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Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.

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Tangle Refresher 195 – Tangled Love, our random string, plus how to draw Rixty, Floose, Trefoil, Zari, SoDeceiving

Here’s a little “off site” seasonal Buried Treasure for you, another Valentine’s Day project that just might spark creative ideas beyond Valentine’s Day.

Several years ago in preparation for Valentine’s Day CZT Carole Ohl posted a tutorial on her blog called Tangled Love, “a little something fun to try if you are making Valentines this year.

I found the intertwined hearts a little challenging to visualize but I kept practicing Carole’s example to get the hang of it.

And I know you guys are up for it, so give it a go! You just never know what creative new ideas you’ll stumble on …

BTW for those who aren’t familiar, Carole is the creator and publisher of the Tangle*A*Day Calendar. She’s been publishing it annually for quite a few years – you will find the link to get a copy of the 2019 calendar in the sidebar of her site. It’s a fun way to chronicle your tangling journey. And TanglePatterns.com automatically provides a new entry idea 3 days a week!

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Many tanglers like to use these biweekly Tangle Refreshers as their Zentangle® challenge-of-the-day.

Using the RANDOM TANGLE SELECTOR in the left sidebar this TanglePatterns String was selected for today – either to go with today’s Buried Treasure or just to use as a starting point for your day’s tangling.

Think of this as your tangle Challenge, if you’re so inclined. TanglePatterns String 099 is from CZT Jane Dickinson and was originally posted here.

TanglePatterns String 099

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Remember that Zentangle strings are always drawn freehand in pencil so that they magically disappear when you’ve finished tangling the tile.

A string is a simple device to “divide your drawing surface into sections to be filled with tangles“.

In the Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1 (now available in paperback for $23.95) there is an entire section devoted to Strings which in part explains:

As you tangle, your strings disappear as if by magic. This adds to the charm and unified appearance of your completed art. If you had used a pen to draw your string, you would still see the initial sectioning in your completed creation.

Strings are not intended to be the focal point of your tile.

More String advice from The Book of Zentangle (now available in paperback for $19.95):

A string is a useful reference, but it is not an impenetrable barrier. Practice going outside your string. It will help increase your ability to think outside the box.

To download eBooks containing all 250 TanglePatterns Strings, visit the STORE > EBOOKS page.

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The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some 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.

BTW as you visit these tangles please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours. And please share a link to your favorite tangles with your followers on all your social media. Thanks!

Zenful tangling!

Buried Treasure from the tangling past
Zentangle pattern: Rixty. 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. Rixty
Zentangle pattern: Floose. 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. Floose
Zentangle pattern: Trefoil. 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. Trefoil
Zentangle pattern: Zari. 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. Zari
Zentangle pattern: SoDeceiving. 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. SoDeceiving
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 167

More good stuff …

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"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.

2 comments to Tangle Refresher 195 – Tangled Love, our random string, plus how to draw Rixty, Floose, Trefoil, Zari, SoDeceiving

  • Michelle

    I just want to thank you. I stumbled across your site in the midst of an incredibly challenging time in my life— and realized that, if I could just accomplish this one thing- one tangle time a day— it would be SOMETHING. And that would be enough. I am grateful.

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Thanks for your thanks 🙂 Michelle, delighted to have you with us. We are all grateful for the gift of Zentangle in our lives and it is a special blessing for me when tanglers share that TanglePatterns has helped contribute to their well-being. It makes my day.

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