Arckles (rhymes with sparkles) came about when I needed something to fill in as a transition between 2 other patterns. I find that a lot of my spontaneity when working on a Zentangle is inspired by the look and feel of wire work especially chain maille designs. Without a lot of planning Arckles just sort of appeared in a tile one day. It's been a lot of fun to play with and refine it - Zentangle style.
The name? - now that was a challenge - I'll spare you the details of that journey - the short version is I saw another word in a random word generator that provided enough inspiration to eventually come up with Arckles. When drawing the pattern almost every stroke is a small "arc" - so Arckles it is.
The basic design is very open air which gives it a delicate look and there are 2 ways to start it. The fun part is in the many variations possible by changing the size, adding more arcs, filling in spaces or stacking it. I hope you enjoy it and would love to see what you do with it.