|Zendala featuring the names of IAST contributors ~ Adele Bruno, CZT|
I am most grateful this Thanksgiving for all of you, my Tickled To Tangle community.
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Not a big fan of soda, I decided to go with champagne! That's what I immediately saw in the string this week--champagne flutes. I love Bublz, which was new to me. Your 100 tangle felt like an elegant string of pearls. I got lost in Ripples, and couldn't see where things were going in that small, wonky grid. Must have been the champagne!
Thanks for teaching and challenging us. Have a great week!
An awesome challenge! String no 11 is one of those I have used before and I like it a lot. Ripples was the pattern I had not met before. This tile came out a little bit heavy, but I like it this way. And Dragonair is my own option, it came to me immediately to join the other wonderful patterns!
I love the string and the bubbles. Well, For that matter, I love Coke too. Pretty sure they were not the first to appreciate this shape but a great call none the less.
Here is my first submission for IAST.
First I must say- I love these tangles you picked! I was really excited to work with them. The string was really different too, and could've lent itself to so many combinations! I used a 01 Sakura Micron pen in black, with pencil on a 3.5"x3.5" tile. Yes. I tried my hardest to keep up with all of you talented Zentangle artists. I really feel good that this is something I was able to do.
This is my very very very first time ever making a zentangle. I know it's ugly and weird and no where as good as the other artist you share but I tried really hard to make it nice ( it didn't work ) . I'm a writer not an artist but I'm trying to learn something new and fun.
I live near Durham in the North East of England and last week Durham
hosted its 'Lumiere' festival of light when the city was filled with
fabulous light installations by many talented international artists.
Durham has a beautiful Norman cathedral and this year the huge vaulted
ceiling was filled with the most amazing coloured patterns, constantly
morphing into new designs and colours - a zentangle of light!! I've
enclosed some photographs along with my contribution to this week's
challenge, I hope you like them.
Here's my entry for this week's challenge. Nice to see the pattern 100 in it, it's one of my favourites!
Heres the coca-cola edition of its a string thing celebrating 100 years of the brown fizzy stuff ( which I have to add I only like when pregnant!?)
So it didn't turn out quite as planned due to me putting one of the ripples in the wrong way no mistakes right I just made them all the same! No one would ever know. I tried to make the same 'green' as those glass bottles its quite a hard green to get right....and then I thought I know I'll add red coke is associated with the bright red. Well now ripple looks like an Italian flag! Umm so not how I pictured things going in my head but oh well its OK till happy Tuesday, tangle on!
You create the most interesting challenges! :) Thanks for using bublz. It was great fun working it together with 100 and ripples.
This one was fun. Thanks, Adele!
I know this challenges was inspired by Coca-Cola, but it looked like
wine bottles to me, hence the color purple! Thanks for the challenge!
Here is my tile celebrating 100 years of Coca-Cola. I thought a few dew drops would add to the theme.
I like this challenge so much. The patterns are so great and relating to the topic "100 years Coca Cola" I had immediately a picture in mind. And because the colours of Coca Cola are red and white I also took a touch of red in my tile and I am very satisfied with the result.
Hope you like it, too. (Yes, I do!)
Greatings from Germany
Here’s what I’ve created this week. The bottles look more like wine bottles to me than Coke bottles. Maybe that’s because I don’t drink Coke but do drink wine? I’m struggling to use the Inktense pencils. I’m not getting a smooth finish, even when I blend with the Inktense blender pencil. Mmmm. Need to work on this.
Thanks for another fun challenge.
Your pattern 100 was easy to draw. That is a stepout that is so simple to remember and so many variations.
I had a tough time deciding whether I wanted to put Bublz inside the bottle shape or Ripples to look like the glass. Then I decided that since you selected Ripples for the bottle texture, Ripples it would be..
Sad that I dint have much space left for the Bublz.
Zentangle is truly the "pause that refreshes", so why shouldn't it go better with Coke?
This week, however, I was crippled by a killer head cold. Niagara Falls nasal passages,cacophonous cough, and a mind filled with Marshmallow Fluff. Can't breathe without taking otc meds, and can't rest because they make my legs jumpy. I am quite a joy to be around when I get sick (which fortunately for the whole world is very seldom).
Today I felt a bit better and thought I might tackle this week's challenge (delirium had me anxiously tangling in my sleep, and I didn't even know what the patterns were). While Ripples initially had me stymied, with a bit of practice I found my stroke, and I love the shapes created by alternating the direction of each cube. Doesn't quite look like Helen's example, but then I'm okay with that. Bublz, too fun, and I chose 100 to represent the 'liquid' in the bottles, since it's "the real thing"too.
This week's endeavor took Herculean effort, but I'm pleased with the outcome. And now me and my teddy Chester are hitting the sheets for the next two days...
Here is my first colored tile for coca cola...
I like the bottle shape idea! All three patterns where new to me and the pattern Ripples was very difficult for me to draw.
this is my entry to no. 119!
I really like bublz! Ripples was new to me und I think I have to pratice more to get a better result.
Enjoy a glass of coke and have a relaxing Weekend!
Greetings from Germany!
This is my first participation in the challenge. I really enjoyed it! I thank you so much for your wonderful Challenge!
Very best wishes to all,
Anja from Germany
This week I had trouble getting these three into a form I liked. I
tried it several ways. In the end, this is what I settled on. I am
still very curious to see what the others have done with it. I am sure
I will be amazed, as usual.
Hope this finds you well...we have finally had a small taste of winter, with a couple of inches of snow falling last night. We had had a forecast of a foot! earlier this week that never materialized...there wasn't a speck where I was, but there was quite a bit in other places...that's crazy Colorado--:)
Fun anniversary you are celebrating with this week's challenge...the iconic Coke bottle. And, for no particular reason, or maybe because of the bubbles, I used a round coaster to trace my initial shape...
I started with the 100 in the center, but just laid it out to start and didn't do any filling in at first--wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to approach that (I think I missed the challenge where you introduced that tangle when I was working on my bench so I haven't had a chance to play around with it.) Put the Bublz on the outsides (that darn symmetry pulling at me) and then the Ripples easily fell into place in the remaining spaces...I decided to use CZT Katy Abbott's Kuke, a favorite of mine, to fill in the 100 zeroes, with some simple line work on the ones...
Whoa, that made it so very very busy!! And I was not liking it at all...
I usually just go with however the string is presented as my top and bottom, but I started rotating this circle around and with just a quarter turn of the string to the left, all of a sudden, it seemed so much calmer and balanced! A touch of shading...no resemblance to Coke bottles at all, but still cool...:)
i have always been drawn to a 'circle.' drawing, looking at circles connects me to my inner child. circle is universal, all inclusive, a union of heaven and earth. bubbles, glass marbles...a circle is fun and calming. every week, i enjoy discovering new tangles and finding the time to render them.
This news has left our hearts heavy -- and my vision a rather dark and fragmented one this week. Here's hope for better days and healing to friends all over the world.
Tile 119. Great challenge and idea to honour the icon drink Coca Cola. I’m sure other tanglers will also morf the bottle string into stylized coke bottle shapes.
What could be more appropriate? Coke bottles with bubbly patterns like 100 and Bulbz and a background of Ripple. Your 100 suggested the ripples on a
Coca Cola bottle and Bulbz Lori Byerly of course makes excellent frothy Coke bubbles. Ripples is a versatile pattern and works well as a background grid pattern
My lettering is, well, a bit squiffy but it’s a suggestion isn’t it? Anyway I enjoyed the whole exercise. Thank you.
Please find attached my tile for Coca-Cola's anniversary. The three patterns were new to me, so I kept it pretty simple, using this tile as a way to practice them!
I like the Bublz pattern very much: it does bring back happy childhood memories ... I also enjoyed your 100 tangle: I plan to explore all the possible variations in another tile !
...With each tile I'm learning. Ancora Imparo .
I always look forward to seeing everyone's interpretation of the different strings.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
What a great prompt theme! Whenever I think of Coca Cola, I think of the Coke commercial ... people standing side by side holding hands and singing.
I added my favorite verse from the song to frame my tile. Given all that is happening around the world, it's just a small way to send light and love to all corners of the world. Thanks for a prompt that inspired goodwill to the world! Have a Coke and a smile! Cheers!
Thanks for another fun challenge. This was one of those challenges that seemed to have a mind of it's own. I had no idea what I was going to do when I put pen to paper but just let it flow. The color was a last minute addition. It did get a little murky in places but that's how I roll;-)
|Adele Bruno, CZT|
|Copyrighted image used with permission by TanglePatterns|
From an oddity, November 13, 2015 turned out to be a tragedy, here in Paris where I live.
At first, I thought I would send you a black tile, as drawing anything did not seem adequate.
But then, I told myself: "No, this is what terrorists are seeking: frighten us to a point where we can't find joy and peace in our lives anymore." So, as an answer to barbarity, I finally decided to take your challenge and use it as a way to share my hope and trust in peace.
And were you reading Odd Thomas as you relaxed before doing our challenge? I really had some fun with this and as always it was a much needed break from school work - which seems to just pile up.
It's been several months since I've picked up my pen to draw, though I watch your emails go by and wished I remembered every week! Lol I am blessed to currently be accompanying my husband on a business trip to Portugal, and found myself with the right head space to draw. :) It's not my best-ever, but I like it anyway. Feels tropical, like the sunny, seaside place that I am in!
Have a great week!
Here's my its a string thing 118. When I woke up and looked at the new weeks challenge I was like umm where's it going to go, didn't know acrosstick not sure it will feature in many of my works but I changed one row of diamonds into circles and liked it better. After I finished I thought it was quite wintery I guess that's the afterglo and ahh looking like snowflakes, so I decided to colour it ,afterglo didnt quite go to plan , I used inktense pencils and keep forgetting once there wet that's pretty much where it is staying.
Oh and I added a few black pearls at the last minute just counted them and there are 17 so still in the odd theme. I'll attach a before shading/colouring for fun this one transformed quite a bit.
I used two of the tangles to try out. Wanted to do something I hadn't tried before. Worked out kind of fun with the squares and the string!
Hope this gets to you. I'm new to zentangle and this is my first
challenge response - I've really enjoyed it. Thank you!
Here's my tile... it was a bit tough to come up with a design this week. I ended up placing the Afterglos along the string line.
Hi! Here comes my entry this week featuring string 017! I loved to work with this string. But I had some troubles with Acrossticks! I didn´t expect that when I first tried it but to give it a shape with this string was something else! But here comes the result!
here is my tile for your wonderful String Thing Challenge :-)
I chose Afterglo and Ahh and if you look closely you can "find" the string ;-)
Greetings from your state of Florida! I've been in Orlando all week for a training conference and am now sitting on the runway, delays back into Newark. Perfect to get in your weekly challenge, bumpy lines and all
Thanks for the opportunity. Love the trash bin you tangled!
The last weeks I didn't found the time to tangle and I miss it. But this week I accept the challenge again. I tried to use all three tangles and used a bit of colour and here is the result.
Thank you, Adele for the great challenge and I send you greatings from Germany
...recently, i have been going back to basics. as a starter, rendering on the fabriano toothed tiles, to conform to the string (though not necessary) and to stroke each tangle to its original essence and inspirit it with shading. i enjoyed practicing these tangles. and, for me, it is 'perfs, when in doubt.'
... I added Mr.E to your trio -thought it fit well. Enjoy!
Where has the week gone? I know YOU've been busy restocking your lovely frames! What a festive red bow they have!
Thanks, as always, for this week's challenge. I was not familiar with Acrosstick. (It's funny how I loved grids when I started tangling and now I shy away from them!) I enjoyed using it in this tile. I think it helped to give myself ample room and just keep a straight grid.
I always learn something when I do your challenge!
I so enjoy your challenges. You always have a creative edge and being "odd" this week was a lot of fun. Bless you for all you do to build the Zentangle community.
Thank you for a wonderfully "odd" challenge. Some would say that it suits me perfectly.
this is my entry to no. 118. I tangled it on friday the 13th
I really enjoyed tangling “Afterglo” which I never used before and I was really surprised how long it took. But I wanted to make it orderly. “Acrosstick" was new to me too. I like those symmetrical patterns!
Congratulations to your trash can. It looks so wonderful! It´s almost too pretty to put rubbish in it!
Here is my tile for this week. I didn't get to finish a tile last week using your beautiful new tangle Sand. So I added some Sand to this tile.
thanks for that great challenge! Brilliant idea!
When I saw the string and the the pattern my first thought was – interesting, a very organic string and pretty geometric pattern. But I liked the idea to have the contrast between this organic string and the geometric pattern. I had no idea how that could work out –fortunatily I could free my mind and not thinking about it! So I just started tangling Afterglo. When I finished Afterglo the Ahh’s wanted to dance on the string – Ahhhh! – now I had my patterns following the string. Tangleing Acrosstick on the bottom gives Ahh a nice dancefloor. I think my patterns are happy now – and so am I ! You can also find my tile on my blog
Looking forward to the next String Thing.
Loved the trash can! I did a hubcap a while ago for an art show celebrating all things auto...
For this week's challenge, I ended up with Afterglo, Afterglo, Ahh...pretty simple, airy and sweet...looked kind of wintry (even though it's sunny and beautiful around here) so I added the chilly ice blue color at the end...something wonky happening where my Afterglos meet up, but, I'm not going to get too hung up about that--:)
Have a great week...
Thanks for all you do...
plain jane design...anything but plain
My tip for doing these challenges - do a couple of drafts first in your sketch pad. This helps when faced with new Tangles or strings.
When I was experimenting with Acrosstick the inner squares with X in them reminded me of a tangle in Sandy Bartholomew's alphabet tangle book ... Pinch. Using different shading for each of the triangles formed by the X makes them look like faces on a raised surface. The effect worked better when I was doing it on a regular grid in my sketchbook ... the distortions caused by following the string sort of mask the illusion. Anyway, it was fun to remember an "old friend."
I actually started with this week's string and put the Ahh on the intersection. After that, the string totally got lost.
This was tough! I struggled with Acrossticks and with fitting the patterns into this string. But I enjoy learning new patterns, and welcome your challenges. Thanks.
I really love both Acrosstick and
Afterglow. Of course, as usual, I need much more practice with both. I
am thankful to have these challenges each week and appreciate the work
you put into them.
I love Aah, but I am not sure I made friends with Acrosstick or Afterglo. But I loved the challenge! I love seeing all the variations that tanglers come up with. So inspiring!
Odd week out, eh? Fitting, as I am usually odd and out of it most weeks anyway.
Tuesday arrives, and I refresh, refresh, refresh until the new challenge is posted. I draw the string and patterns in my sketch book and wait for the brain cogs to start spinning. Then I reach for my pen. Amazing. (I'm so easily entertained.)
So...Tile #1 is tangled to the string, but once it was finished I liked the balance better quarter turn counter-clockwise. Tile #2 I just wanted to see if I could integrate all three patterns into one design, no string involved. And I'm loving Afterglo. It's one of those patterns like Frost Flowers that is just all too fun to get lost in and if you're not careful it creeps off the tile and onto every other surface around. A new keeper for my repertoire.
The whole process of Zentangle and the String Challenge tickles me to pieces. 'Thank you' are words too little for the gratitude I feel having both in my life.
I love your sophisticated waste paper bucket and of course your frame gifts are magnificent.
Your “ODD” challenge was a great one. Enjoyed the zentrip. Afterglo took some practice, Ahh was great as usual and Acrossticks relatively easy to do. The challenge was the blending of them together.
I’ve called my effort “The Secret Garden” after the well-known children’s story. Afterglo reminds me of magical flowers and Ahh is such a happy one that I’ve used it as a creeper of starry flowers.
Acrossticks crept in at the back and looks like a fancy wrought iron gate one would open to enter the garden.
I've sent two tiles, which are very much alike. Practice, practice, practice!!!!! I think this weeks string, includes tangles which look very much like snowflakes. And being a true blooded Canadian ( Newfoundlander at that!!!!), I love anything to do with snow!!!!
Firstly, My congratulations to you,your family and the newly-weds..(And here on her blog )
It was a really an 'ODD' challenge and I had fun doing it. If you count the no.of times I used each pattern, you will find I used odd numbers. I used 9 squares in Acrosstick, 5 of Afterglo and 15 of Ahh.
Don't forget to check the date at the bottom of the tile. I waited until Friday to do the tile just so that I could sign that date!! ;)
Also, Thanks a lot for sharing those great tips on how to shade Afterglo and Ahh!!