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How to draw TULIPDUE

Zentangle pattern: TulipDue. 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.Hi everyone, welcome to Wednesday’s sweet TulipDue tangle from Spanish CZT Carmen Varela Trigo.

TulipDue is her first tangle on the site.

Carmen introduces herself and her tangle,

I live in Redondela, Galicia, a community in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, in a coastal town where the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela passes through.

My passion for the Zentangle began during the confinement in March 2020, since then every day I look for a moment to draw, or what is the same, disconnect. During this process I got to know myself better, appreciating myself, and loving myself, without judgments, seeing opportunities where before I saw mistakes.

I am a bookbinding craftswoman, and for 20 years I have been working as a workshop teacher in an Occupational Center of a Mental Health Association, and from the beginning, I saw the possibilities that this method could have with the people I work with, and this was which prompted me to certify as CZT.

TulipDue is an organic tangle of border or grid, which is inspired by a porcelain jar.

We’ve visited Santiago de Compostela in the past with Swiss CZT Tina Hunziker’s Buen Camino tangle, so if you’re interested in a little background on the famous Santiago de Compostela Catholic pilgrimage route be sure to check that out.

Carmen shares this lovely ZIA tile mosaic featuring TulipDue:

Carmen illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing TulipDue below and she demonstrates it in a lovely minimalist monotangle Zentangle tile.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern TulipDue, tangle and deconstruction by Carmen Varela Trigo. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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3 comments to How to draw TULIPDUE

  • Mary D'Angelo

    Congratulations on your first published pattern! It’s a pretty one! I remember how excited I was to have my first one accepted on the site.
    I wish you many more lovely ideas! Mary D’Angelo CZT 32

  • What a great new tangle to explore!! So many possibilities are already jumping into my brain 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!

  • Carmen Varela Trigo

    Muchas gracias por la acogida, me emociono solo de pensar que lo utiliceis en alguno de vuestros trabajos. Ahora Tulipdue tiene volar solo, y le deseo lo mejor!!!.

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