Category Archives: Celtic Knots

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Diva Challenge 385 💜

Hi everyone and welcome to The Tireless Tangler! My personal life has continued to keep me focused elsewhere but thankfully I’ve been creating a lot! You might have noticed this website looks different and I’m pretty pleased with the new banner! But before all else, I want to thank once again, digital artist and wonderful friend Christel Foncke for allowing me the use of this lovely art over the last year on this site and all my other social media profiles. It gave me so much confidence to have this site looking great! Thank you so much Christel!

So for my first post in awhile, here is Diva Challenge 385 dedicated to Valentine’s Day. The Diva challenged us to choose something from the day to be mindful of while tangling. I love the lace paper hearts and was working on a Ratoon tile for a tutorial video this week. (Ratoon is one of the newest tangles to come out of Zentangle ® HQ). I was adding auras strangely reminiscent of lace and decided to use the tile for the pearls and the lacy look.

The diva challenge a week or 2 ago was to use the Tangle Ratoon. I intended to do a tutorial right away because I saw the celtic knot potential in this lovely Tangle. I am about a week late but here is the art from the video followed by the video link. As always, I’d love your feedback!

It’s a String Thing 249

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to The Tireless Tangler! It is time for Adele Bruno’s weekly “It’s a String Thing” challenge. This week’s challenge included a string with loops and 2 great tangles, the Zentangle ® Original tangle, Diva Dance and CZT, Lynn Mead’s Abeko. As always, you can join the “String Thing” challenge at Adele Bruno’s blog, Tickledtotangle! Here’s my tile!

 

 

 

Also, this week, I published the next in my series on Celtic Knots! You can find an edited version on my new Instagram TV channel, in addition to the full version on YouTube! I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

Diva Challenge 364B

Welcome to the Tireless Tangler! It’s time again for this week’s diva challenge 365? This week’s challenge was labeled 364, same as last week. It good to know I’m not the only one that does that! So, let’s call this 364/b. This is a Monotangle week, meaning a tile using just one tangle. The diva chose Puf by Carole Ohl, a fun variation on Bales. If you’re interested in joining the Diva’s challenge, start here!

I also managed to finish my latest tutorial video on drawing Celtic Crosses! Please forgive the desk clutter! I’m trying to reorganize and things took on a life of their own! Here’s some of the art I created for the video!

I’d love to see what you guys do with this so please remember to tag me #thetirelesstangler!

Diva Challenge #361

Welcome back everyone!  It has been a really difficult week this week as my tangling was interrupted when I filmed my video on Sunday morning. I didn’t realize the effect that the sun shining on my shoulder meant the sun was also shining on the surface of the iPad. So, of course being the smart thing it is, it turned itself off! Unfortunately, that made editing very difficult because I couldn’t complete it on one device! IPads and androids are not good friends!  So this week I have been working between my small phone and my barely working iPad to get this long video edited. It’s been edited by two different devices and that is making everything choppy. I apologize in advance for the poor quality! The sound is up and down but it is also captioned!

But you are not here for my video! you are here for the diva challenge. This week’s diva challenge number 361, is an Earth Day theme, as it has the last two years, and we tangled on the back of boxes i.e. cereal boxes pizza boxes etc. the ones that have the nice brown back. I have to say I love this challenge!  Nothing gets my creativity rolling like tangling on cardboard. I made three tiles but I’m only going to share my last one. There are many tangles included here.

Joki, bales, purk, sandswirl, fassett, flux, Printemps, shattuck, fife, p’kok and my new obsession, circe!

This is the project in the tutorial this week. It is done on a black Zentangle Zendala tile. If anyone gives it a try, please tag me in it on Instagram or Facebook @thetirelesstangler or else where #thetirelesstangler

Lastly, i started a new artistic endeavor for dear friend Amanda Rose Rambo at #vitruvianart! She was looking for Colorists for her coloring books and I thought I’d give it a try if I can block in the time for it! Here’s my first try from Amanda’s coloring book Gemstones volume 4 found here at Amazon!

Celtic Knot Tutorial: Triquetra “Trinity” Knot

We will have to wait on the Diva’s challenge. Laura Harms has not released a challenge this week, so instead, I wanted to share my newest video tutorial on Celtic Knots. This week’s video focuses on a single simple knot called Triquetra. This knot is one of the oldest, being seen in artwork as old as 500 BC.

Triquetra means 3 corners. This knot has a pagan mythology as well as a Christian one. It is commonly called the trinity knot or love knot and is a repeating motif in illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, metalwork and jewelry designs from the time of the Roman Empire.

Get to know Triquetra!