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How to draw BONNIE

Zentangle pattern: Bonnie. 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.Welcome to the other side! It was a very late night/early morning for us watching all the results. Nap time this afternoon, methinks, while you all enjoy …

Today’s gorgeous Bonnie tangle is from Australian CZT Jennifer Jones, and it’s her first on the site.

Jennifer introduces herself,

I’m from Sydney, Australia. I’ve always loved all kinds of art. After discovering the Zentangle Method™ I became completely intrigued. In 2015 I travelled to Providence to become CZT#18 which was a wonderful experience.

The inspiration for this tangle came when I was experimenting with different tangles for an upcoming Zentangle Workshop. I became fascinated with the versatility of Bonnie. Depending on the placement/shading Bonnie can either be the focus of the tile or it seems to optically look like something else!

Bonnie also looks great in a border.

I named this tangle Bonnie which is the nickname for our first granddaughter, born in October!

I’m guessing Jennifer isn’t aware of this, but Bonnie is actually a “slice” extracted from CZT Jana Pharmer’s Stella tangle. A sort of fragment, in a way (I can hear minds going into gear). And Jennifer has taken it to really interesting places which you can see in this collage of her beautiful Bonnie tiles which I’ve included as an enticement to experiment. You can view and enjoy the original enlarged version on her website.

Jennifer illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bonnie below, “My example tile shows Bonnie with Sand Swirl by Kerry Heun and a bit of Crescent Moon by Rick & Maria. More examples for using Bonnie can be found on my website.” In her tile Jennifer has stacked two Bonnie elements coming from each corner resulting in a fascinating meta-pattern in the center.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Bonnie, tangle and deconstruction by Jennifer Jones. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Please feel free to refer to the steps images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs, or to link back to this page. However the artist and reserve all rights to these images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. They are for your personal offline reference only. Thank you for respecting these rights. For more information, click on the image for a discussion entitled “Artists for Respect” by several prominent artists. “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” ~ C.S. Lewis

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