Friday, October 14, 2016

String Challenge #166 and some Travelling Tangles

String Challenge #166
Pumpkin string 
patterns: Iza, Knightsbridge, 'Nzeppel and Antidots

Adele prefaced this weeks challenge by calling this a ZIA because the string was representational. Left to my own devices, I prefer the abstract and I maybe I'm a bit of a curmudgeon, but I really don't care for holiday inspired art. I enjoy it when others do it but it's just not how I roll. 
Oddly enough, this was the first tile I completed this week, even before the Diva and Joey tiles. I wanted to see how well I could mask the Halloween theme;-P

I had so much fun with the Travelling Tangles this week. This first group is a collaboration with recently minted CZT Annette Plaga-Lodde, the mastermind behind the blog CreA(R)Tives. I can't remember who reached out to who first, but this collaboration happened outside the Travelling Tangles Project. 
Annette's style and artistry takes Zentangle abstraction to a whole new and wonderful level. I'm always fascinated by her work. She also hosts a Mosaic Project on her blog that is super cool. If you're not familiar with it you need to check this out because it'll blow your mind. I haven't participated yet, but hope to someday soon.

It's raining cats and dogs this morning and I'm feeling very fortunate to have the day off and the opportunity to catch up on a few Travellers and enjoy my coffee.

My finish... Annette's start

That gap in Kollide was really a stumper. I can't tell you how long I stared at this to figure out how to begin. I had no intention of including gems either, yet there they are;-P

Here's what I sent to Annette

Annette's amazing finish. Isn't this cool1?!

...and the other. This makes me so happy

This set of ATC's were sent out to a handful of swappers

Susanna Redaelli of Milan, Italy finished off her two delightfully;-)

Pat Mathes in Colorado finished this one...

...and this one.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I would love to hear your comments and questions. I'm always curious how you all find these posts that aren't linked to the Diva or Joey challenge.

Happy Tangling!


  1. I have your blog added to my blogger widget. So wherever you post something new, it shows up when I go to :)

    Annetta's works are so gorgeous. You ladies created magic. <3

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words and the compliments here.
    Your finished tile is absolutely gorgeous. You have created a wonderful bridge about the Kollide gap. Huggins works very well here! I do love your tile!
    Our collaboration was a wonderful experience for me! Thanks again!

    1. I'm so glad you like it and thank you too. This was really special and I'm absolutely thrilled with the way you completed my starters;-)

  3. Very nice work MIchele, all traveling tiles are great with beautiful colors and well drawn tangles. Congratulations for you and all your swapping partners.
    I admire also Annette's personal style and I have to admit the first tile she has finished is my absolute favorite!

    1. Thanks Ria! I agree with you about Annette's first tile. It is beyond amazing;-)