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What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Artists for Respect
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Use this Random Tangle Selector with your TANGLE GUIDE to help you select tangles. See Pages 7 and 9 of the Guide for instructions. You can also use this to select random Strings.


Back to School Gifts for Teachers

Link to review of Suzanne McNeill's book, Zentangle BasicsOne can’t help but notice “Back to School” ad supplements in the papers lately. And wondering, “Where did the summer go?” [Soon it will be college football season – Yay!]

This got me thinking about teachers preparing lesson plans for their new students and out there buying kids supplies out of their own funds because school budgets are too tight to provide them.

So I’m going to lay a suggestion on you. How about giving a teacher (or two) you know the gift of a copy of Suzanne McNeill’s Zentangle Basics so they can share this wonderful experience with their students? Suzanne offers suggestions for integrating Zentangles into their subject matter to give students a fun learning experience.

You can even follow up at Christmas with Zentangle 2 and/or Zentangle 3.

Each one is a mere $9 investment that’s a win-win for everybody – kids, teachers, parents.

Give it some thought. And if you take me up on the idea, please drop by again and let me know in the comments. Let’s start a Zentangle revolution in our schools! What can be wrong with that?

PS: And if you buy them using my Amazon links on the Book Reviews pages, I’d really appreciate it 🙂

Enhance your Zentangle experience ...

NEW! TANGLE GUIDE, 2019 Edition TANGLE GUIDE - 2019 Edition

The newest and 8th Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download 72-page (40 MB) interactive digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2018. Containing over 1,000 tangles, it's a must-have tool for using the site.

"Linda, Thank you! I was relying on too few and getting stuck after 3 years of daily working with Zentangle. This has inspired me to ‘begin again’ with renewed excitement." ~ Barbara R.

See the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page.
Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page for more information and support by getting your copy now!
GIFT ORDERS: To give the TANGLE GUIDE as a gift, visit this page to place your gift order.
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.

Zentangle Primer Volume 1 NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER: This is the only Zentangle book you'll ever need: the fabulous Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H

The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.


2 comments to Back to School Gifts for Teachers

  • I only discovered this wonderful artform a week ago, and talk about addiction, I have completed one 12×16, two 11×14 and a whole bunch of small ones to go on cards, since that is my main endeavor. I am 90 years old, and this is definitely a new, exciting art for me. Thanks for all the wonderful tangles, and I have ordered all 3 of Susan’s books! I subscribed to your blog last week.

  • Linda Farmer

    Welcome, Sarah! I visited your website and saw your lovely watercolor paintings and cards. So glad to have you as a subscriber, and look forward to seeing your Zentangles. I hope you post them on your website.

    Note to others: you can get to Sarah’s site by clicking on her name in her comment. And you can meet her here:

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