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How to draw LISETTE

Zentangle pattern: Lisette. 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.A very happy Monday to you!

The first Monday of August is a statutory holiday across most of Canada. While generally known as Civic Holiday, it also goes by different names in each province such as Heritage Day in Alberta, Natal Day in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan Day in Saskatchewan, and so on. Whatever it’s called, this is a nice long summer holiday weekend for most Canadians!

Fitting, therefore, that Canadian tangler Rosemary Turpin shares her very easy and pretty Lisette tangle with us today — although Rosemary’s home province of Quebec doesn’t actually observe this holiday today. “Never mind …”

Lisette is Rosemary’s sixth tangle on the site. She introduces Lisette and explains its background,

It is very simple, provided you keep your wits about you!

It makes lovely, loopy, graceful L’s that sprawl elegantly all over a grid of sixteen squares or larger if you wish. I use that style of “L” in my chop or signature on my Zentangle® art.

I have named it Lisette to honour an old family name – my middle name – which goes back to Holland five generations ago. I don’t think there are any more very young Lisettes growing up now, although I do have two cousins in my generation with that name.

The story, as we learned it from my Aunt Mary, goes that the original Lisette was sent off to school in England with a maid and “trunksful of clothes”. However, instead of going to school, Lisette eloped with a Canadian and moved to St. Catharines, Ontario, where his family was in the brewing business. After Lisette died (fairly young) her maid married her husband!

Lisette is very simple and has lots of potential to explore variations. As with most tangles, turning your tile between steps so your hand remains in the same comfortable position and orientation is key to an effortless result. It also makes a lovely ribbon-style tangle in a grid row 2 squares high and as long as you like.

Rosemary illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Lisette below where she includes it in a monotangle demonstrating a few possible variations and I know your imagination can come up with even more.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Lisette, tangle and deconstruction by Rosemary Turpin. 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 TanglePatterns.com 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. Click the image for an article explaining what copyright means in plain English. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” ~ Jiminy Cricket

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For details on how to submit your pattern for consideration visit the SUBMIT YOUR PATTERN page on the top menu bar. On that menu you will find these two pages:

    1. How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns, and
    2. Why hasn't my pattern been published?

The first page includes instructions on how to prepare and send your file. It also includes a link to this PDF submission form - NOTE: be sure to right click the link to download the file. I've recently updated the form with more information so if you have an old copy, you might like to download the current edition.

When your examples include additional tangles from the site, please list them in your email. (This saves my memory some wear and tear.)

If your pattern is posted on your blog, be sure your email submission includes the direct URL so I can link to it.

And remember, to quote Zentangle's co-founders Rick and Maria: tangles should be "magical, simple and easy to create", non-objective patterns of repetitive strokes that are easy to teach and offer a high degree of success to tanglers of all ages.

"Keep the tangles as little like 'drawing something' as possible."

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