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Tangle Pattern Refresher 2

Tangle Refresher!

Pattern Refresher! This is the second installment highlighting some of the great tangle patterns posted at this time last year …

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New Ultra Fine Sharpies in Limited Edition Set

Limited Edition Sharpies

For those of you who love to tangle in color, I discovered this fantastic new ultra-fine nib Sharpie Limited Edition set of 24 fabulous colors in permanent ink.

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Tangle Pattern Refresher 1

Tangle Refresher!

Pattern Refresher! I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the great tangle patterns posted at this time last year …

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Travel in style with your Zentangle® tiles

Zentangle® tile cases

Just in time for summer travels, here’s a great tip for keeping your Zentangle tiles clean and handy when you’re on the go.

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Book Review: Zen Quilting Workbook

Zen Quilting Workbook

Just posted my review of CZT Pat Ferguson’s new “Zen Quilting Workbook”, and sharing a very cool tip from the book that you can use whether you’re a quilter or not: how to easily distinguish your favorite pen nib sizes from one another.

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Tips from Sakura on using their Micron pens

Sakura Micron Pens

In recent correspondence with Sakura about issues I experienced with a Sakura Pigma Micron Pen Set, I received some very useful information about using our classic Zentangle® pens. Thought it was worth sharing with you all, so here it is …

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Zen Quilting Workbook

Zen Quilting Workbook

Good grief! Somehow I missed this new Zentangle-inspired book, “Zen Quilting Workbook”, by CZT® and master quilter Pat Ferguson.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Semi-Transparency

semi-transparency bubble

More skills for your drawing repertoire! Guest Contributor Sandra Strait goes above and beyond with this highly detailed drawing techniques tutorial on how to make an object appear semi-transparent. She illustrates two versions, one using color and one in black and white.

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Zentangle copyright update

Let's discuss it!

CZT® Kass Hall added this comment to our recent copyright discussion (“Copyright issues you should know”) and it’s an important notice so I wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention.

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Guest Contributor: Genevieve Crabe on Stippling to Create Shading

stippling

Guest Contributor CZT Geneviève Crabe illustrates that by using the technique of stippling you can achieve shading with pen and ink as well as with a traditional pencil.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on Shading for Translucence

translucence

Guest Contributor Sandra Strait offers another excellent drawing techniques tutorial. Here she shows how to make an object appear translucent using pen and ink.

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Revisiting the basics one year after

On May 5, 2011 TanglePatterns is One Year Old

On this first anniversary of the launch of TanglePatterns.com in May 2010, I offer 10 of my favorite official patterns that were among the first published on the site and encourage you to incorporate a few of them in your Zentangles.

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AlphaTangle NOW available – for real

Greetings all, quick status update for you.

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Guest Contributor: Kass Hall on “The value of a CZT”

Let's discuss it!

Australian CZT® Kass Hall published “The Value of a CZT” on her blog and I requested and received her permission to republish it on TanglePatterns because it is food for thought.

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More free videos about Zentangle

Tips, Tools, Techniques

CZT® Suzanne McNeill recently filmed several videos for Jerry’s Artarama demonstrating how to get started with Zentangle and how to add various techniques to Zentangle-inspired art. All five are available for viewing free on Jerry’s Artarama site at the links below.

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New revised edition of AlphaTangle just released

Good News! Sandy Bartholomew’s “AlphaTangle” has just been republished by Suzanne McNeill’s Design Originals, and it’s a fun “new and improved, revised and updated” edition. Here’s what’s new.

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Exploring TanglePatterns

Let's discuss it!

TanglePatterns.com has been growing with many new subscribers and I wanted to thank you for joining us and offer you all a very special welcome. There are lots of good things you might have missed so I thought I’d bring a few to your attention.

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Tangle fun with rubber stamps

In her book Zentangle 3, CZT Suzanne McNeill suggests using simple rubber stamps as a design outline then using tangles to develop the image into Zentangle-inspired art. In this video, Suzanne demonstrates this fun and easy technique.

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Ideas for storing your Zentangle tiles

Zentangle Tile Storage Pockets

If you’ve been wondering how to preserve and store your collection of completed Zentangle® tiles, reader Angela Gamble from Hagerstown, Indiana, has found a solution that works for her and may just be the answer for you too.

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Copyright issues you should know

Let's discuss it!

With so many new people joining the ranks of the Zentangle Zealots, the inevitable enthusiasm is beginning to raise questions about the fair use of tangle patterns in art for sale, as well as create some outright copyright infringement issues. It’s time to address this important topic so we’re all on the same page.

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait’s Shade, Shape, Blend Color & Add Texture

Shape, shade

Guest Contributor Sandra Strait offers our Gentle Readers another great how-to tutorial. This one is a technique using squirkles to shade, shape, blend color and add texture to your drawings.

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Sandy’s Book Reviewed

Yoga For Your Brain

Wanted to let you all know that I posted my review of Sandy’s FANTASTIC new book, Yoga for Your Brain. Just one of the many highlights of this book: there are 76 brand new patterns all created by Sandy!

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Guest Contributor: Sandra Strait on How to Draw a Ribbon

Sandra Strait's Zentangle featuring Ribbons

Sue Palmer of Westerly RI, recently emailed asking for guidance on drawing a ribbon. I asked Sandra Strait if she had time to respond to Sue’s request and she replied with this great tutorial illustrating not one but two techniques.

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Two MORE new Zentangle books

Time to Tangle With Colors

Suzanne’s publishing company, Design Originals, has been very busy the last few months because there are two MORE new Zentangle books coming out this week.

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Additions and corrections to Linda’s List

With the input of CZT Mimi Lempart, here are 13 additional “official patterns” and a couple of corrections.

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Two new Zentangle books now available!

Yoga For Your Brain

NEWS!! The wait is over, Gentle Readers. Here’s exciting news for your Zentangle library!

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My list of the Official Tangle Patterns

Sampler of Official Tangle Patterns

Not all of the Zentangle® tangles created by originators Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are posted online. However, every “official” tangle pattern that does have online step-by-step drawing instructions is posted here on TanglePatterns. Here is my compilation of ALL the official tangle patterns for your personal reference.

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Send Sandy an eye-shaped Zentangle

Totally Tangled author, Sandy Bartholomew

Totally Tangled author, Sandy Bartholomew had successful eye surgery today (planned) and her colleagues are asking for eye-shaped Zentangles to be mailed to her …

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Tangle your name

My name (Linda) drawn in a Zentangle, using Tangle Patterns whose names start with the letters of my name

Recently CZT® Laura Harms started a fun weekly Zentangle® challenge and it’s open to everyone to participate. Here’s my own challenge for you: tangle your name and here’s how (it’s not what you think! Check it out …)

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Tangle Mania

TanglePatterns.com's 2010 Bandwidth Usage

We are almost two whole weeks into the New Year and I’d like to say a special welcome to all the new members who’ve subscribed in the last few weeks. I’m guessing many received a Zentangle® book as a Christmas gift, and now you’re hooked.

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