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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 10

On the tenth day of Christmas
My true love got from me
Ten tangled heart-strings












Nine hand-y tangles


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Rick's Notes:
Take a closer look at Maria's beaded heart on that last Zentangle ATC tile:


She created those radiating circles with a grey Fabrico® marker.

She secured that tangle of beads with some Fire Line® beading thread . . .


. . . a strong heart-string indeed.


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102 comments:

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

What wonderful wonderful Hearts! This has been so fun to watch! Thank you all so very much for the beautiful work!

Mackin-Art said...

Beads and tangles - yet another idea to explore!

Paula (PEP) said...

This is just such joy to see - a real feast of exploring what can be done with tangle patterns. I still can't get over that you're featuring the humble ATC.
Paula (PEP)
Thank you so much for all these.

Renata said...

Stunning, every one of them! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.

crotnem said...

Your art always leaves me in awe! Thanks for all you do!

Grade Six Shark Team said...

Once again my heart resonates with you and my creative spirit soars. Thank you for the Zenspiration!!!

NanW said...

Fantastic to see all the hearts. I love the idea of using beads in the Zentangle.

Linda Fine said...

I "heart" all of your beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful tiles!

Valerie said...

These are so lovely!

Suzanne Johnson said...

Such great ideas every day--love adding the beads!

BeverlyBL said...

Sure do like those hearts. Another great job.

gobarb26 said...

Beautiful tiles! Very clever too!

Francie said...

Your hearts are just so lovely…thanks for sharing!

Robin White said...

Beautiful Tangles!!!

Scrappy Canuck said...

These are so pretty - and they would be perfect at Valentine's day too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Image 6 reminds me of a wonderful ball of wool. thanks for sharing these inspiring images.

Julie said...

Beautiful heART work!

Kathie Fielding said...

Wow!These hearts have inspired a Christmas card!!! kathie :)

Carol Graham said...

I "heart" Zentangle!

Zoe Brener said...

Exceptionally, unequivocally, totally, amazingly, inspirationally, breathtakingly, zentangly and every other positive "-ly" BEAUTIFUL!

Mariƫt said...

Lovely !

Duane said...

You guys are just TOO much :-) What fun you have and these tangles are the most beautiful that they can be. I drew the star you put up the other day, that was an experience getting all those parts just right. Such great fun I'm having with Zentangle!!

Alycia said...

"All you need is LOVE." Beautiful! Thank you.

luvhymns said...

Each day gets better and better! <3 <3 <3

Auburn Mom - Lynn said...

I cannot thank you enough for these ideas. I am leaving a 10 year position where I work with traumatized children and I am going to make each one a gift of love. You have given me many ideas. Thank you. Thank you!

Ginny Stiles said...

This particular "day" of tangling offering with the hearts which a great way to see the breadeth of possibilities inherent in Zentangle. AND you are all set for Valentines when it appears!

Cheryl Kashtan said...

So many beautiful hearts to share, the true spirit of the season♡

Grace said...

I loved this idea. Wouldn't it be fun to tuck the eight hearts away in little hiding places for the recipient to find? : )

i am the diva said...

these are stunning, and i just love the gold on black...

Nanette said...

All very beautiful art!!!

Melissa Hayes said...

Every one of these is amazing! Love the all!

Dorian said...

Ah, I feel the LOVE... Thank you for sharing

Amy L. Smith said...

Ahhh... LOVE!

Shelly Beauch said...

Exquisite tangles of love, joy and wonder! MMMMarvellous!

Mary Pennington said...

What beautiful tangles; just awesome!

Judy said...

I heart Zentangle!

Claire Warner said...

Beautiful and a great inspiration. Thank you!

floweringmoon said...

They're all spectacular....and Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Your incorporation of the beadwork Maria is brilliant,

Tangly Tess said...

Treasures. How inventive! So what kind of stash of 'stuff' do you all have around to add to the ZIA?

jem said...

I only discovered Zentangle this last summer. It's already appearing in a few of my Christmas preparations - my card to my partner, some sentiments for inside our crackers. I'm sure by next year it will be appearing in many more places. Thank you for sharing so much festive (as well as year round) creativity.

Anonymous said...

I wish I were the recipient of those heart strings!
KN

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Cheryl C.

Kathy said...

I'm amazed at your continuing creativity.

AlwaysInspired said...

I love the idea of adding the beads!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love these.

Jennianydots said...

Love the black tiles, they're going on my wish list!

Carol said...

These are very special. Just beautiful.

tanda said...

My Mom would love love love this. She is all about hearts. These are so amazing.

Three Rabbits said...

LOVE this day! Thanks so much for all your wonderful ideas.

Cindy Martin-Shaw said...

These are so cool! Love the idea of using beads!

Corey said...

Love letters - lovely!

pusscat said...

I love the beaded heart.

Terry said...

Wish I could do as good!!

lfd said...

Just lovely.

DS said...

I don't know why but these brought me to tears! Love them!

Cindy Blake said...

I love the beaded heart. Question: just wondering why you threaded the beads instead of glueing them to the card. Just curious...

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Tangled lines and tangles beads! A match made in heaven.

Jennifer Matthaei Cottrell said...

I <3 these :-)

Kathy Pulaski said...

No better way to tell someone you love them...

Anna-Kate Chin said...

Inspirational!

Gerri Hanus said...

Hearts are such a natural for tangling. Love!

Nancy said...

Absolutely Beautiful...

Laura Francis, "Your Minimal Effort(tm) Guru" said...

These really tugged at my heart strings! Wiping a tear right now...

Bonnie P said...

Love the gold on black.

Taz42 said...

Thanks for sharing all the inspiring ideas!

babdu said...

Each day more interesting than the last.

Jan Brandt said...

Ahhhhhhhh ... your Aquafleur heart, Maria, is astounding!! Is that pomegranate juice with which you've shaded the center? Gorgeous ...

melanie said...

I heart these!

kelly w said...

Stunning work... wonderful to see a wealth of golden ideas!

Cathrine Nicols said...

How Heartiful.

BB said...

So very beautiful to look at, so much fun to do (or at least to try to!).

Carmen G. Burgos CZT9 said...

Day 10 is my favorite! Love all the designs!! Beautiful work to share. Thank you!

Teri said...

Zentangle AND beads...why didn't I think of that? Lovely bead work!

Eden said...

The tangle in the third tile is SO fabulous. I would love to see a step out on that one!

Anonymous said...

Hearts are to just for Valentine's Day. Love the beads I will have to try that too.
-Melissa CZT6
mwcahn@ptd.net

Nancy Roth said...

beautiful. just beautiful!

Ginnyzz said...

Love these!

Cynthia Douglas said...

10 Tangled Hearts - indeed ! Those will serve me as inspiration for Valentines Day tangle cards!
You are so original, your poetry is also great ! Thank You for entertaining & inspiring!

Chris Titus said...

Love these.

DJ said...

Such a great idea. Love the beaded heart in the last card.

Kathy Sustaire said...

I <3 these!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

Love all the different hearts

MrsC*ArtEducator said...

Truly inspirational! Hearts, collage, and tangles - awesome!

Quwatha Valentine said...

Now the hearts are close to my heart. Since my last name is Valentine and I was born on Valentine's day and I collect hearts ... well, you get the idea.

Alyss Amster said...

Just beautiful! The beaded heart is precious.

Sue said...

Zentangle ideas are limitless, endless, and timeless. So much to do so little time. xxx

Jennifer Neuman said...

Love this idea! Perfect for Valentine's Day ... just two months away, so I'd better get tangling LOL!

kaye kittredge said...

These are sweet!

laurasoriginalart said...

I adore these! Pitter-pat! I am sooo inspired by all these wonderful ideas ! Thank you!

Tenley Johnson said...

These are so beautiful!

GrandmaM said...

"I see your face in every tangle" my favorite. :)

Ashley said...

Holy Smokes! I really like the, "I see your face.." tangle.

ElizabethCan2Tangle said...

Wow!BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!!!!

Annika Wiener said...

ALL wonderful!
Can't stop looking, but I HAVE to sleep now!

Xxx
Awasthlm@hotmail.com

Opal Carew said...

<3 :-)

Susan said...

Lovely ideas.

Marva said...

oh these are gorgeous! I'm doing the Sketchbook Project 2014 and plan on doing a couple of Zentangle spreads!

Betsy Budney said...

These are all beautiful, I love the colors. The beads are a great idea!

FKC said...

Not usually a hearts kind of fan, but these as just one more gorgeous than the next. The top one filling up the Auraknot is my favorite, but they're all stunning!

Pamela Signorelli said...

Your love of Zentangle and family is alive in all of these.

GrandmaM said...

Maria,
What pen did you use on the black tile "I see your face in every tangle" ? Very lovely.

Kimberly N said...

Beautiful!