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How to draw FIMPLES

Zentangle pattern: Fimples. 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.Hello again friends, a very Happy Wednesday to you. {Off topic.} Does such a thing as hump day still have any meaning at all? Just wondering …

Today’s Fimples tangle comes from UK CZT Chrissie Frampton. Chrissie has ten more fun tangles on the site, be sure to check them all out.

I was feeling the need for a grid-based tangle and rediscovered Chrissie’s Fimples while wandering around in “the vault”.

Chrissie created Fimples as a fragment as part of a challenge to “use a grid tangle or make up our own” from her CZT20 classmate from The Netherlands, Anoeska Waardenburg. “Thus Fimples was born.

Her sample tile shows ways of arranging the fragment to create an interesting and unusual “off the grid” composition. With thanks to Chrissie for her kind permission to include her tile …

On flickr, look for this arrow in the lower right corner of your screen to download the steps.

For my Fimples example I chose the simplicity of a straight-up grid version with some basic mirroring as Chrissie demonstrates in her tile.

Chrissie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Fimples here on her flickr account.

UPDATE: For those who are unable to access the steps with mobile devices, Chrissie has graciously given me permission to add them here for your convenience:

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Fimples, tangle and deconstruction by Chrissie Frampton. 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 the article “Copyrights and your blog.” “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

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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.

And remember, to quote Zentangle's co-founders Rick and Maria: tangles should be "magical, simple and easy to create", non-objective patterns of repetitive strokes that are easy to teach and offer a high degree of success to tanglers of all ages.

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

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3 comments to How to draw FIMPLES

  • Looks like a fun fragment to play with.

  • Dessie Arnold

    Wow, Chrissie! Not only does this look like a very fun and possibility-filled tangle, but I really enjoyed looking at some of your other tiles on your Flikr site! Thank you so much for all of it, and as always, thank you, Linda for providing your very useful website and for the great care and time you take with choosing the tangles and presenting them so well!

    Thank you, thank you. thank you!

    Dessie

  • Cheri Walker

    I am going to try this tangle today! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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