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Heartfully - PATTERN

We are having an absolute scorcher here in Hoddles Creek today - it has almost reached the high of 40degC as I sit here composing this post. Fortunately it takes a few continuous days of heat for our old farmhouse to become really hot - unfortunately, the next 7 days are forecast to be really hot. Ah, well, at least I have kicking back to read a book scheduled into my calendar for the rest of the afternoon.

Here is today's pattern: Heartfully. Yep, it's full of hearts. Don't hurt me because I'm no good at the whole "naming the pattern thing".

There's only so many directions that you can go using hearts in patterns and I think I've almost run my idea well dry.........though, I might have one more to put out there. Along with updating the gallery, pattern and video sections of the's on my to do list. I'll have to see how I cope with the heat this week as to what gets done.

So, Heartfully. The first version I played with has curved hearts, and reminds me a bit of Bracketed when the halo detail is added. The second, uses regular hearts. Click on the images for a larger view.

Love, love grid based patterns as you can use them to fill anything and it's so much easier to do a bit of randomising here and there.

Detail work and shading really help this pattern out, too.

I have plans to do a video on this one.........once the weather cools down in another week or so.

Have a great weekend. I'm heading straight to my book stash to find a good one to dig into :)



  1. I'm sitting over a heater, five inches of snow outside.

    I like the 2nd one best. I'm inspired to try something with hearts now. Hm.

  2. Helen you astound me with these absolutely beautiful patterns, I just love the way they flow. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! Hope you stay cool enough to enjoy your reading!

  3. Another one for my 'favorite' tangles collection. Thank you.
    Bette Abdu in cold, snowy, New Hampshire, USA

  4. -18C high for today in Edmonton Alberta (BUT we are warmer than south Alberta!)...
    Heartful pattern - can't wait to try it!

  5. Beautiful pattern! Can't wait to try it out.

  6. I love how your tangles just seem to flow so beautifully. Thank you for sharing!

  7. You should put all your heart patterns together with the extra drawings in a mini-e-book. I'd buy it since it would save me so much time - lol. Thanks for the wonderful artwork. Have a lovely week.

    1. Thanks, Sherri! They'll probably make an appearance in another folio at some point :)

  8. I don't know how you do it, but your patterns are always so light and feminine... ,O)
    Thanks for sharing - they are beautiful.

  9. I love the pattern, but the instruction illustrations are too small and too low-resolution. They hurt my eyes.

    1. Hi Dawn - all you need to do is to click on the step out image and you'll be able to see a larger version. Helen

  10. As a newbie to Zentangle I'm so glad to have come across your blog. I love your style!! Three years on from your post and here in Brisbane we're having a heatwave like you are down there I think. Thank you for your videos too.


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