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)

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These are some of the project tiles I created in the month of Dec 2017. These photos really got hidden somewhere, and I am glad that I could find it today so that I can show you some of my previous works. If you want to know more about Zentangle(R) artforms or if you are interested to learn and enhance your creativity, you can surely email me at tangleandinspireATgmailDotCom.

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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.

 

 

 

8 tiles out of 9

This month, I have taken up numerous art challenges, that's what I feel. I want to make few handmade gifts and begun to ink them, then came The Inktober Tangles 2017 series of artworks, which will continue all along. this month and are helping me to explore tangles that I haven't much explored in quite a while. Normally I would love taking up challenges, but this time, I am participating in too many challenges and time-bound works is what making it more hard. At home too, I am busy helping my kid prepare for her mid term exams, sort of diwali cleaning and decluttering, and hosting guests; making space for hours to draw is a bit difficult. But then, just as Bijou suggests take it small, take it slow, and just with just one stroke at a time anything is possible. So from today I will draw just a bit I need to for the Inktober Tangles 2017, after all art is fun at work.

So yesterday I completed my eighth of the 9 Tiles, 9 week Challenge. I am posting all 8 tiles together. My daughter's saying that it has come out like Puzzle.... and I quite agree to it.

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Last week, in one of the facebook group, weekly challenge (Yeah, I play and participate in lot of games), MargaretBremner's String was the focus theme. After the Irma Hurricanes hit the shores of the Atlantic, I felt deeply affected by imagining the devastation caused by them. My memory lane took me back to the earthquake that shook my hometown in Year 2001, and more than 10,000 people lost their lives. Most of the 3 storey building and higher fell down. The survivors left their home for weeks and months, as the trauma of the shaken city tormented them. But, inspite of all the fears and uncertainty, I have seen people coming closer, feeling emotional and love for the other. They talked with their distant families friends and offered help. Some even allowed strangers to live in their big homes, offered them food and psychological care to overcome the traumas. So, it is in my observation that in times of adversities, calamities, humans forget all the barriers and distances they had psychologically created and embrace the other inspite of the differences.

With all these contemplative thoughts and intention, I drew this Zentangle Tile, with MargaretBremner's string, reminding me to pray for the people who went through the recent catastrophes caused by the Hurricanes, followed by the tornadoes. Sending prayers to the lost souls and also for the people who had to lose their essential goods and belongings to the calamities and thieves. Hopefully in coming days, they remain healthy and be able to restore their lives again.

This is the Rope String by MargaretBremner

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Ps Note: My friend, DrEllie from Sint Marteen Island messaged to me saying she is safe. Thank you my dear Lord to save their lives and also helping them rebuild themselves.