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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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How to draw BILT

Zentangle pattern: Bilt. 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.The tangle pattern Bilt comes to us from Greensboro, NC, CZT® Lisa Skeen.

Lisa writes that the pattern was “inspired by architecture I saw on a trip to Asheville, NC this summer. It looks a little complicated, but it’s VERY easy! It could be varied by using curved lines instead of straight.

I am an elementary school art teacher, and have been teaching Zentangle to my kids as a means of helping them to increase their focus. They LOVE it! I’m going to be taking it a little further with them this year, as well. I was part of CZT6 in May, 2011 and have been teaching in the Greensboro, NC area since June.”

I could be quite mistaken but I’m guessing Lisa’s inspiration is the famous National Historic Landmark, Biltmore. According to Wikipedia, Biltmore is “a Châteauesque-styled mansion near Asheville, North Carolina, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 … is the largest privately-owned home in the United States, at 135,000 square feet (12,500 m2) … and featuring 250 rooms.” Mind boggling.

Lisa illustrates the steps for drawing her tangle pattern Bilt here.

Check out the tag lisas for more of Lisa’s patterns on TanglePatterns.com.


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