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How to draw NOVU

Zentangle pattern: Novu. 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.Greetings and a very happy Wednesday to you as we charge towards another new month.

Blissfully, the days are getting noticeably longer, always a very welcome sign that good days are ahead.

Today’s Novu tangle is a Mooka tangleation from tangler Jessica (aka Jake) Dykes, and it’s her first on the site.

Jessica showcases Novu in these lovely detailed bookmarks:

She introduces herself and her tangle,

I am a 73 year old “Tangler,” and lifelong “doodler.” A dabbler in the arts since childhood, but only started tangling in Oct 2018.

After my husband’s death in 2017, I moved from Ohio to CT to be near my daughter, and discovered Zentangle® in a class at the local Senior Center. I’ve been tangling ever since.

Zentangle helped me grieve my husband’s death and weather the many challenges I had to face without him. It also brought me many new friends, and is currently helping me stay calm and sane during this pandemic. For all of that, I am very grateful and appreciative.

I named my pattern Novu (No-voo), from the term “Art NOuVeaU.”

My favorite artist is Alphonse Mucha, and my absolute favorite “go-to” tangle is Mooka (or Flux as drawn by Maria). Novu uses 3 Mookas of varying size, to form a simple, but graceful and elegant design; very reminiscent of jewelry, flatware, textile, and home decor patterns of the Art Nouveau era.

I’ve included a few variations, but I’m sure other tanglers will find even more ways to use it. I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.

Jessica illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Novu below where she also includes several ways to explore her Mooka-inspired tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Novu, tangle and deconstruction by Jessica Dykes. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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