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How to draw TULY

Zentangle pattern: Tuly. 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, Happy Friday to ya! And this is a long holiday weekend for some of us …

Monday is Thanksgiving Day in Canada while here in the U.S. we have the federal Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day holiday.

This weekend is also the 11th anniversary of the start of my CZT#7 certification seminar in Providence, RI – a shout out to all my CZT#7 classmates! Here’s a flash-back photo of the late CZT Sharon Payne’s fabulous tangled high heel sneakers from our gallery of Zentangle®-inspired creations brought to the event by participants. If you look at the class photo (click the picture below, then the link for the large version of the photo), you’ll see Sharon front and center sporting her dazzling footwear. Great memories.

Sharon Payne's Tangled Boots

What an amazing journey we’ve all been on together.

Whatever you might be celebrating, even if it’s simply the glorious change of seasons, enjoy and be safe.


Today’s cool woven-tyle Tuly tangle is from Spanish CZT Carmen Muñiz Real and it’s her first on the site.

Carmen tells us a little about herself:

I was born in 1965 between the blue and green of Cantabria (North of Spain) and at the age of 21 years, I came to live in Madrid. Here I finished my studies in history and archeology and specialized in prehistoric art. Always focusing my activities in art, drawing, oil painting, ceramics and crafts in general.

I started teaching in a small studio in Madrid. About 20 years I specialized in using art as a form of therapy and I did a master’s degree in Applied Art Therapy seeking to bring well-being to my students.

In 2017, I was looking for new ways to approach my classes when I met the person I call my very good friend today, CZT María Tovar, she introduced me in the Zentangle Method™.

As soon as the certification was given in the Spanish language, I got the CZT certificate.

Now I have an academy, “Emocionarte academia” where, among other disciplines, I teach Zentangle with love and dedication.

Carmen’s explains her inspiration for Tuly, and its name:

One Sunday I went to visit the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid with a good friend.

We were entertained looking at the Roman mosaics. With impressive borders and geometric figures based on small tesserae [individual tiles used to create a mosaic].

When I get home, I went online to other museums where Roman mosaics can be seen and in “The Roman edifice with mosaic constanza” I found this image:

I liked it so much and it seemed so simple that it quickly became a tangle.

The name was born from my cat who was at the table watching.

Carmen illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Tuly below where she features it in a lovely Zentangle tile with the Zentangle-originals Crescent Moon and Doodah as embellishments and a sweet aura-ed Flux frame.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Tuly, tangle and deconstruction by Carmen Muñiz Real. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. These images are for your personal offline reference only. Please feel free to refer to the images to recreate this tangle in your personal Zentangles and ZIAs. However the artist and reserve all rights to the images and they must not be publicly pinned, altered, reproduced or republished. (Small side note: if you look at the legalese in Pinterest, you are legally responsible for obtaining permission to post every photo that gets ‘Pinned’. Giving credit or sharing the source link doesn’t count.) Thank you for respecting these rights. For more information, click on the image for a discussion entitled “Artists for Respect” by several prominent artists. “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” ~ C.S. Lewis

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8 comments to How to draw TULY

  • Joyce Elizabeth Francis

    Linda: Your post today really took me back in time. I’m a #7 and was there with you in Rhode Island. I remember the knee-high tangled to the hilt! Thanks for a nostalgic beginning to my day. Joyce Francis CZT-7.

  • Carmen Menchón

    Tuly is a great one full of possibilities. I’ll try it as soon as posible! Thanks for sharing your experience and inspiration, Carmen.

  • Amanda

    Oh wow this pattern is gorgeous!! Amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  • Debbie Raaen

    Really love this one Carmen. Had to draw it immediately. Organized but at the same time organic with it’s curvy lines. Thank you.

  • JessicaDykesCZT39

    Thanks for sharing this Tuly with us, especially all the examples of how to use, embellish, shade and highlight.I’m going to try it today!?

  • Brenda Urbanik

    Such a beautiful tangle. Thank you so much for sharing it here. xx

  • Anne Morrison

    Linda, thanks for the memories. My sister and I were both part of CZT7 and I remember meeting you. It was such a great time. Thank you for all you do with this site! You really do an amazing job. Best, Anne Morrison CZT7

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