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How to draw HEARTSMEET

Zentangle pattern: Heartsmeet. 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.The honor of the last heart tangle before Valentine’s Day tomorrow {which doesn’t by any means eliminate others in the future!} goes to Wisconsin tangler Lynn Hensley and  Heartsmeet is her first tangle on the site.

Lynn introduces herself,

“I live in Neenah, WI in the heart of the Fox River Valley. Wisconsin has a large paper industry & Neenah is the original home of Kleenex®.

I have always expressed myself through sewing & knitting and never thought that I could draw until a friend mentioned Zentangle. I had never heard of it, so looked it up on line & got some books. That’s all it took to get me completely hooked!

I discovered &, then found CZT Cathy Staeven right here in Neenah! I’ve been attending just about every class that she teaches & have met some interesting & inspiring tanglers in those classes.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I found myself fooling around with hearts & came up with this grid. It lends itself to variations in how and whether you fill in the spaces or aura them.

I also experimented with it as a border & it works quite well; with or without the squares.”

Heartsmeet has companion hearts-in-a-grid tangles in CZT Mina Hsiao’s Mi, and Helen Williams’ Heartfully. Lynn has found yet another way to fit hearts in a grid, and as she points out it works without a grid too.

Lynn illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Heartsmeet below where she features it in a pretty ZIA monotangle tile. To add the color to her ZIA, Lynn used the brush tip end of Tombow Dual Brush Pens and blended it out with the colorless blender pen.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Heartsmeet, tangle and deconstruction by Lynn Hensley. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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