Sunday, February 26, 2017

Knotty Business

It has been a long time since I've done a blog post. Life has been busy, full of a myriad of twists and turns. I've spent lots of time tangling in order to stay as calm as possible.

Long before Zentangle, way back in the early 80s, one of the ways I relaxed was to draw Celtic knots. I know, I'm a strange one. The curves and weave of the lines really appeal to me. They've become second nature to me but I know they aren't for many of you. So, as we head into the "Irish" month I want to share a knotting process that really simplifies the process.

Stan has shot 3 videos for me which highlight 3 tangles: Feeling Knotty, Simply Knotty and Extra Knotty. You will find an informal step out and examples below.

Feeling Knotty:





Simply Knotty:



Extra Knotty:






Step Outs


10 comments:

  1. Hello, Cherryl!!! Thanks so much for the knotty delights. It was wonderful to hear your voice and watch you create these fun designs. Thanks for the step outs for us to try. Wishing you well!

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  2. Wow, thank you for this!
    NatalieCZTXIII

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  3. Great tutorial on knots. Thanks, Cherryl!

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  4. Cherryl, What a great easy to understand tutorial! TFS!!!! I love Celtic knots, but have always been 'challenged' to get it right. You make it so easy to understand and draw. Thanks!

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  5. I love this. I am going to try it tonight!

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  6. Hello Cheryl,

    I was just introdunced to you via Linda Farmer's Zentangle website...My goodness!!! You gave blown my mind with your amazing artistry...Celtic design always did fascinate me...it is truly beautiful and you are one amazing and talented artist..��

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  7. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing. CZT 6 & 8

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  8. Thank you for sharing your designs! I look forward to trying them out.

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  9. Celtic knots were a favorite as hand appliquéd blocks for quilting. Many of my books and patterns have reappeared while moving. These stepouts, being organized on one page, are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your many talents ��

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  10. Thank you so much for your lovely videos. You've made something that looks very complicated seem very easy to do. I look forward to using your technique in future Zentangle art works.

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