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How to draw YOUDOO

Zentangle pattern: Youdoo. 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.Tomorrow is our lovely Thanksgiving Day holiday in the United States and the official start of the 2018 holiday season.

Although I am grateful for so many things and people in my life each and every day, Thanksgiving is a special time to observe extra gratitude for all of our blessings.

And who makes me thankful?

Youdoo! 😉

Youdoo is from Canadian tangler Judy Murphy who already has a dozen cool tangles on the site. I’d say whimsy is Judy’s trademark with her tangles. Most recently she shared her Elirob tangle with us and among my personal favorites is her Jumu tangle as I’ve noted in the past.

About her Youdoo tangle Judy writes,

I have been playing around with it for a while.

It starts with a kind of a U shape , hence the name … :0)

Youdoo is a fun ribbon or border-style tangle to explore and I love how it has a sense of movement to it. I experimented starting at Steps 2 and 3 as well as the way Judy demonstrates and they all work out well.

Judy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Youdoo below and demonstrates a variety of ways to vary her tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Youdoo, tangle and deconstruction by Judy Murphy. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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I couldn’t say it better, from November 2011 …

Counting our blessings and giving thanks

As those of us in the U.S. prepare to honor Thanksgiving tomorrow and celebrate our multitudes of blessings, I wanted to thank you, Gentle Readers everywhere, and let you know how much your support means to me. I am so grateful for and appreciative of your comments of thanks and encouragement.

Happy Thanksgiving Zentangle Zealots!A very special word of gratitude goes to all of TanglePatterns donors — bless you!

Our heartfelt thanks to Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts and all the wonderful CZTs who are part of the Zentangle® family, for this gift we are so fortunate to experience. And right up there deserving very special thanks too are the generous artists who share their tangles with us.

You are all at the heart of what motivates me to maintain this resource for the benefit and joy of those who tangle now, and those who come to this wonderful art form in the future.

For those who celebrate tomorrow, a very Happy Thanksgiving. And may everyone be blessed with peace and abundance.

 “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy.


8 comments to How to draw YOUDOO

  • Joyce Blodgett

    I particularly like the “first” alternative Judy shows; it looks like a line of awkward people trying to get their feet to coordinate in a chorus line dance 😀

  • What a pretty (and yes, whimsical) new tangle! I love the variations you’ve shown and I’m thinking it might also do well in a circle! Must try that. Thank you, Judy! And thanks Linda for adding it to this fabulous website. 🙂

  • Jem Miller

    I know from just one look that this will be a tangle that I will love to use. Thank you for creating it. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Dessie Arnold

    To me they look like bats! Cue the Batman theme!

    Linda, thank YOU for your wonderful website. It is easy to navigate, and contains so many great resources for Zentanglers! Just the other day, I recommended it to someone who was admiring my tangling as we were in a waiting room together.

    Thanks for the new tangle, Judy! I really love your Elirob, and will have fun with this one as well, I am sure.

  • What a fun Thanksgiving day tangle. Thank you to all who submit tangles and especially to Linda for getting them to all of us. So much to be thankful for this holiday season in the US

  • Chris Titus

    Happy Thanksgiving, Linda. Thank you for this wonderful resource. Truly grateful for what you give to us each and every week. <3

  • Barbara Gibson

    Thankful for this fun tangle on a rainy Sunday morning in Louisiana – looking forward to adding it to my holiday creations! In New Orleans, we say “Who dat?” Now I will add “Youdoo”!

  • I love the variety of shapes possible with this tangle! It’s beautiful. Thank you!

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