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I've been doing a lot of zentangling lately. Have you heard of it? In a simple description- It's designing beautiful, complex art by combining different repetitive patterns. 
Yes, it looks complex. Want to know a secret, It's actually really really easy.  Here's how.
Supplies: Paper, Pencil and a thin black marker. I would recommend a Micron Pen, But something like a Sharpie would work as well.

You can do it on any size piece of paper, but the normal size is 3&1/2" x 3&1/2". Start by lightly sketching s shape onto your paper with a pencil.
In one part of your shape, start doodling. You can create your own pattern or find one you like. There's a great site called TanglePatterns. It has a wonderful directory of patterns and tutorials.
Now choose a different pattern, and fill in another section of your shape with doodles.
Keep filling your shape with patterns.
Having fun? I love zentangling, Here are a few I've done.
Want a little more inspiration? Follow my Zentangle board on Pinterest.
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  1. oh my!! I love this! Beautiful!

    Michelle *Ü*

  2. When I was a kid, I used to do something kind of like this - only in color, and I said I was drawing patchwork quilts. I might have to take it up again. :)

  3. I love Zentangle! They are so addicting, once you start you can't stop (lol). I love the panda one and the one you shown as an example. Great job!

  4. Oooh, love these! Doodling is so much fun.
    The panda one is adorable. They're all just great!
    Really, really wonderful job!

  5. Oooh...this is super-cool! I've never seen it before! :)

  6. I didn't know there was a name for this! I have been doing something similar using henna tattoos for inspirations.

  7. This is so addicting! Good tutorial! Thx!


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