Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Spoken Tangle Lesson Pattern # 209

Spoken is a beautiful tangle by Maria Thomas, I always love the simple tangles that come from Zentangle HQ. They are so elegant and fun to do. Easy for me to remember and reproduce.

Pictures to come,
Today is my moms Funeral, I have had this filmed for a few weeks.  I could not post until Zentangle HQ posted it in the general newsletter.  It just so happens it was on the day of my moms funeral. I do have some great examples to show you they will come later along with the stepout link.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

What's In a Name Tangle Pattern Lesson # 208

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." by William Shakespeare is a wonderful concept that Molly from ZH talked about in her blog last week.

 I so understand the trouble with names of tangles. For one I can't remember them and second I see so many that are so much alike.

 Love the world of tangling so "What's In a Name? Enjoy the lesson.

Template available in the store.  

Template available in the store.  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fluxeed Tangle Lesson Pattern # 207

Terri Delaune is the creator of this tangle she states here: Hi Melinda, I created a new Pattern, or a tanglation. I have it deconstructed into 3 steps but it is easily drawn the way you teach 1,2,3. I'm sending this to you simply because your Mooka and 1,2,3 is one of my favorite videos I called it Fluxeed because it is Maria's flux in a seed. Thanks Terri I hope I did it justice I love it also. 

Step outs by Terri Delaune 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cross Ur Heart Tangle Pattern Lesson #206

Jenna Black has another wonderful tangle, adding the black made all the difference to me in this tangle. I love the meditative quality of this tangle. I was able to "Zen" my way right through this one. It makes a great focal point on any art work of tile.

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Thank you! Janna

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

M Anning Tangle Lesson Pattern #205

M-Anning by Teresa Clerc is one of those tangles you just fall in love with. When they happen by accident you love them even more. Mary Anning was a self-educated fossil hunter and collector. Thanks Teresa for this tangle.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Trisnail Tangle Pattern Lesson #204

Trisnail by Janna Black is an awesome tangle, one you can use in a spiral or any shape you like. I love how simple and yet elegant this tangle is. I was presently surprised with my tile when it was completed.

(Backup) Tripoly Made Easy Tangle Pattern Lesson # 199

Tripoly is a wonderful tangle from Zentangle HQ, You will love how this tangle just flows from your pen. At first I had a hard time with this tangle then last week Maria and Rick posted a short video of how Maria does this tangle and it fell in to place for me. I love her take on almost every tangle. What can I say she is a master and the co-founder of Zentangle, she should be the masster. You can see more of her work at Support for this channel comes from shopping at

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Phil agrees Tangle Pattern Lesson # 203

Phil-agrees by Karri Pelikys is a fun flowing tangle. You will want to draw it on everything you do. Support this channel by shopping at 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Embedded Letters Tangle Lesson # 202

Embedded Letters is the most fun I have had with Zentangle. I love adding them to my work. Maria was right when she said how much fun she had with them. I hope you enjoy this lesson also. Support this channel by shopping at

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mooka Hummingbird Tangle Pattern Lesson # 201

Mooka Hummingbird is so much fun to draw, I love using Ben Kwok templates you can find on Ornation Creation Facebook Group. The Hummingbird is template 55 I am not sure if the link will take you there if you are not using Facebook but here we go.  Have fun 
Mooka on the humming birds' wings so much fun.

Here is the template I downloaded from Ben's Facebook page. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Narwal Tangle Lesson Pattern # 200

This is my way of drawing Narwal, a fun tangle by Sam Taylor. I have a habit of changing tangles to make them easier for me to draw. Not that Sam Taylor's Narwal is hard, I just find a simpler way for me. You can use this to make a great border tangle.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tripoly Made Easy Tangle Pattern Lesson # 199

Tripoly is a wonderful tangle from Zentangle HQ, You will love how this tangle just flows from your pen. At first I had a hard time with this tangle then last week Maria and Rick posted a short video of how Maria does this tangle and it fell in to place for me. I love her take on almost every tangle. What can I say she is a master and the co-founder of Zentangle, she should be the masster. You can see more of her work at Support for this channel comes from shopping at

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fairchild Company Dingbatz Gone Wild Tangle Pattern Lesson # 198

Fairchild company published a darling book in 1910 with these wonderful patterns in it. I love how you can get inspired by such simple things. 
Here is the link to the book.
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This is just one of the pages that I think you will find enjoyable! 
Have fun!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Barb U Tangle Pattern Lesson # 197

I just love the organic look of this tangle. Barb U has lots of possibilities. Try it in the round, on a vine, or just random on your tile. Step outs here:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Breach Tangle Pattern Lesson # 196

Breach, is a pod tangle that will just flow from your pen. You will love adding color to this tangle. I loved it on gray paper with a little white added. Step outs here:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A la Russe Tangle Pattern Lesson # 195

A-La-Russe tangle is a lot like Molygone but with a little twist. I love the string idea behind this tangle. It lets me be more free with the tangle.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Knase Tangle Pattern Lesson # 194

Knase is a wonderful tangle from I love the simplicity of this tangle but it also has its own beauty. I find myself tweaking it all the time. Get the wonderful brown bookmarks at my store at

Friday, June 16, 2017

Twing with a twist Tangle Pattern Lesson # 193

Twing with a twist is a very simple pattern I think you will love. This is just one way you can change a old pattern to make it new again. Sorry for the late post I was not in range of a good signal for uploading.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Apacore Tangle Pattern Lesson # 192

Apacore Tangle pattern, was so fun, not as easy as some tangles but keep trying I think you will find your own way of drawing this one. Support for this channel comes from shopping at my store.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rooster Tangle Lesson #191

Today's Rooster is by Ben Kwok at Ornation Creations facebook page. I love Ben's work and they are so fun to tangle. Find templates here 
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This rooster was a gift from one of my students and friend Mary B. I love him.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A dalfa Tangle Pattern Lesson # 190

A-dalfa tangle patten by Bunny Wright is a tangle you can use in many ways. As a border, fill-in and a Dingbatz, what fun. Enjoy this darling tangle. You are sure to find lots of places to us this one. Support this channel by shopping at store.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

2V Tangle Pattern Lesson # 189

2V tangle pattern is simple yet just beautiful when finished. Who would have thought a triangle would make such a beautiful tangle. Try it with color or on gray or brown paper with brown pens. See what happens. Shop at to support this channel

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Starfish Flowerbarrel Tangle Pattern Lesson #188

Starfish Flower barrel is the last of the starfish patterns for me. Nicole Dreyer has done a fabulous job with this pattern, what fun. Enjoy tangling this one on a large scale then adding your go-to tangles all around and see what you come up with. Don't forget to shop for supplies at my store 

I did a little tear drop shape and tangled around it with Starfish Flower barrel.  It was fun!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Starfish Double Barrel Tangle Pattern Lesson #187

I was going to hold this video until Thursday but I pushed the publish button by mistake. 

Lucky you, two videos in one day. Enjoy
Starfish Double Barrel along with Starfish Barrel.

Starfish Barrel Tangle Pattern Lesson # 186

Starfish Barrel by Nicole Dreyer, Nicole will never stop to amaze me on her tangles. Love what she does. I should have done this one before Starfish border but I did not see it. Now you get the complete 4 tangle done by Nicole. A new one in the next 3 videos 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Starfish Ribbon Tangle Pattern Lesson # 185

Starfish Ribbon by Nicole Dreyer is such a beautiful tangle with lots of possibilities. My computer crashed and I was not able to edit and post on my regular time, but I think you will find this worth the wait. Shop at my store for the fun round tiles I used here.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh! Well Remake tangle lesson # 184

Oh! Well tangle pattern came to me when I was trying to draw free hand tangle pattern "Well" I just could not remember all the steps. I guess that is what happens sometimes. I did a remake video because this was my first video and why anyone watched it I don't know. Enjoy the remake.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ricks Paradox in the Round Tangle Lesson # 183

Paradox in the round, I call all Paradox tangles Ricks Paradox so you will here me say that often. I love doing this tangle you are always surprised with the outcome. Have fun doing it on round tiles. Check out the store tab for round tiles.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Showgirl Revisited Tangle Lesson # 182

Showgirl revisited, I chose this tangle because I have a new camera and love how this tangle looks. So easy to fill up a space quickly and is soft and yet dramatic. Try shading with colored pencils how fun. Enjoy! doing Showgirl over and over.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Reticual Review with ING and Glace Tangle Lesson # 181

Review of Reticula, with ING and Glace tangle patterns. I hope this will help with what is a Reticula. I was having fun with ING in my template Live if better when you're Laughing. Check out other templates on my website here

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Xircus Tangle Pattern Lesson # 180

Xircus, is a wonderful tangle not very often used. I like tangles I can do free hand, no grid, and this is one of them. Xircus is an official tangle from I think you will love. Along with a fun template for Mothers day. Available at my store.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Alphabet Tangle Lesson # 179

I found a fun Alphabet template in my cleaning, and thought you might find it fun to do also. I use Gelly Roll pens as well as Micro PN pens, all by Sakura. You can find more pictures at below

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Reticula and Fragments Tangle Lesson # 178

I have be in a little dark place the past couple of days, I thought I had lost my creative spirit. What some authors call writers block.
 Well I have had artist block. Still working on getting it back. 

Here is the lesson for today. Reticula and Fragments once I got over the fact that a reticula was more then a grid pattern I was able to draw. Reticula can be square, round, triangular, oblong or what every shape you like. The fill it with fragments of tangles. 

Have fun.