Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday Tangles

"Courant" is an official Zentangle pattern but I haven't found an officially published step-out for it. In fact, I've seen conflicting step-outs on Pinterest that were made by other people. In any case, it was enjoyable to draw and super easy. You simply draw some random loopy lines all over the inside of your border and fill each section with either concentric lines or one continuous spiral.

I drew tiles in each of the two methods as you can see below. After trying the spiral method, I've decided that I prefer drawing the concentric version and I also think it looks a little neater than the spiral one.

Spiral Courant (official version)

Concentric Courant

Zen Panda has a YouTube video HERE. She draws it using the spiral method which some CZTs have confirmed is the correct way to draw "Courant".

"Love Line" is by Judy Murphy and her step-out can be found HERE at I pretty much followed the pattern but I gave the part between the hearts a more rounded shape. I also kept it simple as far as any added details. On the example below, I added an aura.

Linda Dawson's "Miasma" is also at HERE. This is one of those grid tangles where you can create different designs by simply changing the direction of each square in the grid. Naturally, I chose one of the more complicated designs so I had to pay very close attention to which way each square faced.

I noticed when I was finished drawing my tile that the way I embellished some of the shapes made them look a lot like the Cali beads that I make bracelets with. If you're a beader, you might know what I'm talking about. Cali beads have three holes in them as you can see in the photo below:

If you want to take a peek at some of the bracelets that I have made with Cali beads, check out THIS post on my Linda's Crafty Inspirations blog. You can also download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" bracelet pattern from that post. Here is one of my favorite Claudia colorways:


  1. Linda, your tangelation of Courant is super. I especially like the dark outlines for the sections. Your tile is on Pinterest, and I added by version to it.

    Thanks for introducing Miasma. I will try it.
    Jacki in Pittsburgh

    1. Thanks, Jacki. I like how you added the contrasting color on the inside of the shapes.