Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Arckles - a new tangle

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.


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Sue Jacobs CZT said...

Looks like a great tangle with lots of tangleation possibilities. Thanks!

One suggestion - add your name to your directions so you are credited properly whenever someone uses it.

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

Love your new tangle, I look forward to trying it soon!

Shelly Beauch said...

It will make a beautiful border Suzanne.

pam said...

Hello Suzanne! Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! i lost you when my entire google reader disappeared last year. I am so glad you left a comment on the tangle/pysanski eggs.

You are right back in my reader where you belong!

I love "Arckles"! And I just bet you can guess what i will do with it! Perfect for the border edge on a pysangle design! Very excited to give it a try.

Thank you 1,000 times for stopping by and sharing your beautiful new tangle design.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Ooh, I love the look of arckles - can't wait to try it out!

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ashley said...

This is so new to me, I love the designs and hope to learn a lot.
Thank you


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