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How to draw PLINGH

Zentangle pattern: Plingh. 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.Happy Victoria Day to all our Canadian tangling friends and rellies as the first of our long holiday weekends of the summer season get underway. And a very Happy Monday to the rest of us 🙂

German tangler Indrani Novello is back today with her delicate Plingh tangle.

Indrani loves her floral-inspired tangles and she has several lovely ones on the site. Plingh she writes,

Is clearly a relative of both Amun and Tamarai  …

This one is yet again a floral pattern and was inspired by two flowering plants I saw at the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida, which I visited recently.

So the name for this tangle came from wanting to honour the gardens’ founder by including his initials and also because somehow for me the three little globes/ dots/ balls on top of the petal-like shapes make the pattern go ‘pling’ or ‘ping’ in my mind.

It can be used as a ribbon, either singly or back to back, or can be bent into a circular, almost snow-flake or sunflower like shape.

Composed simply of rice shapes and orbs, Plingh is easy and versatile. For my example I chose a back-to-back version of Plingh.

Indrani sent along her photos of the two plants inspiring her to deconstruct Plingh. I believe this inflorescence is one of the many species of Heliconia, my South Florida gardening knowledge seems to have abandoned me. We are blessed with a glorious array of tropical plants so I plead memory overload.

Photo courtesy of Indrani Novello

This is the second delicate bloom inspiring Indrani’s Plingh.

Photo courtesy of Indrani Novello

Indrani illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Plingh below and in her Zentangle® tile she features it in a circular snowflake-type example and as a single ribbon.

How to draw the Zentangle® pattern: Plingh

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In this tile Indrani features Plingh back-to-back along with the Zentangle-originals Tripoli and Rick’s version of Flux.

Zentangle tile by Indrani Novello

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