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Friday, December 9, 2016

On the 7th day of 3Zs . . .



On the seventh day of 3Zs
Bijou offered me
Dark and naughty knightsbridge . . .


Swirling molygon-ings,
Gold, glowing tipples,
Some marasu encircling,
Winsome bits of shattuck,
Fetching diva dancing,
And a tile full of tripoli!


Alfie wants to show you this shell (no, it's not Bijou!) because it reminds him of knightsbridge mixed with marasu.


When it came time to arrange this mosaic of 28 3Zs, Alfie at first felt overwhelmed.


But then in true Zentangle fashion of one tile at a time, pretty soon he had assembled this exquisite mosaic.


He was quite happy to discover that when he trusted himself, he easily created something he wanted to share with others.

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

The hashtag for today's tile is: #7thdayof3zs

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

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. (We'll announce the winners shortly after the twelfth day.)

And here's knightsbridge:



See you tomorrow!


81 comments:

Sarah Hluchy said...

Lovely! I've been needing another drama tangle to jazz things up a bit!

Linda B said...

This is one of my absolute favorites.

Barb Bradley said...

A bold staple kind of tangle!

AndreaRoderiquezCZT said...

I foresee a lot of drama for day 7!

Andrea said...

It sure is growing.

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

Dark and naughty... I love it! What fun can I get into now! Continuing to enjoy this challenge. My thanks to all of you!

Deanne Biron said...

Ah, the regal Knightsbridge! Perfect!

C van Bemmelen said...

I Love Knightsbridge!

Ellen Donais said...

Maybe it was a family member of Bijou?

Lisa Anderson said...

Knightsbridge lends itself to so many ideas. Thanks!

Sue Clark said...

Knightsbridge is another favorite! Love seeing all the beautiful tiles on the Mosaic app!

brenda shaver shahin said...

Love hearing Alfie'S fun stories! And he sure knows how to set up a beautiful mosaic!

Lesley Goldberg said...

The perfect tangle to add contrast and drama! Having so much fun with the daily challenges. I will be sad when they are over.

Anonymous said...

The royal knightsbridge ! Love it ! Jackie CZT XIII

Kathy Young said...

This tangle has been hands-down my favorite and most used tangle. Thanks for including Knightsbridge 😀

Carol Graham said...

So cool to see what such a simple pattern and a little imagination can do! Knightsbridge is a staple

PamS said...

Love dark and naughty as well as bright and nice Knightsbridge, in fact anyway it is served up. The above are beautiful exhibits of its versatility from foundatonal strong 'bricks' to fluttering checkered cloths all adding drama with its bold coloring. Thanks for bringing this to the fore as we start the second half of this challenge!

Denise Fairbank said...

Love Knightsbridge! It's going to add a lovely bold contrast.

Lois Stokes said...

Naughty or nice...the mosaic of 3zs...is delightful.

Danita Noland said...

This will be a great addition to the other 6 tangles!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Wow ... just gorgeous 3Zs tiles! And the mosaic are great!!
I do love Knightsbridge!!

Eve Knight said...

I like how you turned the Knightsbridge to give it rounded edges. :-) looks like a pillow.

Weaver chick said...

Love the drama Knightsbridge adds!

Evelyn Browning said...

Fascinating to see the same strings appearing & yet the tiles looking utterly different, shall have to go back over the days & see if there's a system in the strings......... Alfie certainly has his work cut out with all the tiles being arranged, I can see if he were to prevaricate he'd never get started & that's one of the most important lessons that tangling teaches............ get started

MartyG said...

Yah! Knightsbridge is my favorite tangle.

Ria Matheussen said...

Spectacular what that little Alfie can do with these 3S tiles, he has a lot of talent!(LOL)

Michele Wynne said...

Oh Goody! I was hoping Knightsbridge would pop up:-) That Mosaic is amazing. I'm quite inspired to keep going past day 12 so I can build a collection like this.

Laura said...

Knightsbridge provides a nice contrast to balance some of the other tangles. The shell is cool. My fourth grade tanglers point out connections to nature--and manmade structures all the time!

Donna Pilato said...

I will never look at Knightsbridge the same way again... Dark and Naughty - wow!

Emily Classon said...

Dark and naughty? LOL. This is such fun.

Donna F said...

Thank you so much for the (dark and naughty) smile! :-)

Angelia Lanouette said...

I do like the way Knightsbridge adds some "dark and naughty" to the tile!

NanW said...

Love this one. It's an old staple for me.

MayAnn Scheblein-Dawson said...

Knightsbridge.... so simple yet bold. Looks so different tiny vs. big and very square vs. more harlequinesque, so you can really get variety!

Jadene Ridinger said...

Downhill from here... this has been such a fun challenge!! 😄😄

Susan Goodman said...

Loving seeing all these tiles. I can't wait till evening to joininthevfun. Thank you!

Sara said...

I love the power of simplicity in these patterns! :)

jess c. said...

Nice, I know this one, let's see how I can work it in to all the others!

Lisa Osborne said...

The mosaics the tiles are forming are fantastic!

Dana Jones said...

Wow, they look so incredible! Knightsbridge is probably the first tangle I ever really noticed, and it will always remain a fave of mine. It is so simple, but has so much untapped promise. I love it.

Dana Jones said...

Wow, they look so incredible! Knightsbridge is probably the first tangle I ever really noticed, and it will always remain a fave of mine. It is so simple, but has so much untapped promise. I love it.

Maureen Stott said...

This is so much fun! I don't want it to end!

Linda J F said...

I love how dramatic Knightbridge is on the tiles! It's one of my "go to" tangles! The mosaic continues to grow in beauty! Thank you for sharing!

Mamie Pennington said...

What lovely work! Knightsbridge is such a versatile tangle and the many looks here definitely prove that! Thanks so much for all you do for all of us. Alfie is a super helper in designing the mosaics!

Edwin Ortiz said...

One of my first tangles. It will be nice to revisit this one. Haven't used it in a while.

Cathrine Nicols said...

Most versatile tangle that Knightsbridge. It is so striking.

Laura Carpenter CZT21 said...

Whoo hooo!!! Knightsbridge is one of my "go-to" tangles:-)

Lisa W said...

The mosaic is looking fabulous! Alfie has quite the imagination. And I can't help singing the song!

Lisa W said...

The mosaic is looking fabulous! Alfie has quite the imagination. And I can't help singing the song!

Lisa W said...

The mosaic is looking fabulous! Alfie has quite the imagination. And I can't help singing the song!

Taz42 said...

Knightsbridge is always one of my favourites. So dramatic, but so versatile!

Linda Dochter said...

Much more to Knightsbridge than meets the eye

Ellen said...

Another great tangle and wonderful tiles

Paulette Kirschensteiner said...

How exciting to be adding drama! Or should I say more drama! I love it!

Ragged Ray said...

I seem to have ended up challenging myself to do a monotangle each day - which makes Knightsbridge quite a challenge - how to get interest in with only that tangle. But then of course, there is shading!

DebM said...

Knightsbridge, one of my many favorites, so many variations.

Pat Floerke said...

I enjoyed Alfie's learning process and lesson about trusting himself. Also the shell combining knightsbridge and marasu - gorgeous and a beautiful example of recognizing patterns in everyday life.

Anya Ipsen said...

Again - so many lovely and so different tiles!!

Valerie said...

These are all so inspiring!!! Such beauty from a collection of single strokes. Thank you.

Jennifer Matthaei Cottrell said...

Love, love. love!

wendy said...

Beautiful embellishments to Knightsbridge!

J East said...

I'm finding it helpful / inspirational to see the basic tangles not only named and stepped out, but done in variations, and also not in the typical square --- "outside the box," as they say.

loscann said...

I like the way these new tiles play together!

JackieSaundersCZT19 said...

Knightsbridge, you look fabulous anywhere I put you!💕✍🏻️💕

Mary Boettcher said...

I love what you did with knightsbridge, all so different. I use it a lot when I want some dark to contrast with the lighter tangles.

Quwatha Valentine said...

I'm enjoying the journey with Bijou and Alfie.

Cris said...

How much fun you must have! Thanks for sharing your joie de vivre with us every day.

Shoshona said...

so much fun - thank you

Erin K said...

Oh Knightsbridge is pretty. Loving your tiles!

Roseanne V. Sabol said...

Oh, how I wish I were able to watch this whole unfolding in person 💚.

Jane said...

Can't believe I am keeping up!

Natasha Dash said...

This was one of the first tangles I learned in when I began tangling in January 2016. Love it!

Carmela said...

Now with Knightbridge is it a great combination again.

TrishPelletierCZT15 said...

For me, Knightbridge is the parent of the grids and is so much fun with which to play!

Conan Bolen said...

Triangle tiles are the best

Carol L said...

Interesting ways to use Knightsbridge!

gobarb26 said...

Ah, Knightsbridge is always fun to do and I love to see the interesting ways that you use it!

stacie dibona said...

Knightsbridge is one of my favorites!

Chris Collins said...

Never thought of knightbridge as naughty.

Marldy said...

Thank you for all thr fresh ideas and presentations!Marjorie CZT14

Nadeem Arshad said...

wonderful, i just enjoy the video song, amazing and wonderful ladies, wish you and ladies and the senior male person who is looking very smart, happy happy happy time