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How to draw ZINGO

Zentangle pattern: Zingo. 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.Monday greetings to you, I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend and thank you very much indeed for your heartfelt comments on My Easter gifts for you. Please know I treasure each one and am incredibly touched by your love and kindness. So grateful for your wishes and friendship.

Today we have a sweet tangle from CZT Molly Hollibaugh’s daughters Indy (age 7) and Mazzy (age 5). As you may know, Molly is Zentangle® co-founder Maria Thomas’s daughter and she is Product Manager at Zentangle®. Molly’s husband Nick is the originator of the eponymous Hollibaugh tangle that demonstrates the “drawing behind” technique.

Molly writes,

One recent snow day here in New England, I asked my own kids if they wanted to watch the new “Kitchen Table Tangle” video and tangle along with Meme and Ricky. I left them alone as I did some things around the house. They watched it and paused it as they tangled along and then watched it again and again. After they were done, they asked me if I could film them doing a tangle. “Sure,” I said. “Why not?” …

I teach children the same way I teach adults. Maybe we don’t sit as long. Perhaps I use a different analogy here and there, but for the most part, it all stays the same. I teach the same Zentangle Method. And just as in my adult classes, we always start and finish with gratitude and appreciation.

I’m so pleased Molly points out she uses the same approach to teach the Zentangle Method™ to children as she does with adults. All too often Zentangle is needlessly “dumbed down” for children and I see this happening very often in public school Zentangle classes. Children are entirely capable of following the Zentangle Method exactly as adults. Children do not need outlines of animals or whatever to learn how to tangle, and in fact I think this sends a message that some type of “crutch” is needed when it’s not. All they need is their own unlimited imaginations and a blank tile to be fully engaged. My 2 pence. And amply verified by this charming 7 year-old and 5-year-old sisterly duo in their video.

Indy and Mazzy team up to demonstrate the step-by-step instructions for drawing their Zingo tangle in this absolutely delightful KTT (Kitchen Table Tangles) video (7:17).

What a great tangling lesson, young ladies! If only we could each approach our tiles with the same carefree spirit. We too could make “humps like gumdrops”, “aura like a rainbow”, or “like fairy wings”, and shade our tangles with our tortillion “like spreading jelly on a piece of toast”.

Molly’s original post introducing this video is here on the Zentangle blog.

As you enjoy any of the tangles on the site, please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours.

Check out the tag indyh and mazzyh for more of Indy and Mazzy’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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7 comments to How to draw ZINGO

  • Jody Genovese

    I loved this video the first time I saw it and it is still one of my all time favorites. These two young ladies are following in their mom and meme’s footsteps to becoming amazing teachers.
    Thank you Indy and Mazzy.. Zingo is a huge hit!

  • We have made already a challenge (Diva) with this beautiful tangle, it was love at first sight!
    Thank you for your video and instructions Indy and Mazzy!!!

  • grbev

    “just spread like jam on bread…” I love it. Very creative, Ladies!

  • Simply delightful!Thank you for sharing.

  • Sue Zanker

    Lovely to see Indy and Mazzy doing their thing. When I last saw one of my grand daughters (in another State) we had fun tangling together too, and off her own bat she decided to do a glorious star filled with tangling, which (of course!) now resides on the door of my fridge in the kitchen. Rhiannon was ten at that time. I let her do whatever she wanted, knowing that children love tangling because it is their own imagination made real.

  • Melena

    This is such a wonderful tangle. I loved it the first time I saw it and I’ve played around with it quite a bit. I think it’s going to be one of my favorites. 😀 What fun to see these 2 cute girls showing us how to do this tangle.

  • Kristi

    Oh my goodness! I love everything about this video! The tangle is so cute and I can’t wait to give it a go this morning. Indy and Mazzy, on their way to Tangling stardom! Thanks for sharing Linda.

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