Revisiting a post from 2016 ~
Angels descending, bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
~Fanny J. Crosby
|Drawings Gilded Tile by Adele Bruno, CZT|
|Adele Bruno, CZT|
|IAST #219 String by Adele Bruno, CZT|
Dear Adele and tangler friends,
Although I couldn't become friends with Drawings, O therefore was quite fun to play with.
Not to unhappy with the end result I decided to send this Zentangle.
Greetings from The Netherlands in deep Autumn colors,
It was very nice to tangle.
Happy greetings from Germany, NRW
I really enjoyed getting to learn and play with “O”. Thanks for another great challenge!
Blessings on the days where the worlds come close to offer wisdom from the ancestors.
This week marked the 5th anniversary of my Dad crossing over after a long battle with cancer. His mantra was to never give up, and that he did until he gave me the greatest gift in letting go.
This time of year always brings many visitors in dreams and thoughts...a smile here, the faint scent of a familiar perfume, spoonerisms when you least expect it! I chose to walk a different path than that which I grew up in. There isn’t a name for it, but I embrace it and am so grateful that the fork in the road brought me to where I am today.
Thank you for the opportunity to honor the family and friends on this tile. I decided that a tangleation of Drawings was the perfect way to showcase them.
Blessings again on this time of year.
Thank you for another fun challenge, I really love your O tangle.
Here's my tile for this week's challenge. For some reason I'm finding tangling quite difficult at the moment. Whenever I put my pen to the paper I hate the result. I either make lots of mistakes or I just don't find the finished design aesthetically pleasing. But I've been trying to muddle on through. With this tile I found Drawings really hard to get right. The top version looks a mess, but the other two parts I'm happier with. O is a delight to draw because it's so simple but effective. So this tile for me is a real mixed bag. I wanted to submit it though, even though the other tiles you get every week are so much more beautiful.
the patterns of this week's challenge were not so easy to combine with the string. I drew several attempts until I was satisfied with the result. On my blog you find a second tile under the link . I am always excited how differently a topic is handled by different people.Thank you for your commitment and the time you invest to put together all the submissions.
Best wishes from Germany
Thanks for giving the opportunity to be a part of this challenge.
I am a selftought tangler since I discovered Zentangle in November 2016. I had never drawn before, but I am addicted since the day I saw the video Auraknot.
I love challenges with a given string and patterns. This week two new patterns to me, but I like them both. It is true, your O is really zen!
I hope you like the result.
Happy Halloween. Thanks for another great challenge and inspiration to create something, here is what I came up with
Attached is my Tile for ‘It’s A String Thing #218”challenge.
Many Thanks, Adele, for a great challenge, I enjoyed the Tangles.
From Lisette (Switzerland) ~
I’m sending my tile before and after coloring. I was totally unhappy with my first version - so dull and sad. Absolutely not the way I’m feeling… I tried to add color to drawings. Now it looks much more to what I liked to express (although I’m still a bit disappointed - don’t know why). This was really a challenge for me.
Here's my #218. I can't decide if I love or hate this! Sometimes I think I should have done Drawings differently, sometimes I'm pleased with it. I used paper with a background that I had watercolored awhile ago, pen, and colored pencils.
Thanks for your latest challenge 218, Adele. I love your tangle pattern O and would have happily done a monotangle with it this week but ended up adding Drawings to my tile, too. Thanks for sharing your Halloween tangled houses—they are adorable!
...this was really a challenge for me. I never tangled Drawings. I tried again and again in different variations, but I am not really contented. It will be not better and so I send you this result. Your O is well, isn´t it? I like it and will use it every once in a while.
Here is my tile for IAST 218. I still have a little trouble with 'Drawings' and need a bit more practice with it, but I appreciated the challenge. And I always enjoy' O'!
Thanks for another fun challenge! I love your O tangle and will be using it again.
Rainbows and raindrops in sunny Singapore
Another busy week and this challenge kept me on my toes. I added another pattern and didn't quite stay with in the string
Hope you are well. I used a little color pencils for highlights for a little spice.
Have a great week!
Hi Adele! It's all finally Autumn here in Oklahoma! Thank goodness! I did my entry this week on black. Yes I should have stayed with white. But i lost myself in whimsy, got out my Sakura stardust gel pens. These are special glitter pens. Instead of adding glitter to the ink like most glitter pens, Sakura uses a super fine ground glass. When you talked about halos I think I got distracted! Here is my tile 2 ways, one to see lines and one for glitter because at heart I'm still a little girl who wants to make things pretty!
Fun but a bit of a challenge! My Drawings and O looked a little lonely, and the Floo (a current favorite) flew in. I'm interested in seeing what everyone came up with. Thanks, Adele!
my dear friend Ute Andresen spent the weekend with me. We’ve been doing a lot of tangling. Together we tangled our tiles for your #218 and enjoyed it al lot. Here come our two tiles.
Hi Miss Adele! While my submission is late, I had to try and get it in you because of its significance for me.
A few weeks ago, I lost my little sister to gun violence, and I didn't create any art for a while. I started back drawing recently, and decided to join this challenge. While I was drawing it today, I was listening to the news report about the mass killing in Texas, and I knew right away that I wanted to dedicate this one to the people who lost their lives. I'm calling it "Steal-Life".
Tile 218 happened at speed, but both these tangles, Drawings by Maria Roberts and O by yourself are amazing patterns to use and I just loved how beautifully they work together. Magical.
So, I drew the string, turned the tile 1/4 to the right ... and then the string was abandoned.
I gave a star shape variation to your O tangle (such a simple/elegant, little black dress of a tangle!) and deepened the shading at the centers between the points. Drawing just begs for an influx of Flux!
Cheers and thanks for a prompt that offered a total take-me-away moment.
|Haunted House by Adele Bruno, CZT|
Diva Dance, Wired, Fescu, Knightsbridge, Flukes
- white chalk pencil highlights and a bit of colored pencil
|Happy Halloween Haunted Houses by Gara Hundson, Julianne Lopes, |
and CZTs Sindy P, Brian Crimmins, Tracey Nicholson, Pam Marian, and Donnie Adamczyk
|by Tracey Nicholson, CZT|
|IAST #218 String by Adele Bruno, CZT|
Ooooh! What a fun challenge this was! Thanks to Molly Hollibaugh’s Crazy ‘nzeppel I finally got the pattern to look like what it is supposed to look like. I am loving the itsy bitsy Tira Spider too! I wasn’t able to capture the glitter gel pen on the spiderweb with my phone, but it looks cool! If I look close enough, I can see the canine corn string connecting between the two patterns. Yep, loving this tile! May have to recreate it for a Halloween Card!
Hello Adele and fellow tanglers,
Being ready making zentangle Christmas cards I'm able to spend more time to participate with the IAST challenge.
Although N' zeppel was the only one familiar to me the other two where quit easy and quick to learn.
After I've done I looked at it a while and then decided I try some tranzending, like Rick and Maria showed at you tube on the 14ns of September.
I think it turned out quit well. It's a lot of fun!!! I tried it first on some older tiles.
Thanks Adele again for such nice challenges.
I like the Halloween theme and enjoyed playing with color. Thanks for the post.
thank you for the nice string.
I´m proud to be part of it and looking forward to next week.
Greetings from Germany
It’s exactly one year ago that I joined IAST. I started with Candy Corns-String 2016. Let me thank you for this exciting, funny and inspiring year, thank you, thank you, thank you! Unfortunately I don’t know what a Candy Corn tastes like, but it must be delicious. Again this was a interesting challenge and again I’m looking forward to what all tangle-mates created.
A big hug to all of you
Hi Adele, what a nice tradition to tangle "cannie corns" every year!
I coudn´t decide me, and so I send you two tiles.
Thank you Adele, this was a joyful challenge! I had so much fun with this tile not just drawing all the tangles but also remembering last year's "Candy Corn Challenge" (the first one for me). Last year I did a little tira "spider", this year I thought to give it a try drawing Ragged Ray's beautiful tira "ornaments" which last year looked very complicated to me ;-) ...and then a little bit of N'Zeppel Candy Corn's in the back. Happy Halloween everyone!
I sent you my entry for IAST a few days ago. Today I looked at my tile and thought... humm, those Candy Corns might use some more shading, so I sat down and gave it a try. I like the result :-) ....
Sometimes I am afraid of adding more patterns or more shading to my tile with fear of ruining it. This time after a few days I decided to give it a try ;-)
#Candycorn. IAST#217: #Nzepple, #cracked, #tira. Lots of fun doing this challenge. Thank you Adele!
Attached is my Tile for this week’s -- It’s A String Thing #217 Challenge.
‘Happy Candy Corn Day’ being an Aussie I know nothing about ‘Candy Corn’ but I’m very willing to participate in the challenge and Tangle my tile for the occasion.
I am Dani, a mother of 2 daughters from Semarang, Indonesia. I am new at zentangle world. And this is the first time I join IAST challenge. I am very excited. This is also the first time I used the tira and sand swirl pattern. I do not really like the results of tira but Iwas amazed with sand swirl. Sand swirl works well, in my opinion. I have to practice a lot more. Thanks for the challenge. Hopefully I can follow the next challenge.
This was a real difficult one for me ! But I somehow like the outcome.
Thank you so much for all your work!
I love the 'Cannie Corn' challenges! This is my favorite time of year - crisp air (not including our freakish bout of 100+ degree temps this week), beautiful colors, and inspiration everywhere. And Pumpkin Spice everything!
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
I tried using variations of N'Zeppel and Tira. Sorry, I forgot your birthday last week. Hope you had a wonderful time. I really enjoy doing your challenges and do find them challenging. Thanks for all the time you spend on this.
in Germany we don’t know Candy Corn. But I enjoyed tangling a Candy Corn tile. I often draw N’zeppel, sometimes Cracket, but I didn’t knew Tira. So I send you my tile with variations of Tira and a little N’zeppel and Cracket in the background. A second tile you can find on my blog under . Again I enjoyed tangling your challenge.
Best wishes from Germany
Happy Candy Corn Day! I wish that we had them in the UK so that I could celebrate with you. Eat one for me!
Adele I love Candy Corn! I have some in my pantry right now that I use in making a Kit Kat Bar cookie for my Christmas baking, it's so hard not to eat it when you have to buy it months ahead of time. I was trying so hard to forget it was there, this has been a real test of my diet
Here is my "canny corn" tile for this week's challenge. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Halloween!
Here's my #217. I used Gelatos to color the background and I'm really happy with how bright the colors are. Using pen over the background went well, but shading with pencil was difficult and I'm not happy with that. I was busy with Cracked and N'Zeppel and thought I might have to omit Tira, but I managed to squeeze it in.
What a fun challenge for this time of year. Candy corn is one of my favorites too.
Happy Halloween to all from Susie in St. Louis
I'm not able to contribute to your challenge as often as I'd like at the
moment, but really enjoyed being able to complete IAST 217. I did wonder
if I would be able to fit in any Tira but they seemed just to appear
into some of the Z'Zeppel centres!
Happy Candy Corn Day, dear Adele!
How funny and sweet to celebrate a candy day - I did not have the opportunity yet to try Candy Corn but it looks yummy!
And I had a lot of fun this afternoon with this tile and your string and the tangles. (And I did not need any sweets ;-)
`Nzeppel is one of my favourites , the other ones were new to me. Especially Tira surprised me and I am sure to use it again! Thank you for the inspiration! And Cracked is a crazy variation of Knightsbridge- very nice!!
Here is my contribution to IAST#127 - I love the result:
Here's my rendition of the candy corn string. I have loved Crackd ever since I learnt the tangle in a Tan Tile class recently and my first instinct was to fill the empty spaces around the candy with it. But I had very little time - and sanity prevailed, so I restricted it to the spaces created between the string lines in the corners. Realising that the tips of the candy corn triangles could turn into the 'U' s of the Tira was another brainwave. Then I decided to Tranzend it. And did an N'Zeppel just to include it. So much going on in that tile but this is one tile where I felt like a free spirit, not bothering about how it looks.
Here is my interpretation of this week's challenge. Loved it!! What great fun! Guess what I found in my shopping cart at the grocery store this week? “Cannie Corns”! Just for color and drawing samples, of course.
Thanks to you for this wonderful string and to Ragged Ray, Lori Howe, and our beloved Rick and Maria (I have been with them since 2009) for these beautiful tangles. You are all awesome!!
Getting in the Halloween mood with this fun challenge. I added Gourdgeous, spiderwebs, and fashioned Tira into little spiders with red eyes. Fun!
This afternoon I went to CZT Gale Sherman's house for an Open Studio. I brought the #217 assignment and my sketchbook where I had been playing with ideas. Gale said that events combined this week so that she didn't have time to do this week's challenge but that she'd thought of using the Tranzending technique for the "top" candy corn. She said "I'm not telling you to do it, just telling you I'd thought of it." My "plan" was to do foreground Tiras, and then n'Zeppel in the background in the candy corn shapes, and as a nod to Cracked, filling in alternate triangles. (It may not surprise you that I'd figured out a stripey-sparkly way to do it.)
However, on the drive home I thought of the Tranzending video we'd watched and how Rick added a dewdrop on top of a tile, and I thought of doing the "top" candy corn shape as a dewdrop. But then I thought (we'd talked about how his dewdrop didn't really magnify what was beneath it since it was added afterwards) why wait to do the dewdrop later. And also, I could add the Tiras later in a Tranzending fashion rather than drawing the n'Zeppels behind in a Hollibaugh fashion. So that's basically what I did, only it felt so busy already I decided to forgo filling in every other square. I also wanted to add more Tiras but decided enough is enough.
Hope that made sense. Here it is!
Hi Adele, greetings from Oklahoma! Thanks for another great It's a String Thing challenge! I've never been a fan of candy corn but is certainly iconic this time of year. I'm a long time fan of N'Zeppel and had never tried Tira or Cracked. I didn't expect to be a fan of either, but I loved the Mosaic quality I got with cracked in color. Tira was also an unexpected delight and I'm itching to do a monotangle now!
Thank you also for your frequent words of wisdom. I needed to borrow your "reformed perfectionist" this week. Just wonderful and such a good description of what I'm aspiring to!
Enjoyed the new tangles for me cracked and tira..And I love n'zeppel which used to be a mystery to me
Thanks for all you do.
Have a blessed week
here I send you my contribution for It’s a String Thing.
My version of Candy-Corns.
This was nice. Naturally I used my orange fineliner and brushpen again and the coloured pencils in adequate colours. ... :-)
In Germany there are no Candy-Corns. I’ve read a little bit about it. I think they have to be very, very sweet. Am I right?
But apparently they seem to be delicious.
Happy All Hallows’ Eve!
While I have zero musical talents, I saw guitar picks in the candy corn string. And once my tile was complete I heard in my head Annie Lennox singing ‘Walking on Broken Glass’. Smiles and cheers to your annual cannie corn prompts!
It’s been a while since I had used N’zeppel; l love the flower that appears when drawing it in a grid.
Tile 217 familiar as this is the 3rd time participating. Perhaps it’s rather busy, but I enjoyed the two methods of approaching N’zeppel, it’s become one of my favourite. Really will have to aim for bit more open white space. Get carried away once I settle to start.
Happy tangling all.
Thanks for another great Halloween-themed challenge, Adele. I couldn’t quite fit Cracked into the string but had fun with ‘nzeppel and Tira!