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What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


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Image © Linda Farmer and 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.If you needed any proof that Zentangle® is popular around the world, here’s CZT® Laura Liu’s tangle pattern, Japan Diamond. She writes that her pattern was inspired by “Japanese Artwork”.

Laura is a graduate of CZT#4 and she’s from Taipei, Taiwan, the capital city of the Republic of China.

Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Japan Diamond is a grid-based tangle and once you get started you’ll see it has lots of possibilities for variations. My example above is the basic tangle and here in this example on the right I skipped Step 4 (the vertical diamonds) and just used Steps 5 and 6.

Laura writes,

I own a rubber stamp and scrapbooking store in Taipei, Taiwan. My store name is Created With Love. I found Zentangle in 2010 and immediately fell in love with it. I decided to attend the CZT training to bring back this wonderful art to share with people in Taiwan.

To date I am the only CZT in Taiwan and hold regular Zentangle workshops in my stores.  People who attended the workshops, enjoy the tangling process very much. 

Recently, Kass Hall’s book “Zentangle Untangled” was translated into Chinese in Taiwan. I was invited to write an introduction on this translation book. This proves that Zentangle is a worldwide art!

This is the cover art for the first Zentangle book in Chinese that includes Laura’s introduction.

Zentangle Untangled in Chinese

Below are Laura’s steps for drawing Japan Diamond followed by a Zentangle and two monotangle Zentangles using her tangle pattern.

Steps for CZT Laura Liu's Japan Diamond

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Laura’s Zentangle using Japan Diamond with the official tangles Keeko, Finery, Knightsbridge, Florz and a touch of Crescent Moon.

Zentangle by CZT Laura Liu

Two monotangle Zentangles with a variation of Japan Diamond.

Two monotangle Zentangles by Laura Liu

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