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How to draw WINK

Zentangle pattern: Wink. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. 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.Our second tangle today is CZT Jody Genovese’s Wink, sister to Klomp which we explored earlier.

You can read how Wink and Klomp came about here, Wink was actually the first of the two tangles Jody came up with.

She notes,

Wink looks somewhat like Meshmerize, but I think you will find that it comes together quite differently. It can be embellished in so many ways and rather than make that part of the step out I tried to demonstrate that in my tiles.

As you can see both Wink and Klomp start out very much the same, but by changing the center from a seed to a diamond shape it becomes quite different.

I chose Wink as the name because with the seed shape in the middle it seems to be winking at me.

Jody illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Wink below and as she notes above, in her tiles Jody demonstrates some lovely ways to embellish her tangle, each with very different end results.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Wink, tangle and deconstruction by Jody Genovese. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Tomorrow is Anzac Day — “Lest we forget”

Tomorrow our fellow Australia and New Zealand tanglers — Aussies and Kiwis — observe an important national commemorative day.

Image by Gerard Dutton

April 25th is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

“Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders ‘who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations’ and ‘the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.’

Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga, and previously also as a national holiday in Papua New Guinea and Samoa.” Wikipedia

Anzac Day is broadly equivalent to our Remembrance/Veterans Day (honoring all who served) combined with Memorial Day (commemorating those who died serving).

Lest we forget our friends and allies.

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