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How to draw DIAM’N FEEL

Zentangle pattern: Diam'n Feel. 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! I trust you’re hanging in there and adjusting well to the new normal.

As Robert and I are in the age and health categories where we must be extra careful, we’ve discovered the pleasure of home delivery for groceries. I totally love it! And extra special blessings for the wonderful folks who are providing this type of service for all of us. Of course they are not alone in the category of people who deserve extra special blessings, brave heroes and selfless souls all. And we are so grateful to each and every one.

Today we have one of my favorite kinds of tangles, a grid-based one. This type of tangle fills up a section of your tile so easily and the designs are simply endless.

Diam’n Feel is from Belgian tangler Tina Raymaekers and it’s her first on the site.

Tina writes,

I first got in touch with Zentangle® 10 years ago, but then life interfered. Until October 2018, to make a long story short, I ended up in a burn-out. Single mum, trying to handle two jobs and getting the renovations of my house done in time, took too much.

I was out for a year, and it was Zentangle that got me through this terrible time. So not letting go of that again.

I even have a spot waiting for me in the next CZT training in Europe. So really, excited about that.

Tina didn’t explain the inspiration for her tangle and I forgot to ask, but it’s easy and fun and that’s all that matters. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. I was itching to use a White Sakura Gelly Roll pen on my example to decorate the large black shapes but I resisted the urge 🙂

Tina illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Diam’n Feel below where she features it in a simple, striking monotangle. The tiny touch of shading in at the grid crossings really adds a lovely dimensional element to this tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Diam'n Feel, tangle and deconstruction by Tina Raymaekers. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Today’s smile is from an anonymous contributor via Twitter …

SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! for all of us in the community who don't do social media (there are many, including me) if you've seen something funny that "takes the mickey" out of our current sticky situation and you'd like to give a smile to your Zentangle friends, email the image (with credits if at all possible) to me ( using the subject line "Laughter is the best medicine" and I'll select the best ones to add to the upcoming posts for a while. Let's see what you've got!



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