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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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Contains over a dozen examples of official 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.

 

TanglePatterns String 119

TanglePatterns.com STRINGSThis week’s String is shared by CZT Linda Fine for your creative enjoyment. Previously Linda has shared Strings 081 and 094 with us.

Bear in mind that Zentangle® strings are guidelines, and there is no right side up. Strings are always drawn freehand in pencil so they magically disappear into your completed Zentangle. You can use a string exactly as it is or adapt it to suit as your Zentangle grows. Start with the string as it’s shown then, as you go, combine sections if your tangles want to, or divide a section into smaller ones. Go with the flow and enjoy.

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Tangle Refresher 84

Tangle Refresher!

In the Zentangle® Method we often refer to the phrase “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.™”

Through the Zentangle Method many people who thought “I’m not an artist,” are surprised, delighted and sometimes overwhelmed to discover they are, “One stroke at a time.”

This singular focus on each stroke is part of the deliberate process of the Zentangle Method of mindfully creating unplanned, abstract art. Mindfully … creating … unplanned … abstract … art.

In their classes CZTs will frequently encourage you to draw each and every stroke deliberately, taking time to savor and appreciate each delicate line of ink on the tile. Slowing down and focusing on each stroke is part of the “process” in the artistic meditation aspects of the Zentangle art form.

Among its many pleasurable benefits, there is another very good reason for slowing down as you draw.

The Book of ZentangleIn The Book of Zentangle, Rick and Maria write: “Give yourself more time to draw each stroke. The fine motor skills you use for typing or texting are different from the ones you use to draw. Let your muscles get used to drawing.”

In the relentless (dare I say mindless?) rush of our electronic world, it seems we need to be reminded to give ourselves time. Time to disconnect. To be still. To be quiet. To enjoy solitude. To be deliberate in our thoughts and actions. To be deliberate one stroke at a time.

And to be ever so grateful for this wonderful journey.

The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of patterns 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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How to draw ALAURA

Zentangle pattern: Alaura

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Diane Tai’s Zentangle® pattern: Alaura.

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How to draw INCHWORM

Zentangle pattern: Inchworm

Links to online instructions for drawing Lori Byerly’s Zentangle® pattern: Inchworm.

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TanglePatterns String 118

TanglePatterns String 118

This String is shared by tangler Barbara Finwall 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 CROSCRO

Zentangle pattern: Crosco

Online instructions for drawing Hsin-ya Hsu’s Zentangle® pattern: Croscro.

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How to draw POMX2

Zentangle pattern: Pomx2

Online instructions for drawing Mei Hua Teng’s Zentangle® pattern: Pomx2.

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How to draw UNI

Zentangle pattern: Uni

Online instructions for drawing Beth Snoderly’s Zentangle® pattern: Uni.

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TanglePatterns String 117

TanglePatterns String 117

This String is shared by tangler Sabrina Croft 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 83

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. Also, “must read” tips about using the site for tanglers who are new to Zentangle® and TanglePatterns.com.

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How to draw GORD

Zentangle pattern: Gord

Online instructions for drawing Sue Zanker’s Zentangle® pattern: Gord.

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How to draw FRACAS

Zentanlge pattern: Fracas

Online instructions for drawing the official Zentangle® pattern: Fracas.

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How to draw INDY-RELLA

Zentangle pattern: Indy-Rella

Online instructions for drawing the official Zentangle® pattern: Indy-Rella. A video by the newest member of the Zentangle family, Bijou!

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TanglePatterns String 116

TanglePatterns String 116

This String is shared by CZT Sandy Hunter 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 A-FOG

Zentangle pattern: A-fog

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Kathy Redmond’s Zentangle® pattern: A-fog.

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How to draw MERINGUE

Zentangle pattern: Meringue

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Kelley Kelly’s Zentangle® pattern: Meringue.

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How to draw KITL

Zentangle pattern: Kitl

Online instructions for drawing Jem Miller’s Zentangle® pattern: Kitl.

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STORIES: Undaunted by recent loss of vision in one eye, tangler finds accomplishment through Zentangle®

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. After she lost vision in one eye this Spring, tangler Carol Jansen Greene describes how Zentangle helped her overcome her situation and give her a sense of accomplishment. Carol includes pictures of her beautifully tangled gourd.

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TanglePatterns String 115

TanglePatterns String 115

This String is shared by tangler Grace McIntyre 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 82

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 ROSCOE

Zentangle pattern: Roscoe

Online instructions for drawing Vicki Bassett’s Zentangle® pattern: Roscoe.

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How to draw SPRIGS

Zentangle pattern: Sprigs

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Michele Beauchamp’s Zentangle® pattern: Sprigs.

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TanglePatterns String 114

TanglePatterns String 114

This String is shared by tangler Dorothy Allison 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 XPLODE

Zentangle pattern: Xplode

Online instructions for drawing Margaret McKerihan’s Zentangle® pattern: Xplode. And Happy 10th Anniversary wishes to Rick and Maria and Zentangle!

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