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How to draw JEEWELS

Zentangle pattern: Jeewels. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Livia Chua’s Zentangle® pattern: Jeewels.

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Copyright issues you should know

Let's discuss it!

With so many new people joining the ranks of the Zentangle Zealots, the inevitable enthusiasm is beginning to raise questions about the fair use of tangle patterns in art for sale, as well as create some outright copyright infringement issues. It’s time to address this important topic so we’re all on the same page.

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How to draw PURK

Zentangle pattern: Purk. 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.

A Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine video interview with Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas from the recent Craft & Hobby Association show, with Maria demonstrating how to draw the Zentangle®-original tangle: Purk.

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How to draw FACETS

Zentangle pattern: Facets. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Nancy Pinke’s Zentangle® pattern: Facets.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait’s Shade, Shape, Blend Color & Add Texture

Shape, shade

Guest Contributor Sandra Strait offers our Gentle Readers another great how-to tutorial. This one is a technique using squirkles to shade, shape, blend color and add texture to your drawings.

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How to draw FERN

Zentangle pattern: FERN. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Jane Monk’s Zentangle® pattern: Fern.

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CZT Penny Raile demonstrates Zentangle

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At the recent Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show in California, Los Angeles CZT Penny Raile helped out in publisher and CZT Suzanne McNeill’s Design Originals booth, demonstrating Zentangle to attendees. Here is the video by Suzanne for your enjoyment.

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How to draw NINJA STARS

Zentangle pattern: Ninja Stars. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: Ninja Stars.

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How to draw BASKETWEAVE

Zentangle pattern: Basketweave. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Basketweave.

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Sandy’s Book Reviewed

Yoga For Your Brain

Wanted to let you all know that I posted my review of Sandy’s FANTASTIC new book, Yoga for Your Brain. Just one of the many highlights of this book: there are 76 brand new patterns all created by Sandy!

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on How to Draw a Ribbon

Sandra Strait's Zentangle featuring Ribbons

Sue Palmer of Westerly RI, recently emailed asking for guidance on drawing a ribbon. I asked Sandra Strait if she had time to respond to Sue’s request and she replied with this great tutorial illustrating not one but two techniques.

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How to draw FLOREZ

Zentangle pattern: Florez. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Cookie’s Zentangle® pattern: Florez.

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Two MORE new Zentangle books

Time to Tangle With Colors

Suzanne’s publishing company, Design Originals, has been very busy the last few months because there are two MORE new Zentangle books coming out this week.

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How to draw BITTEN

Zentangle pattern: Bitten. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Carole Ohl’s Zentangle® pattern: Bitten.

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How to draw EYLET & RIBBON

Zentangle pattern: Eylet & Ribbon. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Lori Howe’s Zentangle® pattern: Eylet & Ribbon.

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How to draw ZEN BUD

Zentangle pattern: Zen Bud

Links to online instructions for drawing Danni O’Brien’s Zentangle® pattern: Zen Bud.

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How to draw YINLINX

Zentangle pattern: YinLinx. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Mary Masi’s Zentangle® pattern: YinLinx.

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Additions and corrections to Linda’s List

With the input of CZT Mimi Lempart, here are 13 additional “official patterns” and a couple of corrections.

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How to draw HEARTY

Zentangle pattern: Hearty. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Livia Chua’s Zentangle® pattern: Hearty.

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Two new Zentangle books now available!

Yoga For Your Brain

NEWS!! The wait is over, Gentle Readers. Here’s exciting news for your Zentangle library!

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