blog is Peacefully Tangling
The tangles surprised me for how relaxing and absolutely fun they were to draw. I was most intrigued by Sue Jacob's LaBel. When I added aura and varied the size, it took on a sweet, cartoonish look.
Have a nice day!
I enjoyed this week's string and tangles. LaBel is one of my favorites, but I can never find a place for it. I always enjoy LG, too--it's so relaxing to draw.
I've posted my tile on my blog.
Thank you for keeping our Love (for Zentangle!) Growing!
Thank you for another lovely challenge!
Here's my bold black and white tile. I like it looking forward to seeing the next few weeks heart related it's a string thing.
Oh and wow 70 entries last week all beautiful well done
I loved all of the tangles this week...
this is so a lovely challenge with the beautyful heart-based patterns. I had a lot of fun with the challenge this week. Thank you for this. Here is my entry.
Greetings from Germany
I have really enjoyed this week's challenge. Hearts are my absolute favourite so to see them on the tangle menu is always exciting.
I have fallen in love with Caught. It's such a pretty pattern and very versatile. I imagine I will use it a lot in future. And your LG is such fun to draw.
Another IAST challenge, I had a lot of fun with it!
The first heart related IAST Challenge this year:
LG is a tangle which I used in my very first IAST tile (#101).
The two other tangles "Caught" und "LaBel" are new to me but both are very nice despite I am not really a fan of heart- tangles. BUT its Valentine Day soon so we cannot avoid it!!
Here is my submission for this week’s challenge. Have a great week, I look forward to seeing the other entries.
This was a very enjoyable project. I loved the combination of patterns you chose—so many hearts! I used my regular colored pencils and my new Magic multicolored pencils for shading.
I've been meaning to tell you how much I look forward to your Wednesday's Words of Wisdom. They're all great, but this week's was especially meaningful.
Good morning from a very wet and windy north west UK. We're being blown away by the same storm that dumped snow on your east coast so found some more time to sit and tangle. Enjoyed the hearts and look forward to some more
Thank you so much for the challenge this week. The first tile is the true IAST and then I fashioned a different string but still used the same tangles you suggested for this week. They're all in there, just some might be larger than life (in the first tile) and with hearts scattered all over (in the second).
From sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.
Here is my entry. In a hurry! But I liked it!
Lots of fun hearts!
Haven’t sent one in for awhile. This one is a bit minimalistic, light and airy.
Here is my tile for IAST 129. I like how these patterns compliment each other.
I think I try It's a String Thing every week, but I rarely get it finished in time to post, so I'm happy I managed to finish my tile in time this week! Thanks for your challenges, and for showing everyone's submissions. The overwhelming variety is a real inspiration.
Loved drawing all the hearts. I always like to see red hearts, so I coloured them all in!
...Last week I enjoyed the line up of the tiles. They were all so beautiful and so interesting to look at.
Congratulations with your new tangle Amore. It is such an elegant and lovely one.
I loved this week's challenge with the hearts theme. But as usual with hearts, I had to throw in some colors because I can't make them black. (Looking forward to the next heart themed challenges)...
Good Morning Adele, the weather here in Wisconsin is a balmy 42 degrees today. Quite the heat wave! I really liked this string and the tangles you suggested. Your new tangle is very versatile....I've been playing with it since Wednesday! Here's my answer to your challenge. I went a little out of character, for me, and left some white space. I like the results...reminds me to leave some white space in my daily life. Have a great week.
I learned about Zentangle through my then-13 year old granddaughter, who was introduced to it during art class at her Middle School. Her mom told me she was quite interested, and wanted a book on Zentangle for Christmas. Of course, being a good grandmother, I got her the book, the pens, some drawing pencils for shading, some tortillions to make the shading nicer, and a nice box to keep it all in. Then I bought a pad of heavy water color paper and cut tiles with my handy-dandy, school quality paper cutter.
Humm. Over fifty 3 1/2 inch square cards running loose in that box. Not right. So, I made a box. And having read the Zentangle book and created two tiles that amazed me, untalented artist that I am, I jumped right off the deep end and took a silhouette of my granddaughter (done at Disneyland several years ago), copied it and fiddled around with it until I had her face in silhouette, and her hair outlined and ready to tangle. I was quite simply floored with the results (I did THAT?!?!?!?). It now adorns the top of the box I made for her to keep blank tiles in.
So now, I am involved in "A Tangle A Day," and decided to give your challenge a try. This is Tile #6. Or maybe #7. I have always wished I could draw. I have a cousin and a granddaughter that are quite good artists, and now I can turn out something that delights me!
I enjoy your blog, and look forward to sending in more challenges.
...Sorry not to have used Caught. I did like using that tangle in a larger scale on a wonky grid though. I made this one with enough foo foo so had to call it quits!
It's been about 6 months since I've done any drawing of any sort. This is was a fun tile to get back into it. The colored hearts gave a different effect than I anticipated, but it's still fun. :)
Enclosed please find my newest Tangle "Heartfelt".
What a great challenge! Can we please do hearts through Valentine's? I like you am a sucker for anything heart related. I loved all the different tangles
This one came together so quickly...What can I say?...I have loved your LG since I first learned it...I use it all the time on cards and decorating packages...
So I started there in those two opposing sections...very, very hard to resist putting in the red centers, so I gave in--:) Added the pop of Caught to the top left and then I decided to go with a little variation of your new Amore for the final spot (instead of LaBel.) Everything got the red center treatment, a bit of shading...and it's very
heart-y...filled with zentangle love!
Thanks, as always, for all you do!
Thanks again for an interesting challenge. I feel I have struggled to breathe life into it this week, but it's the process that matters.
I wanted to use La Bel to outline the string, but I felt like I needed to "beef it up" so it wouldn't get lost ... so I doubled several of the lines. Caught is almost exactly like my grandmother's wallpaper (except it didn't have hearts, but it had red diamonds and black diamonds) ... every time I practiced it I was transported back to that room. I didn't even want to distort it to fit into any of the spaces, so I did what might be considered a copout, and ran it as background for the whole tile. I liked Christine Reyes' example where she placed the pattern diagonally, but I wanted the hearts on the edges to be perfect half-hearts, so I angled the hearts 45 degrees differently (so the point points toward a corner instead of toward a side). It was fun to do use pretty and decorative tangles.
To draw them, true, they are not my fave
But about them do others have this to say..
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Man has made many machines, complex and cunning,
but of which of them indeed rivals the workings of the heart?
And my favorite...
The heart never becomes wrinkled.
~Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
...At first I wasn't sure how the 3 tangles would work together; but they did.
I keep having the feeling that I could have enhanced the shading somehow, but it just wasn't happening. So here it is:
... Caught by Christine Reyes and LaBel by Sue Jacobs are both new to me. They were great to try . My LaBel looks rather different to the
example given by Sue Jacobs, but I like the hearts and their curly tails and the pattern worked well as a border. LG by yourself is one of my favourites,
but I seem to struggle with the heart shape and then the auras lose their shape a bit. As you see I’ve entered two takes on the challenge. Tile 129B I did
various forms of LG and mixed them in with Caught. Hmmm!? Then I did one as a filler with LG (which I love) and LaBel as a border with a diagonal version of Caught
as a backdrop. Enjoyed shading this one a lot.
Thank you for a great challenge and all the words of help and wisdom.
It’s always such fun to see where the tangles will lead. Thank you for the inspiration.
What a great combination of tangles! This was a first time using Sue Jacobs' Elegant LaBel. It reminds me of carved frames. I tried to give Caught some depth to balance with the dimension LG takes on when shaded. It reminds me of walking on a rocky river bed so I'm calling this tile 'lovely baby steps'.
Thank you for another happy tangling moment!
I want to thank you for including my tangle entries, I am really enjoying learning to Zentangle. I have also been finally working on my blog so that I can give credit to all the wonderful people I am learning from and so that I can also share with and follow others who share in the Zentangle experience.
Here's my entry for string 129 :) I liked the hearts. it was perfect for how close it's getting to valentines day ! I experimented a lot with these new patterns and tried adding some colored pencil for the first time to my zentangle. Great Challenge!