The Book of Zentangle


Founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas describe in words and images how the Zentangle method began and how it works.

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146 Full Color Pages
From the Authors:

We are thrilled to share our first Zentangle book with you! It’s been a long time coming, and we think it’s worth it. This book is a delightful mix of images and words—a well crafted combination of beautiful paintings and tangles, and explanations and reference.

Here’s how we describe this book on its back cover:

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas describe in words and images how this popular art form began and how it works.

People of many ages, backgrounds, and skill levels are learning, enjoying, and creating beautiful Zentangle art whether or not they think they have artistic abilities.

– How to create Zentangle art
– Inspiration behind the Zentangle Method
– Many Zentangle images
– How to increase your enjoyment and benefit from the Zentangle Method
– How others are using Zentangle in their lives

This book shows beautiful images to inspire your Zentangle creations. This book describes our thought process and approach so you can understand what informed our choices as we created the Zentangle method. This book has suggestions for many activities and relates other tanglers’ stories so you can explore more fun and additional benefits from a Zentangle practice. This book is also a good reference guide to all things Zentangle with its glossary, notes, bibliography and index.

– Dedication
– Forward
– Introduction
– What is Zentangle?
– Origin
– Method
– Tools
– Zentangle as a Practice
– Exercises and Projects
– Stories and Comments
– A Note From Rick and Maria
– Appendix A – Resources and Information
– Appendix B – Glossary
– Credits
– Notes
– Bibliography
– Index
– Colophon

Rick and Maria are good company as they take you on a creative journey to a place of peace, empowerment, and unlimited potential through this introduction to Zentangle.

Novices and artists alike will be drawn to this easy art form and appreciate the effectiveness of Zentangle’s mindfulness process.

Zentangle nurtures the soul and encourages life enhancing outcomes. It is a pastime, a life skill, and a simple metaphor for life in a complex and busy world.

If you can’t sit on a pillow and meditate but you can hold a pen, Zentangle is the process of relaxation for you. This book is the perfect starting point to learn this relaxing method of creating beautiful artwork or to expand on what you already know.

Whether for fun, focus, meditation, or therapy, this art form has something for everyone. I tangle myself, teach it to my clients, and tangle with my family and friends.

Meredith L. Yuhas, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Director, Counseling & Wellness Center
University of Saint Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Zentangle Teacher

A guidebook to Paris isn’t Paris; but when you visit Paris, you’ll enjoy it more with a good guidebook. This is a guidebook to Zentangle. It can help you awaken your ability, nourish your awareness, and find your way to a joy that has been there with you all along.

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