Monday, September 15, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #57

The tangles were beautiful this week and lent themselves to some gorgeous results.  Let's take a look~

The first tile arrived from Hungary's Lily Moon ~

First of all the Renaissance tile color works so elegantly with the black and white.  Then the details she added are just spectacular - the stippled shading on Dust Bunny, the lined Drip Drop, and the dimensional looking Dekore, just to name a few.


A very warm welcome to Susie Falkler.  This is her first time tangling any of these patterns and the first time submitting a tile ~

That is wonderful news and this is a wonderful piece.  She creatively tucked Knightsbridge into Drip Drop and even added sparkle and shading!


Lori Byerly called this "another challenging challenge".  She wrote ~
I started with dekore and what I got so reminded me of something my grandmother would wear that I went with the jewelry theme. It's posted to my blog here.


That is a very lovely tangleation of Drip Drop.  She worked Dekore into the oval of the string line and what a pretty shape that gave it - along with the darkened background and beautiful shading.  That invokes such a warm remembrance of my grandmother too.


Janice Johnson quipped, "I am including my entry for this week's challenge. I have titled it "Collecting Dust". I did include Drip-Drop, but it is more of a Drip."


That is a lovely collection of Dust Bunny and Dekore in the middle of Drupe is a fun touch.


Kirsten Bish wrote ~
Enclosed, please find "Bird Family" this one took me over and told me what it wanted to become!!! The tree is the tangle WUD there was no artist assigned to it in tangle patterns. Fun tangle, thanks!

Wud is actually a tangle by CZT® Joni Feddersen.  Kirsten's description of her process is inspiring - "this one took me over and told me what it wanted to become!"  That is a true Zentangle® experience!


Ilse Lukken said ~
All new patterns to me again – I really love Drupe! Fitting them all into string 056 was quite difficult, in the end I decided to leave Dekore out – and I might not have followed the ‘proper’ string lines… But, it was a fun challenge!
I put it on my blog as well.

The proper string line is the line you follow :)  And follow she did, with lovely tangles and a beautiful balance of light and dark spaces.  Note how one Drupe runs into another.


Joya found this string "weird" at first, then said, "but while tangling I got more and more pleasant with it."

That Dekore is gorgeous as is the depth she achieved with Drupe.  She also posted it here on her blog

Cheryl Rotnem wrote ~
What a fun challenge this time again! Dekore was the only tangle I'd never done. But it sure was a fun one. I love Dust bunnies. I just couldn't give it the feel of something better. Oh well, that is just how it goes, when you tangle.

This has a great 'feel', Dust Bunny and all!  Drip Drop looks like rain for the flowers.


Christine Forrester wrote ~
I had to learn all the tangles for this one and have struggled with them.
I am again sending 2 a black and white and a coloured version. I can see with much more practice that they would be great for greeting cards.


These are beautifully done, both of them.  The purple Drupe keeps drawing attention, doesn't it?  Lovely.

From Ragged Ray ~
And so to IAST #57. A fabulous string. And such versatile tangles and all new to me. I choose to string Drip Drop along the line, and bring aspects of Dust Bunny and Dekore into my two Drupe sections. I think I lost my way with the top Drupe, my arcs didn't meet up that well. But it's a great tangle and seems uncanny that the beginning crossed centre looks a lot like our Union Jack which could be set to change if Scotland choose independence next week! Anyway, my tile seemed quite busy, or perhaps just more decorative than usual for me, so I did a second one which I've posted on my blog.
That is everything she described and more - delightful details and dimension abound.

Carmela wrote ~
At first I found this string very busy with all the lines and loops and curves, and when I see the choice of patterns I didn't tought I could make something nice of it.
But at least I think my tile is very airy and a little bloomy and surprising to me.
Thanks for this nice challenge! i challenged myself with it. hahahah
You also can see it on my blog

Just reading her description made her process sound like so much fun.  She certainly "made something nice of it".

Nagy Ferenc sent her tile via a link - to view it you can click here.  (I was unable to download and post it.)  She closed her note with "Best Regards / Baráti Üdvözlettel"


A very warm welcome to Cat Trask ~
I'm a newbie to Zentangle. I'm stuck at home this week because I had surgery on Monday. While surfing, I happened across your Tuesday "it's a string thing". I know this is nothing like the tiles you usually get, but I thought you might like to see what a newbie did with your challenge...What a great way to learn!
This newbie "knocked it out of the park" as it is said.  She even shaded her tangles, overlapped them, clustered them.   Imagine where she will go if this is the beginning - welcome!


Cheryl Stocks wrote ~
Attached is my response to your challenge this week. It should be on my blog beforeTuesday,
I like Drupe a lot and I used some other favorites this week. I think if I used the drops again I'd try to place them closer together. There's only a hint of dust bunnies--they're hiding in the background in pencil.

On her blog, Cheryl calls this Drupe flower and that is a very fitting name.  The Dust Bunny lurking in the shadows is a nice soft touch.


Annemarie wrote~
I used a til that I had colored before with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. I saw these first at the blog of Alice Hendon, Creator's Leaf, and I was very pleased that I could buy them in Holland too. Got them last Saturday and am playing with them all the time.
So, your String Thing had to be done on a tile with it.


Sounds like something we can all look into.  She doubled her string line, added color and highlights as well as shading.  She also posted it here on her blog.


Kristen Kostelnik Killips wrote ~
I hope you've had a lovely week. Here in Michigan it's starting to feel like summer is over, which is a serious bummer! I'm sure you are still feeling very summery down in Florida. This week's challenge was great fun and, as usual, I learned some new tangles...

Note how she ran the lines of Drupe through to the little loop of the string line.  She tangled some very pretty Dekore variations.  Kristen also posted her tile here on her blog - her new blog!


Lucy Banta wrote ~
Glad there are no mistakes in zentangle seeing as I left out a major
element in drupe! Still happy with the result, though.
Here is the post on my website.    

That is correct, no mistakes, just creative opportunities.  Linda made the most of her opportunities and ended up with a beautiful tile.  She fluffed a large Dust Bunny in the corner and followed it along the string line surrounding Drupe.  That is a nice touch.

Ingrid Coventon asked if she expressed herself well because "Mr. Google translator" sometimes gives her "strange translations."  Yes, she did ~
Again I made a simple tile. Sometimes I exercise myself in the art of omission. Do you also say that in America? It comes down to about "less is more". For me that is a great exercise for my always crowded head. And this time I think I succeeded. It was fun to play with these accessible tangles. But unfortunately there was no role for Dekore in this tile.
As a matter of fact, dear Ingrid, you do an admirable job with your English.  I dare say better than I do at times!
Ingrid tangled large patterns and her balance of light and dark line make this very striking.

Caroline Moore said ~
I'm finally getting one to you before the deadline!!
This was fun, as dekore was the only tangle I had tried before. One of the things I love about your challenges is being encouraged to try new tangles.
I wanted to use more drip drop but ran out of room!
That is wonderful to hear - and fun! - to learn new tangles each week.  Caroline also continued in Dust Bunny fashion along her string line and border and Zinger springing from Dekore is colorful and clever.


Colette Horsburgh said she was just given a set of  Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight pens and "can't get enough of them!"

The color just pops off that black paper, doesn't it?!


Cathy Cusson wrote ~
Great sting for this week! I also love the tangle drupe. I had gotten some new pens - sort of an ink pen variety to review on my blog so I decided to give them a go. I am not real happy with their performance for tangling, but I do love the colors. 
More color and there is just something pretty about a purple Drupe...


Deanna Spence sent this beauty~


A Drip Drop string line, layers of Dust Bunny, and detailed Dekore - what a wonderful tile!


Sharyn Penna said ~
It's sprinkling now, a far cry from tornado warnings with a black out. Our trees are beginning to show colors of fall. There's a saying in New England, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute and it'll change. My tile remix me of rain, snow, clearing skies and a once trusty, now inverted umbrella.
Instead of Drupe, I used Dracus (dubbed by Margaret Bremner when she combined Drupe and Fracus). It's always so much fun playing with the string thing prompts! 

How fun to use one of Margaret's tangleations along with her Dust Bunny.  Sparkle set off that tangle and the Dekore filled loop rises off the paper thanks to beautiful shading.


Sue Agnew wrote ~
I liked the way Dust Bunnies came out with kind of a Drupe flair, although I was hoping that shading the inside of the curve would make the scallops sort of "stand up" and I'm not sure they did. I also am not sure I like Drip Drop filled in jet black, but once you've started there's no going back. (I usually like my tiles better when I look at them the next day, anyway.)
Leave it to Sue to figure out a wonderful way to add sparkle to Dust Bunny! The jet black Drip Drop serves as just the right back drop for the double Bunnies.


Donna Flynn said this was really fun ~

Donna carried that Dust Bunny line around her tile too.  She also used Drupe interestingly as more of a background for the other tangles in the foreground and then added some dramatic color.



Audrie Weisenfelder writes from Arizona ~
...The weather here is still really hot. We've had some more Monsoon activity, bringing much needed rain; but it hasn't lowered the temperature much. It's 9:30 at night and still close to 90.
Anyway, here's my tile for the present String Thing. I almost didn't send it in, as I'm really not very happy with it...It's here on my blog
She goes on to say that she was not too pleased with her efforts and almost didn't send this in.  That would have been a shame because the rest of us would not have been able to enjoy her work.  Thank you for following through.  Perhaps someone reading this will be inspired to send their work in as well.
 Audrie's Drip Drop is light and lovely and Drupe, elongated on one side, gives the tangle a fabulous look.  Note, too the swirl of Dust Bunny with a trail.

Kia Richardson expressed similar sentiments ~
Here is my entry for It's a String Thing #57. I must say, it's not one of my favourite efforts, but it is what it is. I think this is the first time I've actually used the four suggested tangles, three of which I've never used before.
With positive results - and that is the only kind in Zentangle after all!  She learned three new tangles in the process and shared her work.  Now that is an accomplishment!


Margaret Bremner, CZT wrote ~
...I only used two of your suggested tangles. You'll see Drupe, which is a bit of a favorite, and Dekore, which was unfamiliar but has elements quite similar to Rosé (by Linda Farmer).

I found that little droplet hanging off the rest of the string a bit of a challenge so I filled in around it with more Drupe! Curiously, I began with the partial Drupe (three 'prongs' on the right) expecting to use more than two tangles.


Neighboring Drupes, if you will, and they play together so nicely.  Line, sparkle, shading, and the element of pleasant surprise - now that is a lovely tile.


Peggy Kohrmann wrote ~
Used a Zentangle tile for the first time this week and I love the surface. The shading seems to flow so much better on the tile too.
Drupe takes a lot of time but it may be a new favorite, I enjoyed blowing up the one portion.
The tiles are unparalleled when it comes to tangling - the Micron and pencil take to them so well.  Peggy demonstrates that here with pretty patterns and elegant shading.

Jenna Wheatman said that all of the tangles were new to her.  She is also masterful at weaving tangles together, so it may require some study to see that she did use all of them here ~

The Dust Bunny Drupe is a remarkable tangleation.  Line weight and shading add to its beauty.


And now, the tile for honors this week was submitted by
Jane Glotzer from Colorado ~



Jane has been earnestly working on her tangling and submitting tiles for about half a year now.  Each week she says she looks forward to learning from the other tanglers who send in their work as well.  This week, we have a few things to learn from her :)

She wrote ~
Well...2 Drupes, 2 Dekores, a bit of Dust Bunny and one little Drip Drop! I did my Drupes before I read your Tips for Tangling post, so as you can see, they have straight starting lines. I did try a couple of rounded ones on another page, but I ended up liking my straighter ones best, so that is what I am sending in...I certainly plan on rounding them in the future! :)

Dekore and Dust Bunny were both new to me, but how fun...I like the way the Dekore and the Drupe look so nice together and counter balance each other...great tangle selections, Adele, and I for one appreciated the more curvy string this time around!

Have a great week...as always, looking forward to the display on Monday...(very interested to see how others shaded Drupe and Dekore...)
Congratulations, Joan.  I have a little something coming in the mail for you.

Many thanks to all of the talented tanglers who sent in their tiles.
A huge thank you to the creative minds behind the string and tangles use this week ~

TanglePatterns String 056 by Jill Dobis
Drip Drop by CZT Debbie Perdue  (who first introduced me to Zentangle)
Dekore by Kari Shultz
Dust Bunny by CZT Margaret Bremner
Drupe by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts

Check back on Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #58!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Meeting a Master

Today was special - as is every day - but this one was especially special.

Along with four of my dear friends and fellow CZTs, I had the privilege of visiting with calligrapher, author, letter artist, designer, all around amazing woman, and founder of Zenspirations, Joanne Fink.

Yes, the Joanne Fink.  As it turns out, we live very near each other.

We spent the afternoon trying our hand at marker and pen calligraphy, perusing a sampling of the numerous books Joanne has written or contributed to, and mostly marveling at her expertise.

Here are a few pictures of our time together.
I post them here just in case I wake up in the morning and think it was all a wonderful dream ~

Around the table: yours truly, Carolyn Russell, Joan Delony, Joanne Fink, Tracey Lyon, and Sindy P.

Joanne demonstrated the Koi Coloring Brush Pens from Sakura.  As she graciously wrote each of our names, she gave us pointers gleaned from her years of experience.

A fabulous day spent in creative company at the hands of a master artist -
now that is especially special.

On an exciting note, Joanne gave us a preview of a precious project that she has poured her heart into.  It is something we can all participate in supporting and I will have more details in the next few weeks - stay tuned!!





Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tips for Tangling Drupe

Drupe by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts is a tangle that yields the most marvelous feeling of depth.

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when tangling this pretty pattern.  Do keep in mind that these are tips, not the step out itself ~


Shading adds even more dimension.  Check out the results of "It's a String Thing" on Monday.  
It will be fun to see how other tanglers used Drupe and how they chose to shade it.

Enjoy!









Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

“Sweet are the thoughts 
that savour of content, 
The quiet mind 
is richer than a crown...”
                                                         
                                                    ― Robert Greene

Adele Bruno, CZT


















Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #57

It is Tuesday, your good news day!

This week's challenge begins with TanglePatterns String 056 by Jill Dobis ~

Copyrighted image used with permission from TanglePatterns.com
In Jill's honor, we will use tangles that begin with her last initial - 'D'.   They include:

Drip Drop by CZT Debbie Perdue
Dekore by Kari Shultz
Dust Bunny by CZT Margaret Bremner
Drupe by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts

This promises to be a great deal of fun!

Choose as many or as few of these tangles as you wish.

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, September 8, 2014

"It's a String Thing" #56 TIles

Squares 'ruled the day' for this challenge.  The string line featured a layering of them and most of the tangles began with a square grid.  Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Western Australia's Sara Belmont-Kleingeld.  She wrote, "I have used trivet as a border with tagh and twile... couldn't quite fit in telis and ticking too!"



That was very clever to use one large Trivet as a border and to have squares of Tagh hang from a beaded string.

In the directions for "It's a String Thing" I say to use a many or as few of the suggested patterns as you wish.  Sara demonstrated that so well here.  She used the tangles that fit the string line to her liking.



Kristen Kostelnik Killips wrote ~
 I love your challenges because they are much like using a pre-strung tile & rolling the die from the kit. They force you to try things you might not have picked on your own, as well as let go of any stress that might arise over what tangles to use, etc. at any rate, I definitely learned some new tangles and discovered that I should have done the background tangle first. I started with the small squares and once I got to the big one it was hard to follow the pattern. I still think it turned out nicely, flaws and all!
It did turn out very nicely, especially since there are no flaws in Zentangle®.   And that is such a wonderful description of "It's a String Thing".  May it serve as an inspiration to any reader who hasn't tried the challenge yet.  Thank you, Kristen.

Cheryl Rotnem CZT said,"This was such a great challenge! I liked the blocks in the string. I had never tried Telis or Trivet, but liked them both a lot. Ticking is a favorite of mine, as is Twile."

Not only did she enjoy the process, her tangles are lovely and her shading is wonderful - especially on Telis.


Lori Byerly said ~
This one was quite the challenge for me. It's funny, though, the challenges that are the hardest are generally the ones I end up liking the best. Great string and patterns.  My tile is also published here

She framed her variations of Telis with Twile and they are fascinating.  Again, shading plays a crucial role in the look of a tile and Lori's is lovely.


From Juul ~

A terrific Trivet border frames her tile.  Note the way she alternated her aura lines in Ticking, her shading of the single Trivet and the grid free Telis - all so very pretty.


Christine Forrester wrote ~

Please find a response to your lovely tangle challenge I was completely hooked last night trying out several variations.
I have called this one ‘ Imhotep’ because for some reason, I kept thinking about a mummy.

That would be one pretty mummy!  Notice how her shading sets the tangles apart and adds depth.

Dorothy Allison sent this after a long trip through Outback Australia ~


She must have been inspired by her travels.  See how she shaded the center square of Twile and she combined Telis and Ticking  - that was ingenious.



If there was ever a poet of Zentangle, it is Ragged Ray.  She wrote from a "cloudy afternoon" ~

This was one of those challenges that just took me by the hand and led me through it! There was little need for conscious thought, instinct just seemed to show me what tangles to place where, which to lighten, darken, tilt or turn.
The only active thinking was when drawing Twile I noticed that often the original grid lines stand out as straighter and more even than the inner detail lines. By going over them all, and 'wobbling' them a bit the whole tangle looks more unified?
No colour, just pen and pencil and a few little dots of white pen on those eager curls! And I'm still wowed by how three dimensional and tactile tangles can appear once shaded! I never understood the mysterious art of shading until I started Zentangle!
Poetry in word, in thought, in tangle - and the result is a joy to behold.  Sheer joy.

Cheryl Stocks said ~
This week's response to your challenge is posted on my blog...My latest art journal has a heavy focus on frames and borders and the string fit into that perfectly! I got a good vibe from the tangles as there is a fabric feel to some of them. I used them all up again. Overkill, perhaps?
Certainly not "overkill".  Students ask me when will they know they are finished with a tile.  I always say, "When you are satisfied with it."  That brings a smile and confidence as well.

Cheryl's confidence shines through here.  Note the beautiful border is Ticking - very clever.


Carmela said ~
This string thing was with very square lines. i prefer roundings, but after all it turned out well and at the end i liked it to.

I used all the patterns and you can see it on my blog.

Carmela created a very pretty Telis border. Her tile turned out very well and it sounds like it was a pleasant surprise.  That is another good thing about trying new challenges as you tangle - it helps stretch your experience and exposes you to new patterns that just might become favorites.


That is just what happened for K. Bish.  She wrote ~
Enclosed please find my Tangle "Layered".
While I enjoyed the patterns, it was the shading that brought this piece together for me. I think that I tend to lean toward the braided or woven textures. Twile was a find for me.

Shading really created depth in her tangles, especially Ticking.



A very warm welcome to Nagy Ferenc, who signed her note "Üdvözlettel".  That is Hungarian, so it is safe to assume that is where she tangled this ~

~ a very beautifully detailed tile.  Trivet makes a pretty border and her use of Tagh is terrific.

Kia Richardson wrote ~
...I've used the patterns ticking, telis, triads, trumpits and thing in the middle of a thing. I like the airiness of trumpits around the border and tried to balance the heavier patterns of telis and ticking with the lighter triads and the delightfully named thing in the middle of the thing. I haven't used all your suggested tangles, and I hope that is OK.
Yes, very OK!  Her tile is light and airy and lovely.


Annemnarie wrote ~
Thank you for another great challenge. I really enjoyed this one. At first I thought it would be hard with all the straight rectangles, but the tangle you gave us were fit for it. It gave me some pleasant time on Friday evening...
That is a beautiful border of Twile and a she also shaded Ticking two different ways.
She also posted it here on her blog.


Ilse said ~
Participating in your challenge was a proper challenge to me with all these squares in it. I chose three tangle patterns that were new to me: Tagh, Telis and Trivet. I also used Twile, which I had done before and funnily enough that pattern worked out less well than the new ones. It looks sloppy... Apparently I wasn't zen enough at the time, but I think I was afterwards, so that worked for me in the end ;-)
What a delightful description of her process and a happy tile to show for it.  The shaded double Twile border is especially nice.
Ilse also posted her tile here on her blog.

Ingrid Coventon said ~
Here is my contribution for String Thing # 56. It turned out to be a simple but delicate tile. I had fun with the tangles. I already loved and used Ticking and Twile before. The other tangles were new to me and are pretty tangles as well.
As always I look forward every week to seeing what the other participants were doing with the string.
That is so very pretty - large renditions of Trelis and Twile and Tagh tucked playfully in the corners.  Note her shading of the four piece Trivet  - gorgeous!


Nathalie Marinoff said that she is looking forward to seeing all of the other entries this week, and look at her pretty one ~

The patterns play so well with each other here.  She also posted it here on her blog.

Cathy Cusson said ~
I loved this week's challenge even if I just had time to sit and do it today. Twile is one of my favorite tangles - I really considered just doing a monotangle with that one. But decided on using all of them this time. 
Her Trivet border works beautifully with the other, larger drawn tangles and the mix of brown and black work really well together.


Jane Glotzer
This week's challenge was a challenge for me for sure...we've had round swoops and swirls and pointy triangles and now squares! I didn't fit any Ticking in there but the four other T tangles all made it in...I adapted the string slightly, and overlapped some of the squares into the border, creating areas for extra shading, later...I realized after I filled in my very dark background that the first two squares I did, Twile and Trivet weren't able to "float" like the other two, Telis and Tagh, but I still think there's some cool effects in the piece...although honestly, not one of my favorites--:)
Yes, there are some "cool effects" here!  The dark background highlights the tangles beautifully.


Sharyn Penna said that she was in a "black out with a low battery" when she took this photo.  Now, that is determination.  Her photo is a bit fuzzy, but the beauty of her tile shines through ~

She shaded her Trivet like Ingrid did - an idea for the rest of us to use.  Note, too, how her Ticking turns to Tagh - that is very pretty.

Deanna Spence used Trivet as her border ~

She tangled in the squares of the string line and shaded the background.  Her choice of spaces to darken in give her patterns a pop.


Audrie Weisenfelder said that these challenges "really get my brain into gear."

That is a good gear to be in then!  She tangled two very nice variations of Trelis and shaded them just so.  She also posted this here on her blog.  


Peggy Kohrmann wrote ~
I did my first tile and the border of Ticking and Trelis with Trivet in the corners was my first portion. I loved it and then wasn't sure how to fill the inter string. I finally did a large single tangle of Trivet and Twile and then multiples.
Since I had time, I tangled another tile. This time I started in the center and waited to do the border. Ticking had a similar shape as Telis so I blended the two! As is normal now, shading makes a huge difference!

How beautiful!  The border of Trelis with the added detail is just lovely.  
Peggy, a regular contributor, was just able to take her first class with a CZT and she said it made such a difference, especially in understanding step outs of some patterns.

It really does make a difference in your tangled journey to seek out a CZT and take a class - if you are able, please do!


Jackie Becker said that her tile is "almost a monotangle" ~

She added Beadline to her fabulous variations of Twile.  Shading really added to the dimension of her tangles.

Joya sent this pretty tile and said that "...it was a pleasure to fill it!"


... and it is a pleasure to view it, too.  Her variation of Trelis is lovely with its dots , aura, and double curls.


Marita sent greetings from the Netherlands with this note ~

This was fun! I created a lot of grids to create a base for most of the tangles. I felt telis needed some variation to give it more weight, without thinking I created this variation.
I used a very fine tagh as background to complete my tile. But I also used some spacing to give some air to my tile.

...a very fine explosion of Tagh, it is and the dark bits of Ticking and Twile play nicely with it.  


And now...
the tile for honors this week was sent in along with
"hugs and best wishes" by 
Hungary's Lily Moon ~


Lily's work could be studied for a long time and even more details would be uncovered.  The diamond like dark spaces Tagh, the circle and square centers of Trivet, the pinwheel look of Twile, the pea pod like spaces of Trelis, and the delightful detail in Ticking, are just a few of the masterful details in Lily's tile.
She also posted it here on her blog - do take a look!

Congratulations to you!  I have a little something coming in the mail for you.

Many thanks to all of the talented tanglers for you submissions this week.

Thank you to the creative minds for the string and tangles used in "It's a String Thing" #56 ~

TanglePatterns String 057 Bambi Lint via Linda Farmer
Tagh by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
Telis by Chrissie Frampton
Ticking by JJ La Barbera
Trivet by CZT Nancy Newlin
Twile by Lesley Scott-Gillilan

Stop by tomorrow for "It's a String Thing" #57!