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How to draw SPLISH

Zentangle pattern: Splish. 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.Happy Monday, y’all! We’ve arrived at the last Monday for November and today we have a lovely free-form snowflake-like tangle to explore.

Splish is from West Virginia tangler Beth Snoderly and it’s her 30th tangle on the site!

I rediscovered Splish while going through the archives looking for tangles that could be used for Christmas season cards and tags.

This is fun to tangle and shading, fills, color and other embellishments all work well with Splish. You can even make them side-by-side to create a cool and unusual ribbon-style tangle.

Beth notes that similar to her tear-drop variation shown in Step 6, Splish can be created with a variety of shapes like diamonds and triangles, “It also works with hearts but the others are cooler looking.

Beth illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Splish below and in her Zentangle® tile she demonstrates some simply splish-y variations to explore 🙂 The one in the lower right corner of her tile has echoes of poinsettias to it …

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Splish, tangle and deconstruction by Beth Snoderly. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Zentangle News: CZT-Europe #2, a CZT Europe Reunion, and 2019’s 12 Days of Zentangle

This week Maria’s daughters Molly Hollibaugh and Martha Huggins, CZTs from Zentangle HQ, are off to Munich, Germany, to participate in the second CZT-Europe class starting on Wednesday and through our Thanksgiving until Saturday (November 27-30). Best wishes and congratulations to all the participants, including Spanish tangler Tomàs Padrós who has several tangles on the site and will soon be joining our Zentangle CZT family. Registration link is here.

The following weekend, on Sunday, December 1st, many of our European CZTs are attending the first CZT-only Reunion in Frankfurt. This special event also includes Rick and Maria along with Molly and Martha. CZTs from everywhere are welcome and the registration link is here.

But don’t worry, the Zentangle HQ gang will all be back in time to launch the 2019 version of the 12 Days of Zentangle (Project Pack #07) beginning Friday, December 6th.


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