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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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How to draw BEANIOUS

Zentangle pattern: BeaniousHappy Monday, y’all! Ready for another week of new tangles? Hope you also saw the two freebie Frugal Friday tutorials, if not be sure to check them out here.

Beanious is a cool tangle pattern from Scottish tangler Abbey Gray and it’s her first on the site. Although this may look complicated to draw, it’s really very easy “one stroke at a time.”

Beanious came about by accident as Abbey was practicing the Zentangle®-original tangle by co-founder Rick Roberts, Schway.

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TanglePatterns String 127

TanglePatterns.com STRINGSThis week’s String is shared by Hungarian tangler Lily Moon for your creative enjoyment. Recently Lily shared her Amphora tangle with us and earlier, String 107.

Bear in mind that Zentangle® strings are guidelines, and there is no right side up. Strings are always drawn freehand in pencil so they magically disappear into your completed Zentangle. You can use a string exactly as it is or adapt it to suit as your Zentangle grows. Start with the string as it’s shown then, as you go, combine sections if your tangles want to, or divide a section into smaller ones. Go with the flow and enjoy.

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Tangle Refresher 88

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. AND: Frugal Friday! Great tips on getting more out of your Sakura Micron pens, and how to make your own tortillions (blending stumps).

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How to draw ZNZU

Zentangle pattern: Znzu

Online instructions for drawing Hsin-Ya Hsu’s Zentangle® pattern: Znzu.

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How to draw ONION DROPS

Zentangle pattern: Onion Drops

Links to online instructions for drawing Shasta Garcia’s Zentangle® pattern: Onion Drops.

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TanglePatterns String 126

TanglePatterns String 126

This String is shared by tangler Judi Palumbo for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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How to draw ROXI

Zentangle pattern: Roxi

Online instructions for drawing Beth Snoderly’s Zentangle® pattern: Roxi.

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How to draw TAMI

Zentangle pattern: Tami

Links to instructions for drawing CZT® Hanny Waldburger’s Zentangle® pattern: Tami.

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How to draw ZAILZ

Zentangle pattern: Zailz

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Loretta West’s Zentangle® pattern: Zailz.

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TanglePatterns String 125

TanglePatterns String 125

This String is shared by tangler Cathy Clifford for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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Tangle Refresher 87

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. Bonus! Strathmore Artist Studio’s 2014 FREE workshops on drawing basics, visual journals, and watercolor sketching and journaling.

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How to draw JUJUBEEDZE

Zentangle pattern: JuJuBeedze

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Rosie Hill’s Zentangle® pattern: JuJuBeedze.

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How to draw CORNMAN

Zentangle pattern: Cornman

Online instructions for drawing Kim Cyr’s Zentangle® pattern: Cornman.

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TanglePatterns String 124

TanglePatterns String 124

This String is shared by CZT Nancy Newlin for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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Sharpen your line drawing skills with six easy lessons from Simone Bischoff

Simone Bischoff's Line Art Lessons

Many of us are fascinated by the wonderful, larger-than-life line art of Justine Ashbee. … Since it’s Friday and we have the weekend to play and practice, I thought this would be a good time to share German artist and art teacher Simone Bischoff’s line drawing lessons which are reminiscent of Justine’s art, but on a Zentangle®-inspired scale.

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How to draw AMPHORA

Zentangle pattern: Amphora

Links to online instructions for drawing Lily Moon’s Zentangle® pattern: Amphora.

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How to draw VANO

Zentangle pattern: Vano

Online instructions for drawing Hanneke Sieben’s Zentangle® pattern: Vano.

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TanglePatterns String 123

TanglePatterns String 123

This String is shared by tangler Kim English for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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Tangle Refresher 86

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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How to draw NUWAVE

Zentangle pattern: Nuwave

Online instructions for drawing Beth Snoderly’s Zentangle® pattern: Nuwave.

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How to draw YUMA

Zentangle pattern: Yuma

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Tina Hunziker’s Zentangle® pattern: Yuma.

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TanglePatterns String 122

TanglePatterns String 122

This String is shared by CZT Adele Bruno for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings!

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How to draw JASMIN

Zentangle pattern: Jasmin

Links to online instructions for drawing Simone Bischoff’s Zentangle® pattern: Jasmin.

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How to draw SNAIL

Zentangle pattern: Snail

Online instructions for drawing the Zentangle®-original tangle: Snail. With steps by Sayantika Ray, and a video of Maria creating Bijou.

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