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How to draw OAO

Zentangle pattern: Oao. 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.Greetings my tangling friends and welcome back!

I trust you enjoyed a lovely weekend, it was a very warm one here in North America and, as I understand it, a pretty chilly one down under as we approach their customarily coldest month of the year.

Our sweet and easy heart-based Oao tangle is from Japanese tangler Kaori Nagasaku and it’s her first on the site.

And in case you’re wondering, I totally did not have a plan to follow Friday’s Ovo with Oao, it was just one of those odd/cool things that worked out that way. 🙂

Kaori introduces herself and her Oao hearts-and-spirals tangle:

I discovered Zentangle® a year ago. I was amazed that even without artistic skills, I could create intricate and beautiful drawings. While drawing Zentangles, I can focus entirely, and all my thoughts vanish, leaving my mind clear.

Since then, Zentangle has become an indispensable part of my life, and I’m determined to attend the CZT seminar in November 2024.

I’m a mother to an elementary school daughter who is in credibly precious and irreplaceable to me. Thinking of my daughter, I created this new tangle.

The tangle is named “OAO”, which stands for “One And Only”. This name reflects my wish for my daughter to feel confident and unique every day.

It also carries the message that everyone is a One-of-a-kind presence in this world.

Also one-of-a-kind is my precious sister Carol who is celebrating her birthday today, so Kaori’s heart tangle is well timed. Carol was my extra special birthday present as she was born the day after my second birthday. Our late Mom and Dad always made sure that each of us – including our younger sisters Karen and Bev – felt we are precious and one-of-a-kind, one-and-only’s, each in our own way. Happy Birthday, Carol!

Kaori Nagasaku illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Oao below and her tile demonstrates several ways to explore her delicate tangle.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Oao, tangle by and deconstruction by Kaori Nagasaku. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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