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Art of Zentangle
by Rick Roberts
Order:  USA  Can
Walter Foster, 2013 (2013)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

For those who have an artistic bent and also would like to try something different, the world of zentangle beckons. What is zentangle? It is 'a relaxing, contemplative and fun art form that employs structured and coordinated patterns as a means of creating beautiful and interesting pieces of art'.

Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, zentangle is 'an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life' and it 'focuses on the process of art creation rather than the end result'.

After learning about a few basic tools and materials needed, the reader is ready to explore this unique artistic endeavor. From learning to create basic tangles and unique patterns, the tangler will move on to more challenging projects like tangled mandalas, funky wall art and more.

Follow the step-by-step instructions you find in the opening sections of the book and you'll soon understand what strings are. Next, you will begin to master the ability to see patterns in everyday objects. Now you'll be ready to really get into the heart of zentangle as you fashion whimsical creatures and other exotic drawings.

The Art of Zentangle is filled with creative prompts, easy-to-follow instructions, inspiring exercises and practice pages where you can develop your ideas. You'll find that in no time at all you'll be totally enmeshed in this very rewarding art form.

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