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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #197 – Arukas

by Suzanne Fluhr on December 9, 2014 · 17 comments

This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, returned to the challenge after a four week hiatus during which her son had eye surgery. Here’s hoping things continue to go well for young Artoo.

The challenge this week is to use the tangle Arukas by Molly Hollibaugh. It is also one I had tried before with disastrous less than spectacular results. However, this time I must have had an “aha moment” and I think I now understand how it works.

This particular tangle (Arukas) seems especially appropriate for the holiday season. For me, it conjures up representations of the Star of Bethlehem I have seen in religious art. As usual, I don’t know the names of all the tangles I reinvented used in my ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art), but I’m pretty sure there are versions of germie, yuma, cubine and cadent. Without further ado, here’s what I came up with:

Zentangle Diva's weekly challenge number 197 - AkurasIf you are in the need of some comic relief this week, please check out my blog post about signs we encountered in Southeast Asia that lost something in translation. You can find it here.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Maggibee December 9, 2014 at 5:51 am

Love those Christmas trees and the star for Arukas works really well. Tried to follow the link to the other page but it didn’t work. No worries, I’ll try again another time.


Suzanne Fluhr December 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Aaaargh. I fixed the link. Maggibee, I know I’ve never personally met you, but I think you’d enjoy the post about the funny signs in Southeast Asia.


Lily December 9, 2014 at 6:21 am

Beautiful ZIA 🙂


1 Art Lady Kate Tangles December 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

Beautiful Holiday Zia!


Ilse December 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Love your Arukas-star!


Sandra December 10, 2014 at 4:40 am

Your trees and your arukas-star is so beautiful – and we had the same idea 🙂
Like your colours in the tile 🙂


David Hunter December 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

A beautiful Seasonal Tile, Suzanne. Love how your line work in the Arukas pattern lined up with your Tree elements. Great design and lovely color work.


Lynell December 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

Love your Christmas trees and arukas star…lots of detail! I also followed you link to the sign posting….hahaha! Had to share many with Wayne…smiles to start our day.


Jean Chaney December 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

This is just so beautiful. It would be perfect as a Christmas card!


LonettA December 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Wonderful christmas card!


ChristineC December 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

It’s a nice composition for Chrismas!


Kia December 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm

beautiful work – love the trees and the star.


Paula Bramante CZT 15 December 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm

I sketched around for a couple of hours the other night trying to work out a Christmas tree Zentangle. You’ve got it covered, and with the Star of Bethlehem to boot! It’s a beautiful drawing.


Annemarie December 11, 2014 at 2:34 am

Your Christmas trees with Arukas above them are lovely. Thanks for the link 🙂


cstocks/1xeritas December 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Beautiful holiday card, a forest of Christmas trees with the star shining brightly for all. can’t wait to get to the humor-of-the-day! Have a brilliant one! c


MySpecialist December 13, 2014 at 1:48 am



HeidiSue December 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

Oh, I love how the arukas beams out over all those delightful trees!


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