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It’s a String Thing #298

I have surely missed Adele Bruno’s It’s a String Thing challenges every week while my 100 Days of Zentangle project was ongoing! This week, although chronically late, I’ve actually finished a tile! I’m so lost on weekends, now I’m not posting on Saturday and Sunday, I’m glad I have it!

This week’s challenge introduces Zentangle’s newest pattern, Doodah, and pairs it perfectly with KITL by The Ragged Ray’s, CZT, Jem Miller. I’ve had a few tries with KITL now and Jen’s advice really helped me get it right this time! Thanks Jem! She advises to start your stroke at the center cross to help give you a more even looking result! I like the way it turned out! Doodah is a very simple ribbon tangle that doesn’t even need a step out, but here it is anyway!

Thanks for another perfect challenge Adele! If you’d like to join the It’s a String Thing challenge, you can start at Adele’s blog TickledtoTangle.

Next I want to announce a few changes in my upload schedule for YouTube. I have a long-standing Monday appointment and I need to change the live-stream time to 8:00 am CST (GMT -5). I am still doing a trial of my Zentangle Meditation Mondays. If you haven’t tried it out, I invite you to try one out! So far, the feedback has been great and I am thrilled to be able to help you guys relax! Here’s a link to the first week’s live-stream. I’d love to hear your feedback!

Tuesday mornings I will walk you through some new tangles to add to your tangling repertoire. Last week, we did 3 patterns from Brian’s book, and this week, I’m planning 5. They are quite simple and perfect for beginners. Here’s the link for the video.

Finally, join me for our new Zentangle Dingbatz series based on the amazing new book by CZT, Brian Crimmins! This book is a wonderland of ideas and projects for tanglers, experienced and beginners alike! This week we will focus on the very cool “Zine” project in the book, making a Dingbatz sampler for inspiration! We start the project on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:00 am CST (GMT -5).

Thanks for your support! I’m excited about what the future has in store!

100 Days of Zentangle ® Finale!

Hi everyone! I want to invite you to join me live on YouTube to celebrate the 100th day of the 100 Days of Zentangle ® 2019! Livestream will begin Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 0700 CST (GMT -5)! I would love to see you there but I also know it’s short notice. It will be recorded for those who can’t make it!

Don’t worry! We have lots in store for you! Thursday at 0900 (GMT -5) I am doing another bonus livestream! I want to introduce you to a kind of voice-guided Zentangle ® meditation. It will be my first time trying this and your feedback will be essential!

Lastly, I have promised to introduce you to a lovely lady who has volunteered her precious time to help me out around here. She is new but a quick learner and I hope we can all be patient with anything that goes awry! I worked my kinks out with blogging while no one knew me, read me, or cared! It’s a lot of pressure and I very much appreciate her willingness to try! I present to you, my friend, LaJuania Dorman in her own words!

 

Hi!  Let me introduce myself.  My name is LaJuania Dorman.  I have volunteered to try to help Cyndee with her website, getting it updated/refreshed and keep it active. 

If you are wondering about my qualifications for this task – I have NONE😄.  I’m retired, the mother of two outstanding children, the grandmother of 5 exceptional grandchildren, and the greatgrandmother of 4 amazing children.  Life is good.  

In October, 2017 I discovered a book titled The Joy of Zentangle.®️. I bought it then and there, turned to the page of needed supplies, bought those and thus it began.  I was consumed.  Like many, I had always wanted to draw somethingthat made me feel good.  Zentangle gave me that.  I tangled every day for over a year and a half not missing a day.  Some days, I tangled as many as 9 cards-no two alike (you see, it was during the holiday season and I wanted to share my new found love with everyone!). I’ve settled down a bit and limit myself to devoting only 8 hours/day at my workbench.  Some day I would love to attend a CZT seminar.  I’m betting it is a real Zen experience!  

During my working years I was generally in administrative positions and all the while I made it my goal to soak up everything I could about this new fangled gadget they brought in…a computer.  I even went so far as to go back to school to learn about it, DOS, writing code, that sort of thing.  Did me a lot of good huh?  But I do love computers and all sorts of electronic devices, so this a chance for me to learn and possibly take some of the pressure off the shoulders of a fellow Tangler.

One of the things Cyndee and I both hope, is that you will submit ideas of things you are interested in.  With your help, #thetirelesstangler will be the best destination on the web for Tanglers of all experience levels!

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It’s a String Thing 285

Welcome to The Tireless Tangler! It’s time for this week’s It’s a String Thing challenge. You can join this challenge at Adele Bruno’s blog Tickledtotangle! This week our challenge was to use Maria Thomas’ Dingsplatz video for inspiration. I’m not going to ruin it for you so I hope you enjoy Maria Thomas and her Dingsplatz! Here’s my tile.

Tuesday begins #the100dayproject! Join me for, what I hope, will be an early morning livestream from my YouTube channel. Each day for 100 days I’ll be filling in a small section with a different. When finished it will be a Tangle index I can hang for inspiration! The preparation video will be up tomorrow on my channel! Have a great weekend and I will see you tomorrow! 💜

Gem Knots with Vitruvian Art!

Hi everyone! Welcome to The Tireless Tangler! This week is crazy busy preparing for challenges and with this week’s final video in the March Celtic Knot Series! I have something really exciting for you this week! You may have seen my posts on extraordinary gem artist, Amanda Rose Rambo, and her techniques for creating realistic and fantastic gems using colored pencils or watercolor. This week we are meshing my Celtic Knots with Amanda’s amazing gems for a video collaboration.

Three weeks ago, I sent Amanda a copy of my heart knot video so she could give me some feedback. She came back excited, saying she’d never been able to draw knotwork and was intimdated by them, but she thought she could do the knot. A few minutes later she sent me this beauty!

For me, this is why I am making the videos. To see my tutorials used to demystify the knot process is so fulfilling for me!

That’s why, for this week’s video, Amanda and I have done a video collaboration for the gem enthusiasts out there! Part one is a new knot video. We’ll be doing a star shaped knot. Part 2 will be Amanda’s gem tutorial. I can’t wait to bring Knots to her audience and her amazing gems to mine! Be sure to come back tomorrow for our videos!

Also this week, I’m preparing to join the #100daysproject! This project is meant to inspire and strengthen creativity by committing to 10 to 15 minutes a day of focused creativity. I’ve wanted to participle for a couple of years now but worry about my staying power! For this year’s project I’m planning a knot based idea I saw on pinterest. I’m planning to create a knot with 100 sections filling them in with different tangles each day. The goal being to become more familiar with existing tangles as well as learning new ones. I am hoping to involve those of you who’d like to follow along! I’ll have another post and video coming out Sunday and the project will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. No fooling! 😀 look for the hashtag #100daysproject, #100daysofzentangle. See you on Friday for the knot/collaboration!

It’s a String Thing | Shamrock Knot Tutorial

Hi everyone! Welcome to The Tireless Tangler! It’s been a busy week. I’ve been working hard on my weekly video tutorial featuring a pretty lucky Shamrock knot! This lovely, intricate knot is easy to draw and fits nicely on a Zentangle ® Apprentice tile. it would help a lot if you guys would check it out, and like, comment and tag me with your art! So many of you guys tried last week’s knot and that was incredible! Thank you all! 💜

Next up, it’s a String Thing challenge last week. You all know I’ve been completing tiles but I have been falling asleep while writing my post on Saturday night and then feeling bad for not submitting them on time or worse, not submitting them at all! Well, this week I’m biting the bullet and writing Adele Bruno at Tickledtotangle.blogspot.com to apologize and offer my tiles at their usual late time with her usual option to leave them out! Poor Adele!

I wanted to share this week’s string with you before the tiles and tell you I redid this tile 3 times and still felt I was missing something. Finally, I finished with 2 and said done.

Here’s the string this week!

String 283 is by Adele Bruno and is from her blog post “It’s a String Thing 283

The tangles used this week were

Sh*rock by Diane Lachance, CZT

Bumpadox by Carole Ohl, CZT

Sláinte by Kate McIlreavy

This turned out to be a true challenge for me! Bumpadox (a version of Paradox) and Sláinte are very much square grid type tangles, and Sh*rock is organic. I thought it would be pretty straight forward. Each time I added the Sh*rock it, together with the grids, were just too much. Now that I look back, the answer was “negative space”. Anyway, here are two of my 3 tries. Negative space…something to keep in mind!

Remember, Friday is a new knot video! This week we will be doing a border knot pattern! See you soon!

Diva Challenge 387 & A New Celtic Knot!

Hello everyone! Welcome to The Tireless Tangler! There is a whole lot happening so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the fun! It’s good to get back in the swing of things! I’ve been really busy behind the scenes here on my WordPress site. I have many plans and I expect there will be growing pains but I am excited about the possibilities in the coming year!

March 17th is St. Patrick’s day and this is the perfect time to share some new Celtic Knot Tutorials. I’ve been hoarding some knot designs and I have some good ones for you this month. Below is a YouTube link for this week’s tutorial.

First though, let’s stop and enjoy this week’s diva challenge! The Diva, Laura Harms, challenges us to use CZT, Holly Atwater’s intriguing Tangle, HaWy. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring this Tangle. It looks high focus but it truly isn’t. It’s all about recognizing the star shape and working from there. I also like how it can look like 3D blocks or something entirely different depending on how you envision it. Thanks Holly for deconstructing this amazing pattern!

Here are 2 tiles that are very different.

This pretty Celtic knot represents sisterhood which is a perfect fit for Women’s History month. Be sure to subscribe to my channel or check back next Friday for a wonderful lucky Shamrock knot with hearts woven into the leaves!

It’s a String Thing Challenge 272

It’s time to focus again on my favorite challenges. Adele Bruno’s “it’s a string thing” challenge is one of my dearest. Adele has a wisdom and an understanding and respect for the Zentangle ® Method that always brings me back to the perfect mindset. If you haven’t visited Adele’s blog, Tickled to Tangle, I highly recommend it! The string for this challenge was quite simple. 2 slightly curved lines that cross. Our tangles are two Zentangle ® Original tangles, Verdigogh and Jetties.

Here’s my tile! I couldn’t resist a bit of holiday license! I’ll see you next week for the Diva Challenge, as well as a look at what’s happening in Eni Oken’s Art Club! See you then!

12 Days of Zentangle ® Day 12!

Today represents the final day of our Zentangle ® Project Pack 04. If you’ve been following along with us, your spinner is almost finished! Today we had the final lesson with Molly Hollibaugh and Martha Huggins, Rick and Maria’s daughters. The tangles today were again, favorites. Tipple, Zinger, Vega, Verdigogh and Rixty! Upon finishing my tangling, I used my Derwent Inktense Pencils to watercolor the 4 corners, added more to the inner rings and used my Sakura Pen-Touch in gold to finish off the outer ring. I’m still undecided about tangling the corners or letting the color stand alone. Tomorrow is to be a celebration and I’m assuming we’ll be adding the spinners. Once again, if you don’t have the project pack, I’ve seen people use tiles, or larger squares and drawn in the circles. One CZT, Marguerite Samama, put 4 tiles together and did it that way. You can see all kinds of examples on Zentangle ® Mosaic App, just search #PP04. You can do the same on Facebook. I love that although we are doing the same lessons and tangles, the results from each artist are quite different. I hope you have enjoyed this journey with me and have allowed this to give you a few minutes of tangled bliss each day! Here’s my completed Spinner and the link to today’s lesson. Enjoy!

12 Days of Zentangle ® Days 6 and 7

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I’ve been looking forward to my daily Zentangle emails for project pack 04! Today I am posting day 6 and 7. It’s amazing how many original tangles I’ve never used before. Let’s see if I can list the tangles we used for the last 2 days! Day 6 Molly and Martha showed us Swarm, Poke Root, Bronx Cheer, Huggins, and Pepper. Day 7 Rick showed Printemps, Rain, Avreal, and Fracas. 5 of these tangles were new to me! This project has been awesome for increasing my tangle knowledge! Here’s my progress picture for the Spinner and links for the Zentangle ® videos for the last 2 days. I hope you are enjoying them!

Zentangle ® Project Pack 04 and Diva Challenge 378

Hi everyone! I’m still running behind with my challenges, but for some reason this week, I’m driven! I’ve even been back on Facebook for the first time in months! I don’t know why but I’ve gone from no desire at all to create, to a rabid fanatical! LOL!!!

I’ve been truly enjoying the new Project Pack 04 from Zentangle HQ for the “12 days of Zentangle” this month. In years past, the work was so intimidating I wasn’t able to keep up the pace, but the project this year is actually so zenful and relaxing that I’ve been checking my email for the next lesson everyday often and eagerly! I was lucky enough to get my project pack while I was at CZT32 training in October and it is something brand new and awesome! I want to tell you though, you don’t need the project pack to follow along with the lessons. Those are freely given and can be found on YouTube or you can watch them right here! Even if you use the videos to make regular tiles, it is worth working through them. Having fun, relaxing while doing the lessons with Rick, Maria, Martha and Molly is a real gift. They are just as wonderful in person as they are on the videos! Give it a try! Project Pack 04 is something brand new and will be a great teaching tool for CZTs but also can be made into a fun tangle game when you meet up with other tanglers. The paper is Opus tile size, original tile paper, with a hole in the middle for a little spinner. Each day for 12 days, we are filling in a pie piece (don’t ask why I’m thinking pie!) with simple original tangles. It is SO relaxing and fun. Relaxing in the holiday season is a gift as well!

Here are my day one and day two pictures. In the preparation video we did the watercolor portion. Of course, I went a bit nuts with mine but I gotta do me!

Here are the first 3 videos in order with the preparation day video first, followed by day one and day two. I hope you enjoy them as much as I am!

Preparation Day

Day One

Day Two

Last but certainly not least is Diva Challenge 378! This is a UMT or “use my tangle” week and we are exploring a lovely border style tangle by CZT Antonine Koval. It’s named 123 O’Leary. It’s very easy to understand but for me I needed some practice before I finally got it to flow well. You can find Antonine’s step out here. Here’s my tile.