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Greetings my friends, I am coming to you today with a personal request …

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Tangle Refresher 11

Tangle Refresher!

The 11th installment in our Buried Treasure series – 5 more tangle pattern gems from a year ago for your tangling pleasure.

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Meet the CZT #7 graduating class

CZT® Class of October 2011, Providence RI

A couple of photos from Providence RI, October 13, 2011 …

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Fresh from Providence

Linda Farmer, CZT

Greetings my friends, I’ve been on the road for 3 weeks now visiting my family in Canada and capping a wonderful time with the 7th CZT training in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Tangle Refresher 10

Tangle Refresher!

Five more Buried Treasure gems from a year ago, for your tangling pleasure.

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Today, most North Americans are enjoying a beautiful long Fall holiday weekend. In the USA, Monday is Columbus Day and in Canada this is the traditional Canadian Thanksgiving weekend …

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Tangle Refresher 9

Tangle Refresher!

Buried tangle gems from a year ago for your tangling pleasure!

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Tangle Refresher 8

Tangle Refresher!

The 8th installment in our Buried Treasure series – 5 more tangle pattern gems from a year ago.

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Tangle Refresher 7

Tangle Refresher!

Five more Buried Treasure gems from a year ago, for your tangling pleasure. And a few seasonal thoughts …

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Tangle Refresher 6

Tangle Refresher!

Five more gems from the Summer of 2010 for your tangling enjoyment.

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New Zentangle book reviews now available

I’ve posted my reviews of the four recently-released Design Originals books so you can find out what’s in each – here are the links to each review …

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The new Zentangle books are here!

Good News! The 3 new Zentangle books are now available to order on Amazon AND there’s a 4th new surprise book … here’s how to get all four…

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Tangle Refresher 5

Tangle Refresher!

Tangle Refresher 5 – Five tangle gems from the summer of 2010 to inspire you.

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Tangle Refresher 4

Tangle Refresher!

Tangle Refresher 4 – Five tangle gems from the summer of 2010.

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Tangle Refresher 3

Tangle Refresher!

Buried treasure! This is the third installment highlighting some of the great tangle patterns posted at this time last year …

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Three new Zentangle® books coming soon!

3 latest Zentangle Books now available!

Today at the Craft and Hobbies Association (CHA) Summer Conference and Trade Show in Rosemont, IL, Suzanne McNeill is introducing three fun new Zentangle® books.

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Tangle Pattern Refresher 2

Tangle Refresher!

Pattern Refresher! This is the second installment highlighting some of the great tangle patterns posted at this time last year …

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New Ultra Fine Sharpies in Limited Edition Set

Limited Edition Sharpies

For those of you who love to tangle in color, I discovered this fantastic new ultra-fine nib Sharpie Limited Edition set of 24 fabulous colors in permanent ink.

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Tangle Pattern Refresher 1

Tangle Refresher!

Pattern Refresher! I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the great tangle patterns posted at this time last year …

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Travel in style with your Zentangle® tiles

Zentangle® tile cases

Just in time for summer travels, here’s a great tip for keeping your Zentangle tiles clean and handy when you’re on the go.

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Book Review: Zen Quilting Workbook

Zen Quilting Workbook

Just posted my review of CZT Pat Ferguson’s new “Zen Quilting Workbook”, and sharing a very cool tip from the book that you can use whether you’re a quilter or not: how to easily distinguish your favorite pen nib sizes from one another.

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Tips from Sakura on using their Micron pens

Sakura Micron Pens

In recent correspondence with Sakura about issues I experienced with a Sakura Pigma Micron Pen Set, I received some very useful information about using our classic Zentangle® pens. Thought it was worth sharing with you all, so here it is …

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Zen Quilting Workbook

Zen Quilting Workbook

Good grief! Somehow I missed this new Zentangle-inspired book, “Zen Quilting Workbook”, by CZT® and master quilter Pat Ferguson.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Semi-Transparency

semi-transparency bubble

More skills for your drawing repertoire! Guest Contributor Sandra Strait goes above and beyond with this highly detailed drawing techniques tutorial on how to make an object appear semi-transparent. She illustrates two versions, one using color and one in black and white.

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Zentangle copyright update

Let's discuss it!

CZT® Kass Hall added this comment to our recent copyright discussion (“Copyright issues you should know”) and it’s an important notice so I wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention.

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Guest Contributor: Genevieve Crabe on Stippling to Create Shading

stippling

Guest Contributor CZT Geneviève Crabe illustrates that by using the technique of stippling you can achieve shading with pen and ink as well as with a traditional pencil.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Shading for Translucence

translucence

Guest Contributor Sandra Strait offers another excellent drawing techniques tutorial. Here she shows how to make an object appear translucent using pen and ink.

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Revisiting the basics one year after

On May 5, 2011 TanglePatterns is One Year Old

On this first anniversary of the launch of TanglePatterns.com in May 2010, I offer 10 of my favorite official patterns that were among the first published on the site and encourage you to incorporate a few of them in your Zentangles.

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AlphaTangle NOW available – for real

Greetings all, quick status update for you.

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Guest Contributor: Kass Hall on “The value of a CZT”

Let's discuss it!

Australian CZT® Kass Hall published “The Value of a CZT” on her blog and I requested and received her permission to republish it on TanglePatterns because it is food for thought.

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