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How to draw TRANGLE

Zentangle pattern: Trangle. 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.Here we are at the last weekend of August already!

In Florida we’re watching a weather system that’s been confusing prognosticators all week, but as of this morning it seems to be less of a major threat and more of a wet and windy weekend. Given that we’ve had about the hottest and driest summer I can recall in the 32 years Robert and I have lived here, we can certainly use a little rain. And we’re very grateful it’s not something more than that as we head into the peak of our annual hurricane season.

Trangle is a new tangle (Trangle tangle) from CZT Jody Genovese from Clifton Park, NY and it’s her first on the site.

As Jody writes, Trangleis very easy to draw and easy to do variations on as well“.

I just attended CZT 24 in June.  I found Zentangle®  2 years ago and have become like so many completely hooked.

Trangle came about while working in my journal one evening.

I was practicing some of the enhancers and the next thing I knew I was looking at this sort of galactic triangle pattern.

Jody illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Trangle below and she shows it with some variations in a Zentangle® tile with fills of auras, orbs and a Tripoli-like version along with little bursts of mini-Ahh.

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23 comments to How to draw TRANGLE

  • Melena

    Oh boy! More fun. I like this tangle. It will fit in all kinds of spaces and there are so many variation possibilities. Thank you for sharing this one.

  • Joyce Blodgett

    Neat tangle! I like how it “plays” with other tangles, and that it’s so easily layered.

    Just as a weather note, according to those who closely observe weather history (as a career), July was the hottest July EVER on record since weather record-keeping began in 1800. It was the hottest July all over the entire world, not just in the USA; that’s saying a lot, because even here in Northern Lower Michigan, where we can usually rely on hot weather lasting only a few days before it tempers back, it was utterly miserable, and most of us couldn’t bear to be outside for more than a very brief time.

  • This one plays well with other tangles. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sue Zanker

    Lovely one Jody……I happen to love triangles so this pattern is right up there for me!!
    And Linda……where we live here in Australia it is the same sort of climate as yours and we too have had the driest/hottest year in our memory as well. We haven’t had our usual Wet season so our dam is sitting at 20% and we are on severe water restrictions, only allowed to water with a hand held hose for 1 hour between 6 and 7 on one night a week !

  • Pia

    I’ve been practicing my deliberate lines as some sort of stretch-out lately. The process tends to gently lead me into a calmer and more patient state of mind.TRANGLE serves that purpose perfectly, while at the same time it’s so pretty and interesting to the eye. Thanks Jody for coming up with it and thanks Linda for passing it on for all of us to enjoy !!

  • bernath

    MAGNIFIQUE ++++++++++++++++++

  • Annette Derksen

    Love this Trangle as it was a fun one to make. As most of them are.
    Going to make a card with this one and add a couple of more patterns to it.
    Thanks for sharing. Everybody doe such beautiful work.

  • nancy pearson

    Jody, I love your Trangle tangle!! I can tell at first glance of a new pattern whether I want to practice, perfect and utilize it in my tangling. Trangle is one of those patterns that excite me. Thank you Jody and Linda for letting me feel excited and happy to have Zentangle in my life. I never, ever thought that “drawing” would be such an important and positive thing in my life. Looking through my tiles I am surprised every time that these came from my very own hand. Even my husband thinks they are beautiful.
    If there is anyone out there reading this and think they cannot draw—YOU CAN. Everybody can draw a straight line, half circle, S shape, etc. This is Zentangle. I am ever so grateful I stumbled onto this art and somehow (I do not even know how) found Linda and!
    Thank you! Nancy P

  • Renee

    Jody! Look at you! And look at your Trangle! How very fun! (Boy, that’s a lot of exclamation points!)

  • An uncomplicated but very nice new tangle, well done!

  • Jody Genovese

    Thank you so very much to everyone who has taken the time to review and reply. I am very touched am humbled by your warm comments and your willingness to give it a try. Like all of the people I have met on my Zentangle journey, I have only found the most warm hearted, well meaning, encouraging and gracious people from around the globe. It has truly been amazing. I wish everyone would give it a go.
    A special thanks to Linda Farmer who takes so much time to review and post all of the new patterns she receives. I can only imagine how full her inbox is everyday :0). My hats off to you!

  • Karen Blair

    This is awesome, versatile, beautiful and (best of all) freestanding. We do a lot of greeting cards and independent designs are extremely useful. Thanks so much for Triangle! Made ourday!

  • Audrey Dyer

    What a surprise to see a tangle from someone I just met at our recent Seminar #24. I love your tangle, Trangle and find it easy but exciting to do. Thanks for taking the time to share this with everyone. I continue to enjoy this site and thank Linda, you, and all who contribute to the site. Keep up the great work!

  • Annette Carlo

    Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations Jody!!! Oh and I just love this tangle !! I can see so many possibilities with organic tangles! Sharp lines mixed with free flowing ones!! Thank you for Sharing!!
    See you in the Mosaic?

  • Kathy Hinshaw

    Oooooohh… I like this one! My favorite tangles are the ones with a sort of “organic” growth pattern, and I believe this one qualifies. I’m getting off the computer and going to my drawing table now… 😀

  • Tish MacFarlane

    I love this tangle. Looking forward to giving it a try. Thank you.

  • Jutta Gladnigg

    Dear Jody,
    wrote you an email, but want to tell you in this place, too, what a marvellous pattern you have created! It’s so wonderful that it has found entry in Linda’s fantastic collection! So, so cool ?????? Greetings from Germany Yours Jutta

  • heather l gibson

    I love it.

  • Jody Genovese

    I am completely humbled and touched by all of the support and lovely comments. Thank you all so much. It gives me the encouragement to keep at it! Tangle on… :o)

  • Susan Mayes

    Jody! This is a lovely, simple, but elegant tangle! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Rosemary Turpin

    This looks like it`s going to e a lot of fun – looking forward to trying it out soon!

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