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Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition to help you select tangles. See Page 6 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.

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Tangle Refresher 69

Tangle Refresher!While we’ve been enduring the big deep freeze in this hemisphere for the last few weeks, our Aussie friends are enjoying Summer and this weekend they’re celebrating their national day, Australia Day!

“Celebrated annually on 26 January, which marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. … It is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, unless it falls on a weekend in which case the following Monday is a public holiday instead. With community festivals, concerts and citizenship ceremonies, the day is celebrated in large and small communities and cities around the nation. Australia Day has become the biggest annual civic event in Australia.” – from Wikipedia

This year The Sydney Morning Herald “asked 12 leading artists for their artistic vision of our national identity …

From Sydney to Roma, from Canberra to the Kimberley we can look through the eyes of the 12 artists represented on this page and share what it means to be Australian. In choosing this year’s theme, ‘Australian Wonder’ we hoped to encapsulate the spirit of this nation as a place but also allow each artist the freedom to express their individual response to this country’s astonishing diversity. Australian Wonder is a collection of our artists’ very distinct visions and of how they understand and picture our national character.”

My favorite? While I very much love the featured artist Tim Storrier’s majestic evening landscape Evening Blaze Line, my personal tastes run to Michael Johnson’s Aurora Australis. Be sure to watch the video, I think you’ll enjoy it and you’ll understand the background of Storrier’s landscape too.

Wishing all our Aussie CZTs and tanglers all the best for a beautiful celebratory weekend and great feasting! PS – Want to know what an Australia Day feast looks like? Check it out here. OMG. Please pass the Dipped Prawns 🙂

Celebrating Australia Day

500,000 people watch the Lotterywest Skyworks at Perth, Western Australia, on Australia Day. Image courtesy of Wikipedia and © Nachoman-au

If you’re still with me …

The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, highlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of patterns you might not have used for a while or introduce you to patterns you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too. Zenful tangling!

BTW as you visit these tangles please Tweet or “like” them on Facebook so they get shared with a wider audience. Sharing links are on the left side of each pattern’s page. Thanks!

Buried Treasure from a year ago
Zentangle pattern: Punzel Punzel
Zentangle pattern: Y-Ful Power Y-Ful Power
Zentangle pattern: Neuron Neuron
Zentangle pattern: Brax Brax
Zentangle pattern: Fang Fang
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 41

More good stuff …


Perfect Holiday Gifts ...

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGL GUIDE, 2016 Edition The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2015. It's a must-have tool for using the site.
Visit the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page.
Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page for more information and support TanglePatterns.com by getting your copy now!
GIFT ORDERS: To give the TANGLE GUIDE as a gift, visit this page to place your gift order.
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1 Remember you can get your official Zentangle supplies here too, including the fabulous new Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H

The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.

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