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How to draw PAMELA

Zentangle pattern: Pamela. 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.Today we travel all the way to the west coast of Canada, to Surrey, British Columbia.

The lovely Pamela tangle is from Canadian artist and CZT Margaret Bremner.

Margaret has loads of great tangles on the site, be sure to check them out — more on how to do that below, but first … today’s tangle.

Pamela shares DNA with several other spiral-based tangles on the site including the recent Irice, and also Appease, Earjool, Mei, Butter and Rosé.

I liked Molly Hollibaugh’s description of this type of tangle in Project Pack #07. Pamela is one of those tangles “that blossom, radiate or in many cases create their own space rather than fill a predefined space. These tangles or tangling techniques are exciting and often become the star of the show.

Margaret explains the source of inspiration for her tangle and its name:

When Pam, a friend of ours, moved from a house to an apartment several years ago, we purchased a matching coffee table and end table from her. I really like the metal rod pattern in the centers and have finally taken time to deconstruct it. …

It’s what I call a ‘vessel tangle’, a tangle with a lot of empty spaces that you can add to as you please.

Margaret illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Pamela here on her blog where she includes a Zentangle® tile and several ZIA tiles demonstrating ways of exploring it especially as a “vessel” for other tangle fragments. You’ll also see a photo of her coffee table inspiration.

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Check out the tag margaretb for more of Margaret’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

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Scroll to that section in the sidebar, click the down arrow and select the type of tangle you're looking for, and a new page will open with the list of all the tangles of that type. (TANGLES BY ARTIST are located directly below there.)

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  • Third, many like to use the tangles listed at the end of every tangle in the "You might also like:" section of the page.
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