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How to draw SPRINGKLE

Zentangle pattern: Springkle. 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!

It’s our first long weekend of this brand new year and a Federal holiday today in the USA in observance of the birthday of the trailblazing activist and brilliant orator Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history”.

From his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964:

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.

This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes on Biography.com

Today’s tangle …

The Zentangle®-original tangle Springkle was released to CZTs in our private newsletter eight years ago, in April 2012.

And though I’m aware there are many tanglers (myself included) who aren’t keen on video-only instructions nevertheless today I decided to add Springkle to our resource because it appeared not long ago in a Zentangle video.

Even without printable steps to refer to offline Springkle is such an easy tangle when you simply follow Maria’s lead in the video.

When Zentangle HQ publishes some of these tangles (where we have video but no printable steps) in their public newsletter I will of course add those links to the appropriate pages on the site. In the meantime, if you feel like it you can use the free forms available on the DOWNLOADS page on the top menu bar to make your own record of the steps.

Springkle is a tangle Maria demonstrated in a video in the Lesson 1 Video of Zentangle’s Project Pack 06.

After she adds both black and white Mooka to her page, and then some Crescent Moon along the Mooka stems, at 6:19 she adds Springkle to the tops of several of the Mooka.

If you want to jump right to the segment where Maria morfs Mooka into Springkle: start the video then slide the red timer dot along to 6:19. Pause and resume as desired.

BTW – the gear icon to the left of the YouTube logo in the lower right corner also gives you the ability to change the playback speed so you can slow down the video to watch the strokes if necessary.

Like the Zentangle-original Zinger, Springkle is a fun element to add to your Zentangles.

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UPDATE April 17, 2020 – Project Pack #09. As part of the Spring has Sprung project pack, Maria joins her daughter Molly for the second preparation video. In this video, Maria demonstrates how to tangle Pokeleaf at 4:15, Pokeroot at 7:53, Rixty at 10:04, two versions of Flux at 14:30, Sampson at 19:19, Springkle at 22:36, and Verdigogh at 25:51.

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Check out the tag zentangle for more Zentangle-original (aka “official”) tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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Zentangle Project Pack Summaries on TanglePatterns

For your convenience here are the links to all of my Zentangle Project Pack summaries:

  1. November 2017: Introducing Sakura’s White Gelly Roll Pens
  2. December 2017: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2017 Edition - A Stroll Down Memory Lane
  3. June 2018: A Zentangle Ensemble
  4. December 2018: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2018 Edition – Making a Zentangle Spinner
  5. April 2019: Zentangle Cartouches
  6. August 2019: No Mistakes
  7. December 2019: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2019 Edition – Light and Shade
  8. March 2020: Dancing in the Moonlight
  9. April 2020: Spring has Sprung
  10. July 2020: The Legend of Zentangle
  11. September 2020: Fee-PHI-Fo-Fun!
  12. December 2020: The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020 Edition - Zentangle Renaissance
These are the links to my Zentangle Apprentice Project Pack summaries:
  1. Coming January - February 2021: The Basics of the Zentangle Method

NOTE: You can always find the Project Pack Summaries by looking under ZENTANGLES on the top menu bar for the ZENTANGLE PROJECT PACKS page. OR by looking in the left sidebar under TANGLES BY TYPE for the tag projectpack.

Related Links

  • Looking for tangles by Artist or Type? For details visit the ABOUT > HOW TO FIND TANGLES BY ARTIST OR TYPE page on the top menu bar of any page on the site.
  • What is a Zentangle? — if you are new to the Zentangle Method, start here for the fundamentals
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle.
  • How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns
  • For lots of great FREE tutorials on TanglePatterns, click on the TUTORIALS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page
  • Strings! Have we got STRINGS! Click on the STRINGS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page for 250 different (free) Zentangle-starters. More than enough for any lifetime!

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