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Easter Weekend Catch Up

This week’s “it’s a string thing” from Adele Bruno is going to be delayed a week. The lovely Adele, is taking a magical trip to Fabriano, Italy. This lovely Italian city is the place where the original Zentangle®️ tiles are created.  Luckily this gives me, and others, time to catch up on their art, spend time with families and enjoy the weekend. I know I literally have dozens of projects awaiting my attention!
First on the list is to work on this week’s go-to library submissions. One of the talented artists in the group, Barb Masinton, did her first week’s tiles tangled together on a journal page. I loved the design and wanted to give it a try myself. Let me show you how awesome Barb’s art is and why it was so inspiring! As I’ve posted before, there are 7 strings per week with a focus pattern to use with your go-to tangles. Here are Barb’s 7 posts and a final picture of it all together. I just loved it!

I’m really blessed to be able to share this wonderful piece of art with you all! Barb is one of the people I’ve run into that is so encouraging and inspiring, it makes it a treat to login everyday!

I almost didn’t post my work after these great pieces, but…unafraid… here are my first 2 tile/journal entries. 

I would like to invite everyone interested to join the Tangle It! Pattern Club on Facebook. Lots of great people and tangling fun!

The Go-To Pattern Library Daily Challenge

The Tangle It! Pattern Club on Facebook began a very inventive daily challenge last week. The premise of the challenge is to make a short list of your go-to tangles (the tangles you tend to use over and over because they’ve become a part of you), then using a focus pattern (last week’s was the  Zentangle® original pattern Shattuck) and a predetermined string from the group, you finish your tile using only your go-to tangles. There are 7 different strings each week and your tiles then go into a dedicated album that becomes your “go-to” library and shows your skill evolution with each Tangle over time. If you are looking for skill building challenges that help solidify your patterns as well as allowing you to explore a pattern’s versatility in a structure that is safe, I highly recommend this challenge! If you’d like to join me and many others in the Go-To challenge, here’s where you start! 

Week 1, string 1, #shattuck, #tipple, #betweed, #printemps

Week one, String 2, #paradox, #shattuck, #drawings, #fescu

Week 1,string 3′ #tipple, #ruffles, #shattuck

Week 1, string 4, #printemps, #hollibaugh, #shattuck, #joki, #apcorg, #betweed

week one, string 5, #shattuck, #betweed
There is no tile 6. I drew the string and started with shattuck. Unfortunately, the string had a nice round loop and my brain went “zengem!” About the time I finished drawing the setting I realized neither the gem nor the setting were in my go-to library! Sigh! I could’ve started over but I’m already 2 days behind on this week’s daily challenges.

Here’s the 7th and last string.

Week 1, string 7, #shattuck, #flux, #apcross
I liked that I was able to change up shattuck quite a bit each time but my favorite tile was string 4. Reminds me of a funky jungle! Although I don’t know if I progressed with my drawing of shattuck, I know that I will see much broader possibilities now and my confidence in choosing one of those possibilities is now much stronger. Thanks to Ina Sonnenmoser, administrator of the Tangle it! Pattern club, for this great idea and for being willing to work so hard to bring it to fruition! Great challenge!