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How to draw SNUGZ

Zentangle pattern: SnugzThe Snugz tangle pattern comes to us from tangler, and future CZT, Terri Brown and it’s her first on the site.

Snugz is easy to draw and as Terri shows below, has potential for lots of variations of its circles and “wings”. You can continue to add auras to fill up the section, or overlap several “pieces” of Snugz as in Terri’s example Zentangle® tile.

She notes the circles in Step 1 can be any size and any amount. I tried curving their direction and also varying their size like different sized beads on a string. However, connecting the “beads” up smoothly and attractively requires a little more focus for those variations.

“I live in Ohio with Doug, my hubby/bestie of almost 30 years, and our two, four-legged little hairy kids, Molly and Bear. I came upon Zentangle as a happy a-ha! I was reading a newsletter from a mixed media/collage website and Zentangle was mentioned as a neat site to check into. Well, I checked and have been hooked ever since. This was about 5 years ago.

I am a Floral Designer for a local florist and I also work at a paint-your-own pottery studio. With both jobs I get to let the creative monkey on my back run amuck!

I was fortunate enough to take a Zentangle class from the wonderful CZT, Carole Ohl about a year ago. She is truly inspiring and just a really nice person!

I am excited to say I am signed up for the CZT class in October and it can’t get here fast enough! My employer at the pottery studio has graciously offered to let me hold classes there and incorporate pottery with Zentangle! How fun is that!? Also, Carole has given me permission to pick her brain when I do start teaching. It is great to have so much support already.”

Here are Terri’s step-by-step instructions for drawing Snugz.

Tangle Pattern - Snugz by Terri Brown

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12 comments to How to draw SNUGZ

  • syd harper

    are there any teachers in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area?

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Syd, visit the link for the list of Certified Zentangle Teachers in the left sidebar under the heading “SOURCE WEBSITES”.

  • Anna Houston

    I like this a lot, Terri , and plan to use it soon. I am on the waiting list for October’s class, hoping to slip in there( I know about the one in November but prefer to travel in October as I have a long way to come) thanks for sharing this, can’t wait to try it!

  • Adele Bruno

    I really like the way you deconstructed your pattern in steps 2 and 3. It will be easy to teach. Thank you! You will love the seminar!

  • Bunny Wright

    Very cool pattern! It has a bit of a Celtic look to it!! Looking forward to trying it.

  • Susan Pundt

    Love this pattern and esp. the way Terri stepped-out the curves.

  • Terri Brown

    Thanks so much for the encouraging words on my first tangle on here. I am so excited that you like it! Anna Houston, I hope you get into the October class. I will definitley look for you there! Adele, I can’t wait to go! Enjoy and happy tangling!

  • Lori Kingston

    I really like this! The first variation, where the circles in the center are left white, reminds me of a twisted loaf of bread or a twisted skein of yarn — very cool. :)

  • Barbara Sporcic

    I love the way you interwove this pattern in your tangle. I’m looking forward to meeting you in the October class.

  • Love the new tangle. Thanks for sharing it. It looks really difficult, but the way you broke it down makes me think I can do it. Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Jennifer

    That was a great tutorial. Simple, succinct, uncomplicated, and informative. Thanks for sharing!

  • Terri Daniels

    Love the tangle! I’ll be trying this out today. I’ll also be attending the October CZT training! See you there!

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