The Art of Zentangle: 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist
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The Art of Zentangle: 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist

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by Margaret Bremner, Norma J. Burnell, Penny Raile, Lara Williams
     
 

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

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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.

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Art and meditation have been drawing pals since Paleolithic times, so it's fruitful to think of Zentangle as the latest fruition of this calming relationship. The Art of Zentangle engages readers in the meditative process of creating art with simple shapes, lines, and combinations. What begins as quiet doodling experimentation becomes an evolving, calming artwork, which in turn inspires even fledgling drawers to broaden their aesthetic horizons. It's intuitive; surprising; fun and relaxing; ceremonial and meditative; and, not least, it's portable!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600583582
Publisher:
Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
62,727
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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A wonderful source of inspiration can be found in Japanese motifs, which are easily found in Asian art and nature. Look through books or online for ideas. When you see something you like, add the pattern to the bonsai tree below.

Meet 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, She's 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

Norma J. Burnell, Certified Zentangle(r) Teacher, is an accomplished artist and has been involved in the arts all of her life. Norma has won several People's Choice awards for her Fairy-Tangles(tm) Artist Trading Cards. She is a contributing author to The Art of Zentangle. Find out more at www.fairy-tangles.com.

A "maker of stuff," Certified Zentangle(r) Teacher and artist Penny Raile is known for her whimsical projects that range from cardboard cuckoo clocks to WhimBots crafted from thrift-store finds. Penny is a contributing author to The Art of Zentangle and author of Tangled Up! See her work at www.tangletangletangle.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, She's 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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