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How to draw MYMUZE

Zentangle pattern: Mymuze. 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.Looks like a we’re having a run of bold tangles this week 🙂 Actually, bold is my interpretation of today’s tangle as you’ll see in a moment.

Today’s Mymuze is from Florida CZT Heidi Kay, and it’s her third on the site.

Heidi writes,

My late mother was a master quilter and artist. She and was my best friend and the source of so many of my talents. My Zentangle® story is intrinsically about my mom, as I first discovered Zentangle while going through my mothers studio after she passed away. On her bookshelf was Beckah Kruahula’s One Tangle a Day. She had never shown it to me before or mentioned Zentangle. The book was full of post it notes marking patterns that had inspired her for quilting ideas. I took the book home, played with it, and was instantly smitten with the artform. Indeed it is true, that If not for her passing, I would never have discovered Zentangle. This story gives me goosebumps every time I tell it.

On a recent Friday it was her birthday. I had taken the day off to celebrate her and her art and while I listened to her favorite folk music that she raised me on, I tangled a large color piece based on “fabrics” she used in my favorite quilt of hers.

Its 6 x 9 feet, is a pattern entirely her design, and she cut and pieced it ALL by hand. It is exquisite and is my most treasured possession.

As I was tangling, it dawned on me that the central pattern of this masterpiece was a gorgeous pattern that would make a great tangle.

I have deconstructed and simplified the pattern here. My mom was indeed my muse, the source of my love of patterns and color, and most importantly, my best friend. I hope with this tangle, I can share her talents with the entire Zentangle community, and spread some joy.

For my example of Mymuze I used the quilt itself and Heidi’s example in the lower left of her tile below as my guide, a little different from the tangle itself but I liked the variation.

Heidi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Mymuze below. “My sample shows Mymuse in its simple form, as a string, as a fragment/border. It is very versatile and a bit addicting if you ask me. There are other ways to draw it, without the central square, with a circle in the center, and as a softer organic looking tangle.”

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Mymuze, tangle and deconstruction by Heidi Kay. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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