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Monday, December 5, 2016

On the third day of 3Zs . . .




On the third day of 3Zs
Bijou gifted me
some winsome bits of shattuck . . .


. . . Fetching diva dancing
and a tile full of tripoli.



As you can see, Alfie is not going to be left out of these festivities!

We're glad he joined in because he had the idea to gather all three day's tiles into a single mosaic



Thanks, Alfie!



Actually, Alfie just told us it was really Bijou's idea to make this mosaic. But it was easier for Alfie to climb onto our dining room table and rearrange the tiles. Alfie and Bijou are becoming quite the team and we never know what they're going to come up with next!

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Thank you all for continuing to play with us on this fun tangle and mosaic!

The hashtag for today's tile is: #3rddayof3zs

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 shattuck:



This stepout is a sample of what stepouts look like in our Zentangle Mosaic app. 

See you tomorrow!

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P.S.
Notice on Maria's tile (the middle one of the three) that some of the tripoli is done in pencil. You can see lots of examples of this on Zentangle Mosaic (for free). Just search on the hashtag:
#GraphiteIsTheNewBlack


82 comments:

BRJ said...

Lovely and luminous!

Sarah Hluchy said...

I'm really enjoying this challenge!

Cris said...

Lovely and whimsical. Perfect for tgis timoof year. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Graham said...

Shattuck is one of my 'mac-n-cheese' tangles, and I just LOVE how Maria overlapped them in her tile!

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

So fun to see all of them together, and the photos with elfie rock!

Kathy Young said...

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Esther Piszczek, CZT said...

Stunning, as always! I love Maria's use of pencil to add a bit more dimension to the tile. I've been experimenting with this on my tiles and it is nice to see another example. Thank you!!

Deanne Biron said...

Such beautiful tiles! I'm loving this! I wish there was a general place we could post our tiles. I would love to see everyone's work! I do not have a blog, and can not load the mosaic app on my phone.

Michele Wynne said...

What a striking assembly already! Thank you for all of the gorgeous inspiration;-)

Mamie Pennington said...

I've seen all sorts of interesting 3Z tile techniques on my Facebook posts...and they're all intriguing and inspiring. Thanks so much for these lovely ideas! Hope your day at ZHQ if filled with laughter and wonderment!

Kim said...

Love this!

PamS said...

Love Shattuck and how each of your 3Zs incorporate it with prior days' tangles which makes the Mosaic that much more cohesive. Very fun and beautiful. Getting busy on my own for the challenge momentarily!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Gorgeous tiles and assembly! Thanks for the inspirations!

Lesley Goldberg said...

Shattuck is one of my favorites! So versatile.
Living the mosaics you are building. So much inspiration �� Happy Holidays! Happy Tangling!

brenda shaver shahin said...

Anxious to start my third tile with Shattuck! I have a "new found" love for this tangle after watching Maria simply draw it at zenAgain.

Anya Ipsen said...

You give the pre-christmas-time a wonderful, magical touch with your stories of the 12 days of....

Peter Fruehwirt said...

Just ordered a set of z-tiles last week - they are on their way to Austria! Can`t wait to try them out and to participate acitvely in this challenge!!

Joanne Harnagel said...

Oh what fun it is to see ...a mosaic of 3Zs!

Ellen said...

Lovely! Great mozaik. And please, not only share on the app, but also on Facebook and your blog. Would love to see more examples!

Anita A Westin said...

Now I got the hang of the timezone-thing! So I can read this before going to bed, and today I managed to make my Shattuck 3Z! It is very inspiring to follow the development of the mosaic!

Viveca R Chenoweth said...

I'm going to have to order some of the 3Z tiles. This is wonderful and very inspiring to see the mosaic! Love!

Terri Young said...

So thankful these come later in the day so I can work on them in the evening. Still keeping up with 3 on day 3. I look forward to doing 12 on day 12! HA HA HA HA

Vicky Morrow said...

I'm having so much fun following this! I love it!

Edwin Ortiz said...

Love seeing the way(s) the new tiles fit together!

Belinda Ryan said...

I'm really new to Zentangle had a lesson by a certified teacher here in Australia only a couple of weeks ago, I am amazed at how simple designs can make such beautiful intricate images. Thank you for the 12 days of Christmas I look forward to following each day and seeing the end results.

Ria Matheussen said...

Wonderful, at this time of the year, to take a break and see how " Alfie" is making a mosaic of these beautiful 3Z tiles! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lois Stokes said...

I have some catching up to do...This holiday season is so full...As the mosaic grows...I must remember...to Breathe...Relax...Smile...and Appreciate.

Lady Dragoness said...

The mosaic of six tiles looks great! I definitely need to get a box of 3Zs.

Denise Fairbank said...

Third times a charm...looking forward to day 3!

elianna987 said...

Shattuck is one of my favorite tangles! And I love how the triangles are coming together.

Sue Clark said...

Three more beautiful tiles! I love seeing Alfie again! 💖

Lianne said...

Glad to see Alfie joining in the festivities. I am loving joining in also.

Laura said...

Great to see Alfie back for the fun this year! I love the dimensionality of the single Shattuck strands!

MartyG said...

Oh I am so excited to see shattuck and Alfie. Thanks for putting together such a great 12 days.

Donna F said...

Bijou and Alfie sure are clever, and these tiles are inspiring! I am really looking forward to the upcoming days of this.

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

Shattuck is one of my favorite tangles and it fits so well in the triangle setting. Was so very glad to see Alfie!!!!

Danita Noland said...

Looking forward to adding Shattuck to the mix!

Chris Collins said...

Enjoying this challenge. Kept getting sent to day 2 though.

Jadene Ridinger said...

I wish I had the time to do 3 tiles tonight for day 3, but still excited to submit one. I have been looking forward to getting to it all afternoon!!

Angelia Lanouette said...

So glad to see Alfie back this year! Bijou and Alfie make a great team! Gorgeous tiles!

Bonnie Luther said...

Beautiful tiles!

Pat Floerke said...

I love tiling -- putting together different geometric shapes, often in different colors, to make interesting and lovely patterns. I can see after today's blog that these 3Z's are going to be great fun to put together into all kinds of shapes of mosaics, and since they're 3 1/2" per side, they're combinable with standard square tiles as well to create even more possible shapes. I just keep saying the same thing: what fun!

Linda J F said...

Three amazing, beautiful 3Z tiles!!! The mosaic is stunning!!!

NanW said...

I love seeing all the tiles together.... great idea, Bijou and Alfie.

Barb Bradley said...

How fun! Love the mosaic!

Tinkered Art said...

Loving all the tangles used so far - such a treat each day to see what beauty will be shared. Thanks

Bette Abdu said...

What a clever and interesting way you are presenting this series of 12 Days of Christmas.

Lisa Osborne said...

Beautiful! Love the mosaic!

Cathrine Nicols said...

Looks amazing! Shattuck is one of my faves.

Sara said...

I really enjoy tangles that overlap. They always look so cool! :)

Sara said...

I really enjoy tangles that overlap. They always look so cool! :)

J East said...

Busy trying to finish out end of semester with my Graphic Design students right now, but saving all these for "me time" once the semester is over, AND looking forward to integrating them as fun class exercises come spring semester!

leanne jao said...

Bijou and Alfie,they are so cute.

Dana Jones said...

Such a beautiful way to display the tiles. I can't wait for a chance to tangle on those.

Weaver chick said...

I love what you all have done! I also love the way the 3Zs fit together!!!

Charlene said...

I love seeing your work! :)

Evelyn Browning said...

How lovely to see Alfie joining in. Amazing how your 'O' tile with its borders echoes the band across the bottom of the book's backstrip - I could just sit & gaze at this for hours.......... a little bit of peace midst the gathering pace.

Anonymous said...

Alfie and Bijou in perfect harmony - a 3Zs note ! Jackie S CZT XIII

Hazel Shepherd said...

Hello Shattuck is my favorite tangle! I love when we are able to be a part of the 12 days of Zentangle. It's fun. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Paulette Kirschensteiner said...

How cool are these triangles creating other shapes! And I love the one in pencil too! Keep them coming!

Mdorr@mail.com said...

Thank you for the great ideas! Marldy@mail.com

JackieSaundersCZT19 said...

I'm a little late to the party and will start to catch up today!✍��️

Jennifer Matthaei Cottrell said...

i LOVE the new tiles - can't wait to get started!!!

Carmela said...

Great!

Laura Carpenter CZT21 said...

Love love love shattuck! Loving this years 12 days of Zentangle ��

Ragged Ray said...

Thank you for the encouragement to take a 'back to basics' approach with joining in. It's reminded me of the pleasure of nothing more than pen and pencil!

Jacquelyn Morris-Smith said...

Every Christmas I now look forward to the 12 days themes from Zentangle Inc. Gives me such great ideas and the energy flows.
Thanks for this great idea.

Kerry S said...

Alfie's back! Yey! I love the Renaissance look. It adds to the festivities.

Gerri Hanus said...

Shattuck is one of my go to tangles. It is so easy to incorporate in so many ways.

Andrea said...

Prettier each day

Georgia Jensen said...

Oh...the possibilities...

MayAnn Scheblein-Dawson said...

Love Alfie!!!! What a great helper!!!! LOL

Shoshona said...

just learned this one - love it

Mary Boettcher said...

I'm sure Alfie was happy to get in on the fun. Beautiful mosaic. Love how the 3Z's look together.

Donna Pilato said...

The beauty and complexity grow one stroke at a time.

Erin K said...

I need practice with Shattuck and this is a great time to get it! :D

Linda B said...

This is a tangle I use quite a bit and enjoy

jess c. said...

I enjoy this pattern. I'm a bit behind on this right now because I'm doing another zentangle project for a Christmas present for my mom. I'm going to get caught up tonight

Emily Classon said...

I love the variety of tangles and how they're coming together so beautifully. The pencil technique is stunning.

Natasha Dash said...

Can't wait to order these new 3Z tiles! Love all the different shapes the mosaic can take!

Jennifer Matthaei Cottrell said...

LOVE!!! can't wait to try the 3Z's

gobarb26 said...

Awww, Shattuck is one that I know. This is fun!