What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.


All contents of this website are Copyright © 2010 - 2015 Linda Farmer, TanglePatterns.com, and artists where named, and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Copying content in any form other than for your own personal offline reference, is EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.


Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2015 Edition to help you select tangles. See Page 6 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.


Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository


abbeyg abigaill adamr adeleb agnetal ailingh aliceh alyssa ameliel amyb angies angiev angiew anitarl annah annekevd annem annets annettec annettepl anng anniet antoninem arjadlh barbaraf beatew beths betseyy betsyw bevr bijou bjt bradh bunnyw carenm caris carladp carlaj caroleo carolion carolync cathyc cathyc2 cathys celian challenge cherylc cherylc2 cheryllh cherylr cherylw chrisg chrissief christ christinav christiner cindyp cindys clairec clairew conniet connyh cookies copyright cynthiag danaet daniell dannio davedl davidh davidr davorp deannesm debbiep debe debrac deniellen deniser denniey dianas dianas2 dianavk dianek dianel dianet diannek didierg donaldw donnab donnah edenh edg elenah emilyc emmyc erino estherp faithc fibonacci gaels genevievec georgik gravatar guide hannekes hannyw heidic heidisuew helenb helenw henrikeb hollym hope hsinyah idil jacquelienb jacquelinej janar janed janeileenm janem janemac janices jans jeannez jellav jemm jenniferc jenniferh jennyl jjl joand jodif jonathanb jonif josem joyceb joycee judyb judym judym2 juliar juliee julieth karing karis karls karryh katea katem kathyb kathyr katieb katiec katya kelleyk kellyb kimc kimw kristyt ksenijav kymb laraw laurah laural lauras laurels laurier lenau lesleysg lesliec liannew lilap lilym linc lindad lindaf lindar lisah lisas liviac lorettaw lorib lorih lorim lorit lu-mariel lyndelc lynnh lynnm magdaw margaretb margaretm mariam mariekevn marietl marizaanvb maryannsd maryem maryk marym marys maureens meihuat melissah micheleb mikeeh milde_w milestones mimil minah mollyh nancyd nancyd2 nancyn nancyp nathaliem normab nzjo ogee grid pampw patriciac pattig pattym pegf pegis refresher reneek ritan ronnies roseb rosieh ruthh sadellew samanthat sandras sandyb sandyh sarab sayantikar sharonc sharonr shastag shauna shawnam shawnh shellyb shoshi simoneb stephaniek stephanies store suec suej sueo suez susang susanh susanp susans susiea suzannef suzannem suzannew taliel tangle guide teresac terrib terrig theresag thomasg tinah tip tips tonih triciaf trishw tutorial verag vickib vickim vikkih virginial wayneh yamitf zendala zone zentangle zentangle hula zoeb


How to draw MUMSY

Zentangle pattern: MumsyRarely does CZT® and popular Zentangle® book author Sandy Bartholomew post steps online for one of the patterns from her books, but the other day Sandy was inspired by her beautiful pink peonies to do just that. Mumsy is the tangle she chose from her most recent book, Yoga for Your Brain.

You may recall I mentioned Mumsy when I posted the Arc Flower tangle pattern recently. Hey MollyAnn, this answers your question! :-)

Mumsy is such a fun tangle pattern to draw and shading adds visual interest of depth to each layer of the petals. Sandy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for Mumsy here along with photos of her gorgeous peonies, my most favorite flower.

This is a little unusual for TanglePatterns, but it’s my birthday this week and I can do what I want. ;-) Here’s a video I thought I’d share with you, especially if you’re interested in watercolor and Chinese painting. And even if you’re not — this is gorgeous to watch. (Wait for it, there IS a connection to Mumsy here!) Though the video is not in English, visual art knows no language limitations and I’m sure you’ll love and learn from “Peony, Rose, Orchid, and Flowers Chinese painting by Cui Qingguo“.

And check out the tag sandyb for more of Sandy’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com

Related Links

For Your Zentangle® Library

Visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab at the top of the page for details on any of these Zentangle® books.

If you do not have access to Amazon, you can also find these on the Book Depository website and they always ship free, worldwide! Simply click this image:

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2015 Edition

TanglePatterns TANGLE GUIDE 2015 The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2014.
Visit the BOOK REVIEWS page for more information on its features and to see a sample page.
Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page for more information and support TanglePatterns.com by getting your copy now!
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.
And remember you can get your official Zentangle® supplies here too. Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar.

You might also like:

4 comments to How to draw MUMSY

  • Happy Birthday Linda! And thanks for the link to the Chinese watercolour video, I loved it!

    • Linda Farmer

      Thanks Genevieve! Older, no wiser … :-) So glad you enjoyed the video, I found it just delightful to watch what he can do with that brush. I have one too and simply found it … floppy. Back to the drawing board.

  • Teri

    I just have a question. I am new to Zentangle, and I am looking where to buy the Zentangle cards that you draw on. Where do I buy them?

    • Linda Farmer

      Hi Teri, if you have a CZT locally you can purchase the tiles and other supplies from her/him. Otherwise you can buy them online from the official Zentangle site. I highly recommend you purchase the kit, you will not be disappointed. The instruction DVD alone is worth the price – consider it the cost of attending a workshop. Welcome and happy tangling!

Leave a Comment




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
You can also subscribe without commenting.