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Three new Design Originals Zentangle® titles

Zentangle 7It must be getting near holiday season because Zentangle® books from a variety of publishers are coming at us thick and fast. Get your Christmas shopping done early and easily 🙂

Design Originals are releasing three new titles: Zentangle 7 – Inspiring Circles, Zendalas & Shapes, Zentangle 8 – Monograms and Alphabets, and The Joy of Zentangle.

I don’t have copies yet, but from the previews I’ve seen The Joy of Zentangle is Fox Publishing’s repackaging of three of Design Originals’ previous publications. Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Bartholomew and Maria Browning are contributors and it contains 101 tangles that have appeared in the earlier titles. If you already have the complete Design Originals Zentangle library, be sure to check this book out thoroughly to avoid duplication of something you already have. Otherwise, this could be a great way to get 3 books for the price of one and introduce family and friends to (wait for it) … the joy of Zentangle.

Zentangle 7 (16 pages, lists at $8.99 and is available for pre-order)  – description from the publisher: “Bring your Zentangles full circle with 40 new tangle patterns and ideas for making beautiful Zendalas. Talented Certified Zentangle Teachers share their tips and designs for using watercolors and circular stencils, making mini Zendalas on metal rim tags, creating a Zendala spinner, or using the pre-strung tiles.  Following the step-by-step instructions, you’ll find the process of Zentangle to be simple and truely relaxing.”

Zentangle 8 (16 pages, lists at $8.99 and is available for pre-order, November 1) – description from the publisher: “Elegant letters are the perfect way to personalize a greeting card, stationery or a memorable gift. Turn mundane mail into envelopes that promise something really special. Send special tangled thank-you notes and enclosure cards for showers, weddings and baby announcements. Using the relaxing process of Zentangle, you can create unique letters with stunning details and sumptuous backgrounds – one tangle at a time. You’ll be amazed as delightful designs flow beautifully from your hand.” Includes another 40 patterns.

The Joy of Zentangle (144 pages, lists at $24.99 and is available from Amazon for $14.99) –  description from the publisher: “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.”

 

The Joy of Zentangle The Joy of Zentangle (144 pages, list $24.99, available on Amazon for $14.99)
Zentangle 7 Zentangle 7 – Inspiring Circles, Zendalas and Shapes (16 pages, list $8.99)
Zentangle 8 - Monograms & Alphabets Zentangle 8 – Monograms & Alphabets (16 pages, list $8.99)

So there you have it! I’ll let you know when I’ve posted my reviews.

Check out today’s second posting – a 12-minute video with Suzanne McNeill demonstrating how to prepare a mandala using a plastic lid and how to draw her Snood tangle pattern from Zentangle 7.

Related Links

  • Linda's List of Zentangle-Original Patterns — here is the complete list of original tangles (aka "official tangles") created and introduced by founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, including those not published online. If you are new to the Zentangle Method I highly recommend learning a few of the published Zentangle classics first.
  • A pattern is not always a tangle — here's what makes a tangle.
  • Un motif n’est pas toujours un tangle — Qu’est-ce qu’un tangle ?
  • Un diseño no es siempre un tangle — ¿Qué es un tangle?
  • Zentangle terminology — a glossary of terms used in this art form
  • For lots of great FREE tutorials on TanglePatterns, click on the TUTORIALS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page
  • Strings! Have we got STRINGS! Click on the STRINGS link in the pink alphabetic menu bar below the tangle images at the top of any page for 250 different (free) Zentangle-starters. More than enough for any lifetime!
  • What is a Zentangle? — if you are new to the Zentangle Method, start here for the fundamentals

Enhance your Zentangle experience ...

NEW! TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2019 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE - 2019 Edition

The newest and 8th Edition of my TanglePatterns.com 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.
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If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my TanglePatterns.com 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.

 

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