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How to draw TERRA

Zentangle pattern: Terra. 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.Today’s delicate Terra tangle is from Japanese CZT Shinmi Sato.

It’s been well over a year since Shinmi shared the lovely tangle she dedicated to her CZT seminar roommate, Fran, and the tragic story of the loss of her own son to suicide.

Since that time Shinmi’s experience as a Certified Zentangle Teacher has enriched her life in many unexpected ways. She writes,

Zentangle changed my life brightly.

I appeared on television this year and taught Zentangle to Zen priests. 

The main purpose in people’s life is to love and respect themselves. That is what Zentangle taught me.

If you understand Japanese you will enjoy exploring Shinmi’s blog here.

As with many tangles, Terra looks complicated but in fact it is very easy to tangle. It is composed of a regularly spaced dot grid and just one elemental stroke: the curve.

I added auras after Step 6 in my example above and as you’ll see in Shinmi’s second tile, Terra enticingly invites decorating those inner spaces created by the curves. When you’ve finished tangling Terra, it’s hard to figure out how it was done!

Shinmi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Terra below where she demonstrates it in a simple monotangle on a Renaissance Zentangle tile.

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In her second beautiful tile, Shinmi shows Terra with some lovely ideas for variation in a ZIA piece … and don’t you love how her chop creates a heart in the center?

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Check out the tag shinmis for more of Shinmi’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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