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How to draw BELLAH

Zentangle pattern: Bellah. 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.It’s been almost a year since NY CZT Beatrice Aronas shared her Return and Jud tangles for us to explore.

Today she’s back with her Bellah tangle and together with some beautiful examples she has a sweet story about its origin.

Beatrice writes,

This tangle came into being unexpectedly almost a year ago.

My friend Bellah called, as always, for a long chat. Her world is full of special events, unusual meetings, magical stories, inspiring things. As if she were living a carefree life in paradise. But she is not. She just sees beauty and kindness wherever she turns. Always grateful and very giving and, no matter what, like a SunFlower, she always turns to the Light.

While I was enjoying her talk I was playing with my Micron pen in my notebook. A few days later after her call, I returned to my notebook to get the information she had given me, and took a closer look at my unconscious scribbles. A few things attracted my attention and this looked new to me.

Beatrice’s lovely tribute to her friend is beautifully done in her Zendala tile featuring Bellah flowing from a Printemps spiral at the center with Tipple bubbles here and there …

Compared to Beatrice’s puffy and gorgeous examples, I could definitely up my game on the shading for Bellah. Practice, practice, practice! (Back to the tangling board?)

Beatrice illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Bellah below. The accompanying tiles also feature the Zentangle-originals Rain and Crescent Moon.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Bellah, tangle and deconstruction by Beatrice Aronas. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Everyone is invited to submit patterns, you do not need to be a CZT. However, in order for patterns to be considered for TanglePatterns.com you must submit them to me by email. Here's how:

For details on how to submit your pattern for consideration visit the SUBMIT YOUR PATTERN page on the top menu bar of any page on the site. 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.

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

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