Saturday, August 27, 2016

String Challenge #159 and Travelling Tangles

Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing" Challenge #159
Adele's "Weighted Printemps" String
Printemps, Palrevo and Partay
on a watercolor tile

Can't say I'm all too crazy about this one. I wish I'd thought out the "Partay" part more...but it is what it is.

Travelling Tangles completed this week:
My finish to Irene Robinson's start

This is the tile that arrived from Irene in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Irene's prompt of the blue Printemps got me in a blue shading mode

I do enjoy the pleasure of drawing on the official Zentangle tiles. Sometimes I can't stop;-)

My finish to Barb Mavraganis's start

This cute little gift of a tile arrived from Barb in Pennsylvania

Here are the finished to tiles/ATC's I sent out:
I sent these to Paula Beverly in Toronto, Ontario

This was for the monthly swap where we were prompted to start with the pattern "Singapore Sling", Stephanie Jennifer's tangleation of "Auraknot". The tile on the right was a bonus piece I sent along as a "yours to keep or pass along".
This is Paula's lovely finish

I sent this "Singapore Sling" to Sabrina Kirjavainen in Finland

here's her fun finish

I sent this to Sabrina a while back

She finished it with a lot of sparkle

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me.


  1. You may think your IAST tile is what it is, but I like it! I don't really like "random" patterns like Partay. All the other tiles finished by you or started by you, is beautiful.

    1. Thanks Susan! I've long since realized that I'm not going to love everything, but it's important to honor the process:-)

  2. Oh Michele, your IAST tile for Adele is gorgeous!I LOVE the little coloured partay in the background (I had a little bit "stress" with that tangle...)
    And all the travelling tiles are so elegant! Thank you for sharing!

  3. OK, I LOVE your first tile. Really. I know it feels strange when someone else really likes a tile that you don't just love yourself. Sometimes it takes seeing it through someone else's eyes, or just takes time to see how beautiful it really is. Or maybe, you just never see it. I know cuz it's happened to me. But here's what I like best: That Partay looks like little bits of metallic with a patina all their own, that accentuates the patina look of the background. I also love the contrast of the Palrevo and how the Printemps winds its way through it like a weed searching for light, and how the shape of the individual printemps is mirrored in the string it sits on. Cheers!

  4. Love what you did with that quib centered travelling tile! wow! I want to get out my sketchbook and play with quib and tipple. Excellent pieces, all of them.