Introducing: Samhradh

#Samhradh (Sou-ra) is a tangle by Sandy Vaughan. @theirishtangler (Instagram)

(From Sandy) It’s pronounced like sow (a female pig), said the same way you’d say cow, and not how you’d say, sow the seeds. So the word Samhradh means Summer or Summertime in my native Irish language. My happy little 7 year old granddaughter is named Summer, and she’s tall, slender and graceful which I think this tangle is too, so I’m dedicating this tangle to her. 

The inspiration for deconstructing this tangle came from the curtains (drapes) that I have hanging in my art room. It’s my quiet place at home, my “Me Time” place, where I can hang a virtual “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door, put on some music, relax, and enjoy tangling my Zentangles!

I’ve found that at least 5 half S tethered aura lines are needed (no matter how small or big your initial square is) when you draw the aura lines from the top of the seed down into the square box. You’ll then get at least 4 columns and rows within the square and get a much better dark shade effect at the top of the seed where you begin each aura. Drawing even more aura lines is better again, I like the effect when I can fit 7 or 8 aura lines in. 

Here are some beautiful samples!

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