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TanglePatterns String 132

TanglePatterns.com STRINGSThis week’s String is shared by CZT Jane Dickinson for your creative enjoyment. This summer Jane relocated from Providence, Rhode Island, on the East coast to a new home in Eugene, Oregon, on the West coast of the country. When she sent me this string (and others to come in the future), she wrote:

These string examples were inspired by snail/slug designs on the cover of the hot tub in the deck here. When I let out the dogs in the early a.m., I can see the grey on grey glistening of nocturnal activity as I stand with my flashlight waiting for the dogs to circumnavigate the yard.

There’s a lovely looseness to the slugs’ wanderings that make the strings bare guidelines, suggestions in Zentangle fashion, of the route one might then follow in one’s creative pen dancing.

Bijou’s relatives seem to be appearing everywhere in Zentangle®-land!

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.

You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. Remember to keep them simple, Zentangle strings are not elaborate or complicated. For your convenience, below there’s a link to a template to use if you’d like. The template helps keep the Strings consistent in size.

TanglePatterns String 132

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Lightly pencil the string on your tile and you’re good to go tangling. Enjoy!

Reminders:

  • Important: Strings are always drawn freehand in pencil so they magically disappear into your completed Zentangle.
  • Use any string over and over again with different tangles.
  • There are so many tangles available that your Zentangles will always be different even using the same string.
  • Or use it with only one tangle — a monotangle.
  • Usually each string will have many options.
  • The Border (if one is given) is also a suggestion — use it, change it, or ignore it. It’s your art.
  • As Bijou says, “Sometimes I even leave a section blank; which is occasionally my best choice!
  • And remember, in Zentangle there’s no right-side-up!

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