What is Zentangle®?
Zentangle is meditation achieved through pattern-making. A Zentangle is a complicated looking drawing that is built one line at a time. Simple tangles, or patterns, are combined in an unplanned way that grows and changes in amazing directions. With your mind engaged m drawing, your body relaxes. Anxiety and stress move to the back burner. Often, new insights are uncovered along with a sense of confidence in your creative abilities.
Zentangle was created by artists Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a tool to be used by artists and non-artists alike. For information about the process, instructions, and lots of beautiful examples, be sure to visit their website at www.zentangle.com.
Introduction to the book by the author:
Welcome to Totally Tangled!
Hello, my name is Sandy and I've been addicted to Zentangle since 2008. No need for therapy, though. The world looks better through tangled vision. Besides being incredibly fun, Zentangle can really help focus your mind, lower your stress and build confidence. A little evidence? I am such an introvert that a test I took once didn't have a score high enough to rate me! And yet, here I am, teaching classes and writing books! I get so excited telling people about Zentangle, I forget that I am teaching.
If you get totally tangled, I'd love to hear about it! Write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to ... Rick and Maria - for creating Zentangle just when I really, really needed it. And for asking "What else do you think you can't do?" Suzanne - for saying "So, tell me about your book?" .. and to Jen C. for being the role model I so desperately needed.
About the author:
Sandy Steen Bartholomew is an author, illustrator, mixed-media artist, and a Certified Zentangle Teacher. She runs a creativity general store (Wingdoodle), a mini-gallery (The Beehive), a studio (BeezInk Studio), a teaching studio (The Belfry), and an Etsy shop (Bumble-bat). Her life looks like a Zentangle!
She is inspired by juicy, jewel-tones and rusty-crusty, peeling, earth-covered things. Magic and mystery, bits and pieces, and weird little creatures. If it sits still, she'll paint it. Sandy lives with her husband, two kids and a cat in their colourful, mixed-media house in Warner, NH - a town full of introverted artists she has never met.
Visit her website: www.beezinkstudio.com.
1st edition, 2010, paperback, 51pp, full colour throughout, 21.7 x 21.7cm