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RANDOM SELECTOR

Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings: simply pop in any number in the range of 1 to 250.

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How to draw PILLOWS

Zentangle pattern: Pillows. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Pillows.

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How to draw FLEURI

Zentangle pattern: Fleuri. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Geneviève Crabe’s Zentangle® pattern: Fleuri. Also a link to my recent interview on Killer Hobbies.

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How do you choose tangles?

Let's discuss it!

Yesterday on Tangle Refresher 18, new tangler Mir asked a question about selecting tangles and I thought it was a great question for discussion. Here’s my two cents … what about you, what advice would you give newbies on this subject?

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Tangle Refresher 18

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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New TanglePatterns Badge

If you have a blog or a website and would like to add a TanglePatterns badge to it, I’ve just added one to the site. Here’s how to get yours …

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How to draw OJO

Zentangle pattern: Ojo. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Lara Williams’ Zentangle® pattern: Ojo.

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How to draw WARTS AND WOBBLES

Zentangle pattern: Warts and Wobbles. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Cindy Straight’s Zentangle® pattern: Warts and Wobbles.

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STORIES: Traumatic brain injury; dealing with loss and grief

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In response to my recent announcement that I would be adding this new occasional series to TanglePatterns, I received emails from readers describing in their own words how Zentangle has changed their lives. Here are two of these touching personal stories.

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How to draw BANDOLA

Zentangle pattern: Bandola. 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.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Sadelle Wiltshire’s Zentangle® pattern: Bandola.

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How to draw PAVONIA

Zentangle pattern: Pavonia. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Angie Shade’s Zentangle® pattern: Pavonia.

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How to draw SPAANDERS

Zentangle pattern: Spaanders. Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate this tangle in your Zentangles and ZIAs, or link back to this page. However the artist and TanglePatterns.com reserve all rights to these images and they should not be pinned, reproduced or republished. Thank you for respecting these rights.

Links to online instructions for drawing Mariët Lustenhouwer’s Zentangle® pattern: Spaanders.

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New Series: How Zentangle® changes lives

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

One of my greatest, and most unexpected, rewards in running TanglePatterns.com is receiving comments and emails from fellow tanglers thanking me for the site and describing how Zentangle® has changed their lives …

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Tangle Refresher 17

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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How to draw FOHBRAID

Zentangle pattern: Fohbraid. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Sandra Strait’s Zentangle® pattern: Fohbraid.

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How to draw MEO

Zentangle pattern: Meo. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Jonathan Baetens’ Zentangle® pattern: Meo.

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How to draw JELLY ROLL

Zentangle pattern: Jelly Roll. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Jelly Roll. Also, news about Suzanne’s CHA 2011 Industry Achievement Award.

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How to draw DYZZEE

Zentangle pattern: Dyzzee. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Susan Goetter’s Zentangle® pattern: Dyzzee.

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How to draw DIAMOND DROPS

Zentangle pattern: Diamond Drops. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Janice Sherlock’s Zentangle® pattern: Diamond Drops.

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Tangle Refresher 16

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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Your feedback on the TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE

Let's discuss it!

The “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE” is going out by email today! I would love your feedback, so if you feel so inclined please leave a comment here.

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How to draw KRLI-Q

Zentangle pattern: KRLI-Qs. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: KRLI-Q.

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The TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2012 Edition, is ready!

TanglePatterns TANGLE GUIDE, 2012 Edition

Woohoo!!! It’s ready at last!

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How to draw POMEGRANATE

Zentangle pattern: Pomegranate. 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.

Online instructions for drawing Patti Gleve’s Zentangle® pattern: Pomegranate.

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How to draw FLEZ

Zentangle pattern: Flez. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing Lori Howe’s Zentangle® pattern: Flez.

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How to draw SUNDOO

Zentangle pattern: Sundoo. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Jane MacKugler’s Zentangle® pattern: Sundoo.

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How to draw DIAGONALS

Zentangle pattern: Diagonals. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle® pattern: Diagonals.

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Coming to you soon: a free PDF of all TanglePatterns patterns!

Happy New Year! Wishing all a joyful new year, members of the Cassini-Huygens team offer us their views of Saturn and the Cassini spacecraft. Cassini-Huygens, a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, which is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA. The Cassini orbiter (pictured at the top right of this image) and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

Happy New Year!

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Tangle Refresher 15

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure.

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A very Merry Christmas and a blessed 2012

Picasso's Dove of Peace

Well my tangling friends, the Christmas holiday is here with all the love and peace and hope it brings to our hearts. Robert and I are looking forward to our usual quiet celebration with loved ones near and far. We’ll enjoy a few movies, lots of our favorite music, and enough sugary treats to last another year. My wishes for you and yours …

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How to draw YABBUT

Zentangle pattern: Yabbut. 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.

Links to online instructions for drawing CZT® Margaret Bremner’s Zentangle® pattern: Yabbut.

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