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How to draw PDA

Zentangle pattern: PdA. 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 again my tangling friends!

I trust you enjoyed a pleasant weekend and are looking forward to your weekly inspiration of tangles.

PdA, today’s cool and easy Monday tangle, is from Spanish CZT Meritxell Torrent Llongarriu and it’s her first on the site.

Meritxell introduces herself and tells us about her tangle inspiration:

I live in Girona, it’s a beautiful city at 100 km from Barcelona.

I always explain how I found Zentangle® in two steps: I discovered Tangle on December 2016, and the Zen on March 2020 and from then I search my everyday Zentangle moment for me (it’s part of me), finally in 2021 I attended at the CZTEU04 and became a CZT.

This tangle is inspired because I have seen a design in a tile since 1982 on my parent’s floor apartment. And finally, I decided to deconstruct a part of it and create a tangle. Its name is PdA the capital letters of the place, and the place is Platja d’Aro 🙂

Wikipedia has fascinating reading on the history of Meritxell’s medieval hometown of Girona if you’re so inclined, including this overview photo.  “9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Girona” has great photos and shares some of the Game of Thrones filming locales.

Costa Brava Pirineu de Girona

By Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Pirineu de Girona – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

With a little creativity PdA I think could be wrangled into an orderly formation with the seed shapes but the free-form version sure is fun to tangle too. I liked Meritxell’s example below with the bold black background so that’s what I used for my example too.

Meritxell illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing PdA below and she demonstrates it in some sample tiles: one with CZT Margaret Bremner’s Prestwood correction: CZT Tomàs Padrós’s Oasis, one “with a variation of Printemps“,  and “as a fragment in a Bijou.”

How to draw the Zentangle pattern PdA, tangle and deconstruction by Meritxell Torrent Llongarriu. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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