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Zentangle Untangled

Zentangle Untangled, by CZT Kass HallThe latest new book, Zentangle Untangled: Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing, by Australian CZT® Kass Hall is now available from Amazon.

The List Price on the book is $24.95 but you can get it on Amazon right now for $16.15 – that’s 35% off.

Quoting from the back cover, “In Zentangle Untangled, Kass Hall introduces you to the fun and relaxing process of Zentangle … Following an explanation of the Zentangle process, you will find 12 step-by-step demonstrations showing you how to create enticing tangle patterns, followed by several examples of how to add eye-popping color to your pieces, as well as fun ways to use tangles in your art journals. Captivating pieces from Kass and a slew of other artists will further satisfy your craving for inspiration!”

Zentangle Untangled, from North Light Books, is 128-pages plus covers – considerably larger than any other Zentangle book out there now. It introduces Zentangle and moves on from traditional tiles to focus on adding color and exploring art journaling. It is illustrated throughout by Kass and several CZTs whose names you may recognize: Sue Clark, Genevieve Crabe, Melissa Hoopes, Beckah Krahula, Nancy Miller Pinke, Chari-Lynn Reithmeier, and KathyAnne Whittemore.

Here is an overview of the chapters:

  1. Chapter 1 – The Beginning – History of Zentangle (pages 10-14)
  2. Chapter 2 – Tangling – covers 12 tangles and shading, with a gallery of examples (pages 16-44)
  3. Chapter 3 – Color – covers color theory and the various types of color wheels (pages 50-62)
  4. Chapter 4 – Art Materials – covers using various color media for Zentangle-inspired art – colored pens, pencils, inks, watercolor pencils and paint, gouache, and acrylic paint (pages 64-80)
  5. Chapter 5 – Art Journal – is an introduction to art journaling, how to get started, and suggestions for a variety of way to incorporate Zentangle into journaling.(pages 82-104)

Tangles with How-to’s included in Chapter 2 are Cabin Floor, Five-Oh, Starfish, Echo, Bronx Cheer, Cheers, Mooka, Facets, Honeycomb, Frippery, Tripoli, and Betweed. Several more official tangles appear in some of the illustrations, all of which are also identified in Sandy Bartholomew’s AlphaTangle. So for identification purposes, no new “revelations” there, for those who are crazed ;-)

Zentangle Untangled contains lots of ideas for more Zentangle-inspired creations. Be sure to check out the “Look Inside” feature in Amazon for a sneak peak into this latest addition to our Zentangle library.

And remember – Amazon is currently offering a 35% discount on the cover price, so act fast if you want this title for your collection!

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9 comments to Zentangle Untangled

  • YAAAAAaayyyy! I am so glad this is releasing early! I pre-ordered this book a couple months ago, and have been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival. I got a note from Amazon saying I will have it on June 20th! Can’t wait! :)

  • thanks for the heads-up! i’ve been waiting for this to come out – ordering mine now!

  • C.C. Sadler

    I have been waiting too.

    Linda, have you seen this one, that will be coming out in November?

    “One Zentangle a Day” by CZT Beckah Krahula

    • Linda Farmer

      Thanks for the reminder CC! (Although I’m a little perturbed at an EDITOR’s use of “art principals” – say what?!)

  • Jim

    Just wanted to mention I just bought Kass Hall’s New book (Zentangle untangled Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing and think it is a Wonderful addition to any and all other Zentangle Books you may or may not own. It’s 128 pages of great informative information for New or old Tangler’s…….Love It…..
    Napa Jim

  • Michelle

    I was so thrilled to read this wonderful book when I received it.Kass has a lovely relaxed style about everything she writes and does.Must be the Aussie in her.Now I will certainly upset some people about one subject about Zentangles that appears very early in the book but I wholeheartedly agree with Kass and was so pleased to see it written for all to see.It refers to the ownership of tangles.Her views are so true.
    It’s a great book and the way it opens one’s eye to various applications of tangling and the use of various materials other than the pen is fantastic.One of the best books I have in my collection and will be certainly well utilised.Buy it and see for yourself.

  • I am absolutely overwhelmed to read these lovely comments about my book. You are all VERY kind and I am deeply touched and appreciative.
    Kass xx

  • Diane Clayton

    I am overwhelmed and so excited after reading your book. I can’t wait to start my own patterns. Your directions are very direct concise and easy for me to follow. Thank you for challenging me to begin a wonderful way to me mediate.
    God Bless you and thank you again,

  • Kass hall

    You’re so kind Diane. THANKYOU so much and enjoy tangling!

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