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How to draw TUFTID

Zentangle pattern: Tuftid. 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.It’s always amazing to me how a few simple lines can convey a strong sensory impression. CZT® Carole Ohl’s Tuftid tangle pattern conveys to me a sense of powerful energy pulling in opposite directions.

Tuftid was inspired by a desert rose seed pod photo Carole came across online, and she first writes about it here along with its first appearance in a Zentangle®. Not knowing what to name it at that point, Carole sat with it for a while until  the name Tuftid popped to mind. So, Tuftid it is!

And Carole illustrates the steps for drawing Tuftid, here.

Check out the tag caroleo for more of Carole’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.

{BTW – Prayers for everyone along the east coast of the US to be safe today. Hurricane Irene is just about past us here in northeast Florida now – had lots of rain and wind this morning and very high tides – still getting rain off the outer bands right now. Hoping for the best for everyone where this massive storm makes landfall and heads up the coast..}

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2 comments to How to draw TUFTID

  • Ruth Dailey

    Always love checking our what you are posting – such great resources for us zentanglers – thanks also for the wishes for east coasters in the hurricane zones – I have lots of family from OuterBanks to Norfolk to upstate NY – My Kristen and family with homes on the Banks and Norfolk and Portsmouth are trying to get to the outskirts of Richmond for more family. Roads are jammed.

  • Peggie Schurch

    Wow! How beautiful! At first it reminded me of the Egyptian drawings of papyrus and then of the words of an old song “stars are the windows of heaven where angels peep through” Just got to get started on this one. Thanks for sharing. Peggie

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