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How to draw MAGICTU’S

Zentangle pattern: Magictu's. 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.Hello friends!

It’s great to see you again for another fun week of tangle inspiration, let’s get started …

Magictu’s, our easy Monday tangle, is from French CZT Sandrine Bohain and it’s her first on the site.

Sandrine introduces herself and her tangle,

I’ve been a CZT since November 2021. I have been practicing the Zentangle Method™ for 3 years and I have been leading workshops for a year.

I am passionate about tangles and the whole benevolent philosophy of this method.

Imagining and deconstructing my pattern was a real pleasure. I am also very connected to the plant world. So I decided to create my first tangle inspired by nature.

I present to you Magictu’s inspired by a plant of the cactaceae family more commonly called “Christmas cactus“.

Schlumbergera - Christmas Cactus

I like to make it and sometimes I add an aura or other patterns inside it like static.

Sandrine illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Magictu’s below together with a simple duotangle tile again using the Zentangle-original Static.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Magictu's, tangle and deconstruction by Sandrine Bohain. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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5 comments to How to draw MAGICTU’S

  • Mary

    WOW! This is a really cool tangle…Xmas cacti made into a tangle! Love it and look forward to making it a part of my Zentangle pieces! Thank you Sandrine for sharing it and also thank you Linda for putting it on your site!!! Cool!

  • Linda Dochter, CZT

    My mother had a Christmas cactus that she propagated for many others for over fifty years. I will use this tangle in a tribute to her.

    Thank you.

  • A cool and easy botanical tangle. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jan Brandt, CZT 12

    Finding this tangle, just now, is seriously an almost unbelievable coincidence … My husband and I are sitting with our morning coffee, he catching up with the latest news on his phone while I’m enjoying searching for new-to-me tangles on I commented about how fun it is to discover new tangles, and he said, “Yeah, all you gotta do is look around!” Pointing to the Christmas Cactus on our coffee table, he said, “Like that … “ I glanced up to see what he was pointing to, and said “Hmmmmm … not sure what I could do with that …” Returning my attention to my iPad, I scrolled down a bit and saw … THIS post … … … ! Goose bumps …!

    Beautifully deconstructed, Sandrine!!

    Wow … … …

  • Martha

    Thank you! I favor botanical-looking tangles, and this will be a great complement to the mostly curvy ones I usually draw. It reminds me of my mother, who loved “Christmas” cactus.

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