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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

On the fourth day of 3Zs . . .




On the fourth day of 3Zs
Bijou tangled me
Some marasu encircling . . .


Winsome bits of shattuck,
Fetching diva dancing,
And a tile full of tripoli!


Alfie said he was concerned that he'd lose his place in this huge book. So he chose this necklace that Maria beaded to use as a bookmark. (We think he just used that as an excuse to show it off!)





Thank you all for continuing to play with these twelve days!

The hashtag for today's tile is: #4thdayof3zs

To see all the guidelines for these 12 days, go here.

Remember, we will give out a prize for one randomly chosen poster of each day's tiles on the app and also for one randomly chosen commenter on each day's blog post.

And here is the stepout for marasu:



See you tomorrow!

79 comments:

Anya Ipsen said...

Wonderful Marasu! Your tiles fit so beautifully together as a mosaic!!

Lady Dragoness said...

Marasu gives me the shivers because it resembles the markings of a poisonous snake... all except for the colors.

Jadene Ridinger said...

Thank you for this fun Christmas challenge!! I'm loving it! ❤❤

Deanne Biron said...

This is so much fun! I've never tried Marasu. I'm finding I only have time to do 1 tile a day, but I'm looking forward to seeing the 12 at the end!

Edwin Ortiz said...

Reminds me of peppermint candy, can't wait to make my tile!

Sarah Hluchy said...

I've been checking your blog since before noon for today's post! Now to somehow fit all four tangles on one 9"x12" page of my sketchbook!

Peter Fruehwirt said...

Can`t believe it - I started a renaissance tile beginning with marasu just this afternoon - how crazy!!!

Carol Graham said...

"the necklace that Maria beaded" . . . is there anything you CAN'T do?!
Beautiful!

Lois Stokes said...

Encircling you with my Whispers of Aloha on this 4th day of 3zs...

NanW said...

Wonderful Christmas challenge... thanks.

Tinkered Art said...

So much fun - loving the challenge.

Kim said...

Oh I love Marasu, gonna give it a go tomorrow.

PamS said...

Marasu is another of my favorite tangles though I usually do on tan tiles. Will just have to restrain myself. So much fun to see how everyone's tiles turn out! PS: Alfie is smart to want to show it off and PPS: Agree with Carol, above, is there no end to your talent? So glad there isn't and you share it with us all.

Inge F. said...

Just finished my Marasus.......5 on a little 3Z plus all the tangles of the days before, very challenging!

Sue Clark said...

Yay, day 4 and another fun tangle! Loving all the tiles each day, along with the beautiful book, elf, and the necklace! Off to tangle....

Lesley Goldberg said...

Marasu is one of my favorites! Having so much fun with these challenges ��

Ellen said...

Another beautiful combination of 3Zs

Eve Knight said...

So simple, yet so neat looking when completed. That's why I love these tangles! :-)

MayAnn Scheblein-Dawson said...

My challenge is to find enough time to read the blog!!!! I'm tangling in my head!!!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I'm glad Alfie is showing off the necklace because it's gorgeous! I played with Marasu recently and really loved it!

Ria Matheussen said...

So nice to see the mosaic growing with beautiful tangles we all can draw, also people who just have started.Tthat is the real magic of Zentangle: it is possible for everyone to create beautiful results!!!

Jennifer Sparrow said...

Oops. I don't think my comment went through. Just said that Alfie had a truly lovely necklace!

Sara said...

Simple yet striking tangle! Cool! I showed my tangles to my mom today and she said, "it kinda pulls you in, doesn't it? Maybe that means my beginner's tangles are on the right track! :)

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Ellen Donais said...

Simply lovely!

Laura said...

Marasu is not a tangle I use very often, so I am looking forward to working with it tonight!

Weaver chick said...

I'm like Laura. I don't often use marasu but I'm looking forward to using it in today's challenge!

Mamie Pennington said...

Love the way these are all fitting together from day one and the fact that you are all able to incorporate the themes together so very well. Thank you all for sharing your talents with us...very uplifting!

Lianne said...

Fun, fun, fun. Another day of fun!!

Linda J F said...

Marasu is such a lovely tangle!

linesbylynn said...

I love Marasu! I'll be going in circles tonight for sure, but in a good way!!

Denise Fairbank said...

I love Marasu, but have never tried it! An extra challenge....

Belinda Ryan said...

I love this tangle it looks like so much fun and easy to do going to really enjoy trying Marasu

Betsy (Ben Stein's Grandma) said...

Such interesting uses of the coil-like Marasu. I love how these tiles are going together.

Esther Piszczek, CZT said...

FUN!! A lovely addition to the tangling trail!!

Lisa Osborne said...

Love Marasu! Love the necklace also!

MartyG said...

I haven't drawn Marasu since the last class I took. Glad to give it a spin.

BRJ said...

Beautiful & bright!

Donna Pilato said...

Great reminder - I don't use Marasu nearly enough!

michele said...

I love Marasu and it's been awhile since I've used it. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration

Bette Abdu said...

Good job Alfie -- that beaded bookmark was just the ticket!

Cathrine Nicols said...

Always liked marasu!

Pat Floerke said...

I like the variety of tangles you're choosing and can see that soon we'll have an awful lot of choice for filling up a little 3Z. Looking forward to more days of Christmas as the tangle-pot continues to thicken.

Val Enders said...

Nice!

J East said...

Day 4, and this is already looking like a very ambitious project...

elianna987 said...

I love the way the 3Zs join up. I just ordered some and I can't wait to play with them.

Laura Carpenter CZT21 said...

Remembered seminar 21 when I learned Marasu:-). Thanks for bringing back those memories!

Erin K said...

I have never seen this tangle before! I am super excited to try it!

Lisa W said...

Love the presentation! Looking forward to the remaining days!

Lisa W said...

Love the presentation! Looking forward to the remaining days!

leanne jao said...

Marasu is a tangle that I want to eat it.Looks so delicious。

Andrea said...

Great necklace.

Donna F said...

I like marasu a whole lot, and what a fun story this is shaping up to be.

Roseanne V. Sabol said...

Beautiful tangle, beautiful tile, such a creative and fun 12 Days!

Kathy Young said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you! I am loving the new 3Zs and everyday look forward to your next tangle suggestion. ❤️❤️❤️

Paulette Kirschensteiner said...

Loving the morning check in to see what is new today! Beautiful! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Marasu is a very festive choice ! Jackie S CZT XIII

DebM said...

Marasu one of my favorite tangles

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Love your 3Z-tiles with Marasu! It´s nice to see the growing mosaic!

KLF said...

Really excited about the new 3Z's.

Carmela said...

Never heard of Marasu, so its a challenge for me.

Linda B said...

Never did this tangle very much but I find it very fun and satisfying.

Lily M. said...

I love Marasu tangle. And these are beautiful tiles ofcourse :)

Ragged Ray said...

This is one of those tangles that explodes into beauty once you shade it! Thanks for the reminder of its charm!

JLOmans said...

I was recently introduced to the Marasu tangle....I love it! Still practicing to get connected with it's rhythm.

Kat van Rooyen, CZT said...

I fell in love with Marasu when we learned it at CZT20 last year, and draw it often.

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

Love the necklace and I will have fun with Marasu. I haven't used it in a while! The mosaic looks so neat together.

Linda Dochter said...

Marasu is such a treasure. Great to include more "family tangles" in this holiday season.

Shoshona said...

This is a new one for me, intriguing set of tangles so far

Dana Jones said...

I have used Marasu just once before. Seeing it so beautifully done here...where are my pens?! LOL

jess c. said...

I've had so much fun with this tangle!

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/6825836915500648/

Evelyn Browning said...

Seeing Marasu with negative space is instructive & I had fun picking out all the new tiles - it does look like Alfie is having enormous fun.

Emily Classon said...

Ooh, marasu is one of my favorites! This is going to be exquisite!

JackieSaundersCZT19 said...

Maradi, I ❤️️U!

JackieSaundersCZT19 said...

Man....that autocorrect!😬 Marasu I❤️U!

Natasha Dash said...

So much fun!

Jennifer Matthaei Cottrell said...

did i miss this??? this is one of my favorites!!

gobarb26 said...

I love doing Marasu and I remember that you said it was named for your sisters.

Chris Collins said...

Love the look of this one. Must use more patience.