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How to draw PANEPINTO

Zentangle pattern: Panepinto. 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 Friday everyone!

This is the weekend in South Florida where we traditionally kick off the Christmas season with our holiday Boat Parades, the largest being the Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade which I’ve written about here and here in the past. “It’s 12 Miles of the ‘Greatest Show on H2O’. “ I’m taking the liberty of repeating myself …

Tomorrow night is party time for miles and miles all up and down South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway.

The 48th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, one of the top 20 parades in the world and the 7th largest one-day spectator event in the country takes place December 14th.

This year’s ultimate light show extravaganza features hundreds of brightly lit and decorated boats and yachts cruising from Fort Lauderdale’s downtown New River on a 12-mile route along the Intracoastal Waterway to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.

You haven’t lived until you see Santa and his reindeer on the prow of a sailboat adorned with Christmas lights and surrounded by carolers trying to make themselves heard above all the music going on around them, mega yacht horns blaring the loudest. Or see Santa arrive with his sleigh surrounded by palm trees 😀

This gives an excellent glimpse into what goes behind the Parade and some of the festivities and love surrounding it. I hope you can take a brief break to get a taste of life in South Florida during the holidays:

Every year boat owners attempt to outdo each other with their fantastic decorations. It’s a truly wonderful annual tradition that gets the holiday season going with a bang and tomorrow night is Boat Parade party time!

And now for today’s Panepinto tangle …

CZT Lucy Farran shares her Panepinto tangle with us today. She recently shared her fun Swooshi with us.

Lucy explains the inspiration for her tangle and for its name:

The tangle ‘Panepinto’ was created as I was tangling on holiday and glanced at the cover of book I was reading.

It had a pattern down the edge, which when I deconstructed it, appeared to be made up of orbs and flux (Rick’s version).

The final tangle doesn’t look a lot like the original pattern, as I stripped out a lot of the detail, but it definitely served as inspiration.

The name ‘Panepinto’ comes from the name of the cover illustrator of the book, Laura Panepinto. I originally named it Parker, after the author of the book, but realised that didn’t make much sense.

Lucy illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Panepinto below, “The other tangles included on the examples are: on the white tile, a Cruffle fill, Mooka and Indy-rella and on the black tile, a Printemps fill, with Lisette in the background.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Panepinto, tangle and deconstruction by Lucy Farran. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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10 comments to How to draw PANEPINTO

  • MaryAnne S.

    Thanks for that video Linda! I had no idea what a boat parade was like, it looks like so much fun. And thanks for the new tangle too Lucy!

  • Brenda Atchley

    I love to see all the new Tangles. Had to quit playing for a while because carpal tunnel surgery. I have abused my hands for years with knitting crocheting and jewelry making. Hope to resume soon to Zentangle

  • This pattern is a beauty with lots of possibilities to variate, I like it very much. It looks great on that black tile!
    Thank you for the video Linda, in Belgium we associate Christmas always with coldness, rain and snow, it is very special to see it can be total different. I wish you a pleasant weekend!

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Thanks Ria, it’s a special place that is for sure. I’m glad the video helps a little to convey the spirit of the holiday season in South Florida … Enjoy a beautiful weekend yourself 🙂

  • Sarah Fowler

    This is a great tangle Lucy. Love the way you can incorporate all sorts of others into the pattern, thank you!

  • nancy pearson

    Lucy I love this tangle. Thank you for sharing!

    Linda I cannot imagine being out near the water in December on purpose when I am in Utah wearing a coat and shoveling snow! It must be divine plus the sights and color on the water! Merry Christmas and thank you for all you do.

  • Thanks Lucy for a fun border tangle with lots of variations. And thank you Linda for sharing the video. Fun seeing how other parts of the country celebrate at the holidays.

  • Jody Genovese

    I think this is super pretty Lucy. I’ve been playing with it in my journal. Thank you for sharing..lots of possibilities with this one!

  • Lucy Farran

    Glad that everyone is enjoying Panepinto, I look forward to seeing what everyone else does with it. Happy New Year!

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