Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 4

Here is the fourth of nine summer ensemble tiles ~

Ensemble Tile 4 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT

Again, I got to play with a large circular curve and was happy to be able to tangle yet another Sandy Bartholomew inspired design.

Initially that line of black Pearlz was white, but when I finished the other tangles, the line needed some weight, so I darkened each one in, leaving just a bit of highlight.

Note the added dash and dots on W2.  A "creative opportunity" arose when one of my lines went astray and I like the way that turned out :)






Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 3

Here is the third of nine summer ensemble tiles  ~
Ensemble Tile 3 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
By far, my favorite so far, this tile had a string line with a large arc.  I filled in the arc with variations of Crescent Moon.  Click here  to see my past post about the lovely tangle.

After that, I drew another favorite pattern - Floatfest along the outside edge of that large curve.  Click here and here to read my posts about this amazing tangle by Carole Ohl.   I darkened in the first few rows and thought the better of continuing that path.  Instead, I added aura to the last few rows and shaded to add a lighter look.

Ennies, Knightsbridge, and Beadline added the finishing touches.






Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"It's a String Thing" # 50

It is Tuesday and it is your good news day - we are in the 50's!

This week's string was created by Cathy Clifford ~

Copyrighted imaged used with permission from TanglePatterns
Since we are now in the 50's, just for fun, we will use 5 patterns this week.
In honor of Cathy we are using tangles with two 'C''s in their names.  They include ~

Cack - one of my patterns
Ciceron by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Click Clack by CZT Jane Monk
Cockles & Muscles by Margaret Bremner, CZT
Crescent Moon by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts

You can find step outs and links to these patterns on TanglePatterns.

Use as few or as many patterns 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, July 21, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 2

PLEASE NOTE:
I will be away from my computer for the next few weeks.  The results for "It's a String Thing" will be posted, but just a bit delayed.

There will still be a new challenge issued on Tuesdays - so keep up the good work and send in your tiles!

I am very excited to say that I am posting a ten part series on my latest summer project - I am anxious to show you what I have been tangling.  Have fun following the progress and you may just want to try one yourself!


Here is the second of nine tiles in my summer ensemble ~
Ensemble Tile 2 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
This was fun.  I especially like to work from a center curve and work up and outward like this string allowed from the bottom right corner.

Sandy Bartholomew is my inspiration for this type of tangling. She details it in her book Totally Tangled.

From "It's a String Thing" #39  I learned the wonderful look of a sideways Msst from my fellow tanglers and I like the way it looks here coming from Printemps.  A bit of Knightsbridge, Yincut, and Beadline finished it off.

The balance of curves, free form tangles, and grid based ones was a pleasant surprise on the finished tile.






Friday, July 18, 2014

My Summer Project - Part 1

PLEASE NOTE:
I will be away from my computer for the next few weeks.  The results for "It's a String Thing" will be posted, but just a bit delayed.

There will still be a new challenge issued on Tuesdays - so keep up the good work and send in your tiles!

I am very excited to say that I am posting a ten part series on my latest summer project - I am anxious to show you what I have been tangling.  Have fun following the progress and you may just want to try one yourself!

Part 1

I love the summertime for many reasons - time at the beach, visits from family and friends, a more relaxed schedule around the house - not to mention watermelon, corn on the cob, my husband's amazing burgers on the grill...yum!

It is also a time when we can get caught up on a project or two.

This summer, I was determined to complete a Zentangle® Ensemble that I purchased about two years ago.   Yes, it has been sitting in my desk calling my name for a long time.  I've finally given it the attention it deserves and over the next few weeks, I will post my completed tiles one at a time.  When I am finished posting all nine of them, I'll frame them for the grand finale.  There is nothing like a sense of accomplishment, is there?!

These ensembles are available on the Zentangle website.  The two sets of nine pre-strung tiles, feature a string line by Maria Thomas - one curvy and one straight lined.

I chose to complete the curved one.  This is what the package looks like - note the definition that Rick and Maria include~
"...all the parts of a whole taken together, such that each part is considered in relation to its whole."

Those words were both direction and inspiration.  Each day I selected a tile at random and tangled it individually, knowing that in the end it would become part of the larger whole.

There is something very magical about working with a string that Maria drew.

Here is my first completed tile ~
Ensemble Tile 1 of 9 by Adele Bruno, CZT
Fassett, Purk, Flukes, Braze,and my own Lanie filled the space.

When I finished tangling this, I added Beadline to finish off the edges.





Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy "Zenth" Anniversary to Rick and Maria

Today marks the tenth - "Zenth" - anniversary of the first public Zentangle ® class that co-founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas taught in Providence, Rhode Island.

Think of the lives they, and the art form, have touched in just ten short years.

One way Rick and Maria spread the joy of tangling around the world is to train others to teach it - CZTs - Certified Zentangle Teachers.

A group of us decided to celebrate the anniversary with what we dubbed a CZTea.

Today, twenty five CZTs from all over the state of Florida came to the luncheon that Sindy P and I organized.

So many creative minds in one place made for a lively, lovely time.

Here is a picture of most of us ~

CZTea July 17, 2014

This is what our pretty tables looked like ~


A huge thank you to everyone who made the day possible!

Sindy P and Adele B
And an especially big thank you to Rick and Maria (and staff) for the gift of Zetangle!









Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

  
Adele Bruno, CZT
   













While I am busy 
with little things,

I am not
required 
to do
greater things.


~Saint Francis de Sales