Chank - Tangle Pattern

On one fine morning, while I was practicing watercolors on a piece of scrap paper, I thought of using another pattern "African Artist" as my first layout on the piece. But accidentally, I forgot the whole step out, and this new Tangle "Chank" appeared. I named the Tangle Chank, for its shape reminded me of a conch shell. I checked some conch names and shapes that matches with this pattern, and came across "Chank". The name Chank also synchronized with the sound in Shankha (in Sanskrit language). Shankha is of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism and Buddhism. Shankha also has ayurvedic medicinal properties as the powder derived from Shankha has calcium, magnesium and iron.

I simply love shankha for when its blown in all our Hindu Temple, it immediately calms down our senses. Also, as kid, I always loved to keep the shankha close to my ears, as we could hear tidal waves blowing out of it.

So here's the step-out for my Tangle Pattern Chank

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This tangle pattern can be used as ribbon or border and also you can play in circular forms in Zendala(R) as in Zentangle(R) Method.

One more for your interest:

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I hope you guys find sometime and play around with this tangle in any of your Tile or Zia. Also I will appreciate if you could tag me, if you are posting on any of the social media. It is not compulsory, but yet, I enjoy watching how you had fun with the tangle and how many more variations came up.

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Happy Tangling

Aishwarya Darbha (Aish)

Winter Carnival 2017

I would not have known myself so well, if my 8 year old daughter would not have all gaga over what I do whole day at home. Yeah, its Zentangle - the littlest tiles lying on my desks, drawers, shelves, kitchen, on the coffee table, everywhere. I draw little by little everywhere I walk around and then once in a week bring all those tiles in one place and try to attach them to the ring binders. 😃 So on Sunday  Dec 17, 2017 we, as family, had visited to Winter Carnival Festival 2017, at my daughter's school. The arrangement was done very beautiful. The stage was set up for kids to perform solo and group cultural dance and music performances. On other side, kids and young children participated in the Art and Craft competition, for whom I was invited as judge to choose The Best Three!!! Truly speaking, when I see each kid's drawing, I feel each one deserves to be given an award, for their enthusiasm and eagerness to participate into the competition. But just not by acknowledging them, we are killing their hopes and spirits, and very slowly their spirit to DREAM dies and Fear of Failures takes over.... So to parents (including me) of these kids, we should help our kids to be able to dream, even if they are not able to win the prizes. We should be capable enough to teach them that no one can interfere with their dream!!!

So while the kids were busy drawing and on the other side cultural activities were going on, I got a snippet of  short time to tangle my little tile, over my lap. I always try and carry a pen and few tiles just to keep me company. I went home and completed my shading.

 

 

 

A Daughter and A Mother 

Story of a Traveling Tangle Project between a mother and a daughter.... A daughter came running to her busy mother with a beautiful ♥️ cardstock, and says, “Mumma, let us both do travelling tangle tile. I have presented my best here, now you complete the rest.“Saying so, she placed the paper on her Mumma's drawing desk and off she went into another room. ..... As the mother peeped, she was so mesmerized by the hue and colors on the cardstock (approx 8×5.5inch), and stared at HOW IN THE WORLD 🗺 JUST A COMMON PLAIN PAPER GOT LIFE? She knew she was asking a very silly question, that has absolutely nothing to do with the plain gorgeous piece that has come forth, still shyly she asked what brush technique is it? The girl pointed towards a #bijou tile (2×2inch size cardstock)lying there; had same colors and she pulled those colors into the paper!.....

After many hours, enjoying the real beauty of the sheet, the mother got her pen out and tangled......!!! The project was completed. The travelling tangle got completed by two different people on the same desk!

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Zen Coasters 

So that night, a friend of mine asked me to make 4 handmade Zen Coasters for his colleague who was leaving town.  It was an urgent thing, and I had only 24 hours to do. So the next day, I sat through for 10 hours and completed the order. As much as it was exciting, it was stressful too, for I actively worked on the  'color' Zen Coaster for straight 6 hours, sipping water from the bottle nearby.