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How to draw CREZENDO

Zentangle pattern: CreZendo. 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.Wow. Wow. Wow.

Absolutely everything about the Royal Wedding on Saturday was simply perfect. Including the famously unpredictable (and famously wet) UK weather. What an amazing experience even if mine was all live TV and DVR. (Yes, we really did get up at 3:30 AM Eastern to watch!) It was the last wedding of that kind of significance for a generation — young Prince George has a few years to go before his occasion — and it was worth every minute of watching. And re-watching.

Onwards to our tangle of the day. Connecticut CZT Pam Hartz Miller shares her CreZendo tangle with us today. Seems kind of appropriate for the occasion.

CreZendo is very flexible as it can be drawn on a grid, as a ribbon-style tangle, or as a single motif. This is Pam’s first tangle on the site and her first sample tile demonstrates this pretty tangleation of the multi-talented Cadent (a Zentangle®-original) and Crescent Moon, together with some Fescu tendrils.

Pam introduces herself,

I live in Middletown, CT and have always had an interest in the visual arts. I was a graphic designer for many years and later owned a business doing Interior Redesign – room makeovers using the art, furniture and objects that you already own and love. I also do calligraphy so when a friend mentioned Zentangle and I saw some of the beautiful examples online, I was hooked. The black and white graphic quality really appealed to me.

When I retired from my business, I began teaching Zentangle classes from my home and in some public venues. I really enjoy it and find it relaxing and therapeutic!

Here’s Pam’s second sample tile featuring CreZendo as a ribbon-style tangle.

And her Zendala with CreZendo and ‘Nzeppel.

Composed simply of orbs, S-strokes and auras, CreZendo is a nice easy tangle yet it produces a complex-looking design.

Pam illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing CreZendo below and she demonstrates several ways to use her easy tangle.

How to draw the tangle pattern CreZendo, tangle and deconstruction by CZT Pam Hartz Miller

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You can also visit Pam at her website.

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One more thought

about the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex before I go …

There were many unforgettable highlights of course, it was a day full of love and joy, but for me the performance by the gifted 19-year-old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was absolutely sublime. (And I loved his socks!)

I suspect a significant surge in his Inspiration CD sales will result from his worldwide exposure on Saturday. Check out his YouTube channel for more, including a beautiful version of Leonard Cohen’s now famous Halleluja.

Did you watch The Wedding? What were your favorite take-aways??

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  5. Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  6. "A Zentangle has no up or down and is not a picture of something, so you have no worries about whether you can draw a hand, or a duck. You always succeed in creating a Zentangle." Thus patterns that are drawings of a recognizable naturalistic or actual object, figure, or scene, are not tangles. A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle. TIP: tangles never start with pencil planning.
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