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How to draw JAYBARZ

Zentangle pattern: Jaybarz. 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.Hello and Happy Spring my tangling friends. A breath of warmth and rays of sunshine to you.

For all our friends down under Autumn has just begun, another lovely season with all its own special pleasures!

Today’s nice easy Deco-looking Jaybarz is from Colorado CZT Sue Clark and it’s her seventh tangle on the site.

I always enjoy going back and browsing through each person’s tangles when I add another and discovered I wrote this about “the Zen of Zentangle” with Sue’s first tangle on the site, Cheers:

What I really love about Cheers is that despite its apparent complexity it sticks to the Zentangle® philosophy of just 2 or 3 simple lines repeated continuously.

More complex patterns require thinking about how to build them and not readily allowing one to get into the “unthinking” rhythm of a Zentangle experience.

Simple tangles are the Zen of Zentangle.

A good reminder about heart of the Zentangle Method™  — no planning, no thinking, just mindful repeated strokes.

As Sue notes with her tangle, Jaybarz can be tangled symmetrically or randomly and the length and size of the J strokes can be varied for more explorations.

Sue illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Jaybarz here on her blog. Click on her steps image for an enlarged version to save for your offline reference.

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4 comments to How to draw JAYBARZ

  • Joyce Blodgett

    Fun pattern! My late son’s name was Jayson (Jayson Lee), and his baby sister’s was Jennifer (Jennifer Elizabeth Rose), and I like to use their names in various patterns that I come up with, and this pattern, JAYBARZ, works very well with the other letters of their full names.

    I think I have an idea for a ZIA that will combine the letters of both their names.
    It would be only for me, of course, my designs being commemorative tributes of my late children, and now I think I can make something extraordinary with all their letters.

  • Elly

    io so nice – thank you

  • Martha

    I like it! Thank you!

  • Sarryanna

    Love it! One of my new favorites.

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