New Pattern: Marito

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.

Introducing My 2nd New pattern: Apcross!

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! 

Apcross deconstructed by Cyndee Pelley

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! 

Patience (Step-Out)

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!

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This photo is from a Chicago Tribune Article on impatiens. I’ve added an article link  in the photo description.

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! thetirelesstanger@thetirelesstangler.comwp-1490163693412.jpg

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®!