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Joy of Zentangle® [Paperback]

Suzanne McNeill , Sandy Steen Bartholomew
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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26 Mar 2013
Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn method of pattern drawing that reduces stress while promoting creativity. This book will introduce readers to the basic theory of Zentangle and provide instructions for drawing over 100 tangle patterns from such Certified Zentangle Teachers as Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew and Marie Browning. This beautiful book is filled with examples of Zentangle drawings as well as other art projects and compelling stories from those who have improved their well-being through Zentangle.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Design Originals (26 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574214276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574214277
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 19 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joy of Zentangle an EXCELLENT choice for the beginning Tangler to start on their Zentangle Journey with well crafted how-to steps, excellent pictures, inspirational stories and beautiful examples. All you need is pen, paper, and this book book to get you started on your Zentangle journey. Certified Zentangle Teachers: Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew and Maria Browning have authored most of the first 6 Zentangle books. Now the best of the best from these books and a few new tangles have been added to this Overview edition. Find 101+ tangles in one place. The differences between the small books 16-20 pagse and this book and this 160 page book is the high presentation quality. The photography is very nice and most of the pages are dedicated to a single tangle with how-to steps and inspiration concepts or thought to give futher understanding to the Joy that Zentangle has brought to many lives. Additional info is included to offer the new budding artist exploring Zentangle an understanding what focus means to cultivating creativity, stress reduction and relaxation. Ideas for working with 3-D object, Zendala / Mandalas, and much more are included. -- Sharla R. Hicks CZT, Soft Expressions

About the Author

Suzanne McNeill is often known as the Trendsetter of the arts and crafts industry. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and fun. Suzanne is the creative woman behind Design Originals, a publishing company dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is an artist, designer, publisher, TV personality, columnist, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 19 Aug 2013
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Excellent book for the beginner or the more experienced. Have brought other book that do not even come up to the good standard of this book. Value for money too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dip your toe 14 July 2013
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This book is a really good inspiration into getting started into Zentangle.
Quite complex patterns are broken down into simple steps, enabling anyone to have a go.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book 23 May 2013
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As soon as I saw the book I knew I had to have it. The book cover really appealed to me. I couldn't wait to get started. The book has easy to follow instructions, the size of the tangles are great. If you are into, or a beginner I would highly recommend this book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I would reccomend it to anyone like me that was just exploring Zentangle and getting into for me this new form of art.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent read 18 Sep 2013
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as a beginner at the art of zentangle I have found this book really helpful and thoroughly enjoyable. of all the books available for beginners in this art form I would highly recommend this publication. the only point to be wary of is that all the items you are advised to have at hand are the most expensive and I would urge people to look for alternatives if they don't have the budget of a lottery winner!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joy of Zentangle 1 Oct 2013
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This was a very cleverly laid out book which contained all the information and drawings that one would need to enjoy Zentangle. It was clear to follow and easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically brilliant!! 30 Jun 2014
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It is actually a really good book. It explains the theory behind Zentangle, how it came about, why it is good for you and how to do it. It clearly shows how to do each design from start to finish, bit by bit. Once you have mastered each design, then off you go with creating your own Zentangle art. For someone, like myself, who can not draw at all, I found this amazingly brilliant. By breaking it down and showing you step by step how to draw the designs it has helped me learn to draw, something I never thought I would be able to do, so that is a bonus as far as I am concerned.

Zentangle is a brilliant way of "shutting out" the outside world. Because you are so focused on what you are doing it actually does calm the mind and puts you into a "Zen". I found it incredibly helpful to take my mind off other things and when you have finished you really do feel calmer - I can see the benefits and understand why this is being used by professionals to help people in therapy.

This is a starter book and shows you how to create 101 tangle patterns, which is a huge amount to get you going. I have had this book for a while and have not gone through all the patterns yet, but have already created some lovely work and have even done some more advanced work, where I have used the patterns to infill an outline of a plane for a Father's day card. The possibilities are endless. I do recommend that you use the pens suggested for your artwork, but when you are practicing the designs, then use a basic art book and/or graph paper and any fine nibbed pen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Value for money 27 May 2014
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for the price you get plenty of tangles to try, explanations about them and lots of inspiration. an inexpensive art form for all ages.
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3.0 out of 5 stars hate love
its for my wife, she loves it.
Zentangling is just doodling though
with the big American sell behind it]
never mind soon be the next season in the craft world.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. G. Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant!!!
Having seen "Zentangle" at a craft show I was unsure where to start, This book give you the basics and shows you how to draw the 'tangles'. Read more
Published 2 months ago by pokemon
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction
I had never heard of Zentangle until I saw a (not very good book) in a shop, but was intrigued to find out more. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sharon V
5.0 out of 5 stars art
My wife started to fill in squares and was intrigued when she saw this book in a local bookshop. went to your sute found a cheaper price and good quality and I got it for her. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Taras A. Kurylak
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
I bought these for xmas presents and my niece and daughter loved it, they are first time tanglers and have given them some tips and inspiration to start doing this hobby
Published 5 months ago by Mistydeb
3.0 out of 5 stars Was OK
Not as good as I thought it would be. Gives a brief history of how it started but was wanting more diagrams and breakdowns than there were
Published 5 months ago by Debra Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Inspiration
I've just taken delivery of this today and have spent the past several hours going through it. It is beyond wonderful, taking this beginner from the basics and offering a host of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by edarlingb
5.0 out of 5 stars New hobbie
Only just taken this up as a new hobbie, looking forward to getting stuck in in the next few weeks.
Published 6 months ago by Ruth Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Zentangle book by a mile
I have bought several books on Zentangle, but this is by far the best. A good guide to the basics, and many more patterns than most books on the subject. Read more
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