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How to draw ARCODOS

Today is Australia Day for all our tangling friends down under.

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.” – Wikipedia

When I was doing a little research on the traditions of celebrating this fine summer holiday I learned about some yummy-sounding Australian foods I’d never heard of before like snags and dampers and Lamingtons and friands. And though I’ve heard of Pavlovas, the Aussies have a whole encyclopedia of ways with Pavlovas.

Happy Australia Day celebrations to all our Aussie tangling friends! Enjoy your picnics and barbies or a day at the beach with family and friends, and an evening of fireworks to top it all off. And pass the Lamingtons, pretty please.

Australia Day - January 26th

What better way to celebrate this day than with a tangle pattern from an Australian CZT.

Arcodos is from CZT Lianne Woods, who recently shared her YNY tangle with us. Arcodos, Lianne writes, “is called ‘arcodos’.  ‘arco’ meaning ‘arc’ in spanish and ‘dos’ for the number 2.

Arcodos is a Cadent-related tangle that starts with an offset grid of small orbs. These are connected with curved strokes using the “take off and land” technique and the resulting loops filled in. I added some simple auras to my example here to jazz it up a little. Cadent, as you may be aware, is one of the core Zentangle®-original tangles and not only is it a good “mac and cheese” tangle but MANY other tangles have been derived from Cadent and its technique.

Lianne illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Arcodos here on her blog and features it in a Zentangle.

Lianne has also added two variations of her tangle: Arcotres here, and Arcocuatro here.

Check out the tag liannew for more of Lianne’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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