‘Do-C-Do’ – Border tangles and greyhound collars

Just a quickie post this week.. My entry in this week’s Diva Challenge  is also a sample to show my after school program kids next week, as we’ll be working with scratch art..

scratch art with border patterns

Scratch Art card

This week’s challenge comes from the Official Zentangle Blog and challenges us to look at the borders around us for tangle inspirations. I haven’t broken down the steps for what appears here, but I was mostly inspired by my greyhound Onyx’s collar and the lovely pattening on it. Kinda reminds me of Margaret Bremner’s ‘Copada’ a bit in form, but constructed differently…

Onyx's collar - border inspiration

Onyx’s collar – border inspiration

I started out using pairs of the letter C, but oriented back to back, laid out in a grid like fashion. Do one row across at a time, and then connect the back to back C’s at the gaps, and you get this lovely lattice like grid. From there I either drew a thin aura inside each line or thickened the grid lines, then filled with patterns.  I think I MUST call it “Do-C-Do“,  ;-)….     taken from the square and contra dance move with backs facing…    a corruption of the original French term dos-à-dos .

do-C-do by Sadelle Wiltshire, CZT sample in sketchbook, do-C-do, Sadelle Wiltshire, CZT
‘Do-C-Do’  tangle,  Sadelle Wiltshire, CZT

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5 Responses to ‘Do-C-Do’ – Border tangles and greyhound collars

  1. Annemarie says:


  2. LonettA says:

    Wonderful! I like the rainbow colors! I had a similar inspiration!

  3. Didisch says:

    Awesome. Like your tangle and the name makes me sing that song. Your work has great shading, makes it very bold.

  4. ledenzer says:

    Love the scratch art…..and do-c-do is a wonderful pattern!

  5. Such fun Sadelle and very swish!

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