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How to draw CAT-KIN

Zentangle pattern: Cat-Kin. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. 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.Cat-Kin is a tangle pattern created by CZT® Mimi Lempart, and this is Mimi’s illustration used with permission.

Recently reader Heather Marley asked if I could get the steps to this tangle posted on TanglePatterns. Heather had seen Mimi’s tangle here in the video filmed by Suzanne McNeill at the 2010 Zentangle Master Class in Newport, RI. Mimi graciously responded with the steps to her tangle and a little background.

I am a CZT® from Rick and Maria’s first Zentangle® certification class in February 2009. I live in Northampton, Massachusetts where I teach Zentangle® classes and occasionally develop my own tangle patterns.

The Cat-Kin tangle contains snippets of two other tangles, Rain and Crescent Moon.

This is Mimi’s first pattern on TanglePatterns and here are her step-by-step instructions for drawing the delicate tangle, Cat-Kin. (Instructions go down the left column and back up the right.)

Step-by-step instructions for drawing the Zentangle® pattern: Cat-Kin

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate this tangle in your Zentangles and ZIAs, or link back to this page. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they should not be pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights.

Here is a closer look at Mimi’s lovely Zentangle® featuring her Cat-Kin tangle, along with the official patterns Rain and Crescent Moon.

Zentangle® featuring her CAT-KIN tangle pattern, by Mimi Lempart.

Zentangle® featuring her CAT-KIN tangle pattern together with RAIN and CRESCENT MOON, by Mimi Lempart. Copyright the artist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Used with permission.

Thanks so much to Heather for asking, and to Mimi for sharing!

Check out the tag mimil for more of Mimi’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

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