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How to draw ZANTE

Zentangle pattern: Zante. 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.The times they are a’chaingin” — SO long overdue and, we hope and pray, for the better. So many extra prayers being said this year …

Happy Monday and thanks for joining me again for another new week of tangle explorations.

Today’s lovely organic Zante tangle is from South African CZT Milde Weiss.

Milde and her husband traveled from South Africa to the USA in March to visit her daughter in South Carolina. As a result of the worldwide pandemic, their return flights to South Africa were cancelled and she has been finding lots of time to tangle while enjoying bonus time with her family.

Milde writes,

We are blessed to be able to spend some extra time with the family. Our flights back to South Africa have been cancelled numerous times, so we might be here for a while!

Zante is a tangle that I created a while ago. It was inspired by the Arum lily of my country, and is also called Zantedeschia.

I love to see these white lilies in springtime where they grow in masses in the veld, usually in wet areas, surrounded by their dark green leaves.

Smaller versions are available as potplants or for suburban gardens in yellow, pink and burgundy.

Milde’s lovely Zentangle® tile includes CZT Hanny Waldburger’s Ypsmi together with some Mooka tendrils.

Native to South Africa, Zantedeschia might be more familiar to you as the Calla Lily. This is a particularly lovely image from the Wikipedia entry:

Zantedeschia is a genus of eight species of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa from South Africa north to Malawi. The genus has been introduced on all continents except Antarctica.

Common names include arum lily for Z. aethiopica and calla and calla lily for Z. elliottiana and Z. rehmannii, although members of the genus are neither true lilies of Liliaceae, true Arums, nor true Callas (related genera in Araceae).

The colourful flowers and leaves of both species and cultivars are greatly valued and commonly grown as ornamental plants.

Milde describes her Zante tangle and how it is formed by simple elemental strokes,

The basic element of this tangle is a ‘bud’, formed by a C-curve, an S-shape and 2 more curved lines.

Add a central black spot with 2 auras, few ‘tendrils’, and voila!

Zante can be used as a ribbon tangle or a filler, and can also be done in the round from the inside out.

Milde illustrates the simple step-by-step instructions for drawing Zante below where her minimalist example features touches of graphite and General’s White Charcoal pencil to give dimension to the lovely cup shape. Be sure to check out the rest of Milde’s tangles on the site!

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Zante, tangle and deconstruction by Milde Weiss. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Read the lyrics to The Times They Are A-Changin on Bob Dylan’s website.

The order is rapidly fadin’

And the first one now will later be last

For the times they are a-changin’

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