Friday, June 13, 2014

Maryhill

No wonder I had circles on my mind. I had recently finished the Diva Challenge #169 making your string out of circles. We were camping at Maryhill State Park and the campground is basically a circle. Washington State's Stonehenge replica ia nearby and there are windmills on the cliff. Circles abundant. Could this be my first true zentangle pattern? I think so.






Maryhill
Start with a basic shape or string. A circle works nicely, or how about a Zendala? Divide it up into pie segments, any number. Work one segment at a time. Draw an inside aura from the left side and stop just before reaching the right side of the segment. Then bring your line to the center. It helps if you turn your tile as you move from the left to right stroke to the downward stroke. Repeat to fill in the segment. Repeat in the rest of the segments. See how that windmill shape just magically appears? Try different shapes, or different numbers of segments. Try skipping every other segment and fill with another tangle (it looks awesome with Paradox don't you think?) Try filling in every other segment with a reverse Maryhill.
**Update : Check out the "Maryhill" label to the right for all my Maryhill examples and variations!



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36 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! Thank you for creating and sharing them! They are among my favorites now. Your work is very admirable! Thanks again...

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  2. Love it! must try it tonight. Thanks for showing us all; much appreciated.
    Ruth

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  3. Hi Betsy! Congratulations on getting your tangle accepted! I know this was very special to you. You're a star! Yeah CZT 14's!

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  4. These really are great! Very creative with an optical illusion look; very nice!

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  5. This tangle is totally awesome! I love how it just "magically" appears.

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  6. This is great. Good job. I love it. I love the tangles that look 3D after just a few simple strokes. its genius. I always shock people with those kind...it looks harder than it actually is. love it!

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  7. Yaaa, we have a CZT in Vancouver WA! I've been teaching myself from the internet. Would love to take a class for the WHOLE experience. Your new pattern is wonderful and so simple! Going to try it right now.

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  8. Wow, this is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great design, I am now a follower of your blog! Thank you.

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  10. that is beautiful!

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  11. Lesson # 1 Do not open a new email announcing a new tangle if you have to be somewhere in a little while. I love the tangle. I am self taught with help from sites like this and u tube this tangle really helps with the discipline of keeping your lines straight. Loving the site I had to use anonymous because I don't know how to do any of the others names Elaine and love what I see

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  12. Hey Betsy! Great tangle!! Could be one of my all time favs! Thanks for sharing it with us! And congrats on becoming a CZT!

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  13. Betsy this tangle is worthy of being in Rick and Maria's Zenthology. It is awesome and should be taught to every CZT. Hint... Hint...Give it to Rick and Maria to play with. They have highlighted tangles created by other CZT's in their blog before. Thank you for sharing it with us. I normally only stick with official tangles but I couldn't resist this one.

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  14. Love this pattern! Arrived home from a short trip and have been playing with it (and it is almost 1:00 a.m.). So much fun!

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  15. I can't wait to have a go at this one! For me there's something very 'Zen' about the tangles that involve only one stroke repeated. congrats on becoming a CZT too.

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  16. What a wonderful tangle! Great!

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  17. Wow, you are a clever lady! Fantastic, can't wait to try and impress my friends.

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  18. Beautiful! Thank you for posting!

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  19. This is the prettiest tangle that I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  20. I love this, but I can't get the aura lines to line up right. I think I need to do it larger than I have been trying. I love your different tangelations.

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  21. Try bigger but the lines need to be quite close together or the curves won't 'pop'. If you can't see them, cheat and join the corners with a faint pencil line! Love this tangle Betsy!

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  22. I love Paradox, but this pattern is rapidly becoming a Tie for my FAVORITE!! this is so terrific! Thank you very much Betsy -- Pete CZT XIV

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  23. Awesome tangle, certainly a keeper!

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  24. Can't stop playing with this one! Easy to create with such lovely results. Can't wait to see what you do next! Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us.

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  25. how pleasant is your pattern , love it !! (I tried it this morning and keep it in my litte collection of patterns ! )

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  26. Hi Betsy, From Maria Perez, CZT14 (Hello Pete, I met you in Providence...). I really love this tangle. I´ve done it big, small, in circles, in squares... Absolutely focusing ! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Hola! (Sorry, thats about the extent of my Spanish) Nice to hear from you! Glad you love Maryhill! You should check out today's post, Maryhill Zendalas…...

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  27. Eureka! Amazing discovery ... love them all.

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  28. Beautiful! Will now be following another awesome Zentangle blog :))))

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  29. This is Jamie, i'm new at zentangle art, but what you do with a simple straight line is absolutely beautiful! I'm learning everything on my own, had a time learning the paradox. You are now my mentor to follow. I am so happy I found you. Have a blessed day

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    1. Hi Jamie, glad you found Zentangle and my blog....but take it from someone who waited, go ahead and take a class or 2 from your local CZT. It will likely help you get to the "Zen" part quicker instead of feeling tangled!

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  30. Love this! Thank you for sharing <3

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  31. Thanks a lot for this wonderful tangle!

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  32. This is a wonderful pattern. I really enjoy it, and I is so cool looking.

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  33. Gorgeous! Thank you so much!

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