This review appeared on Sandra Strait's Life Imitates Doodle Blog
Yoga for Your Brain by Sandy Steen Bartholomew
Size: 8.5" x 8.5" (21.6 x 21.6 cm )
Portability: Easily carried, but too big for most purses and a little thick for folders.
What can I say? Sandy Bartholomew has written the book I wish I had written! It has exercises, and projects, philosophy, and encouragement, all written clearly and with a wry sense of humor. The book is more advanced than its predecessor, Totally Tangled, going deeper into methods of shading, and for creating your own patterns.
If you are the person who says you can’t draw a stick figure, and you are very new to zentangle, this is a book you put on your list for later. But if you are an inexperienced tangler who has seen all those really cool zentangles and wondered how they were done—this is your book. And there are plenty of ideas for creativity so even the experienced tangler will find sources of interest.
The book is beautifully illustrated, and there are lots and lots of tangles—90 in all, 76 of them new.
Ammon, Annee, Apeel, Bales, Ballenchain, Baseflake, Becki, Bellaposa, Bellish, Besochix, Billiken, Bingley, Botto, Boxt, Caral, Chads, Chakra, Crystle, Circfleur, Coop, Cootie, Durn, Etcher, Fidget, Flake, Fleur, Fleur-ish, Flores De Casa, Florz, Fürn, Gewgle, Haffleur, Itch, Jute, Kringel, Krust, Leeter, Lustrade, Muffit, Mumsy, Ninja, Ogel, Paisley, Pellet, Pi, Pingline, Pixie, Portia, Purlbox, Quip, Radia, Ramykin, Sabi, Sippy, Skein, Slink, Slurp, Sporktine, Stature, Subcub, Sweed, Tentacle, Tide, Tideberry, Tuffit, Tung, Twiggy, Twist, Uptown, Vine, Wabi, Whysk, Wingding, X-glass,Y.A.F., Zusafürn Tangle Examples: Buttercup, Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Jacki, Jetties, Keeko, Knightsbridge, Lilah Bean, Printemps, Punkin, Quabog, Sampson, Yawn,
Getting started with zentangle; Using Auras; Different kinds of shading; Curvy tangles; Tangles from Grids; Deconstructing patterns; Tangles within tangles; Using the Paisley pattern; Circular Tangles; Tips for Zendalas; Snowflake type tangles; Taking photos and sketches for patterns; Where to look for patterns; Tangling portraiture; Creating Tangle Variations; Combining Tangles; Making a spinner; Using Zentangle for Meditation; Zentangling What You Love; Using Styles; Transfers; Zentangle Journal; Foam Printing; Tangling on Rocks.
"Yoga for the Brain Potholder" by Sandra Strait
In this example, I've used the tangle Bales (with a striped Aura), Slink, Pellet, Purlbox, Radia & Jute.
This review appeared on TanglePatterns.com by Linda Farmer
Sandy Steen Bartholomew’s new book, Yoga for Your Brain: a Zentangle Workout is now available!
OMG – let me just say that if you already have Totally Tangled in your library you will definitely want to get Sandy’s latest.
By my count there are 90 patterns in the book – and 76 of them are all brand new patterns and they’re all by Sandy! The remaining patterns (14) are official patterns and others included in her two previous books, AlphaTangle and Totally Tangled.
The book is the same physical dimensions as Totally Tangled with 52 pages (including cover). It contains 24 chapters and an alphabetical tangle index at the end.
I am so excited about this book! It’s jam-packed with extended tutorials on all the things you learned in Totally Tangled and so much more. A few of the tips, projects and creative ideas included in the 24 chapters in Yoga for Your Brain include:
Please Note: This book is not geared to beginners. If you are a beginner, you should start with Totally Tangled. Of course, you can always get both.