The Art of Zentangle

50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist

By Margaret Bremner; Norma J. Burnell; Penny Raile; Lara Williams
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600583582, 144pp.)

Publication Date: April 15, 2013

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Zentangle® is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make a complicated and interesting final piece of artwork. The focus of Zentangle is on the process of creation, rather than the end result. The beauty of Zentangle is that there is no right way or wrong way. If you can draw a line and a circle (perfectly or not), you can Zentangle. Zentangle is an art concept that is engaging, approachable, and fun enough for someone who has never picked up any art tools or created a piece of art, yet is still meditative, productive, and creative enough for an advanced artist to enjoy. While many popular Zentangle books share tips, inspiration, and final artwork, there are few that break down Zentangle into a step-by-step process. Structured to be part instruction, part inspiration, and part doodling, The Art of Zentangle will first demonstrate how to create Zentangle art by showing intricate patterns broken out into several steps. After artists have warmed up and are ready to give it a try on their own, they’ll be invited to practice creating their own Zentangle designs on the beautifully designed blank pages of this inspirational sketch journal. A short gallery of final artwork and several inspirational prompts are included in this comprehensive introduction to the new, inspirational world of Zentangle.




About the Author

Margaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching English.www.enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and children.www.fairy-tangles.com Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. www.TangleTangleTangle.com Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten, Hugo.www.laralina-tangleware.blogspot.comMargaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching English.www.enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and children.www.fairy-tangles.com Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. www.TangleTangleTangle.com Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten, Hugo.www.laralina-tangleware.blogspot.com

Talented Zentangle(R) artist Penny Raile is known among the art community for her whimsical designs and spirited use of color. As part of her work with a Los Angeles nonprofit organization, she has taught children's art therapy classes. As one of the four authors of The Art of Zentangle, Penny's publishing debut has enjoyed combined sales of 61,058 within the first 7 months of release. A "maker of stuff," Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and artist Penny Raile is known for her whimsical projects that range from cardboard cuckoo clocks to WhimBots crafted from thrift-store finds. Penny loves color and things that make people smile. She brings her special brand of creativity to all of her professional pursuits, including her many years in fundraising and development for nonprofit organizations. Her projects and events have delighted countless children for whom art is a rare experience. Visit www.tangletangletangle.com and www.railetypepad.com.

Margaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching English.www.enthusiasticartist.blogspot.com By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and children.www.fairy-tangles.com Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. www.TangleTangleTangle.com Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten, Hugo.www.laralina-tangleware.blogspot.com

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