All content on this website are Copyright © 2010 – 2019 Linda Farmer,, and artists where named, and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Copying content in any form other than for your own personal offline reference, is expressly prohibited.
No content may be reproduced, pinned or republished without permission. Commercial use of any content is prohibited. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please play nice!

What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Artists for Respect
Your support helps keep TanglePatterns going!
TanglePatterns QR Code


Use this Random Tangle Selector with your 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: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.


Easter gifts of peace and loving-kindness

Today is both Good Friday and the beginning of Easter weekend and of Passover, and I was thinking about what I’d like to share with you on this special occasion.

I remembered my Easter message from a couple of years ago and when I went back to read it and all the incredibly gracious and loving comments, I knew I wanted to share this Buried Treasure again. Regardless of any religious or non-religious persuasion, it’s still timely.

My Easter gifts for you

On the occasion of this Good Friday and the Easter weekend I would like to share with you a beautiful book I’ve been reading the last week or so, and a photograph I took recently.

Several months ago my sister Karen, the middle of my three cherished younger sisters, emailed a recommendation to The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.

The Book of Joy is by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, together with interviewer Douglas Abrams. The book arises from several days the two long-time friends, both now in advanced years of worldly experience, spent together with Abrams.

From the dust cover:

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of today’s inevitable suffering?

As The Publishers Weekly review says, “This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it.”

This is a book I will read again and again and I highly commend it to you. Get it from your public library if you must, but I think in the end you will want to have it in your personal library for regular reference.

As my second Easter gift to you, I share this photograph I took a couple of weeks ago and “embellished” with a pearl of wisdom from the Dalai Lama. The bloom is from a succulent plant we’ve had in a little terracotta pot on our patio for three years and to our astonishment one recent morning discovered this exquisite new development. The entire cluster is not quite two inches across so this is pretty much actual-size.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - H.H. the Dalai Lama

From The Book of Joy, adapted from the traditional Tibetan prayer of the Four Immeasurables (Loving-kindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity*),

May all beings attain happiness.
May all beings be free from suffering.
May all beings never be separated from joy.
May all beings abide in equanimity.

*These are called the Four Immeasurables because they are directed to an immeasurable number of sentient beings, and because the wholesome karma produced through practicing them is immeasurable.

Peace, blessings, and loving kindness my friends.

Enhance your Zentangle experience ...

Current Edition! TANGLE GUIDE, 2019 Edition TANGLE GUIDE - 2019 Edition

The 8th Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download 72-page (40 MB) interactive digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2018. Containing over 1,000 tangles, it's a must-have tool for using the site.

"Linda, Thank you! I was relying on too few and getting stuck after 3 years of daily working with Zentangle. This has inspired me to ‘begin again’ with renewed excitement." ~ Barbara R.

See 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 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 BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER: This is the only Zentangle book you'll ever need: the fabulous 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 KitAnother 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.


11 comments to Easter gifts of peace and loving-kindness

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>




Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.