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Zentangle Basics: A Creative Art form Where All You Need Is Paper Pencil & Pen [Paperback]

Suzanne McNeill CZT
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jan. 1 2010
Decrease stress and increase your creativity and focus with the intuitive art of Zentangle(R). Pen and paper are the only things you need to begin creating these simple, yet intricate designs. Discover how various shapes and textures fuse together to become tangles all your own.

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Give your kids the Zentangle series of books and watch them turn their doodles into a whole new art form. The technique is simple: start with a shape, such as a square, then mark off sections within the shape and fill in each with an intricate design - either your own or one of the dozens illustrated. The books also offer inspiration for decorating cards, paper dolls, and more.

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New! Expanded edition includes 16 new workbook pages for practice and enjoyment.

Zentangle turns drawings into artistic design while reducing stress and improving focus. This relaxing process can be done anywhere and no ‘artistic’ talent is needed. Embellish journals, scrapbooks, art, paintings and cards. There is really no limit to creativity.

The Zentangle Basics book helps students and educators get started. It features step-by-step illustrations for 25 tangles. Also included are tips on how to relate Zentangle to learn spelling, math, social studies, geometry and art.

Traditional Zentangle includes a ritual to help get in touch with life. Tangles are used as learning skills for school children, as stress reduction for adults and they help develop dexterity. In addition, Zentangles can be fabulous works of art that resemble etchings.

“Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.” ™
— Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, zentangle.com

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK if you don't have internet May 9 2010
I was kind of disappointed when I received the book because just about all the patterns in it can be found on the internet. I wish I had used the money for good paper and pens and continued searching the net for new patterns.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tangle resource for teachers Sept. 24 2011
By Steph
My students love this book - I bought it with the intention of using it myself, however when I received it, I realized that I had already worked with almost all of the patterns. As a result, it became part of my classroom library - I have to make sure that it doesn't make its way into desks!! My students use it regularly when they have some down time - I've created tangle monsters! (Grade 8 students - they're usually "too cool" for stuff like this, but my guys love it... and I have 20 boys and only 9 girls!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite Zentangle book Feb. 22 2014
By Heather Pearson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Zentangle Basics by Suzanne McNeill has remained my favourite even though I own four other related book. She starts from the beginning listing the few materials that you need to get started and what ages this art form would be appropriate, ages five and up. Very quickly, Suzanne gets you started with your first drawing. She shows step by step illustrations of how to draw each tangle, both as a full square of each and then as part of a mulit-tangle drawing. In all she show 24 step by step tangles.

One of the best features of the book, are the images of completed tangles drawn using the illustrated tangles. She also gives lots of ideas of how and where to use Zentangles in your daily activities.

No matter that I own several other Zentangle books, this is the one that I keep coming back to time and again. I highly recommend Zentangle Basics for anyone wanting to start this type of drawing. This book is widely available from most book retailers and even from some quilt shops and art stores.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Dec 13 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very disappointed with this book. Very thin, I would not even call it a book, more of a pamphlet. Looks like something from the dollar store for kids. Not worth the paper it is on, let alone the price. Save your money and just look up Zentangle online or choose another book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Save your cash Dec 11 2013
By 57Chevy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Only 20 pages and that includes the covers! Save your cash - all information in the book available on youtube. Waste of money.
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