She took pictures with her phone of portraits . . .
. . . and details of patterns from hundreds of years ago . . .
. . . as well as more contemporary patterns.
Here are some pages from her sketch book.
This next image was inspired by a collection of blown glass paperweights.
We'll refine these patterns and deconstruct them into simple repetitive strokes that characterise Zentangle's approach. This gives you an idea of how tangles are developed.
And if you're wondering why those pages have a black corner, read this. (It's a great story!)
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