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How to draw ZIN

Zentangle pattern: Zin. Image © Linda Farmer and ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.This tangle pattern is one I created over the weekend while sipping a beautiful Zinfandel. Thus was born, Zin. (Although I did toy with naming it Zen for a bit.) You could change up the pattern by putting a different shape where the triangle is. No doubt there are more variants …

For a change of pace, the instructions for drawing the pattern are right here on this page. Here are the step-by-step instructions for drawing my Zentangle® pattern, Zin. Have fun with it!

Step-by-step instructions for drawing my Zentangle pattern: Zin

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5 comments to How to draw ZIN

  • Karen Ball

    Is this your first “published” tangle? Didn’t see anymore in your Tags (hey, I’m learning!). I really like it. Can we expect to see a Cab, a Gewertz?

  • Debby

    Very nice. I will definitely use this one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Linda Farmer

    Thanks Ladies, I’m honored by your appreciation. Namaste.

    @Carole – from you, this is truly an honor.

    @Karen – Yes, I confess this is my debut pattern. It was a bold leap. As for Cab or Gewertz, tonight it’s a Chard so I’ll be on alert for that tangle pattern to emerge, just not tonight. [Full Disclosure: Karen is our “oldest” friend we’ve known for 35+ years from our “youth” in Toronto. She’s the reason we live here, we moved out of hurricane central (South Florida) to be close to our dear friend in North Florida – where it’s still mild in winter!]

    @Debby – you are most welcome. [I love designing forms almost as much as I love learning how to draw tangle patterns and Zentangles.]

    @y’all – I see that well over 100 of you lovely subscribers have at least peeked at it as I write this reply. Thanks to everyone for checking out Zin!

  • I’m late to the party, but I’m still going to have fun with Zin. It’s a lovely pattern, flexible enough to be used in many ways. I’ve posted about it in my blog, in case anyone else I know has missed it.

    Thanks too, because I saw the links to Donna Hornsby’s site, which I had missed until now.

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