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Step-by-steps & patterns Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) See an example of Morning Glories here See samples of bloom here 2/8's HEART S (no kick) See examples of this in use here You can find this pattern in a drawing here Find this one here and here (3rd one down) See this one in action here An example in my drawing sunset Les bienfaits insoupçonnés du gribouillage Je partage avec vous aujourd’hui un article très intéressant paru dans le Huffington Post sur le bienfaits des gribouillis. Bonne lecture ! Les livres de coloriage pour adultes sont à la mode, mais une autre activité artistique exige encore moins d’efforts que le maniement des crayons de couleur ou des feutres. Alors qu’on la voyait jusqu’ici d’un mauvais œil, elle améliore l’apprentissage, la créativité et les performances. 1. Amy Pyle, rédactrice en chef et « femme polyvalente » (comme elle aime à se décrire), griffonne pendant les réunions ou les conférences téléphoniques pour améliorer sa capacité de concentration. Une étude publiée en 2009 démontre que les sujets qui gribouillent pendant une conversation téléphonique retiennent 29 % d’informations supplémentaires par rapport à ceux qui se contentent de prendre des notes. 2. Thy Anh Vo aime se détendre en s’autocaricaturant. 3. 4. Capitulo a créé ce gribouillage alors qu’elle était « très, très, très contrariée, un soir » de 2014. 5.

How to draw JASMIN By Linda Farmer, CZT Jasmin is an unusual grid-based tangle pattern from German tangler Simone Bischoff. Its grid is based on rectangles rather than the more commonly found squares. And it produces a very pretty tangle. Simone writes (in German and translated by Mr. As I often do, because real tangles have “no right side up”, I’ve shown my example here turned 90 degrees from Simone’s instructions and to my eye it looks just as lovely from any viewpoint. Simone illustrates the steps for drawing her Jasmin tangle here on her blog and shows it with several lovely embellishments for you to enjoy. Be sure to check out the tag simoneb for more of Simone’s tangles on You might also like: Zentangle How to draw YUMA By Linda Farmer, CZT Here’s another fun tangle pattern from Swiss CZT Tina Hunziker who recently shared her KauriKunda tangle with us. Tina writes that she came up with this tangle in April of this year and it wasn’t inspired by anything in particular, “it came from inside me. i really like it, and named it ‘Yuma‘, in a native american language it’s a name meaning: the son of the chief.” Yuma is the type of tangle that really appeals to me. There isn’t a “pattern” per se, but simply some repeated random strokes that you add as your intuition indicates. There is an initial “logic” to it, but after that you’re on your own and each time turns out completely unique. In her steps below, Tina first shows a more “organic” version of Yuma that starts with a leaf-and-stem type drawing. Here are Tina’s step-by-step instructions for drawing Yuma. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Here is Tina’s lovely monotangle example of Yuma, with metallic pen accents.

How to draw NUWAVE By Linda Farmer, CZT Today West Virginia tangler Beth Snoderly shares another tangle pattern with us and Nuwave has a very cool optical effect. Beth has shared several tangles and strings with the Zentangle® community and I always look forward to seeing what she comes up with as they’re usually a little “off the beaten path”. For tangles, simplicity rules! Nuwave is formed on a simple dot grid, but with a little practice you can create Nuwave without it and it’s a very easy and rhythmic tangle to draw. “This pattern came from from a vector graphic off the web. Beth illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Nuwave below and features it in a simple monotangle. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Check out the tag beths for more of Beth’s tangles on You might also like:

How to draw VANO Vano is a very cool tangle pattern from Dutch tangler Hanneke Sieben, and it’s her first on the site. Vano is easy to draw and can fill any shape of section in your Zentangle® tile. The most difficult part of this tangle is drawing the freehand circles (come on, no cheating, this is Zentangle!) of the first two steps. Hanneke introduces herself and tells us about the inspiration for her tangle. I’m a 35yo working mom from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Vano was inspired by a red light on the backdoor of a white van in front of me while waiting at the traffic lights. Here Hanneke illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Vano and features it in a monotangle. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Hanneke also sent along a very colorful Zentangle-inspired Artist Trading Card (ATC) with Vano filling a section of a Cadent grid. Check out the tag hannekes for more of Hanneke’s tangles on Related Links For Your Zentangle® Library

How to draw AMPHORA Earlier this year Hungarian tangler Lily Moon shared this String with the Zentangle® community and today she’s back with a lovely tangle, Amphora. This is Lily’s first tangle pattern on the site. Aptly named, Amphora: “a tall ancient Greek or Roman jar with two handles and a narrow neck … The Latin word derived from the Greek amphoreus, a shortened form of amphiphoreus, a compound word combining amphi- (“on both sides”, “twain”) plus phoreus (“carrier”), from pherein (“to carry”), referring to the vessel’s two carrying handles on opposite sides.” Clever and creative tangle name. Lily tells us a little about herself, I met Zentangle® on the web – completely accidentally. I really like to draw and Zentangle became my real passion. Zentangle has changed my life. Although technically Lily shows three-steps-in-one as her Step 1 for drawing Amphora, it’s easy to decipher. Check out the tag lilym for more of Lily’s tangles on You might also like:

How to draw CORNMAN By Linda Farmer, CZT Happy Monday to you! Here’s an easy tangle pattern named Cornman from California tangler Kim Cyr and it’s her first on the site. Cornman‘s quirkiness appealed to me and in perfect time for an Autumn theme, Kim tells us how her tangle came about its name. “Cornman started off as a flower. Cornman is a fun tangle and it can easily can fill up a section of your Zentangle® with a sense of movement. Here Kim introduces herself. I live in San Diego, California … and when I first saw Zentangle I was hooked. I have a daughter with autism. Kim illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Cornman below. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Check out the tag kimc for more of Kim’s tangles on You might also like:

How to draw JUJUBEEDZE This pretty tangle pattern will not only appeal to the beaders in the Zentangle® community, but also to just about everyone else too. JuJuBeedze is from Oregon CZT Rosemary Hill and it’s her first on the site. Rosie writes, “I came up with the name first, because ‘JuJuBeedze’ is just fun to say. As I worked on my tangle, it just started looking ‘bead-like’ without a conscious effort on my part. I am a retired librarian, school teacher, art gallery owner (and soon to be, retired paper crafting store owner.) I currently own a little scrapbook, rubber-stamp store in a little town on the Oregon coast, Florence. I attended Zentangle training in Sept, 2012 (class no. 10) I teach Zentangle at my store and at other venues in my area. JuJuBeedze has potential for several variations and Rosie shows one with her step-by-step instructions below. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Check out the tag rosieh for more of Rosie’s tangles on

How to draw ZAILZ Looks like it could be a little complicated, right? Nope, easy-peasy and fun too! Zailz by Spokane WA, CZT Loretta West is simple to draw “one stroke at a time™”. I like this tangle a lot. Similar in concept to CZT Sue Clark’s Tri-Po which has been around for quite a while, but a little different in execution, Zailz is Loretta’s first tangle pattern on the site. “This tangle was developed from two converging inspirations. Secondly, I love to look at Japanese Woodblock Prints for inspiration, the way they are organized and designed is amazing to me. I live in the Inland Empire of Eastern Washington State, not far from the Idaho border and only a couple of hours from Canada, where I was born and raised. I have been a professional artist for over a decade and have taught various mediums for nearly as long. As far as tips for drawing Zailz, Loretta suggests we think of the cursive lower case letter ‘s’ in Step 1. Turning your tile is definitely the secret to an interesting result with Zailz.

How to draw ROXI Happy Friday, y’all! AND a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all our Canadian rellies and tangling friends. Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 13th, which is also Columbus Day here in the US so we share a wonderful Autumn long weekend for different reasons. If you have a few minutes and a cuppa joe (double, double) handy, here’s a tongue-in-cheek slideshow on Huffington Post of 232 slides covering “Things American should know about Canada” (scroll down to the second slideshow). Today we have a striking and simple tangle pattern named Roxi from West Virginia tangler Beth Snoderly. Beth writes that her inspiration for Roxi was layered rock, a very special layered rock. I’d never heard of a worry stone until now so I looked it up – where else – but on Wikipedia: Worry stones (palm stones, thumb stones) are smooth, polished gemstones, usually in the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation, used for relaxation or anxiety relief. Still with me?? You might also like:

How to draw ZNZU By Linda Farmer, CZT Here’s another tangle pattern from our Taiwan tangling friends. Hsin-ya Hsu is Mei Hua Teng’s (Damy) daughter, and she’s named her tangle Znzu for reasons which will become evident. She shared the lovely Croscro tangle with us recently. I’m sure everyone who’s signed up for the two upcoming certification training seminars (CZT) later this month is very very excited, and that includes these two ladies. Hsin-ya was inspired by a photo she saw on the internet and from that she deconstructed the pattern. Hsin-ya illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Znzu below. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This is an op-art type of pattern because sometimes you notice the letters, and other times the “pinwheel”-like sections of the tangle pop out at you. Try squinting at it. Check out the tag hsinya for more of Hsin-ya’s tangles on You might also like:

How to draw BEANIOUS Happy Monday, y’all! Ready for another week of new tangles? Hope you also saw the two freebie Frugal Friday tutorials, if not be sure to check them out here. Beanious is a cool tangle pattern from Scottish tangler Abbey Gray and it’s her first on the site. Beanious came about by accident as Abbey was practicing the Zentangle®-original tangle by co-founder Rick Roberts, Schway. She writes, “I was introduced to Zentangle a year ago, after watching a friend create fabulous artwork. I have a demanding and busy job as a doctor, and I use Zentangle to relax and clear my mind each day. I was practicing a new pattern, a great arrow tangle, when I realised I had a mishap on the linework… I didn’t let that put me off and worked out a way to create another tangle using the new pattern. I’ve found myself incorporating Beanious into lots of Zentangles recently, it is very flexible and open to interpretation Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You might also like: