Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Today's Tangles

This pattern called "133" is by Damy Teng CZT and the step-out is HERE on her blog. After drawing it first as the pattern directs, I thought I'd try adding an aura around it as well as some color as you can see in the example below. It's pretty but I like it even better that way.

"Balo" is also found on Damy's blog HERE. has links to a couple of videos HERE.

You'll find Shazia's pattern for "Amy" HERE at

This last pattern called "Oslo" is by Elaine Benfatto and the pattern is posted HERE on Flickr.

To those who celebrate the holiday, have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow .


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Tangles

Today's post features variations of three tangles - Fifzen, Sternblumen and one that I don't have a name for.

I saw this no-name pattern HERE. The image file name is "UU006" so that's what I'm calling it. I translated the page but I don't see any reference to a step-out for any of the patterns on that page. It wasn't hard to figure out how to draw it though.

"Fifzen" is by Katelyn Polanar and the step-out is posted on her TheLonelyMaiden Deviant Art page HERE. I drew my examples with the fronds upside down like you would draw Fescu. Once I got the hang of drawing it, I got the idea to do something similar to "Mooka" with it and I like it very much this way:

"Sternblumen" is from THIS blog and is by Simone Bischoff.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Today's Tangles

Vicki Bassett's "Fandango" can be found at HERE. I decided to give the pattern a try after watching THIS YouTube video.

This tangle as well as the one below don't actually have names. I found them both HERE on Rudolf Wohlgemuth's Zendoodle - Kreatives Zeichnen site. The name under the one above is "shingle #02" and the one below is called "geo #09-11"

I found Debra Bryan's "Trellys" HERE at


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Today's Tangles

"Yagi" is by Lizzie Mayne and the pattern is HERE on her blog. I had doubts that I'd be able to draw it properly but surprisingly it was pretty easy to do. I had fun shading and coloring it too.

I have no idea how to pronounce the name of this one. It's called "Shplakalei". It is by Katelyn Polanar and the step-out is posted on her TheLonelyMaiden Deviant Art page HERE. I added shading to give mine a layered look.

This tangle is "Flourish" by Stephanie Skelton. You'll find her pattern HERE on her blog. I tweaked my example a little by coloring in the tips of the "Fescu". I also experimented with different ways of embellishing the flower petals.

"Wengz" is by Dianne Krumnow and the pattern is posted HERE on her blog.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Quirky Tangles

"Huabao" is by YuRu Chen and you'll find the step-out HERE at

"Puchong" is by Michelle Lim CZT. The pattern is HERE at There is a video tutorial for this pattern HERE.

This pattern called "Ropuz" is a little strange but it is kind of fun to draw. It's by Natalie Plechkova and the pattern can be found HERE at There are several video links there too.

"Funlz Reborn" was adapted by Ina Sonnenmoser from the "Funlz" pattern. Click HERE for Ina's step-out and HERE for the original "Funlz" pattern by Margaret Bremner. Margaret's version is drawn on a grid and Ina's is drawn free-form.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Today's Tangles

"Lido" is by Dawn Collins and the step-out is HERE at Dawn also has a video tutorial on that page.

"On Target" by Barbara Finwall is another Op-Art style tangle similar to the "Eye Test" tangle that I blogged about HERE. The pattern is HERE on Flickr.

"Frame Over" is by Linda Rea and her step-out is HERE on Flickr.

"Heavenly" is very complicated to draw but I wanted to try it just to see if I could do it. I started with a pencil grid which helped me with the placement of the initial dots and seeds. There is no indication in the step-out as to how to finish off the outer edge. Mine looked a bit of a mess so I added the thick black outline to cover it up. That shouldn't be an issue if you use this tangle to fill a space between other tangles. The pattern is on The Tangle Corner blog HERE.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Today's Tangles

"Naida" is by Stephanie Jennifer. Her step-out is HERE on her blog and you can watch her YouTube tutorial HERE. Laura Harms also has a video for this tangle HERE.

If you go to the Tangled Up in Art blog, this pattern called "SSStripe" is the second one down on THIS page. It's such a simple cute little tangle but I think it will make a nice divider. In my examples, I drew little ovals instead of eye shapes.

"Bugler" is by Linda Rea (texasdoxiemama) and her pattern is posted HERE on Flickr. I had fun coloring this one.

I'm particularly fond of drawing this type of grid tangle and I love how the shading makes the design look so dimensional. "Flip-Flap" is Staub Korn's tangleation of another tangle by Lizzie Mayne called "Lap". The step-out and three video links can be found HERE at