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Aloha – A New Hawaii Inspired Boomeresque Tangle

by Suzanne Fluhr on March 7, 2016 · 30 comments

This is the decorative inspiration I photographed in Honolulu.

This is the decorative inspiration I photographed in Honolulu.

Updated August 4, 2017.

In my response to the Zentangle Diva’s challenge number 257, I used a tangle inspired by a pattern I saw on a recent trip to Hawaii. Several people who commented on my blog post suggested/requested that I do the step outs for the pattern. Since the wishes of my faithful readers are my command, here goes.

One person suggested I give it a Hawaiian name since that’s where I found the inspiration. Brilliant idea. This also saves me from my unimaginative habit of numbering my tangle deconstructions. So, instead of naming this tangle “Cuarto”, I’ve named it “Aloha”.

In modern day Hawaiian, “Aloha” is defined as both “hello” and “good-bye”. (For those of you who are etymologically inclined, you can read more about “aloha”, here.)

Here are the step outs for “Aloha” and some examples of ways I’ve used it.

Below, using Aloha on an “official” tile with the Zentangle method.

Zentangle tangle Aloha by Suzanne Fluhr CZT

Aloha in color.

Zentangle tangles Aloha. By Suzanne Fluhr CZT

Aloha combined with Shorely in the round.

Zentangle tangle aloha and shorely by Suzanne Fluhr, CZT

And, finally, getting fancy:

Aloha tangle

Check out Boomeresque’s other original tangles:  Phirst, Segundo, Tercero, Aurabead, and Shorely.

So, gentle readers, what’s your verdict on Aloha?

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lianne March 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Aloha looks complicated but your step out is so easy. Very nicely deconstructed. I will look forward to giving it a try.


Marguerite April 12, 2016 at 4:22 am

My verdict is ‘interesting’. I just gave it a go but don’t see how I can put my pic here….


Courtney T April 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Oh hey, I was so excited to see “Aloha” as today’s newest pattern on!! I’m from Hawaii (and still live here), so I was like, “hey! That’s awesome!”


Suzanne Fluhr April 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Thank you, Courtney. I didn’t even know it was on TanglePatterns today. I’ll have to go check and it’s my birthday—a nice present.


Donald W April 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Congratulations on getting another pattern on tangle patterns. I like the simplicity of this and how you used broader and narrow lines to create it. I like the variations, especially the upper left. Your shading on this one also added a lot.


Sue Zanker April 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Happy Birthday Suzanne! The shape you have shared with us reminds me strongly of one of the varieties of Heliconias, of which we have many here in Far North Queensland in Australia where I live. I love them all for their shapes and vivid colours !


Karen Blair April 22, 2016 at 10:45 pm

Strikingly beautifully elegant. Yeah. I’m a ’47 so I can totally relate to your perspective. Phirst is one of my favorites – many applications. Thanks so much.


David April 22, 2016 at 11:05 pm

This is a great pattern. Well done!


Nancy April 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

Suzanne, ALOHA!! Never been to Hawaii unfortunately, but I love your tangle. Trying it today. Love all of your variations too. Thank you for sharing. Nancy


Jean Chaney April 24, 2016 at 11:54 am

Congrats on having your pretty tangle featured on TanglePatterns, Suzanne! I love the organic flow it has.


Margaret Bremner April 26, 2016 at 1:26 pm

This is wonderful! I really like that it’s DIFFERENT. And adaptable. Well done.


Suzanne Fluhr May 15, 2016 at 2:50 am

Margaret, having seen some of your tangle pattern deconstructions, you have set the bar very high for the test of us. 🙂


Sue Sharp April 30, 2016 at 1:56 pm

I’m just catching up with new tangles and I think this is a really beautiful and eye-catching tangle that I’m sure I will be using often! Thank you for sharing.


ria matheussen May 1, 2016 at 5:08 pm

I like your beautiful tangle and I’m gonna use this pattern in the future, that is for sure!


Dudley Bacon March 30, 2017 at 11:09 am

Oh my Suzanne, I just bought the 2017 Edition of Linda Farmer’s Tangle Guide and stumbled across your “Aloha” tangle. Wow! I’ve been dreaming of creating a large, watercolored ZIA forest and considering the different organic patterns I might use and I guarandangtee you, Aloha will be prominently featured when the forest comes to fruition. Thanks.


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