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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Link to tangle patterns 'eee' & 'Braysl'

Ildiko, she who also shared her recipe for her tasty zakuska, has posted instructions to two new tangle patterns, 'eee' & 'Brasy', at her blog, Cukipok Doodles.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My tangle pattern: Zizyphus

Around 2 or 3 hundred thousand years ago, there's this guy who finds a stick. "Huh" he thinks, and picks it up 'cause it might be good for something.  He's dragging it in the dirt and he happens to look back, and sees the mark he's made.  "Huh" he thinks (not a great thinker, this one), and he starts playing around making marks in the dirt with the stick.  Then a Sabertooth tiger or something big with claws and teeth jumps out of the bush and eats him because he wasn't paying attention.

But the point is that this pattern has been around for at least that long.  It's one of the basics, because it's really cool, and you can get a shimmery effect in the center.  And because it's an example of 'Notan', a balance of light and dark.  You can look at this and see spiny thorns radiating toward a center like cactus barricade, or you can see spikes radiating outward like rays from the sun.  The white (or negative space) has as much weight and importance as the dark space.

That's big, because we're taught, from time we're newts, that the lines, the ink, the pencil is what's important, and we tend to let the white stuff just happen.  When you achieve balance between the two, then the work is balanced.  

"Huh".  Wonder if that happens with life in general?

Don't get caught up on those dots.  They are only to help you end each triangle at an equal distance from the edge.  Don't worry about getting the dots centered.  In fact, play around with not centering--that's always more interesting.

Have fun.  After all, you don't have to worry about Sabertooths eating you or anything.




Friday, August 27, 2010

Link to Tangle pattern: Traffic & Snakeskin

Two new patterns have been posted at Freehand Doodle Patterns.

Simply Mackey's Girl has posted a pattern, Traffic.  She's even included two different ways to create the design.

Mariët Dronten NL has posted her pattern Snakeskin.

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My tangle pattern: Appearance

It's a fruitful day.  Carole Ohl posted her pineapple pattern, and mine uses pears.  More or less.  Feel free to substitute other fruits or shapes. I think asymmetrical shapes are more interesting with this design,than symmetrical, such as circles, would be, but play with this and discover what your own preference is.


Link to tangle Pattern 'Pina'

Carole Ohl shares the fruitful steps to her tasty tangle 'Pina'. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My tangle pattern: Zanella

The Phrontistery describes the word Zanella as 'mixed twilled umbrella fabric'.  This pattern sort of makes me think of looking down at a sidewalk cafe, at umbrella tops. 

I could have shown this with fewer steps, but I thought the lines might confuse the eye, so I did the long version. 


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My tangle pattern: Zumbador

According to the Phrontistery, a zumbador is a South American hummingbird. I think these look more like parakeets, but hey! All in the same family!


Link to tangle pattern 'Bundles'

Suzanne McNeil has posted instructions to her tangle 'Bundles'.  She also has a link to a YouTube video showing the zentangle process.

Link to pattern Amaizeng

Jo Newsham has posted instructions to her amazing tangle 'Amaizeng'.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Link to tangle Pattern Puzzled 109

Ellen of Ellen's Tangles has posted instructions to her pattern 'Puzzled 109'.

My tangle pattern: Zythum

According to the Phrontistery dictionary, Zythum is an ancient Egyptian beer. I believe the Egyptians stored it in containers similar to this. That's my story, anyway, and I'm sticking to it, lol!


Monday, August 16, 2010

My tangle pattern: Zopetto

I got the idea for Zopetto from an artichoke. The leaves seemed like little heart, which I thought would delight many of you. I thought about naming it something like Arti-hearty, but then I discovered the word Zopetto. It's the word for some kind of Italian limping dance. No relation to what  my tangle is, but I love the sound. And hearts mean love, right?

If anyone out there is like me and loves odd words, I found this awesome dictionary at the Phronistery website. It has other awesome word related stuff-the names of unusual animals, numeric stuff, 2 & 3 letter scrabble words. I could spend hours there! 



Link to lotsa tangle Patterns

http://janemonkstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-zentangle-pattern-plaid.html
Jane Monk has posted the instructions to her pattern 'Plaid'. It's gorgeous!

Jo Newsham has posted instructions to her pattern 'Limpitz'.  It's whimsical, but her example is beauty exemplified!

Cookie is a newcomer to Freehand Doodle patterns, but she's rapidly becoming one of the busiest!  She's posted her patterns:

Stoneware
Gigante Duster
Bad Air Day
Treadz
Weeping_W
Basketweave


Enjoy!

List of Tangle Names

For the updated list, please check out the Tangle List page.  It gets updated once or twice a week.

This list contains all the tangle patterns I know of, that have been published or posted on the internet. My current count is 582 (I deleted my own tangles that haven't yet been posted). I've posted this to the left as a permanent 'Page' and will try to keep it updated as much as possible.

Let me know if there are patterns I've missed, or you think I've mis-credited. I'm not positive with some of the 'official tangles'.


Title Artist
1 88s - molossus
2 Aah - Official Tangle
3 Abacus - Sandra Bartholomew
4 Adele - Sandra Bartholomew
5 Aegis - molossus
6 Afterglo -Carole Ohl
7 Agestra - Toni Henneman
8 Algae - Flowerlady56
9 Alice - Shelley Trube
10 Alpenglow- molossus
11 Alps - Sandra Bartholomew
12 Amanita - molossus
13 AmberLeaf - Toni Henneman
14 Ambler - Official Tangle
15 Annet - molossus
16 Appaloosa - molossus
17 Avreal - Official Tangle
18 Awdry - Sandra Bartholomew
19 Bad Air Day - Cookie's Crafts
20 Bales - Official Tangle
21 Ballot - Sandra Bartholomew
22 Bambu - Sandra Bartholomew
23 Bamo - Cameron Henneman
24 Bannah - Sandra Bartholomew
25 Barberpole Chevron -Suzanne McNeil
26 Basketweave -Cookie's Crafts
27 Basketweave -Suzanne McNeil
28 Bauer - Sandra Bartholomew
29 BB - Official Tangle
30 Bead by Bead -Suzanne McNeil
31 Beams - molossus
32 Beanstalk -molossus
33 Beedit - molossus
34 Beedle - Sandra Bartholomew
35 Beedz - Sandra Bartholomew
36 Beelight -Official Tangle
37 Beeline - Official Tangle
38 Bender - molossus
39 Berge - Pam Pincha-Wagener
40 Bic - Sandra Bartholomew
41 Birance - molossus
42 Black Box -Suzanne McNeil
43 Black-eyed Peas-Suzanne McNeil
44 Bleeding Hearts-Jean Theukauf
45 Blockit - Flowerlady56
46 Blooming Appealing-Kyra Sanders/Scrapacat
47 Blooming Butter - Shelly Beauch
48 Boing - Sandra Bartholomew
49 Bollywood - Sandra Bartholomew
50 Boojum - molossus
51 Bookworm - Vicki Murray
52 Bowties - Lori Howe/Lacefairy1
53 Box Corner - Suzanne McNeil
54 Braze - Official Tangle
55 BricABrac - molossus
56 Bricks - Suzanne McNeil
57 Brix - Vicki Murray
58 Bronx Cheer - Official Tangle
59 Btl joos - Sandra Bartholomew
60 Bubbles - Suzanne McNeil
61 Bucky - Molly Hollibaugh
62 Buggies - SkinnyStrayCat
63 Bulb Lantern - SkinnyStrayCat
64 Bull's Eye - molossus
65 Bumper - Official Tangle
66 Bundles - Suzanne McNeil
67 Bunyip - molossus
68 Buoy - molossus
69 ButNZ - MaryAnn Scheblien-Dawson
70 Buttercup - Sandra Bartholomew
71 Cadent - Official Tangle
72 Caffeine - molossus
73 Carpet - molossus
74 Caterpillar - molossus
75 Caviar - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
76 Celtic Knotwork Trad - Pam Pincha-Wagner
77 Centipede - Official Tangle
78 Centrifuge - molossus
79 Chaingang - Suzanne McNeil
80 Chainlette - Kristy Thomas
81 Chard - Linda Farmer
82 Charm - molossus
83 Chartz - Official Tangle
84 Checkhook - molossus
85 ChEEEse - molossus
86 Chemystery - MaryAnn Scheblien-Dawson
87 Chevron - Official Tangle
88 Chic - Sandra Bartholomew
89 Chillon - Official Tangle
90 Chugh - Sandra Bartholomew
91 Cinquefoil - molossus
92 Circuit - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
93 Claire - Sandra Bartholomew
94 Clay Tiles - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
95 Cleo - Flowerlady56
96 Click Clack - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
97 Cogwheel - Official Tangle
98 Conchzen - Lacemuse
99 Connectors - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
100 Connectors - Suzanne McNeil
101 Contour - molossus
102 Coral - Flowerlady56
103 Corn Rows - Suzanne McNeil
104 Courant - Official Tangle
105 Cracked - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
106 Crescent Moon - Official Tangle
107 Criss & Cross - Suzanne McNeil
108 Cross Stitch - Suzanne McNeil
109 Crossroads - molossus
110 Crown Border - Suzanne McNeil
111 C-Snake - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
112 Cubine - Official Tangle
113 Cudad - Sandra Bartholomew
114 Curly Clouds - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
115 Cyme - Official Tangle
116 Daggerly - Carole Ohl
117 Dendelyoun - molossus
118 Devoxiesse - molossus
119 Dex - Official Tangle
120 Diagonals - Suzanne McNeil
121 Dimples - molossus
122 Dizessa - molossus
123 DL-E-klypse - Donna Hornsby
124 DL-Labyrinth - Donna Hornsby
125 DL-Nebula - Donna Hornsby
126 DL-Sunray - Donna Hornsby
127 Doguette #1 - molossus
128 Doguette #2 - molossus
129 Doguette #3 - molossus
130 Doguette #4 - molossus
131 Dominoes - Jane Monk/BluejaneM
132 Dot - Toni Henneman
133 DotNDash - MaryAnn Scheblien-Dawson
134 DragonflyBy - Lacemuse
135 Dress - Toni Henneman
136 Dribbetz - Official Tangle
137 Droplets - Suzanne McNeil
138 Drupe - Official Tangle
139 Dusk - molossus
140 Eanavo - molossus
141 Echoism - Official Tangle
142 Efilys - molossus
143 Eggit - molossus
144 Eke - Official Tangle
145 Elegance - molossus
146 Embellish - molossus
147 Emilie - Sandra Bartholomew
148 Emingle - Official Tangle
149 Ennies - Official Tangle
150 Ersatz - molossus
151 Esslua - molossus
152 E-U - Rob Marin
153 Evoke - Official Tangle
154 Eyelet Lace - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
155 Eye-wa - Molly Hollibaugh
156 Falls - Sandra Bartholomew
157 Fans - Suzanne McNeil
158 Fatkrow - molossus
159 Fatopyr - molossus
160 Fatzkat - molossus
161 Feathers - Suzanne McNeil
162 Fence - Suzanne McNeil
163 Fern - Suzanne McNeil
164 Fernz - Cookie's Crafts
165 Fescu - Official Tangle
166 Festoon - molossus
167 Fetti - Sandra Bartholomew
168 Field of Dreams - Kyra Sanders/Scrapacat
169 Finery - Official Tangle
170 Flair - molossus
171 Flameengo - molossus
172 Flangle - SkinnyStrayCat
173 Flaske - Sandra Bartholomew
174 Flish - SkinnyStrayCat
175 Floo - Official Tangle
176 Floom - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
177 Flora - Sandra Bartholomew
178 Florez - Cookie's Crafts
179 Florz - Official Tangle
180 Floshel - Flowerlady56
181 Flotsam - Sandra Bartholomew
182 Flukes - Official Tangle
183 Flukes - Suzanne McNeil
184 Flutter - Official Tangle
185 Flutter - Sandra Bartholomew
186 Flutter Tile - Sandra Bartholomew
187 FlutterBi - Sandra Bartholomew
188 FlutterBud - Sandra Bartholomew
189 Flutterpie - Carole Ohl
190 Flux - Official Tangle
191 Flying Geese - Suzanne McNeil
192 Flyte - Sandra Bartholomew
193 Foonese - molossus
194 Fricasee - molossus
195 Frillytunia - molossus
196 Frondous - Official Tangle
197 Ft Nite Lilly - Cookie's Crafts
198 Gasket - molossus
199 Geo - Flowerlady56
200 Gigante Duster - Cookie's Crafts
201 Gingko - Jo Newsham
202 Gneiss - Official Tangle
203 Gonzo Condo - Kyra Sanders/Scrapacat
204 Googly Bird - Kyra Sanders/Scrapacat
205 Goosewing - molossus
206 Gr8ful - molossus
207 Grass Border - Suzanne McNeil
208 Greating - molossus
209 Grophlog - molossus
210 Growth - Suzanne McNeil
211 Gust - Official Tangle
212 Gust - Sandra Bartholomew
213 Gyro - Sandra Bartholomew
214 Hairy - KarenAnn Young
215 Harmpsal - molossus
216 Heartache - molossus
217 Heartline - Shelley Trube
218 Heartvine - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
219 Hedebo - molossus
220 Hemp - Sandra Bartholomew
221 Herald - Sandra Bartholomew
222 Heritage - molossus
223 Heron - molossus
224 Hibred - Official Tangle
225 HiRise - molossus
226 Hit a Rock Pile - Cookie's Crafts
227 Holey - KarenAnn Young
228 Hollibaugh - Official Tangle
229 Hoodwink - molossus
230 Hopscotch - Suzanne McNeil
231 Hot Dogs - Suzanne McNeil
232 Huggins - Official Tangle
233 Hurakan - Carole Ohl
234 Hurry - Official Tangle
235 Hytingu - molossus
236 Ibex - Official Tangle
237 In & Out - Suzanne McNeil
238 Inapod - Carole Ohl
239 InBloom - Sandra Bartholomew
240 Inersis - molossus
241 Ingsmoor - molossus
242 InSpiral - Toni Henneman
243 Interlace - molossus
244 Intersect - molossus
245 Intersection - Suzanne McNeil
246 Interweave - molossus
247 Intestines - Carolion
248 Isochor - Official Tangle
249 Jacki - Sandra Bartholomew
250 Jaguar - molossus
251 Jambalee - Pam Pincha-Wagener
252 Japonica - molossus
253 Jargoon - molossus
254 Jay - molossus
255 Jelly Roll - Suzanne McNeil
256 Jester - molossus
257 Jetties - Sandra Bartholomew
258 Jitterz - Vicki Murray
259 Jonqual - Official Tangle
260 Juke - Official Tangle
261 Juke - Sandra Bartholomew
262 Jump - Suzanne McNeil
263 K.I.S.S. - Toni Henneman
264 Kalancho - molossus
265 Kaleido - Sandra Bartholomew
266 Kandysnakes - Vicki Murray
267 Karpet - Vicki Murray
268 Kathy's Dilemna - Official Tangle
269 Kaziest - molossus
270 Keeko - Official Tangle
271 Keo - Flowerlady56
272 Keyhole - Suzanne McNeil
273 Kinder - molossus
274 King's Crown - Suzanne McNeil
275 Kisses - molossus
276 Kitty Tangle - Flowiequeenie
277 Kiwi - molossus
278 Knase - Official Tangle
279 Knightsbridge - Official Tangle
280 Knitting - Suzanne McNeil
281 Kofeform - Laura Harms/I am the Diva
282 Kogin - Melissa St. Pierre
283 Koi - Lacemuse
284 Kristy's Crown - molossus
285 Kuginuki - Sandra Bartholomew
286 Kyklos - Pam Pincha-Wagener
287 Lace - Official Tangle
288 Laced - Mary Elizabeth Martin
289 Lachrymose - molossus
290 Lacy - molossus
291 Lampen - Sandra Bartholomew
292 Lava Juice - Carole Ohl
293 Laydee - Sandra Bartholomew
294 Leaf - Suzanne McNeil
295 Leafy - Flowerlady56
296 Lemur - molossus
297 Leopard - molossus
298 Lightbulbs - Suzanne McNeil
299 Lightning Bolt - Suzanne McNeil
300 Lilah bean - Sandra Bartholomew
301 Limpitz - Jo In NZ
302 Linelism - molossus
303 Link to Link - Suzanne McNeil
304 LinkD - MaryAnn Scheblien-Dawson
305 Linked - Official Tangle
306 Linky - Sandra Bartholomew
307 Liriope - molossus
308 Lizzier - SkinnyStrayCat
309 Loave it - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
310 Locar - Official Tangle
311 Loops - Suzanne McNeil
312 Lotzadotz - molossus
313 Luscious Sprout - Kyra Sanders/Scrapacat
314 Madhats - molossus
315 Mangle - molossus
316 Man-o-man - Official Tangle
317 Marasu - Official Tangle
318 Marquee - Sandra Bartholomew
319 Matt - Peggy Schafer
320 Meer - Official Tangle
321 Melon Balls - Gabriel Productions
322 Miranda - Sandra Bartholomew
323 Mizesse - molossus
324 Molecule - Shelley Trube
325 Molly's Munchin - Official Tangle
326 Moon Walk - Suzanne McNeil
327 mosaic - Suzanne McNeil
328 MotherMaidenCrone - molossus
329 Msst - Official Tangle
330 munchin - Official Tangle
331 Mura - Pam Pincha-Wagener
332 Muzic - Casey Poirer
333 Mysteria - Official Tangle
334 Nebel - Sandra Bartholomew
335 Nebulous - molossus
336 Nekton - Official Tangle
337 Neskowin - molossus
338 Netarts - molossus
339 Netting - Suzanne McNeil
340 Newell - Sandra Bartholomew
341 Ninja - Gabriel Productions
342 Nipa - Official Tangle
343 Nisqually - molossus
344 Nootka - molossus
345 Nzeppel - Official Tangle
346 Omega - Sandra Bartholomew
347 Onamato - Official Tangle
348 O-Neg - molossus
349 Opus - Official Tangle
350 Ornamental - molossus
351 OrNot - Sandra Bartholomew
352 Oscillate - molossus
353 Oshun - Sandra Bartholomew
354 Otopo - molossus
355 Pane - Sandra Bartholomew
356 Parabolo - Jo Newsham
357 Parteh - molossus
358 Pawnbridge - Lori Howe/Lacefairy1
359 Peacock - molossus
360 Peaks Border - Suzanne McNeil
361 Pea-pops - SkinnyStrayCat
362 Pearlz - Sandra Bartholomew
363 Peetsa - molossus
364 Penguin - molossus
365 Pepper - Official Tangle
366 Petalfold - molossus
367 Phylm - Vicki Murray
368 Pickerel - molossus
369 Pickit Fintz - Cookie's Crafts
370 Picot - Suzanne McNeil
371 PiKrust - molossus
372 Pillows - Suzanne McNeil
373 Pinch - Official Tangle
374 Pinwheels - Suzanne McNeil
375 Pinwheels 2 - Suzanne McNeil
376 Planateen - molossus
377 Plumes - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
378 Pods - Sandra Bartholomew
379 Pokefire - Vicki Murray
380 Pokeleaf - Official Tangle
381 Pokeroot - Official Tangle
382 Polka Dots - Suzanne McNeil
383 Pollen - Sandra Bartholomew
384 Popova - Sandra Bartholomew
385 Portholes - Suzanne McNeil
386 Printemps - Official Tangle
387 Puddles - Cookie's Crafts
388 Puf - Carole Ohl
389 Puff-O - Sandra Bartholomew
390 Punch - Sandra Bartholomew
391 Punkin - Sandra Bartholomew
392 Purk - Official Tangle
393 QLT - Toni Henneman
394 Quabog - Official Tangle
395 Quarters - Suzanne McNeil
396 Quaternary - molossus
397 Quatiny - molossus
398 Quatrinity - molossus
399 Queen's Crown - Suzanne McNeil
400 Queste - Sandra Bartholomew
401 Quiff - Sandra Bartholomew
402 Quipple - Official Tangle
403 Quirea - molossus
404 Raddox - Official Tangle
405 Rain - Official Tangle
406 Raindotty - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
407 Ramy - Sandra Bartholomew
408 Rauschi - molossus
409 Renick - Toni Henneman
410 Reticulated - SkinnyStrayCat
411 Ribinz - TinkeredArt
412 Rick's Paradox - Official Tangle
413 Ripple - Sandra Bartholomew
414 River - Suzanne McNeil
415 Riverstones - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
416 Rosewood - molossus
417 Rosie - Jo Newsham
418 Roundabear - molossus
419 Salessin - molossus
420 Sammy - SkinnyStrayCat
421 Sampson - Official Tangle
422 Scallops - Suzanne McNeil
423 Scoodle - Official Tangle
424 Scraper - Sandra Bartholomew
425 Scream - Vicki Murray
426 Scrolls - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
427 Scrumble - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
428 Seawee - Flowerlady56
429 Seaweed Border - Suzanne McNeil
430 Sedgling - Official Tangle
431 Sez - Official Tangle
432 Shard - Carole Ohl
433 Shattuck - Official Tangle
434 Sheeko - Vicki Murray
435 Sheepshank - molossus
436 Shelo - Flowerlady56
437 Shingee - Pam Pincha-Wagener
438 Shrumes - Cookie's Crafts
439 Sisilhoa - molossus
440 Skepherling - molossus
441 Slats - Suzanne McNeil
442 Sliced Bread - Cookie's Crafts
443 Slines - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
444 Smiley - molossus
445 Snail Swirl - Lacemuse
446 Snayle Trayl - Cookie's Crafts
447 Snowzags - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
448 Sooflower - SkinnyStrayCat
449 Spindle - molossus
450 Spinners - molossus
451 Spinners - Suzanne McNeil
452 Spot - molossus
453 Sproing - Sandra Bartholomew
454 Sprouts - Suzanne McNeil
455 Square in Square - Suzanne McNeil
456 Squares - Suzanne McNeil
457 Squid - Official Tangle
458 Squidee - SkinnyStrayCat
459 Squigglies - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
460 Squill - Official Tangle
461 Stacks - Suzanne McNeil
462 Stackz - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
463 Star Poly 444 - Derrell Blain
464 Starlight - Suzanne McNeil
465 Static - Official Tangle
466 Steem - Sandra Bartholomew
467 Stepin' Stones - Cookie's Crafts
468 Stetzen - TinkeredArt
469 Sticks'n'Stones - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
470 Stiritup - Official Tangle
471 Stoic - Official Tangle
472 Stone Walled - Cookie's Crafts
473 Stonebridge - molossus
474 Stoneware - Cookie's Crafts
475 Stonework - Suzanne McNeil
476 Striping - Official Tangle
477 Strungout - molossus
478 Stubert - Sandra Bartholomew
479 Stubs - molossus
480 Stuzzle - Jo Newsham
481 Suesstri - molossus
482 Sunshine & Shadow - Suzanne McNeil
483 Su-sy - SkinnyStrayCat
484 Swaddle - Sandra Bartholomew
485 Swarm - Official Tangle
486 Sweetbunns - Lacemuse
487 Swell - Sandra Bartholomew
488 Swirls - Suzanne McNeil
489 Tagh - Official Tangle
490 Targets - Suzanne McNeil
491 Tasket - Sandra Bartholomew
492 Tast - molossus
493 Tearce - Pam Pincha-Wagener
494 Teardrops - Suzanne McNeil
495 Tedulibb - molossus
496 Tendrils - Suzanne McNeil
497 Tessellation - molossus
498 Thistle's Crown - Kristy Thomas
499 Thlychum - molossus
500 Thoofen - molossus
501 Tidal - Official Tangle
502 Tile Octagon - Cookie's Crafts
503 Tinctoria - molossus
504 Tipple - Official Tangle
506 Toobing - molossus
507 Torchon Lace - Lori Howe/Lacefairy1
508 Tortuca - Official Tangle
509 Treadz - Cookie's Crafts
510 Treasure - Sandra Bartholomew
511 Triangle - Linda Cobb
512 Triangles - Suzanne McNeil
513 Trifoil - molossus
514 Triquetra - molossus
515 Triral - Pam Pincha-Wagener
516 Trumpet Flowers - Kyra Sanders/Scrapacat
517 Tubidect - molossus
518 Tufts - Suzanne McNeil
519 Twing - Official Tangle
520 Twisted Blob - Lisa Rene
521 Twisted Rope - LittleBrownWren
522 Twofeather - molossus
523 Umble - Official Tangle
524 Unagi - Sandra Bartholomew
525 Uncherys - molossus
526 Unyun - Carole Ohl
527 Up and Across - Suzanne McNeil
528 Upwall - molossus
529 Urchin - molossus
530 Use - molossus
531 Variegata - molossus
532 Vega - Official Tangle
533 Venn - molossus
534 Verdigogh - Official Tangle
535 Vermal - Official Tangle
536 Via - Pam Pincha-Wagener
537 Vip - Sandra Bartholomew
538 Vitruvius - Official Tangle
539 Vortex - molossus
540 W-2 - Official Tangle
541 Wadical - Official Tangle
542 Warangaie - molossus
543 Warble - Official Tangle
544 Warped Egg Var 1 - Lisa Rene
545 Warped Egg Var 2 - Lisa Rene
546 Warped Egg Var 3 - Lisa Rene
547 Warped Egg Var 4 - Lisa Rene
548 Warped Eggs - SkinnyStrayCat
549 Waves - Suzanne McNeil
550 Wavy Border - Suzanne McNeil
551 Weave - KarenAnn Young
552 Web - Suzanne McNeil
553 Weeping-W - Cookie's Crafts
554 Wertz - Vicki Murray
555 Whing - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM
556 Whirls - Suzanne McNeil
557 Whirlwind - Toni Henneman
558 Whiska - Sandra Bartholomew
559 Whoot! - molossus
560 WineRax - molossus
561 Woggle - molossus
562 Woodsere - molossus
563 Worms - Lori Howe/LaceFairy1
564 Woven - Suzanne McNeil
565 Wried - Suzanne McNeil
566 Xing - Bette Abdu
567 Xircus - Official Tangle
568 Xpetal - molossus
569 X-Spots - SkinnyStrayCat
570 XYP - Official Tangle
571 Yawn - Sandra Bartholomew
572 Yes - Sandra Bartholomew
573 Yincut - Official Tangle
574 Ynix - Official Tangle
575 Zahara - molossus
576 Zakuska - molossus
577 Zander - Official Tangle
578 Zazzle - Sandra Bartholomew
579 Zendylion - Vicki Murray
580 Zig-zag Border - Suzanne McNeil
581 Zin - Linda Farmer
582 Zipit - Jane Monk/BlueJaneM

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Zakuska's not just for drawing. You can eat it too!

When I titled one of recent patterns 'Zakuska', I did know that it was the word for an hors d'œuvre, but I didn't know much beyond that.  

Imagine my delight when Ildiko, who lives in Romania, sent me a recipe!  It looks delicious!  I'd have to forego all but a little oil, but otherwise, this is a recipe I can and will use! 

For those who are like me (and need to look up 'Bain Marie'), a double-boiler is essentially a stove-top version of a Bain Marie. 

Ildiko is a talented zentangler as well as a cook.  She's just started a blog, Cukipok Doodles, for her zens.


Ildiko's recipe (Enjoy!):

the recipe is saying that we'll need:
10 grilled eggplants
30 pieces red pepper (chopped)
2 liter tomatoe juice(homemade would be great)
1 kg onion (chopped)
1 liter oil
salt(after your taste)

you frie the pepper then the onion in the oil than you add the tomatoe juice,eggplant and salt.stir it about 1 hour.put it while hot in glass jars and" bain marie" them 1 and half hour.

i put some newspaper at the bottom of container and also a cover it whit a lid.i hope it's understoodable :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

On being absent, tangles passing the 600 mark, and other bits of gossip

First off, I want to apologize for being absent so much lately.  There is nothing dire happening, but I'm going through a spell of swimming with piranhas--you know, where you get pulled in all directions by all the small things, and end up with nothing to show for it, lol.

I've also made a life change (at least that's the plan).  I'm quite frankly overweight, have arthritis, and my husband has been doing nothing to control his diabetes.  At work, we were offered a free Kinetix program with club membership.  It's very close to the zone diet, and I get a personal coach for 4 weeks, a gym bag, a scale (it breaks down the percentage of body fat, lean muscle mass and water) and a heart monitor wrist watch. I also got samples of the Kinetix cereal and bars. I thought I would be a fool to pass up the opportunity. It's a necessary change, and I already feel better, but I have to admit I'm bitter about using time exercising and making up menus and shopping instead of zentangling.  It shouldn't be as bad once I get a routine set up, and have a better idea of what I need for meals, but it's always going to steal time.

On a happier note, I was adding new tangles to my tangle database, and with the 13 I posted links to today, counting the 102 official tangles, all the tangles in the 4 zentangle books, and those posted on the internet, I count 614 tangles! Whoo hoo!

The count is approximate--at least 40 are some of mine that I haven't posted yet, and I'm certain I've missed a few here and there. 

Anyone else have a count? 

I'm trying to get the list into a format that I can post it as a permanent page and upgrade as I go.  No links, but I thought it would be a good resource for people who create tangles, so they can check what other names are already used, and sort of a quick search for people who'll know a tangle when they see the name, but can't remember who done it.

Another snippet of info I thought might interest you is a photo I found while researching kumihimo patterns.  I mentioned my surprise when I realized that K-Ning was a variation of Cadent.  Well, I'm discovering that Cadent is really one of the basic natural recurring patterns.  My attention was caught by the triangular weave on this basket:


http://kumihimo.blogspot.com/2008/08/braids-and-holidays.html

Scroll down to the second photo and look at the blue basket with the triangles. Imagine my surprise.  The pattern is Cadent with a diagonal slash.  Can you see it?  Cool, huh?

Wowee! Links to 13 tangle patterns

Two new members to Freehand Doodle Patterns, Gabriel Productions, and Cookie's Crafts have posted the instructions to some wondeful patterns.  Way to go!

Gabriel Productions

Melon Balls
Ninja

Cookie's Crafts

Sliced Bread
Snayl's Trayl
Stone Walled
Fernz
Shrumes
Stepin Stones
Tile Octagon
Florez
Hit a Rock Pile
Pikit Fintz
Puddles

My tangle pattern: Beanstalk



You know, Jack's beanstalk had to be a mighty fancy plant.  In all the fairytale books I've read, it's always just shown as a big green thing--a giant version of the mundane plant, and I don't buy it.  I think it had to be something flashy, yet elegant.  So here's my version-the beanstalk in a tuxedo.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Link to tangle pattern 'Chard'

Linda Farmer has come up with another wonderful pattern, Chard.  While you are there be sure to look around her site.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My tangle pattern: Zakuska

Well,  I was trying for something totally different--I don't even remember what, lol! But this will do!

Friday, August 6, 2010

My tangle pattern: K-Ning

At a friend's house, I came across a chair upholstered with caning, and decided to turn the pattern into a tangle.

I keep thinking I've got it--I know how to 'look' at patterns and see. And then I could slap myself silly when I discover how far I have yet to go.

I slaved over this pattern, trying to come up with simple steps. Over and over, I tried different starts, like I was playing chess. Finally, I decided it was too complex. I could see and draw the pattern myself, but it was too difficult to break down.

Then I was looking through the zentangle group and admiring some well-done 'Cadent'. BLaa-A---MMMM!!!

This pattern is practically a variation of Cadent! The last zentangle newsletter (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs023/1101168872594/archive/1103593650371.html) even featured variations of Cadent, yet it took me DAYS! to see the similiarity.

Well, I think the steps are easy now, and there is tons of room for variation. Especially if you've done Cadent.

Let me know what you think.






Monday, August 2, 2010

My tangle pattern: Gr8ful

I'm so grateful for 8's.  They've rescued me from the blank page so many times.  They make gr8 strings and gr8 patterns too! 

Gr8ful is a free-form pattern.  The first 3 steps are the base, and after that you go wild!  But w8!  That's not all!  There's more.  You can use stripes, you can use spots, you can even use wiggly-waggly, squiggly lines and it will still be gr8!  But w8!  There's more!!! You don't even have to use 8's and it will STILL be gr8!  You can us other numbers, letters, objects in your room.  You just can't go wrong with this slice and dice....er... terrific pattern.  And if you accept this offer now, you get a  pair of eyeballs.  Just turn the pattern on its side, and there they are.  With a little creativity and ink, the uses for this pattern are endless.

Ah, it's been a long day.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Link to patterns - traditional Celtic knot instructions

Pam Pincha-Wagener has posted 3 pages of instructions showing the traditional method of drawing celtic knots.  These instructions will allow you to be more precise, but does require creating a grid.  I'm very glad that Pam has posted these.  I think for many of you, this method will be more intuitive.

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