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How to draw ZINGER

Zentangle pattern: ZingerFor me it’s always exciting to see a new Zentangle®-original tangle pattern published and here’s a little Thanksgiving gift for us from Zentangle®.

Zinger is a tangle we’ve seen in Maria’s Zentangles for a very long time however it’s never had a name announced publicly or steps published … until now.

I had such fun playing with this tangle that I feel compelled to share more than one example. Random doesn’t come easily to me, somehow I always have to attempt to give it some kind of order.

Zentagle pattern: Zinger (2nd version)Rick writes that Maria began adding Zinger to her Zentangles “almost as a flourish … Like many of our tangles, it takes form using the principle of aura, except in this case each resonating aura decreases in size as it is drawn.

My husband pointed out that Zinger looks like Fescu has gone to seed, and indeed the first version Maria shows in her steps is just like Fescu with the decreasing auras Rick describes.

Zentangle pattern: Zinger (3rd version)Rick also introduces a new addition to our Zentangle terminology, tango - “our new term for two tangles dancing together. Just as in couples dancing, in tangle tangos, one tangle is more likely to lead and the other follow.” You’ll see this in action in the beautiful Zentangles Maria has drawn demonstrating Zinger.

Although Zinger has been around for quite some time it wasn’t until CZT4 that it acquired its name from CZT® Sue Clark. You can learn the story behind Zinger with Maria’s step-by-step instructions here.

Check out the tag zentangle for more Zentangle®-original tangles with online instructions.

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