Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

"It's a String Thing" #219 Continues!

Just a reminder that this IAST adventure spans a two week time period.

Click here for all of the delightful detail for IAST #219.

Have a wonderful week!




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Revisiting a post from 2015 ~

As naturally as the oak bears an acorn
and the vine a gourd,
man bears a poem,
either spoken or done.
  ~Henry David Thoreau


Adele Bruno, CZT
                                                           
Particulars: Renaissance Tile with tangles Gourdgeous and Primtemps by Maria Thomas

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"It's a String Thing" #219

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

This week's IAST will span a period of two weeks instead of our usual one. 
Your tiles will have to be sent in by Saturday, November 18 and the results will be posted on Monday, November 20. 

With the holidays approaching, I think it will be good to have a bit longer length of time to finish our tiles.

When designing this string and challenge, angles (mostly right), kept popping up and so I acquiesced 😊.

We begin with this string ~
IAST #219 String by Adele Bruno, CZT


The tangles we will use include:
Vortex by Sandra Strait
This tangle is both angular and curved and its fine lines will bring to mind O from last week.

Tortuca by Maria Thomas
Again, angles and curves meet with this classic tangle.

Facets by Nancy Pinke, CZT
Simply angular, this pattern will add dimension and it is great fun to draw.

Use as few or as many of the 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 some or all of the suggested patterns
* 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 for IAST #219 are to be submitted by Saturday evening, November 18. 

*Photos, notes, and the 'Tile for Honors' will be posted on Monday, November 20. 


Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world.  WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.  
FOR EXAMPLE:   ADELE BRUNO (FLORIDA)

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate. 

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request. 
Please include the site specific URL. 

I look forward to your emails.

HAVE FUN!

"It's a String Thing" #218 Tiles

It is Monday and I remain grateful that we gather here to accentuate the positives in life and spend a bit of time admiring the artwork of our fabulously talented contributors.  This week we concentrated on two tangles that invoked heavenly thoughts: Drawings and O.

Let's take a look ~

The first tile arrived from Joke Luessenkamp (Eibergen, The Netherlands) ~
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,
Tangled Tidbits -
*oodles of awesome O
*aura and dark background along with shared brown detail lines unite the two tangles


From Verena (NRW, Germany) ~
It was very nice to tangle.
Happy greetings from Germany, NRW
Tangled Tidbits -
*sparkle, shading, highlights - all make O shine
*a lovely layering of mirrored Drawings


From Jennifer Wilken (Hudson River Valley Region, New York) ~
I really enjoyed getting to learn and play with “O”. Thanks for another great challenge!
Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful O variations include dots and rounded corners
*Drawings' open lines allow background to show through


From Vonnie Schneider (St. Paul, Minnesota) ~
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.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*Drawings with loved ones' names, a beautiful remembrance
*one large, shaded O


From Joan Delony, CZT (Florida) ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*plump and rounded Drawings
*pieces of O dot the tile


From Lynn G (Florida) ~
Thank you for another fun challenge, I really love your O tangle.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*mirrored Drawings, softly shaded
*light and dark, large and small O


From Talia Maynard (London, United Kingdom) ~

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.
Tangled Tidbits -
Keep tangling and stay positive - your work is beautiful.
*smiling faces tip Drawings 
*O floats on deep background




From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
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
 Tangled Tidbits -
*great depth created in O with darkened line sections
*lovely Drawings variations


A very warm welcome to Miriam Gresnigt (The Netherlands) and also on Instagram ~
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.
Tangled Tidbits -
*glorious O - wonderful overlapping
*Tipple and Flux compliment Drawings and O
Welcome to our IAST community and welcome to our tangled map, Miriam ~



From Annette (California) ~
Happy Halloween. Thanks for another great challenge and inspiration to create something, here is what I came up with
 Tangled Tidbits -
*tangle covered string lines
*soft blue O


From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
Attached is my Tile for ‘It’s A String Thing #218”challenge.
Many Thanks, Adele, for a great challenge, I enjoyed the Tangles.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*flowing Drawing lines
*O really pops with inward shading and dense concentration of line


From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
Tangled Tidbits -
*elegantly embellished Drawings
*string lines flow over, under, and through O

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.

 Tangled Tidbits -
*beautiful shading and highlights make O shine
*layered tangles add even more depth


From Hilary (Chicago) ~
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.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*full and flowing Drawings
*O shines in shades of blue


From Lin H, CZT (Florida) ~
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!
Tangled Tidbits -
*a large, full O for each string section
*tranzending Drawings


From Ulrike (Germany) ~
...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.
Tangled Tidbits -
*large and small O - shaded to the outside
*graceful Drawings


From Miriam G (Port Hueneme, California) ~
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'!

Tangled Tidbits - 
*wispy lines of Drawings
*brown, black, shaded, overlapping and intertwining O


From Laurel Davis, CZT (New York) ~
Thanks for another fun challenge! I love your O tangle and will be using it again.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*O filled with gorgeous gems
*golden Drawings


From Aileen (Singapore) ~
Rainbows and raindrops in sunny Singapore
 Tangled Tidbits -
*colorful, layered O
*Drawing blossoms


From Priscilla DeConti, CZT (Kingston, New York) ~
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!
Tangled Tidbits -
*a Drawings for each string section
*shading gives O dimension


From Cyndee Pelley (Oklahoma) and here on her blog ~
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!
 Tangled Tidbits -
Oh, what happy thoughts and happy tangles!
*double lined Drawings complete with sparkle
*multi-colored O


From Sharon Fite (California) ~
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!

Tangled Tidbits - 
*white chalk and a touch of shading add wonderful softness to the tangles
*three shades of O, three string lines of O


From Henrike Bratz, CZT and Ute Andresen (Germany) ~
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.

Tangled Tidbits - 
How wonderful that you had time to tangle together!
*thin and thicker O string lines
*elegant lines of Drawings
Tangled Tidbits - 
*spectacular shading, sense of light and dark - especially where tangles overlap
*soft swirls of Drawings


From Susan Theron (Velddrif, South Africa) ~
Tangled Tidbits - 
Welcome back, Sharon!
*beautiful bursts of Drawings
*O, in various sizes and thickness, fill in the background


From Jonesy (St. Louis, Missouri) ~
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".
 Tangled Tidbits -
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
*angelic Drawings, weighted lines
*an O stack and many beautiful variations


From Felicity Strohfeldt (South Africa) and here on her blog ~
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.
 Tangled Tidbits -
*two intertwining, large center tangles - note the zigzag sparkle on O
*weighted, sparkled lines and wonderful shading of Drawings


And now...

the tile for honors this week...

was sent in by...

Sharon Penna, CZT from Massachusetts!  Sharon writes:
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.

 Tangled Tidbits -
*heavenly layered Drawings
*weighted lines, wonderful shading
*star shaped O
*string line visible and tangles flow where they may


Congratulations, Sharon!

Thank you to Maria Thomas for her Drawings and to all of you for sharing the tangled joy.

Stop by Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" #219!



Friday, November 3, 2017

Happy Halloween Haunted Houses

I couldn't let this festive week come to an end without a little 'show and tell' from my class last Saturday.

We began with black square and 3z tiles and tangled with the new Sakura Gelly Roll 10 pens.
This was my example tile ~
Haunted House by Adele Bruno, CZT
Diva Dance, Wired, Fescu, Knightsbridge, Flukes
- white chalk pencil highlights and a bit of colored pencil

 And this is our class mosaic ~

Happy Halloween Haunted Houses by Gara Hundson, Julianne Lopes,
and CZTs Sindy P, Brian Crimmins, Tracey Nicholson, Pam Marian, and Donnie Adamczyk


Tracey Nicholson added a bit of Metallic Gold and Red Gelly Roll to finish hers ~
by Tracey Nicholson, CZT
Isn't it adorable?

These were great fun.  We also began creating Christmas houses and I will start posting those after Thanksgiving. 

Stay tuned!





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"It's a String Thing" #218

It's Tuesday, your good news day!

Happy Halloween!  If you are like me, I am still soaking in those amazing "Cannie Corns" tiles from yesterday - one more beautiful than the next.  And here we are ready to begin a new challenge...

This week there are two special religious celebrations on the calendar: 
All Saints Day and All Souls Day. 
They bring to mind many heavenly things, especially things associated with angels and saints.  Wings and halos are at the top of that list. 

First, we begin with this string ~

IAST #218 String by Adele Bruno, CZT

Then we'll add some heavenly tangles:

Drawings by Maria Thomas 
Also here on TanglePatterns
I was first introduced to this heavenly tangle at zenAgain 2016.  It is angelic, isn't it?

O - one of my tangles
O reminds me of halos and halos remind me of saints - so this was an easy choice for today.

Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away! Feel free to place the string any way you'd like on your tile.

Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines: 
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* 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, notes, and the 'Tile for Honors' are posted on Mondays. 


Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world.  WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.  
FOR EXAMPLE:   ADELE BRUNO (FLORIDA)

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate. 

If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request. 
Please include the site specific URL. 

I look forward to your emails.

HAVE FUN!



"It's a String Thing" #217 Tiles

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day and we just so happen to have some perfectly timed and wonderfully tangled tributes to this delicious confection.

On top of that, we add our 33rd country to the IAST Tangled Map.  Isn't that remarkable?!  Read on to see where our new friend Dani writes from.

Please enjoy the notes and tiles minus my usual 'Tangling Tips'. Family time is full this week and I thought it best to post and keep on schedule rather than wait to view these incredible tiles.

The first one arrived from Vonnie Schneider (St. Paul, Minnesota) ~
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!



From Joke Luessenkamp (Eibergen, The Netherlands) ~
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.



A very warm welcome to Annette (California) ~
I like the Halloween theme and enjoyed playing with color. Thanks for the post.

Welcome to IAST and welcome to our tangled map Annette!


A very warm welcome to Verena Bock (Germany) ~
thank you for the nice string.
I´m proud to be part of it and looking forward to next week.
Greetings from Germany
and welcome to our tangled map, Verena!




From Lisette (Switzerland) ~
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




From Ulrike Daniel (Germany) ~
Hi Adele, what a nice tradition to tangle "cannie corns" every year!
I coudn´t decide me, and so I send you two tiles.




Fom Gabriela Garcia (Alberta, Canada) and here on her blog ~
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!
And a few days later, Gabriela wrote ~
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 ;-)



From ToniaC (Rhode Island) ~
#Candycorn. IAST#217: #Nzepple, #cracked, #tira. Lots of fun doing this challenge. Thank you Adele!


From Shirley Wohlsen (Queensland, Australia) ~
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.


A very warm welcome to Dani Mulyaning (Indonesia) and here on her blog ~
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.

Welcome to our community and to our Tangled Map, Dani.  You bring a new country to our map and it is so very good to have you, thank you.




From Juul (France) ~
Chère Adèle
This was a real difficult one for me ! But I somehow like the outcome.
Thank you so much for all your work!


From Mariam G (Port Hueneme, California) ~
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!


From VenaC (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) ~
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.




From Margarete Gilge (Germany) and here on her blog ~
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


From Susan (United Kingdom) ~
Happy Candy Corn Day! I wish that we had them in the UK so that I could celebrate with you. Eat one for me!



From Trudi (Woodview, Ontario, Canada) ~
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


From Beth Gaughan (North Carolina) ~
Here is my "canny corn" tile for this week's challenge. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Halloween!


From Hilary (Chicago) ~
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.


From Lori Byerly (Washington State) and here on her website ~
What a fun challenge for this time of year. Candy corn is one of my favorites too.


From Susie (St. Louis, Missouri) ~
Happy Halloween to all from Susie in St. Louis


From Aileen (Singapore) ~
Happy Halloween!


From Kate (United Kingdom) ~
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!


From Simone Menzel, CZT (Germany) ~
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:


From Sra (India) ~
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.


From Karen Hertowski (Atlanta, Georgia) ~
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!!


From Sharon Fite (California) ~
Getting in the Halloween mood with this fun challenge. I added Gourdgeous, spiderwebs, and fashioned Tira into little spiders with red eyes. Fun!


From Sue Agnew (Tucson, Arizona) ~
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!



From Cyndee Pelley (Oklahoma) and here on her blog ~
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!





From Priscilla DeConti, CZT (Kingston, New York) ~
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



From Ute Andresen (Germany) and here on her blog ~
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!



From Sharyn Penna (Massachusettes) ~
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!




From Rhonda, CZT11 (Macon, Georgia) ~
It’s been a while since I had used N’zeppel; l love the flower that appears when drawing it in a grid.


From Felicity Strohfeldt (South Africa) and here on her blog ~
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.


From Lin H, CZT (Florida) ~
Thanks for another great Halloween-themed challenge, Adele. I couldn’t quite fit Cracked into the string but had fun with ‘nzeppel and Tira!



Thank you all for inspiring us with your tributes to "Cannie Corns".  They made me smile and they made me very hungry!

Many thanks to the creators of the tangles we used with my string:

N'Zeppel by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas

Cracked by Lori Howe

Tira by Ragged Ray

Check back on Tuesday afternoon for "It's a String Thing" # 218!