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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher


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Copyright Notice

My copyright notice has always been very clearly published at the bottom of every page on this site:

All contents of this website are protected intellectual properties Copyright © 2010 – 2022 Linda Farmer,, and artists where named.
COPYING CONTENT IN ANY FORM other than for your own personal offline reference, is EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.

Please be mindful of the fact that I have worked incredibly hard and for many, many long hours for over a decade to create the intellectual property on this site and everything displayed on it.

I offer this resource for free, and I am most grateful for the kind-hearted souls who make a donation of support, purchase my eBooks, or use my affiliate product links to help keep things going.

Without the financial support of the people who use the site, I could not continue this endeavor. If you use the site on a regular basis, please visit the SUPPORT TANGLEPATTERNS page and do your part to make sure this inspirational resource continues to be available to you.

  1. All content of is available solely for your own personal, offline, creative use.
  2. The site’s content is NOT AVAILABLE FOR REPRODUCTION OR PUBLICATION INCLUDING PINNING and is subject to copyright owned by Linda Farmer and and the artists where named.
  3. COPYING CONTENT IN ANY FORM, other than for your own personal offline reference, is prohibited.
  4. COMMERCIAL USE of any content is expressly prohibited and protected by registered copyright owned by Linda Farmer and and the artists where named.
  5. When you create a piece of art in any form that incorporates a tangle/pattern, even sold on art and products, you do not have to label the patterns or credit their creators. Side note: giving credit brings good karma and it’s just good manners to acknowledge your source. For much more on this topic, visit the ZENTANGLES tab on the top menu bar on any page and look for the article “Guidelines for creating Zentangle-inspired Art and Products“.
  6. However, if you’re going to print/publish/sell tangles/patterns and/or their steps, you must obtain permission from its owner (creator) first.
  7. Teachers do not need permission to teach patterns but they must not reproduce the steps as handouts. Refer students to the original source.
  8. In addition, please read carefully the copyright notice about teaching the Zentangle® method here on the official site’s legal page.
  9. If you have a website or a blog, you are more than welcome to LINK to any of the posts or pages on this site. However you may not take the content or images and republish or pin them.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This means “the copyright holder reserves, or holds for their own use, all the rights provided by copyright law, such as distribution, performance, and creation of derivative works; that is, they have not waived any such right.”

Thank you for your understanding and for respecting my time and efforts as well as those of the artists who share their creations with us.

Copyright Primers – Bottom line: if it isn’t yours, don’t take it.

Anyone who has a website or a blog must be knowledgeable about copyright law and a Google search for articles will yield thousands of results. Here are some valuable links for you to check out:

And finally, here’s an excellent video by hand lettering artist Sean McCabe. Check out Sean’s blog and sign up if you are interested in learning about hand lettering.


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