Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, a Celtic knot tutorial for your drawing enjoyment! So, Enjoy!
Welcome back! It’s time for the weekly diva challenge and I’m grateful to have it finished early this week! In keeping with her heart “strings” in February, the Diva challenged us to used nested hearts this week. Basically, one heart string inside another heart string. The challenge flowed easily this week and here is my tile. The pattern on the heart is Lily Moon’s Drogon. This has been a “go-to” tangle for me for quite some time and I use it constantly! On the hollibaugh stripes is a half shattuck, and 2 variations on my Marito pattern. I finished off with Printemps, Apcross (Step-out in the menu above), and a background pattern I learned from one of Eni Oken’s lessons (Treasure Frames I believe).
My pattern Marito can be found in the pattern Menu above, as well as a video step out with added embellishments you can find right here! Thanks for stopping by!
Two months ago as I was playing with the pattern Trefoil, it occurred to me to try and make the triangular framework into more of a curved ribbon style. The day before I’d seen CZT, Suzanne McNeill’s pattern Wavy Border on Pinterest and somehow that experimentation plus the Wavy Border visual became my new pattern, Marito. It is a nickname for my little boy who was very much on my mind while I was working that day. While Marito has a similar look to Wavy Border, it’s a different process as well as having many ways to vary the look. Marito has 2 versions, one using a more triangular shape and one that is rounded. It is great for borders as it allows for a wide variety of embellishment possibilities. I love it particularly for gem borders. It can be as simple or fancy as you want. A special thanks to Amanda Rose Rambo for contributing the feature image!
As with my other 2 patterns, I am very interested in seeing and posting any art you might create using Marito! Email me your pictures at Thetirelesstangler@gmail.com and I’ll add an album with everyone’s Marito art! If you have seen this pattern elsewhere, please let me know and I will remove it.
I’m very pleased to announce my 2nd pattern, Apcross, was published today by pattern-collections.com! Thanks to the hard work of administrator Nicole Dreyer and the help of Terri Delaune, CZT I can finally stop bugging everyone and focus on art again. (Nicole I know you are happy to hear that!) There are hundreds and hundreds of patterns out there and now there’s one more! I don’t know if anyone will use it but my goal is met and I can get busy with my next artist focus. Ina Sonnenmoser, administrator at pattern-collections.com, has asked me to begin writing the featured artist piece for their blog. What an honor that is! Pattern collections is a huge site with a huge following and I am blessed to be given this opportunity! It has been a busy week and I still have art to finish before the next post but I’m moving in the right direction and I’m quite pleased. Thanks to all of you who follow and read! You are very appreciated!
So, here’s my new Apcross step-out. Again, the featured image is by CZT, and good friend, Jody Genovese! Thanks for everything Jody! Your tile is framed and hanging on my wall!
I had to stop yesterday and breathe, and focus on accomplishments. I am normally frenetic about constantly creating at a high level (that’s a high level for myself not everyone else!) and pretty OCD about getting things done well and on time. Unfortunately, this means I get lost in the journey and forget about the big picture. Me and half the population, right!? Today was a big picture day for me. After slogging along for about 9 months this blog hit 3,000 views and today i had 100 views in about 8 hours. Seems silly but its nice to see your hard work realized even to a small scale.
I wouldn’t be here though, without the encouragement and support of the wonderful people in the Zentangle® Mosaic app, as well as the amazing group of artists and friends at Tangle It! Pattern Club on Facebook. Hmm, this sounds like a bad award dinner speech! Since I’m thanking the academy, let me give a nod first to Barb Masinton for the use of her beautiful art for this post! It’s nice not to need to prepare art for each post and quite honestly her art has been part of the reason my site traffic has been up. It’s simply spectacular! I also wanted to thank Dr. Ellie Miller (who’s off for CZT training next week, Gratz Ellie!🤗) of Tanglesxm.com and Write of Passage. She stuck with me thru a long time during which I couldn’t write or create. We found each other on WordPress then discovered we were both on Mosaic. Since that time, she’s been a true friend in her support and encouragement. Thank you Ellie! I cant forget Terri Delaune, CZT for your help with my pattern submissions. It helps having feedback! Dolly Bolen, CZT, Jody Genovese, CZT, and Sarah Fowler, each of whom have been encouragers, and all of whom created fabulous art using my Patterns so I would be able to showcase them in a variety of ways, thank you all! In honor of their impact on my life, here is some wonderful art by these wonderful ladies! Zentangle is amazing! Everyday, I get visitors from all over the world. April has been my most successful month yet. Thank you all!
(struggling with this WordPress iOS app. So the photos aren’t set in perfectly and I had 2 duplicates I couldn’t remove without starting over. My quick post changed into a nightmare but I’m still grateful!)
Hello and welcome back to thetirelesstangler.com where we don’t sleep, we just continually draw, tangle, and write without cease! I’m very excited to release the step out of my deconstructed pattern, Apcross! Apcross is the grid version of Apcorg. You can certainly do Apcorg in a grid as is, but I found the sheer number of orbs (or pearls) gets to be a mess once it’s done. So when developing Apcorg I discovered a grid version that looks so pretty, I became certain it would be more popular than Apcorg. 😃😉 Of course, I am not at all certain it will catch on either!
This is a temporary step out until I get a yes or no from TanglePatterns.com and pattern-collections.com, where I have recently submitted (and resubmitted) them. Thanks go to Terri Delaune, CZT, for her insights into how to prepare a pattern for submission, as well as her specific thoughts on Apcorg, Apcross and the border version I named Apcream. According to Terri, Apcross is a meta-pattern. My Zentangle®️ Primer explains a meta-pattern- “You don’t intentionally draw meta-patterns. They just appear as you draw different tangles or parts of tangles next to each other.” This is exactly what happened with Apcross! It needs it’s own step out so it got it’s own name.
And so, without further ado, here is Apcross!
Please feel free to contact me if you se it! I’d love to publish your art in the Apcorg gallery!
Here are a few examples of Apcross!
I have been blessed this year by getting involved in the Zentangle® Mosaic App, available for iOS or Android. Having the opportunity to share art with others that love and appreciate this creative process is amazing! One of the nicest people I’ve been lucky to meet is CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) Jody Genovese. It never ceases to amaze me how encouraging the people in Mosaic are, and Jody is one of the best at this. It has been a complete joy getting to know her and sharing information and support.
Jody’s Tangle pattern named “Patience”, after the lovely impatiens (annual flower) flower. It just says Spring!
Here is Jody’s step-out for the pretty spring tangle “Patience”. Enjoy and feel free to send me a picture of what you did with it. I’d love to post them! firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much Jody for allowing me to share your pretty pattern with my readers! I’m getting a tile out now to start tangling! You, and others like you are the reason I keep trying and drawing and sharing here. You are my confidence builder!
Come back soon for more Zentangle®!
Here is the step-out for my new tangle called Apcorg as the inspiration came from a picture in the Antique Pattern Catalog. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll see in there and looking is free! .http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/
If you use this pattern I’d love to see what you did with it! Send me a picture! Thetirelesstangler@gmail.com