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How to draw C-LYN

Zentangle pattern: C-Lyn. Image © Linda Farmer and 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.Welcome to another fun week of tangle creativity, so lovely to see you again 🙂

Our easy Monday tangle is the whimsical C-Lyn tangle from Amherst, New Hampshire CZT Lynda Abbot, and it’s her first on the site.

Lynda introduces herself and her tangle,

Here’s a fun little pattern I created, it was inspired by the vintage ceiling tiles in my bathroom, of all things! Very versatile – get it, tile – with endless possibilities for variations.

I was coerced into a Zentangle class with my sister 4 years ago and have been obsessed with it since then! Finally had the courage to become a CZT but Covid decided to interfere. Thankfully there was a virtual seminar offered and I took the leap of faith.

I’m a very busy and stressed out nurse so this is the perfect obsession for me to share with family, friends, co-workers and patients.

I love whimsical tangles and Lynda’s play on words of ceiling/C-Lyn is enough to put a smile on your face too.

Lynda illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing C-Lyn below and features it in a fun monotangle demonstrating a few ways to fill the triangles.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern C-Lyn, tangle and deconstruction by Lynda Abbot. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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10 comments to How to draw C-LYN

  • Dr Donna Mahoney

    Oh how fun!! I was having tangle-block, trying to imagine what to use to fill-in this year’s agenda cover! I’ve got it now! They remind me of the cocktail glasses I’ve been filling up on Friday zoom with my 5 siblings! Since 2018 my daughter has given me an agenda with a blank cover for Christmas. Shortly into 2019, I soiled it with a big ink streak, and after being upset at myself for a few minutes, I realized it was an opportunity! The ink streak became a line in Pepper, and I’ve never looked at a blank agenda cover since! I’m working on my 2021 now, and will definitely incorporate C-Lyn. I love it! Stay safe, your devotion and care as a nurse is applauded and appreciated. Thank you Lynda! And thank YOU, Linda for helping us chill!

  • Roberta Cook

    A wonderful play on words, Lynda – very clever. Love your happy -go-lucky tangle. Thank you for creating and sharing.

  • Lynda Abbot

    What a great story!!! Cocktails!!! I would love to see you finished agenda! And thank you!

  • A fun play and went into my TAD calendar today. Trying to play with a new tangle every week in my calendar, so thanks for the share.

  • Such a fun playful tangle! This will make me smile as I incorporate it into a project. Thank you Linda! Hope NH is getting some spring weather this week!!

  • Jasmine Jehangir

    What a lovely to fill up and enhance the area and make it look so playful – thanks Lyn

  • Lynda

    Thank you! Gotta have some fun in life!

  • Louise Horner

    Love this whimsical tangle. It is so much fun to play with! Thanks for creating it!

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