Publisher’s Synopsis :
Reduce Stress and Increase Creativity with the Relaxing Art of Zentangle
Do you tangle? This book will teach you how! Inside you wil learn the basic theory of Zentangle"® and find instructions for drawing more than 100 tangles from Certified Zentangle Teachers, including Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and Marie Browning. This beautiful book is filled with examples of Zentangles and Zentangle-lnspired Art, as well as Zentangle craft projects and compelling stories from those who have improved their well-being through Zentangle. All you need is a pen, paper, and this book to get started on your Zentangle journey.
Inside you'll find:
- More than 100 tangles broken down into easy-to-follow steps
- Personal stories from others who have increased their creativity and well-being through Zentangle
- Galleries of Zentangle art
A message from the ‘creators’ of Zentangles:
This book will change your life.
If you try Zentangle for even a few minutes, you'll find yourself getting calmer and more focused. You'll feel more like yourself when you are at your best. Do a few more Zentangle pieces and you'll begin to notice the world around you in a different way – it will seem brighter, more colourful, more in focus. You'll see patterns and beauty everywhere you go. You'll find yourself becoming less stressed, judge yourself and others less, and feel happier and more content.
I know these are big claims for such a simple, humble action as tangling, but they are true. You can prove it to yourself very simply in less than an hour by following the instructions for creating your first Zentangle in Chapter 2.
Anything is possible, one stroke at a time. Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
What is a Zentangle?
The Zentangle method, created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Rick and Maria's combined life experiences opened the door for the creation of this method. Rick spent many years living as a monk practicing meditation and other spiritual exercises, and Maria has incredible artistic talent, working as a botanical art illustrator and lettering artist. Rick noticed that when Maria was making simple, repetitive strokes inside a large illuminated letter, her mood and demeanour changed, and she became entirely focused on what she was doing. When Rick asked Maria to explain what she was experiencing at those times, her description matched that of a state of meditation. The pair decided to develop a method that would allow anyone to feel the peace and relaxation Maria had experienced, all while creating a beautiful and meaningful piece of art. The Zentangle method has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon, attracting individuals from all walks of life. Rick and Maria now operate a Zentangle website (www.zentangle.com), where they provide information on the subject, as well as a gallery, and sell top-notch supplies for those who want to tangle. The Zentangle blog (www.zentangle.blogspot.com) offers inspiration and messages from Rick and Maria. The pair regularly teach Certified Zentangle Teacher seminars.
1st edition, 2012, paperback, 160pp, full colour throughout, 19.2 x 23cm