What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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My name (Linda) drawn in a Zentangle®, using Tangle Patterns whose names start with the letters of my name. Click this Zentangle to learn more.A very warm welcome to TanglePatterns, you are certainly among friends. Tanglers are a wonderful, generous and sharing community. I hope you enjoy the site and are inspired by the tangles and many useful resources you find here. Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments on any page and join in the community.

Here are some suggestions on how to use this site. If you are new to Zentangle®, I suggest you visit this page first to get an idea of the focus of TanglePatterns.

Here’s another resource that’s handy for newcomers — Exploring TanglePatterns. Be sure to check out the rest of the pages on the menu at the very top of every page — there’s a wealth of information there you’ll want to see.

Recently I’ve added a new FAQ page on the “About” menu that may answer any other questions you might have.

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TanglePatterns TANGLE GUIDE 2014 The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2013.
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Contains over a dozen examples of Zentangle-original tangles that are good for Beginners and an interactive list of additional free learning resources. If you don’t have a CZT near you this explains everything you need to know to get started with Zentangle.

 

Tangle Refresher 91

Tangle Refresher!Ah, today is the infamous or notorious or much heralded Black Friday.

Not being much of a shopper at the best of times, this is the last day in the year I’d want to be out there dodging cars and carts and elbows for a deal. I get that people view this yearly ritual almost as “sport”. And heaven bless them because retailers need them to make it into the black, and hence the name. But today I’m taking time out for a good book. And who knows, maybe tangling on a black tile or two just for fun.

Enjoy a beautiful weekend!

The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too. Zenful tangling!

BTW as you visit these tangles please Tweet or “like” them on Facebook so they get shared with a wider audience. Sharing links are on the left side of each pattern’s page. Thanks!

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Giving thanks for our blessings every day

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. KennedyTomorrow in the U.S. we will be enjoying Thanksgiving Day traditions with family and friends and giving special thanks for all the reasons we have to be grateful every single day of the year.

Thank you for being part of this wonderful, caring, sharing Zentangle® community. We are all very blessed to know each other and experience this special journey together, whether near or far. I am thankful for all of you each and every day.

To everyone who celebrates tomorrow, my best wishes to you and yours for a very Happy Thanksgiving.

And may everyone be blessed with peace and abundance.

With love and gratitude,

linda farmer

And a good laugh too …

Like many, I’ve been [obsessively] searching the internet for Thanksgiving recipes. Never mind that I’ve got several wonderful staples I’ve made for years and will no doubt end up making and forget all the fandangly trendy stuff out there. Let me just say, no pies. Apple Crisp.

While in the midst of this search I came across this recipe on food.com that has some amusing and very inventive “reviews” that are worth a minute or two to read. Give yourself a good laugh, check out the reviews on How to make ice cubes. (I know, I went “Huh?” when I saw the recipe title too, no idea what made me look at the reviews, but there are over a thousand of them.)

Can’t resist giving you a “taste”:

  • This recipe is horrible! Maybe I should have left them in longer than two minutes (the recipe doesn’t say how long to leave them in the freezer so I just kind of guessed) but mine came out all watery. I won’t be making these again.
  • A big hit! I put a tray of these out for our Fourth of July picnic, and they disappeared in minutes!
  • Is this recipe available with metric measurements so it can be made in Europe?

Update: I just checked out the PHOTOS tab now, there are some laughs there too. I love the sandwich!

Cheers!

 

Zentangle announces 2015 CZT Seminar registration is now open

Linda Farmer CZT certificate, October 2011

Registration is now open for the 2015 CZT Seminars in Providence, RI. Direct links to registration forms on the zentangle.com site are given with each date. As of this writing, only 4 seminars are being offered in 2015 so be sure to sign up ASAP, these sessions fill up quickly!

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How to draw FLOVINE

Zentangle pattern: Flovine

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Lin Chiu’s Zentangle® pattern: Flovine.

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TanglePatterns String 132

TanglePatterns String 132

This String is shared by CZT Jane Dickinson for your creative enjoyment. Wait until you read about her very unusual inspiration for it. Also a NEW FEATURE on the site! Link your Zentangles using String 132 and share what you did with this string. (Jane’s idea!!) You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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How to draw ZENFIDDLE

Zentangle pattern: Zenfiddle

Online instructions for drawing Lori Tryon’s Zentangle® pattern: Zenfiddle.

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How to draw CHARLOTTE

Zentangle pattern: Charlotte

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: Charlotte.

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How to draw PUFFF

Zentangle pattern: Pufff

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Judy Montgomery’s Zentangle® pattern: Pufff.

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TanglePatterns String 131

TanglePatterns String 131

This String is shared by tangler Cat Trask for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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Tangle Refresher 90

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure including a couple of “seasonal” ones. Giving the wonderful gift of Zentangle this holiday season? Here are TanglePatterns’ ordering deadlines to ensure delivery on time …

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How to draw TWIZTED

Zentangle pattern: Twizted

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Terri Brown’s Zentangle® pattern: Twizted.

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How to draw SKWIRL

Zentangle pattern: Skwirl

Links to online instructions for drawing Annie Taylor’s Zentangle® pattern: Skwirl.

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STORIES: Zentangle helps 80-year-old get through difficult times that come with life

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Eighty-year-old tangler Nancy explains Zentangle has helped her handle the challenges of “loss, age-related physical conditions and the sometime resulting depression” that come with age and shares her latest Zentangle-inspired creations with us.

Continue reading: STORIES: Zentangle helps 80-year-old get through difficult times that come with life

TanglePatterns String 130

TanglePatterns String 130

This String is shared by tangler Henrike Bratz for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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How to draw WHIRLEE

Zentangle pattern: Whirlee

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Lynn Mead’s Zentangle® pattern: Whirlee.

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How to draw STEPS

Zentangle pattern: Steps

Links to online instructions for drawing Helen Williams’s Zentangle® pattern: Steps.

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How to draw MINLINE

Zentangle pattern: Minline

Online instructions for drawing Mei Hua Teng (Damy)’s Zentangle® pattern: Minline.

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TanglePatterns annual request for your assistance with operating costs

Heartful thanks!

Greetings my friends, this is the time of year when I must make a personal request for general financial support for the sustainability of TanglePatterns.com for the upcoming year.

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TanglePatterns String 129

TanglePatterns String 129

This String is shared by tangler Nancy Smith for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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Tangle Refresher 89

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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How to draw REFLECTIONS

Zentangle pattern: Reflections

Online instructions for drawing Cheryl Craver’s Zentangle® pattern: Reflections.

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How to draw YNY

Zentangle pattern: YNY

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Lianne Woods’s Zentangle® pattern: YNY.

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How to tangle on glass Christmas ornaments, a tutorial by CZT Anna Houston

Tangled Ornaments Tutorial by CZT Anna Houston

As the calendar edges relentlessly closer to the holidays, it’s time to start thinking about getting a few of those seasonal crafts underway. In this tutorial CZT Anna Houston shares her beautiful tangled ornaments and gives us tips on what works, and what doesn’t.

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TanglePatterns String 128

TanglePatterns String 128

This String is shared by CZT Margaret Bremner for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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