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In case you missed Tangle Patterns posting of Tangle Refresher 129,
you can find the link at https://tanglepatterns.com/2016/05/tangle-refresher-129.html It has my B’Twined pattern and links to the step-outs on my blog. Additionally there are tips on creating the tangle on my blog as well. Just click here for the original article or click here for the tips and tricks article.
This is a very forgiving and versatile tangle! After you practice a few times, you will be pro at it. Even Maria Thomas has used this tangle and published it to the relatively new Mosaic App for iPhones and Android devices!
I have lots of examples of the pattern if you are interested in seeing them, just contact me!
Wow… 35 Years of Post-its
I just found out that Amazon is temporarily discounting a bunch of Post-its for the brand’s 35th Anniversary. For nice discounts on Post-its place your order using the links below! If there’s any time to stock up, it’s now! Post-it Flags and Post-it Notes are indispensable. With multiple businesses, there is not a single workday goes by without some Post-its item being used! I know I love Post-its, so I got my order in before I wrote this blog posting. Just click on any/all the links to open window(s) for that product.
Read on to see my top 5 picks for tanglers and CZTs!
In this Zentangle Mosaic Review Part 2, I will be going over how to install the application, using it’s on-screen demo, navigating the software, and – best of all – some tips on the Waterfall. This is a continuation of my ongoing coverage of the Zentangle Mosaic app from Zentangle HQ.
Read on for more…
A Zentangle Mosaic Review of Zentangle Software for iPhone and Android
Looking for the Software for your Phone?
Grab the software and come right back for my multiple-part review with tips, tricks, and techniques for using Zentangle Mosaic!
Part 1: Zentangle Mosaic Brief Overview
The English version of Zentangle Mosaic 1.0 has just been released by Zentangle Books & Creations! It is a cool, new, first of it’s kind inspirational World-wide Tangler’s viewer and sharing app (with a social media approach). Think of Zentangle Mosaic as a window to the global Zentangle community that you can peek into or become a part of any time you want. Zentangle Mosaic is currently available for the Android and iPhone platforms. There are two distinct versions of the app: there is the feature-limited Free Version viewer and, when activated, it turns into the more feature filled Subscription Version. For either functionality, you start by downloading the Free Version. This Zentangle Mosaic Review is done on an iPhone 6S and a 6S+.
Read on for my initial thoughts…
Soluna is a new tangle by me, Pegi Schargel, CZT. It consists of three easy strokes; orbs (circles), straight-ish lines, and a curved line (arc). Create Soluna in just three very easy steps. The inspiration for this new tangle is an outdoor light called Negron 1 that I saw in an online home improvement catalog. This shows that inspiration for tangle patterns can come from anywhere! Keep reading to see the exact steps…
I Found Something New!
I have found new product on Amazon.com that you can order now. It is a Studio Series Artist’s Tile Glass Frames (Set of 4 clip frames) for only $9.99 plus shipping! I have placed an order for several sets! What a cool way to protect and display your artwork. [Read more…]
Tangle Deck 1 is the brainchild of Lynn Mead, a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT), from Monroe, WA. All CZTs attend extensive training in Providence, RI and are personally instructed by the founders of Zentangle, Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. This review assumes that you are familiar with the Zentangle Method and the associated terminology.
Have you ever tried to draw your own reference Tangles and Step-outs on tiles? I have and I could never get enough info on the front of the 3-1/2″ tile. Lynn takes care of that problem elegantly!
Tangle Deck 1 – What Is It?
Lynn has created Tangle Deck 1 to be a reference for named, non-copyrighted, repetitive images as introduced by Zentangle Inc. and as a wonderful source of inspiration for people who draw using the Zentangle Method.
The portable paperboard boxed set consists of fifty-four beautifully illustrated, coated large 3-1/2” by 5-3/4” cards, and an accompanying flat-lying, thirty-five page spiral bound booklet titled Tangle Deck Techniques. Fifty-two of the cards have easy to learn, copyright-free Tangles directly from Zentangle Headquarters.
I recently attended TangleU, a continuing education seminar for Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs) in Santa Fe, NM, at the Loretto Inn and Spa. One highlight of the trip for me was winning the grand prize, a Tombow Storage Tote Bag for Dual Brush Pens and Arts and Crafts Supplies that was filled with many great Tombow art supplies! All loaded up, it was fully a $120 value. I had been thinking about buying one before I even won it and, as I expected, I now find myself using the Tombow Storage Tote Bag daily. My review may help you learn if it is something you’ll want to buy. [Read more…]
Be sure to see the overview and step-outs for the B’Twined pattern before reading on…
Here are some Zentangle B’Twined Tips that you may find useful. Most people commenting on the B’Twined tangle say they love it. When creating a piece of art using B’Twined, it is easy to get into the ‘flow’ of the pattern while focusing on the stroke being drawn. To me, this is the Zen of Zentangle. [Read more…]
I have come up with a new Zentangle Pattern, it is a 3-D, grid based tangle. When I was developing the tangle I never imagined something so simple could “Be so entwined!” I took that phrase and came up with the abbreviation B’Twined for it’s name. It only uses just 2 strokes – a straight line and a parenthesis stroke – yet the resulting tangle looks very complex.
It does take a bit of practice to get it down. I highly recommend initially practicing B’Twined with straight lines and drawing it on a huge grid makes it easy to learn and results in a nice lattice pattern tangleation. Once you learn it, then you can switch over to using the parenthesis strokes and you can also reduce it’s size because it scales down quite nicely. So here you go… read on for all the details.
Linda Farmer, CZT from TanglePatterns.com says:
B’Twined is today’s very cool tangle pattern and it’s from CZT Pegi Schargel of Portland, OR. This is her first tangle on the site… B’Twined is one of those 3D “over-under” tangles that are so visually interesting and it’s a super simple tangle to draw.