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The Ultimate Weekly Roundup Link Collection eBook

The Ultimate Weekly Roundup Link Collection
a resource for pattern drawing artists

This final eBook features links from seven years of the Weekly Roundup. It contains, in one convenient place:

  • over 6,200 links to pattern step-outs and videos,
  • around 350 links to tutorials and other interesting content in 16 categories, culled from all 344 Weekly Roundups.

In your PDF reader, you can search for a pattern name, or a pattern designer’s name. Patterns are listed in alphabetical order of pattern name, great for those challenges that require you to use patterns whose name starts with a particular letter.

The eBook doesn’t contain the patterns themselves, just web links to them.
Click here to download a free sample.

Cost of the eBook is USD$6.49, payable with PayPal.
The eBook is in PDF format which can be read on most computers, smartphones, or tablets.

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New Year – New Edition of the Pattern & Tangle Links eBook

Happy New Year everyone! If it’s a new year, is must mean a new edition of my Pattern & Tangle Links eBook. The new eBook contains over 4000 links, with more than 800 new ones since the last edition. Click the image below for all the details.

Patterns Tangles eBook




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This week in art

Before I get to this week’s artwork, this is a sneak peek at the cover of the new Patterns & Tangles ebook that will be available next week. Remember that you can order the current edition now and you will also receive the new edition as soon as it comes out.

Pattern Tangles ebook cover

And here are my latest mandalas.

Digital Mandala

Digital Mandala

Digital Mandala

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Weekly Roundup #303

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Welcome to the final roundup of 2016, and Happy Holidays everyone!
The Roundup will return on January 6th, 2017.

The readership of the Roundup has been declining steadily in the last few months. In the next Roundup blog post on January 6th, I will have a survey that will determine how the Roundup will continue in 2017 (or not). Stay tuned.

Buy the current version of the Patterns and Tangle Links ebook in December 2016 and you will receive the new 2017 issue at no additional cost as soon as it is available in January. I want to thank all of you who have supported the Weekly Roundup by purchasing my ebook.



It’s a String Thing #175 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It’s a String Thing #176 by Adele Bruno
Joey’s weekly tangle challenge #144
TanglePatterns String 240 by Annette Plaga-Lodde


Elatorium: Daily New Challenges 638-651
Pattern Collections Pattern Focus
Shading Zentangle Challenge #072-Drawings
Square One™: Purely Zentangle® Weekly Focus: Drawings
Zentangle Tangled & Journaled, Too! Zentangle Primer Study
Zentangle All Around Prompt: String Symphony


3DTangle: Tangling with Gold ebook by Eni Oken


My week in art by Geneviève Crabe
Twelve Days of 3Zs – Gratitude! by Zentangle
Zentangle Newsletter, December 19, 2016


Fine-Dings by Sandra Strait
Gemmies by Kim Aarts
Pach by Judy Okawa
Pezember by Peter Fruehwirt
Sunpetals by YersiniaP
Tapijoka by Suzanne Crisalfi

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Colorful Backgrounds volume 2

Colorful Backgrounds 2

This is my second book of colorful backgrounds on which you can draw or tangle. This book is 8.5×11″, and contains 40 full-colour backgrounds, printed on one side, and printed to the edge of the paper. It is available in both electronic and print form.

and to see some sample drawings.

The book also features eight backgrounds by Alice Hendon.

Click here to see Alice’s blog post where she shares artwork she created in the book.





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This week in art

For those of you who are on Facebook, I am one of the weekly guest artists in the group Let’s Talk Coloring. I am giving away a PDF copy of each of my colouring books; all four giveaways close on Friday at noon EDT. I hope you can join us!

Let's Talk Coloring

My friend Alice Hendon loves tangling on coloured backgrounds she creates with watercolour and spray inks. So she was the perfect person to test drive my Colorful Backgrounds book. She created some great artwork, and wrote this review of the book on her blog, The Creator’s Leaf.

Alice Hendon

And here’s a scoop… I am putting the finishing touches on Colorful Backgrounds 2, which will include several backgrounds created by Alice.

Finally, these are new mandalas I created using an app called iOrnament, in which you can draw repeating patterns and rosettes.

Digital Mandala

Digital Mandala

Digital Mandala

Digital Mandala

If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.


Coloring eBooks

Just a quick post to let you know that all my colouring books are now available in eBook form, as downloadable PDF files. Click one of the images below for ordering information.

Coloring book Coloring book Coloring book Mandala colouring book

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New book: Colorful Backgrounds for Drawing or Tangling

Colorful Backgrounds book

This is the first in a series of books containing colorful backgrounds on which you can draw or tangle.

The book is 6×9″, and there are 30 full-colour backgrounds, printed on one side, and printed to the edge of the paper.

Scroll down to see some examples.


Here are some backgrounds on which I did some drawing. Bring out your art supplies and have fun! I look forward to seeing your work. You can use black permanent pens or light-colour gel pens for drawing, and you can use coloured pencils for shading and highlighting.


This is the first in a series of books containing colorful backgrounds on which you can draw or tangle. The book is 6x9", and there are 30 full-colour backgrounds, printed on one side, and printed to the edge of the paper.


And here are two lovely examples from my friend Alice Hendon.

Alice Hendon Alice Hendon

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New colouring book – Magical Mosaics Dancers

I have published another colouring book in the Magical Mosaics series, this one with silhouettes of dancers hidden in the mosaics.

Click the books cover below for all the information, along with a free sample page.

Magical Mosaics


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New colouring book, and magazine article

There are two things I have to announce today.

First, I have published another colouring book in the Magical Mosaics series.
Click the books cover below for all the information.

Magical Mosaics

Also, I wrote an article on colouring books for Interactive Artist magazine.
Click the image below to go to the magazine website.

Interactive Artist