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Tangle Refresher 38

Tangle Refresher!

The holidays are fast approaching and I for one haven’t started planning for them yet. This year Robert and I are very excited to have my Mom and sister Karen joining us to celebrate Christmas so I need to get my act in gear soon.

My personal planning angst prompted me to remind you of ordering deadlines if you are thinking of giving the gift of Zentangle® this holiday season – and would like to receive your order in time 🙂

Naturally I recommend the Official Zentangle Kit and/or The Book of Zentangle, as the perfect gifts for anyone and everyone you love.

And any of the official Zentangle art supplies – White or Black Tiles, Zendala Sets, Ensembles, or Pre-Strung Tiles – make lovely gifts for friends and rellies who are already confirmed tanglers. Especially if they haven’t had the luxury of drawing on the yummy Zentangle tiles – there’s nothing like it.

Beat the rush and get your orders in soon! Here are the “deadline” dates to note in your calendar:

  • For shipping within the USA, the last date to order from TanglePatterns to ensure delivery before Christmas is Wednesday, December 12th. All orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail.
  • For shipping anywhere outside the USA, the last date to order from TanglePatterns is Wednesday, December 5th. All orders are shipped by International Air Mail and I can not guarantee delivery before Christmas for anything outside the US. But if you order on or before the 5th, you stand a decent chance of getting your order in time.
  • Of course I’ll continue to take and ship orders after these dates but there’s no guarantee they’ll arrive before Christmas.

Hmmm, Thanksgiving is next week. Guess I should figure out what I’m doing for that first …

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Tangle Refreshers can remind you of patterns you might not have used for a while or introduce you to patterns you might not have come across yet. Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. There are also links at the bottom to more buried content, so be sure to check them out too. Happy tangling!

Buried Treasure from a year ago
Zentangle pattern: Fife Fife
Zentangle pattern: Huggy Bear Huggy Bear
Zentangle pattern: Joy Joy
Zentangle pattern: Golven Golven
Zentangle pattern: Cockles 'n' Mussels Cockles ‘n’ Mussels
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 10

More resources from the past …

  • Do you have your copy of the TANGLE GUIDE yet? Here’s how to get one.
  • New to Zentangle®? The Official Zentangle Kit has everything you need to get started, including a great tutorial on DVD by Zentangle co-founder Maria Thomas.
  • More Gift Ideas – Zentangle books make great gifts too – visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab on the top menu bar for reviews and links to purchase
  • Tangle Your Name – when you’re stalled with where to begin a Zentangle®, this is a great jump-starter. Or choose the name of a loved one and create a lovely personal gift.
  • Advice for using Sakura Micron pens on other surfaces
  • Linda’s List of Official Tangle Patterns – THE patterns to learn first if you’re new to Zentangle – all the tangles created by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas

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