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How to draw INDI-A

Zentangle pattern: Indi-A. .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.Hi everyone, welcome to a brand new week of tangle fun and inspiration.

But first … what a great weekend that was!

UEFA’s EURO2020 tournament football matches (a carry-over from last year, for obvious reasons) have been fantastic entertainment. And the Grand Départ of Le Tour de France rolled out from Brest in the northwest of France on Saturday morning, it never fails to delight and surprise. The next few weeks promise to be wonder-ful for we armchair sports fans!

If you’re new to the Tour de France and want to get into watching it but don’t know where to start, check out this Beginner’s Guide to the Tour de France or watch the excellent video primer at the end of today’s post. Then set your DVR for some great viewing.

Today’s Indi-A tangle is from CZT Anu Singh, originally from India but now living in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates.

Anu writes,

I have had a long career in advertising, digital & social media marketing. I worked hard for years to raise my two daughters alone and then took the first step to go to Rhode Island to be a CZT at CZT 31.

My life has been so much richer and peaceful and I started on my creative journey with so much gratitude.

About her tangle she writes,

I tangle a lot but I also paint and do other mediums that include tangling.

I am from India and I am passionate about Indian art and the amazing shapes that are used. Indian folk art uses many shapes inspired by natural fruits and vegetables. Every time I tangle, I miss an Indian shape or touch to my tangling. So I did a lot of research and realised there were few tangles with Indian inspired shapes.

I got my inspiration from the Mango or the Paisley shape and then created the tangle Indi-A. Its named after India and the capital A goes with my name Anu!

I love working with it and it can be filled with any pattern or lines. It has endless opportunities after the basic shape is done, as you can see in the tile included with the steps.

To me the more obvious shape to Indi-A is the every-popular heart and as a result my example looks less paisley-like. A fun tangle and as Anu points out it can be filled with any embellishment that takes your fancy. Full of love no matter how you think of it.

Anu illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Indi-A below where she also features it in a Zentangle tile with Karry Heun’s Sand Swirl, CZT Hanny Waldburger’s Fleavy and the Zentangle-original Diva Dance, Waltz version.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Indi-A, tangle and deconstruction by Anu Singh. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Interested in learning how the Tour de France works? Here’s a brief primer …

Those of you who’ve been with me for a few years will recall that Robert and I are loyal fans of enjoying a three week tour of the beautiful French countryside all from the comfort of our sofa while watching the amazing, exciting, always-different Tour de France. This video does a good job of explaining the complexities of the Tour.

“The Tour de France is, quite simply, the biggest bike race in the world. Spread across 3 weeks every summer, Le Tour sees the fastest professional cyclists in the world race around France in a bid to take home the most iconic prize in cycling: the Yellow Jersey. With a different winner every day, and 4 different leaders jerseys changing hands throughout the race, it can be confusing to know what’s going on. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our beginners guide to the Tour de France.”


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  5. Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  6. "A Zentangle has no up or down and is not a picture of something, so you have no worries about whether you can draw a hand, or a duck. You always succeed in creating a Zentangle." Thus patterns that are drawings of a recognizable naturalistic or actual object, figure, or scene, are not tangles. A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle. TIP: tangles never start with pencil planning.
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