Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tangled Thursday - Arukas

Tangled Thursday is an occasional post on this blog. Heather at Books and Quilts is hosting these challenges in which we share our latest Zentangle inspired creations.

Wow! I guess it's been awhile since I've posted anything Zentangle related. That's because I really haven't had the time for drawing. I'd really like to get back into it, though, so when Heather suggested we try out the new Zentangle pattern, Arukas, for this week's challenge, I hopped onboard.  This week I managed two creations.   The first one using one circle:

The second one using multiple blacked-out circles.

I continued with the "arcs" (as opposed to spokes) further than I should have, but I sort of like the effect.  I wasn't sure what to do with the shading, so I'm looking forward to seeing what others did.  I was thinking of doing one more with other patterns, but maybe I'll save that for another week.

It's my turn to come up with the next challenge.  How about using the word "Winter" for inspiration?  We here in southern Manitoba are currently experiencing what we call a "bonspiel thaw" (warm weather in January/February when many curling bonspiels are taking place), but it's going to turn colder soon, so "winter" is appropriate, I think.   The date?  Next week, Jan 29, 2015, so get drawing. 

Be sure to check out the other "Arukas" creations on Books and Quilts.   If you'd like to join us, please do so by linking your post to the Mr. Linky on Heather's post.  


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  2. There were so many typos I deleted my post and rewrote it, Marie.
    I always check out Heather's Tangles, they are interesting but not something I want to draw, I quilt much better than I draw so I would like to try some Tngles designs on fabric. I wiill definitely be posting it when I do, those designs would look best on a modern quilt with it's simple and geometric shapes.
    Thanks for visitiing and complimenting my quilting, I am an addict!

  3. Well done. The angle between the rays has a big impact on how the tangle turns out. I like how the black centre makes the Arukus really jump up off the page.

    Thanks for linking up with Tangled Thursday. We are having sufficient cold winter here as well. I'm sure it will inspire me.

  4. I think they are beautiful. I am not good with drawing but I do like to doodle!

  5. These look lovely, Marie!! I like seeing the black vs white circles :) I don't think you did the spokes too far :) Winter is a great name - Monday it is going down to -9F :)

    ~ Diane Clancy


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