Zingdoodle Lenormand, by Rootweaver – pre-order now!


Rootweaver’s latest deck-in-progress is almost complete. Each card is hand-drawn, boldly coloured and embellished with intricate doodles in a ‘Zentangle’ style.

Pre-orders now open on  www.rootweaver.com at $25.00 (plus postage), a special pre-order price just in time for Christmas. Save $5.00 on the regular price of $30.00 (plus postage.)

This is Rootweaver’s fifth Lenormand deck that proudly takes its place with her other available decks; the Vintage Lenormand, BYO Lenormand, LeNewbie Lenormand and Micro Lenormand.

Card 3, Ship. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver 2013

Card 3, Ship. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver 2013

5 Tree

Card 5, Tree. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

15 Bear

Card 15, Bear. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

12 Birds

Card 12, Birds. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

14 Fox

Card 14, Fox. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

18 Dog

Card 18, Dog. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

28 Man

Card 28, Man. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

29 Woman

Card 29, Woman. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

33 Key

Card 33, Key. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

34 Fish

Card 34, Fish. Zingdoodle Lenormand by Rootweaver. 2013

‘Ffrond’ – free zendoodle pattern (by JbR)


Here’s another freebie to add to your doodle directory. I have called it ‘Ffrond’ for obvious reasons. At first this pattern looks very complex, but once broken down into easy-to-follow steps it is simple to do. Just divide your circle into quarters (or thirds if you prefer) and then proceed to fill in each segment as shown in the steps below. Have fun!

Zendoodles can be used to create your own art (be that in a deck of cards or otherwise,) create greeting cards or embellish your favourite walking shoes. The applications are endless. If you use any of my patterns in your designs please remember to credit me.

To draw Ffrond follow these step-by-step instructions.

'Ffrond' by JbR

‘Ffrond’ by JbR

‘Peace knot’ – free zendoodle pattern (by JbR)


'Cross' by JbR © 2013 using the 'peace knot' doodle pattern.

‘Cross’ by JbR © 2013 using the ‘peace knot’ doodle pattern.

A little something for the deck creators, artists, zen-chasers and wanna-be artists amongst us.

Doodling is as old as the hills. People have doodled forever. But, have you wondered what might happen if you incorporated a bit more structure into your doodles? What inevitably happens is surprisingly beautiful art, and you need not be an artist to create fabulous doodles! Seriously, you need only put pen to paper and follow these easy instructions.

Zentangle ® is the art of repetitive patterns to form intricate and complex doodles. However, once we break these complex designs down to their basics, drawing fabulous looking doodles are both fun and easy, and it is addictive! It has a similar effect on us as what drawing mandalas does, it is meditative, relaxing and good for our health.

As a keen doodler myself, I have tried many of the available ‘tangles’ (doodles) as published by Zentangle and others. However, I am now ready to share my own unique (and new) doodle patterns with easy to replicate, step-by-step instructions. Anyone may freely use these patterns for non-commercial or commercial use, however I retain the copyright on the patterns themselves, and a mention might be nice if you do decide to use one or more of my patterns in your art 😉

I call the first one ‘peace knot’ because it reminds me of a piece of string knotted around a stone, a symbol of ‘tying up’ the violence in our world. This pattern is especially beautiful and striking when repeated over a larger area with a bit of shading added afterward for depth.

How to draw ‘peace knot.’

'peace knot' by JbR © 2013

‘peace knot’ by JbR © 2013

I will post these tangles separately. Please share widely with your tangle, doodle and arty friends and remember to subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss out on any future free doodle/tangle patterns.