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Thanking you for 7 wonderful years of friendship and support

TanglePatterns is 7 years old today!

On May 4th, 2010 I launched with “Hello Zentangle Zealots!“. Little did I know what wonderful creative places this would take us all.

Today, on this 7th Tangleversary I want to thank you for your continuing support and friendship!

So many wonderful people around the world have come into my life as you’ve joined this magical Zentangle journey and many of you have been with me since Day One.

My heartfelt thanks to all the artists who share their tangles with us.

And where would we all be without Rick and Maria? So much to be grateful for, and they are right at the top of many, many lists for the difference they have made in so many of our lives.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart.

Go on, have a piece of cake today. We’ve earned it 🙂

My very best wishes and let’s see where the next tangling year takes us …

Much love to you all!


62 comments to Thanking you for 7 wonderful years of friendship and support

  • Beth

    And a great big thank you to you, Linda for taking on the challenge of keeping up with and organizing all the tangles!

  • Deb J.

    Happy Birthday and thank you for being here!

  • Anna

    It is we, who should be thanking you, Linda, for your hard work in keeping this amazing and easy to navigate website current and vital. Heartfelt congratulations to you. If I lived there I’d take you out for lunch to celebrate! As it is, here in Armstrong, BC, about as far away as I can get from you, I’ll just raise a nice glass of white in your name and wish you continued success, good health and happiness!

  • Wanda Rader

    I cannot thank you enough for helping me enjoy Zentangle more each time I visit I have been a visitor since 2010, so I guess I have been with you from the beginning. I have learned so much from you and from the people whose patterns you have published. I have been enriched in so many ways by your site, from learning new Zentangles to hearing the stories of those who have designed the patterns, and visiting their sites in turn. I am so grateful to you and all the other zentanglers who have so enriched my life. Thank you.

  • Sandi

    Thank you for this wonderful site. It has been a go to for as long as I’ve been tangling. And, I love your annual Tanglepatterns Tangle Guide. It too is a great resource.

  • Giliane

    Thanks for the inspiration you provide to all on this wonderful site Linda! -Giliane

  • Ginette Martin

    Thank you for your dedication, the inspiration and the sharing ! Ginette

  • Joan Lilley CZT16

    Congratulations and many thanks for all you do for us happy Tanglers!

  • Beryl Prusinoski

    What a wonderful job you have done for all of us over these years. We can’t thank you enough!

  • Sara brandli

    Linda the thanks is all ours. Oh what a truely magical site. Its more than a labour of love. You have given so many an amaizing experience when we visit your site. Thank you never the less from the heart

  • Bunny Wright

    …and where would we be without you, dear lady and this wonderful site which provides us with such inspiration to keep tangling and leaning new things. For me, having my tangle patterns chosen and posted is always a big thrill and so exciting to see beautiful zentangle art incorporating my patterns. Enjoy and celebrate this milestone along with the thanks of ‘tanglers’ around the world.

  • Gail

    Thank you for all the work you do to keep us current and with new ideas. Happy Anniversary!!

  • Congratulations and thank you!

  • Jackie

    Happy Anniversary !

  • Wendy

    Many thanks are due to you, Linda, for keeping us aware of new patterns and sharing stories and all the files you maintain so we can easily look up all those great tangles you have organized for us!

  • Margaret

    Wow ?
    Congratulations on a wonderful initiative and achievement – 7 years of continual thoughtful inspiration and sharing from you is an amazing contribution to this community, and to the world.
    Big love right back at you 😉 xxx

  • Cyndee Pelley

    Congratulations Linda! Your site makes a difference in people’s lives as it did in mine! Thanks for your time and work!

  • Joyce

    The thanks and gratitude all go to you, Linda. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this site, for all the new tangles I’ve learned because of you, and for all the general new information you’ve shared with us when a tangle/tangler inspires you to research something. This has to be THE best Zentangle site on the web, seriously. Congratulations, and again, thank you.

  • Diane Burns

    Congratulations indeed! I would echo all the other responders in thanking you Linda for this wonderful website. I love the newsletters, and have kept hundreds of the beautiful examples in my own little idea books. I love doing them almost as much as a regular tangle I do on a tile!
    Thank you again and here’s to many more years of!

  • Congratulations on this 7 the anniversary of tanglepatterns and thank you very much for this wonderful side, available for all Zentanglelovers!!!

  • Mary Shannon Hicks

    Thank you, Linda for providing us this wonderful site for? these seven years. You are a givving, lovely person, who created and maintained this wonderful collection. Much love.

  • Julia

    Happy Anniversary and Thank You SO MUCH for making this site and all you do!

  • Anna cheer

    Every email you send means a spell of absorbing ‘me-time’ as I learn the new tangle and become calm and happy along the way. What a gift to have been giving for seven years! Thank you so much, Linda.

  • Sarah Boblit

    Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work.

  • Rosemary Turpin

    It`s been almost two years since I started tangling, using Tanglepatterns almost every day. Linda, you were always there to encourage me/us to learn new patterns and even to contribute some. I can`t tell you how much my “Zen” time contributes to my general well- being, creativity and happiness. Thank you for all your hard work (and I hope a lot of it was fun, too!) that keeps this site going.

  • Thank YOU Linda for all the work and effort you put into this website, that we all appreciate so much! It is and will allways be my favourite source for patterns!

  • Natalia

    Warm hugs and all the best wishes to you from Russia! Your blog gives us so much! Please, don’t stop, your site is so precious! When I read your posts, I feel it’s not just empty text – I feel your inspiration and positive energy. Linda, I hope you also feel our support and interest.
    Be happy and healthy. Thanks for your work!

  • Debaque-rablat philippe

    Je ne comprends pas tout, mais votre site est Super.
    Happé birthday from France

  • Where would we be without you, oh great Keeper of the Tangles!?! You are at the heart of this dear community, nourishing us daily with new tangles, buried treasure, testimonials to the power of Zentangle, tutorials to embellish our work. Personally, you were my virtual CZT before I ever set foot in an official class. Thanks to you, I found daily inspiration and sustenance, and today I’m teaching others, AND recommending Happy Tangle-versary, with best wishes for many more!

  • Lori M.

    Congratulations on reaching 7 years! May you have many more happy years collecting tangles.

  • Sue Zanker

    As many have already said, we are the ones who should be thanking you Linda! We do appreciate all the work you put into this site, we don’t thank you enough!
    So THANK YOU for a wonderful 7 years and may you have a great anniversary today!

  • barbara finwall

    Thank you so much, Linda, and congratulations!

  • shelley cox

    Happy Tangleversity!! I appreciate all the work you put in and love checking my inbox for a new tangle – Thank you!

  • Seven years – that’s amazing. Congratulations, and thank you for all you do.

  • Thelma Wickwere

    Seven wonderful years! Congratulations and Thank you. Your site is my go-to for all things tangley. I love your style and wit and the way the site is set up as being so user-friendly. Appreciate all the work you put into serving us. Here’s to continued happiness and health to you and all your followers! Okay, let’s eat cake!

  • Jody Genovese

    We can’t thank you enough for your tireless efforts to provide us with such a valuable resource. One I know I refer to daily as do countless others. You take such care to add special ‘extras’ to each posting and I find that such a personal touch.
    You are truly appreciated. Happy 7th Anniversary and thank you for all that you do!!

  • JocatCZT21

    Happy birthday~ and thank you!

  • Kimberly

    My THANK YOU to YOU! You have the Zentangle ‘go-to’ site. I appreciate the hard work that you put into this site. It’s a joy to visit. It’s nice to know that there are still friendly, happy and fun websites to go to.

    Linda, you have made my hobby of doodling that much more fun. You’re a peach!!

  • Anita

    Thanks so much for all that you do Linda!

  • Robin

    Congratulations! And thank you. I found your website shortly after starting to tangle and it’s been such a wonderful resource. Here’s to another 7….

  • Gin K.

    Thank you for your wonderful site and congrats on 7 years! I retired and wanted to get back into drawing everyday, but had no real way of doing that, then I happened upon your site and it began. I started to do the tangle patterns and practiced my hand eye coordination with each one. I kept on doing them more and more and got back into drawing and still loved the tangles and where they took me with my art work. I’m still doing the tangle patterns today plus I do art journals and other art projects as well. thank you for giving me a fun way to find my way back to the art that I love.
    ~Gin K.~

  • Marion Seidel

    Congratulations and thank you so much! This site is a fantastic source of inspiration! Cheers to the next seven years! Best wishes to all tanglers in the world,Marion

  • Isaura Flores Mashiko

    Seven Years! Congratulations, I personally appreciate very much your time,your effort, fun is every day when I open my mail, is always a happy time for me to watch and several times imitate what you are offering…all that you share with me…thank you and Happy Birthday!

  • Dessie Arnold

    Congratulations, Linda on SEVEN years! I am so grateful for this site . It is such a wonderful resource, and I have learned so much from it. Wishing you many more years of inspiration!

  • Reni

    it’s always worth to have an eye on your pages. Thank you !

  • Lianne

    Congratulations on the seventh anniversary of tanglepatterns. It is such a great resource for tanglers around the world. I thank you for all the work you put in behind the scenes. You are a treasure to the Zentangle community.

  • Joke Leussenkamp

    Congratulations from me also!!!! This is wonderful…. Many thanks for all you have done and gonna do!!!!
    Zentangle is worth it.

  • Cynthia

    THANKYOU for all your hard work and kindness for sharing the patterns.

  • Laura Liu

    Thank you Linda for organizing such a wonderful source!
    Congratulations on your 7th anniversary. With best regards,
    Laura Liu/CZT from Taiwan

  • Lin H.

    Congratulations on 7 years! is a wonderful resource and has been a huge influence on my tangling efforts. Thank you, Linda!

  • Bev Clark

    Hi Linda
    When I first started I had no idea where to find more tangles so I could do more tiles. I was totally taken with this whole process. So the CZT who taught me at that time suggested your website. And I love the emails I get daily from you. So thanks for all your hard work sustaining this resource. I hope you can continue for many more.

  • Alice Grant

    Thanks Linda for being here..I think i discovered you about 2011. I do like to draw anyway but this i really love. I come here several times a week. And especially when i get a new tangle pattern in my email, its like getting a present.:). Tangling is one of my favorite things to do. Hope we have many more years and many more tangles to try.:)

  • Congratulations, dear Linda! I really appreciate your work and effort with your wonderful source of pattern. Thank you very much!

  • Melena

    WOW! All these wonderful people have expressed my sentiments exactly. They have said it all. But I do want to thank YOU for this wonderful site. I check it almost every day (I do take a break from the computer once in a while 😉 ). I come by to check on a certain technique or to use the random number generator to pick out a tangle or a string and also check back on older tangles I haven’t used yet. I love reading all the comments people leave too. What a great resource. I learn so much. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! May you enjoy it every bit as much as everyone who uses this resource.

  • Helen

    Linda, in no uncertain terms you have the one and only go-to site for Tanglers. None of us would forget Rick and Maria creating the Zentangle phenomena, however at this moment, at this time and place – here’s all credit where due. I think we would all agree that the Tangling world and our Zentangle endeavours would be a lesser experience if it wasn’t for your continued hard work and your wonderful site.

  • Thank you for all your hard work over 7 years, Linda – this is definitely the best hub for Zentangle online and I am pleased to have a link on my blog. Thank you for providing us all with such a great resource.

    Here’s to the next 7 years!


  • Your site was the first I visited and got hooked on when I discovered Zentangle. I remember there was so much to find and check out, I couldn’t do it all in one day. 7 years may not sound a very long time in human years, but in the Zentangle world it’s ages. Well done, Linda, and off off to the next ages.

  • Cathy

    This is where my zentangle journey began and you continue to inspire me! Love your site!

  • Linda Garthaffner

    I have been using this site for many years and the booklet of tangles is wonderful.Happy birthday.Linda G

  • Peg Farmer

    Linda, Thank you so much for seven wonderful years of Tanglepatterns! You have helped so many of us through this site. Thanks, thanks, thanks! <3

  • Congratulations on SEVEN Years of wonderful commitment and dedication! The entire tangling community appreciates your hard work. I too love the annual tangle index and encourage everyone to get it, it’s a great resource to have when you don’t have online access.

  • Dina Pavlis

    Happy birthday,! Thank YOU for this amazing resource. I appreciate you and your site so much. I look forward each year to purchasing the updated tangle guide.

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