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How to draw MIM-MNE

Zentangle pattern: Mim-Mne. 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.And so we arrive at the last Friday of April 2020.

Wouldn’t a crystal ball be handy round about now …

Today we have the lovely tangle Mim-Mne from our Italian CZT colleague, Laura Rossi Doria and it’s her first tangle on the site.

Laura tells us a little about herself,

I come from Italy, near Turin, the city where I was born and where I lived until I got married. I love my city and my country so much because “Every stone you step on has a story behind it”, as one of my German teachers said. 

I lived in Germany for 3 years and there I attended an intensive German course every day. But in my head German was overwritten with English.

In those days I was in Italy for holidays and I met Zentangle and fell so in love with it that I wanted to teach it to others.

A few years later I attended the first European certification seminar, it was a bilingual (German/English) and I was able to listen to the seminar in both languages and have conversations with all the people but my sentences were very funny, a bit English and a bit German, like Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars. I and my new CZT friends had a lot of fun!

About Mim-Mne.

My interests are architecture, photography, and Zentangle.

I was looking at a book about Antoní Gaudi‘s architecture (“Gaudì, introduzione alla sua architettura”, J. E. Cirlot, 2008, Triangle Postals, Barcelona), when I saw a very interesting rose window.

I tried to deconstruct and redraw it. Than I started to play with the lines, more than drawing. Mim-Mne (i like in “is” and e like in “leg” ) is the result.

About the name, I chose to join two lexical roots of the ancient Greek mim, imitate, and Mne, memory, because this tangle imitates Gaudi’s drawing and allows us to remember his work.

According to Wikipedia,

Rose window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style that are divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery. The name “rose window” was not used before the 17th century and according to the Oxford English Dictionary, among other authorities, comes from the English flower name rose.”
Zentangle pattern: Mim-Mne. 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.

We’ve had two tangles on the site inspired by rose windows, CZT Molly Hollibaugh’s Ratoon and CZT Susanna Redaelli’s Rosone. Laura’s Mim-Mne is a really versatile tangle and I had lots of fun trying out her variations including the sweet ribbon-style version on the right.

Laura illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Mim-Mne below where she includes a whole host of possible and different variations and beautiful example Zentangles.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Mim-Mne, tangle and deconstruction by Laura Rossi Doria. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. These images are for your personal offline reference only. Please feel free to refer to the images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights. For more information, click on the image for a discussion entitled “Artists for Respect” by several prominent artists. “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” ~ C.S. Lewis

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Happy Anzac Day to all our Aussie Friends!

Tomorrow, April 25th is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

“Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders ‘who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations’ and ‘the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.’ Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga, and previously also as a national holiday in Papua New Guinea and Samoa.” Wikipedia

Anzac Day is broadly equivalent to our Remembrance/Veterans Day (honoring all who served) combined with Memorial Day (commemorating those who died serving).

For the Fallen
Robert Laurence Binyon, by artist William Strang. Laurence Binyon
Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914.

Related Links

  • 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.
  • Un motif n’est pas toujours un tangle — Qu’est-ce qu’un tangle ?
  • Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
  • How to submit your pattern deconstruction to TanglePatterns
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • What is a Zentangle? — if you are new to the Zentangle Method, start here for the fundamentals

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