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How to draw HEARTGRAMP

Zentangle pattern: Heartgramp. 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.Happy almost-St.-Patrick’s-Day my friends!

Today’s Heartgramp tangle is from Canadian tangler Cyndi Knapp and while it’s based on hearts it’s adaptable to creating a traditional 3-leaf shamrock-like motif too if your heart so desires.

Shamrocks symbolize St. Patrick’s Day because St. Patrick was a Christian missionary who used a clover to explain the Holy Trinity of Christianity, which is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He said the three leaves stand for the three beings of God, and the stem shows how they are united into one. ~ source

Cyndi explains her inspiration and the name of her latest tangle:

While going through a small wooden box of keepsakes, I came across my grandfather’s drivers license. In between it and it’s protective sleeve there were two perfectly preserved four leaf clovers which have to be at least 64 years old!

Finding his clovers inspired me to create a simple Zentangle pattern – one that could be used for both St. Patrick’s Day and St Valentine’s Day. It’s named Heartgramp for its shape, for my grandfather and so it would be listed side by each with Heartgram if it was lucky enough to be published.

In the spirit of a little St Patrick’s Day fun, the Zentangle illustration contains two four leaf clovers for the finding and good luck.

Love Cyndi’s “side by each” Canadianism 🙂

Cyndi illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Heartgramp below where she features it in a lovely ZIA zendala with “Printemps and Feeling Knotty (A big thank you to Cherryl Moote for her tutorial!!!)”.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Heartgramp, tangle and deconstruction by Cyndi Knapp. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Saint Patrick depicted in a stained-glass window at Saint Benin’s Church, Ireland. By Andreas F. Borchert, CC BY-SA 4.0

Check out the tag cyndik for more of Cyndi’s tangles on TanglePatterns.com.

More tangles that can be used to celebrate the “Luck o’ the Irish” can be found on the site here:

  • Sh’rock (technicality: four-leaf clover, not a shamrock) by CZT Diane Lachance
  • Sláinte by Kate McIlreavy
  • Lukiline by CZT Mary Masi
  • Lucky by CZT Adele Bruno
  • the aforementioned Feeling Knotty by CZT Cherryl Moote, and
  • Kaitio by CZT Donna Pedersen.

Saint Patrick’s Day

From Wikipedia: “Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.”

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