CanTangle is a learning event for Certified Zentangle Teachers that will be hosted in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in July 2015. Join the fun!
Celebrate the creative process!
Sometimes it’s easy to get so focused on the product you forget about the creative process. Explore your creativity, adventure into the unknown and leave refreshed, with new teaching ideas and artistic endeavours!
What to expect:
What will I learn?
Classes are currently being planned to spark your creative juices and provide you with great teaching tips for your own Zentangle® teaching practice and personal work. Here are a few hints of what to expect!
What should I bring?
While all necessary supplies and more will be provided, participants may wish bring their favourite portable Zentangle® and Zentangle® Inspired Art supplies (a few tiles, pens, pencil crayons/markers/watercolours, etc.)
Want more info? Click HERE to go to the Official Website.
This review is by Sandra Strait and appeared on her blog, Life Imitates Doodles
Before I start with the review, I want to show you what I won from Sandy Bartholomew's recent Minion! contest (check out her ZT for Kidz blog to see all the fabulous entries).
I won a copy of the Zentangle for Kidz book; a packet of tangle trading cards with the patterns CUdad, Btl Joos, Stubert, Pollen & Punch; 5 official zentangle tiles in cool case; a bookmark, and a lovely little zentangle button! Life is Good!!!! Thank you Sandy for a really cool and fun contest, and for the fabulous prizes!
And now on with the review.
Zentangle for Kidz!
Zentangle for Kidz is slanted toward the younger generations, but would also be excellent for those adults who are really, really convinced they will melt if they ever pick up a pencil (you've all met someone like that!). The emphasis is on having fun.
The style is all Sandy's. If you've seen either of her other books, you'd instantly know this one is hers. But this one has the addition of Alex and Lilah-cartoon characters who guide you through the process of tangling, making you laugh along the way. Lilah Beans abound!
Most of the tangles can be found in her other two books, though I didn't recognize the tangles Dyon, Yo, Snare, Jelly or Jelly Moon. But the templates of a tangle trading card and tags that can be copied and used for organizing your tangles are all new. This would be a great book for a newbie, or your kids or just because you want to have fun!
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 20 pages, including covers
Portability: Easily carried, but too big for most purses. Perfect for folders.
What's Inside: Stuff you need; How to Draw a Zentangle; Let's Tangle; Snakes & Borders; Easy Zendalas; Auras; Messing around with Tangles; Strings; Where to find patterns; Templates for organizing patterns; More Ideas.
The Tangles: Knightsbridge; Lilah Bean; Keeko; Florz; Buttercup; Kaleido; Cootie; Pane; Hollibaugh; Krust;
Parabox; BB; Jetties; Puff-O; Gewgle; Punkin; Botto; Flutter; FlutterBi; Onamato; Meer; Shattuck; Knase; Zander;
Squid; Sippy; Msst; Btl Joos; Yo; Twist; Pearlz; Dyon; Gust; Caral; Awdry; Snare; Flux; Pingline; Crescent Moon;
Alps; Jelly; Jelly Moon; Zazzle; Tidal; Revel; Oshun; Mehndi Zendala
This review appeared on Tangle.Patterns.com by Linda Farmer
Zentangle for Kidz! is CZT® Sandy Steen Bartholomew’s latest Zentangle® book. Using a comic book style, written and illustrated by Sandy, Sandy helps kids discover how to draw “cool stuff”.
Cute cartoon characters, named Alex and Lilah after Sandy’s own children, guide kids through the easy steps of creating a Zentangle®, and patterned drawings that requires nothing more than a pencil, pen, paper. Zentangle for Kidz! is full of colorful kid-friendly illustrations that kids will find fun to follow and explore their own imaginations through drawing.
For those curious about the tangle patterns, by my count there are 47 tangles of which 17 are official Zentangle® patterns (including the first appearance of instructions for Dyon) and the rest are from Sandy’s previous books, Totally Tangled, and Yoga for Your Brain.
Sandy illustrates the steps for each tangle and uses tips and a variety of cartoon characters to help children make their way through the instructions. She gives tips on shading, adding auras, using shapes and letters for strings, and drawing basic zendalas.
Unlike Sandy’s two most recent books, Zentangle for Kidz! is the larger Zentangle-series (by Suzanne McNeill) physical dimension of 8.5 x 11-inches, and contains 20 pages including covers.
“Speaking in language all kids can understand and will appreciate, this new book provides everything your child needs to try their hand at drawing, while keeping it fun, easy and stress-free.”
Zentangle for Kidz! makes a great gift for any young child and might just spark a generation of contented tanglers. What could be wrong with that?
This is a fun video review created by Joggles.com. The direct YouTube link is: https://youtu.be/U4Y2q_aXSDc
This review appeared on TanglePatterns.com by Linda Farmer
Good News! Sandy Bartholomew’s teeny-tiny AlphaTangle – A Totally Tangled Alphabet has just been republished by Suzanne McNeill’s Design Originals publishing company, and it’s now available for purchase. It’s a fun “new and improved, revised and updated” edition.
There are several updates to the new edition, starting with its slightly larger physical dimensions, 4 5/8 x 5 1/2-inches, and a newly designed cover.
Sandy has added a list of basic supplies and simple steps for getting started, along with a few drawing tips and 6 pattern mini-how-to’s: Nightsbridge, Keeko, Pearlz, Printemps, Hollibaugh and Ennies.
The rest of the charmingly tangled alphabet content is identical to Sandy’s original self-published first edition, with 77 of the original 102 official Zentangle® patterns. (See my review of the first edition here for more details.)
It’s no secret that I have a “thing” about people using correct terminology about Zentangle®. So I really like that Sandy points out some tangle lingo in her effort to help Zentangle Zealots keep their terms straight:
TIP: Zentangle is a noun, not a verb.
Don’t say “I Zentangled my bathroom floor.”
Say “I tangled my bathroom floor.”
Other things to say:
“I need to create a Zentangle, right now!”
“Sorry, I didn’t hear you. I was busy tangling.”
If you’re looking for tangle pattern drawing instructions, AlphaTangle isn’t it. (TanglePatterns.com is!)
But this is one book that every fan should have in their library because it illustrates many official Zentangle® patterns in a very delightful way. And it’s perfect for tucking in a pocket or bag to carry around with you for inspiration when you “Need to create a Zentangle, right now!”